Fun things to do in Marathon

  • View of new and old bridges
    View of new and old bridges
    by Ericasmurf99
  • After a fishing trip!-- Summer 2008
    After a fishing trip!-- Summer 2008
    by CaptainRyan
  • Swim with Dolphins
    by Ericasmurf99

Most Viewed Things to Do in Marathon

  • Ericasmurf99's Profile Photo

    Turtle Hospital

    by Ericasmurf99 Updated Jul 5, 2008

    The Turtle Hospital is a really neat way to learn and get close to some turtles. They start the tour with a very nice power point presentation (not boring I promise) describing the various types of turtles found in FL waters. They also explain the history of the Turtle Hospital and describe what they do. We then got to tour the surgery room and even saw a turtle being examined for Fibormayouses (turtle cancer). The best part is going out to the turtle housing area to meet and feed the turtles. Those loggerheads are HUGE! They keep the really sick ones that require daily medicine in the circle pools, and the permemant residents live in the bigger pool area. If they are a perminant resident, that means something was so wrong that they wouldn't be safe if they were released back into the wild. Typically, all turtles that arrive at the hospital get released with a clean bill of health.

    Kudos to all the volonteers to come over and share their vet skills and knowledge with these turtles!

    Adult: $15.00
    Children (4-12 years old): $7.50

    Tours run daily at 10am, 1pm and 4pm

    Guide explaining the injuries from a propeler Baby turtle Turtles In front of Turtle Hositpal Turtle who can't dive; always floating
    Related to:
    • Eco-Tourism
    • Family Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • suzannebowser's Profile Photo


    by suzannebowser Written May 21, 2007

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    From Marathon, we rented a boat and motored out to the Sombrero Lighthouse to do some snorkeling. It was a little rough being out that far, but the fish were beautiful. We saw several large barracuda and even a 6-7 foot shark.

    Related to:
    • Diving and Snorkeling
    • Water Sports
    • Family Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • The Ultimate Dive - The Brass Monkey

    by marie_joy Updated Feb 8, 2006

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    There is no no bigger dive bar than the brass monkey. Dive bar may not even be the right catagory - a new one would have to be created. Something you can't explain, you just have to go for yourself. They do have live entertainment though, and they are open the latest on marathon. I have actually had a great time there before but other times it was too much and didn't stay long. It is not for everyone but it's quite the spectacle to see.

    Related to:
    • Singles
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

Marathon Hotels

See all 29 Hotels in Marathon

Latest Marathon Hotel Reviews

Tranquility Bay Beach House
1627 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 21, 2014
Sombrero Resort and Marina
165 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 9, 2014
Seashell Beach Resort
107 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 20, 2014
Rainbow Bend Fishing Resort
411 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 21, 2014
Kingsail Resort Motel
171 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 22, 2014
South Seas Plantation
4 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Aug 12, 2013
Faro Blanco Marine Resort
7 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Dec 31, 2012
The Hammocks At Marathon
177 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 14, 2014
Holiday Inn Marina
723 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 18, 2014
Banana Bay Resort And Marina
311 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 17, 2014
Coconut Cay Resort & Marina
382 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 19, 2014
Conch Key Cottages
275 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 21, 2014
Blackfin Resort and Marina
130 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 19, 2014
Cocoplum Beach And Tennis Club
280 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 16, 2014
Indigo Reef Marina Homes Resort
73 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 13, 2014

Instant Answers: Marathon

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

82 travelers online now


Marathon Things to Do

grandmaR's Profile Photo

Marathon has a museum, a Big Bridge, a turtle hospital, and Sombrero Beach.  But most people come for boating and fishing, diving or snorkeling - those are the primary activities in Marathon...

Map of Marathon