Florida Keys

Florida Keys

Visit the Florida Keys, and experience 120 miles of tropical islands!

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The Florida Keys are a string of tropical islands stretching about 120 miles off the Florida, between the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. Experience all the amazing things the Florida Keys have to offer!


Featured Destinations

Florida Keys Skipjack Marathon
MARATHON, FL
Skipjacks is a place you bring your kids, the boat and relax at our Marathon Florida Keys resort. Our resort provides a tropical and picturesque scenery which includes an amazing poolside Tiki bar, 54-slip marina and a restaurant that serves the keys freshest seafood around. 


Things to do in the Florida Key’s

  • Bahia Honda State Park-
    Featuring an award-winning beach and historic bridge, Bahia Honda State Park at mile marker 37 in the Florida Keys has become a favorite destination for visitors to our island paradise. The park, encompassing over 500 acres and an offshore island offers some of the best snorkeling and beachcombing in Florida. The perfect and quiet getaway for the entire family.

  • Dolphin Research Center-
    Originally founded in 1984, the Dolphin Research Center is a nonprofit education and research facility. Home to a family of dolphins and sea lions, they offer fun-filled narrated behavior sessions and educational presentations every half an hour.

  • Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters-
    At the Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, it is easier than ever to interact with marine species of all shapes in sizes in environments that closely mimic those found naturally in the Florida Keys. Their hands-on encounters immerse visitors in the heart of the action and allow them to get up close and personal with over 50 species of tropical fish, rays, and sharks! If you're not looking to get in the water, the facility still boasts many activities sure to thrill and excite guests of all ages! Stop by Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters today and immerse yourself in the Magic of the Ocean and the native marine environment of the Florida Keys.

  • Sombrero Reef-
    If you would like to experience one of the planet’s largest and most spectacular barrier reefs, check out Sombrero Reef Snorkeling Tours. Starfish Marathon Snorkeling Tours take guests to the magnificent Sombrero Reef where an underwater wonderland full of magnificent living coral and teeming tropical fish.

  • Fishing-
    The Florida Keys are home to some of the best fishing grounds in the entire world. Perfect for sport fishing, reef fishing, night, and deep-sea adventures, amateur anglers and pro fisherman will equally enjoy reeling in the big ones off the shores of Marathon.

  • Seven Mile Bridge-
    The Seven Mile Bridge is a bridge in the Florida Keys, in Monroe County, Florida, United States. It connects Knight's Key in the Middle Keys to Little Duck Key in the Lower Keys.

  • The Turtle Hospital-
    The Turtle Hospital is a small non-profit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation of endangered sea turtles and is entirely supported by the interest and generosity of locals and visitors. Guests are invited to take a guided educational tour of the hospital facilities and the sea turtle rehabilitation area. This educational experience lasts approximately 90 minutes and provides a presentation on sea turtles as well as a behind the scenes look at the hospital facilities and rehabilitation area. At the end of each program guests are invited to feed the permanent residents.

What to Pack

The air is usually humid in Florida because of how close it is to the water. Travelers often wear sweat-wringing clothes to combat the humidity. If you wear contacts, bring an extra pair if you're wearing them while in the ocean; salt water can corrode the lenses. Remember sunblock and your sunglasses. Plan out your activities beforehand to know what sports gear to bring. Don't forget to stay hydrated, pick up a case of water bottles before your trip so you can grab and go and save a couple bucks here and there buying drinks from vendors. Be sure to capture the highlights of your trip! See how you could win a GoPro camera from us on our Sundance Vacations News site. Can't make it all fit in your suitcase? Watch our Sundance Vacations Packing Tips video!

Transport

Skipjack Resort & Marina is located at Mile Marker 50 in Marathon, Florida. Centrally located just 80 miles south of the mainland, Marathon is served by bus lines to Key West and the mainland. The Miami International Airport is the largest point of arrival and several smaller airports can be found throughout the Florida Keys. Our beautiful resort is nestled just off the busy US 1 corridor, so you can relax and enjoy the sweet sounds of nature. If you are thinking about renting a ride for the week, see how you could save some cash on your rental on the Sundance Vacations Blog! Another popular mode of transportation, and it comes as no surprise, is a boat! Check out the Destin Water Taxi website for more details, routes and schedules.

Notable Navigation

Transportation to Destination

  • Big Pine Key
  • Islamorada
  • Key West
  • Miami

Amount of Time

  • 25 Minutes
  • 42 Minutes
  • 1 Hour5 Minutes
  • 2 Hours 22 Minutes
Fun Facts
  1. The Florida Keys Overseas Highway is 113 miles long, starting at the Miami-Dade/Monroe County line and ending in Key West.
  2. Marathon is famous for the Seven Mile Bridge (actually 6.79 miles long), one of the longest segmental bridges in the world.
  3. The Keys are divided into five regions: Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon, Big Pine and the Lower Keys, and Key West.
  4. Since 1981 more than 23 artificial reefs have been created in the waters off the Keys, mainly through the sinking of ships, and these provide a home to many corals, tropical fish and other marine life.