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Sunset Cruises, Sandbar Tours, and Snorkeling Marathon, FL​

GROUP AND PRIVATE EXCURSIONS FROM HAWKS CAY ON DUCK KEY​

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING

MARK AMARK A
13:41 11 Jun 24
We really enjoyed our trip. Crew was friendly and professional. Boat was in great shape. They had plenty of good quality equipment. Everything was done on time. Got to see a ton of great fish during the snorkeling. Sandbar trip was fine but I would’ve preferred more snorkeling. Highly recommend.
Glenn GodellGlenn Godell
16:35 10 Jun 24
Awesome time, Gregg and Jared were fantastic
Colleen DubostColleen Dubost
16:33 10 Jun 24
Captain Greg and Jared were perfect for this trip. They were chill and easy-going, made it a really relaxing and fun day. The amount of fish we saw snorkeling was incredible!
Bobbi Jo CooneyBobbi Jo Cooney
20:33 08 Jun 24
We had Steve, Jen & Sam and it was an amazing trip. Thank you for a great excursion.
Donnielle RamseyDonnielle Ramsey
20:38 07 Jun 24
Captain Jen and Greg were fantastic. Our 8 and 11 yrs old really enjoyed the sandbar. Saw a star fish, a few conch and a bunch of hermit crabs. Definitely grab a snorkel mask while at the sandbar.
Rebecca BaltzerRebecca Baltzer
00:12 17 May 24
We took the family (parents and 4 teens) on the sandbar and sunset cruise. Steve and Joel were fantastic hosts. Highly recommend - we've been in the Keys for a week... this cruise is a highlight! Family friendly, relaxing, and lots of fun. When we come back to the Keys, we will certainly do this one again.
Carla Q.Carla Q.
16:09 11 May 24
Worth every penny! A FL Keys experience we will remember forever. Captain and his first mate (daughter Lita) were absolutely amazing. The tour alone was worth the 5-star rating but they really brought it up a notch. Both were so personable and lovely to talk to. Hope to be out here for our next FL Keys trip.
Richard FosheeRichard Foshee
15:41 19 Apr 24
I booked a private sunset cruise for my wife’s birthday on 13 April 2024, a kind of cool evening thanks to the 20mph winds. Our captain, Lauren, was FANTASTIC! She was a wealth of local knowledge about many of the local and migrant birds, habitats, and even info about all the boats you see in the local canal. She created a comfortable atmosphere and we had a very good time! Love the little blue cups that came with our sparkling wine!The sunset cruise is absolutely worth it, my wife exclaiming “wow” as the sun disappeared made everything worth it.
Alan St. HilaireAlan St. Hilaire
00:08 18 Apr 24
Sunset cruise was fantastic, Steve and Jenn were great hosts, boat was clean, refreshments included are a plus! Fun time had by all! They even allowed my son to pilot the boat for a while! Very special experience!
Julie JordanJulie Jordan
22:02 31 Mar 24
We did the private Snorkel, sandbar, sunset cruise. Weather made conditions very rough but Captain Lauren did her best to accommodate everything on our tour.Biggest complaint is she took us to an extremely busy restaurant for dinner (1.5 hour wait), then took us to another very crowded dinner option. So we ordered “to go” and ate on the boat. Preplanned dinner reservations should be made by Sole since they control the schedule and know the area.Riding back in 3-5 ft waves, in the dark, scared the bejesus out of the grandkids which ruined their entire experience. In my opinion the tour should have been cancelled and or cut short due to conditions.
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Ring in the new year the Solé way! Join us on our annual Hawks Cay fireworks cruise!

Enjoy the Hawks Cay Resort fireworks display from the water! Join us on December 31st aboard Helios, our 45′ power catamaran, for an exciting after dark cruise with fun, upbeat music. Included: Beer, wine, champagne, soft drinks and water.

Experience our family-friendly excursions departing from Hawks Cay Resort on Duck Key. Snorkel in Marathon, FL, take a Marathon sandbar tour, or enjoy a sunset cruise in Marathon, FL with drinks and music. We offer premier group and private excursions aboard clean and well-maintained boats with professional crew members and US Coast Guard certified captains. Join us for a memorable adventure in our island paradise.😎🤙🏽

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Discover Tropical Fish Reef Snorkeling, Swim or Chill at the Sandbar, Savor the Keys Sunset or Explore With a Kayak and Much More in the Beautiful American Caribbean!

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Group

Snorkeling & Sandbar Excursions

Our #1 Bestsellers! Join us as we set off for snorkeling in Marathon, FL, and/or a lazy tour to the Marathon sandbar aboard one of our catamarans.

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Group Snorkel & Sandbar
Group Evening Cruise

Group

Evening Cruises

Celebrate the sunset! You haven’t experienced a Keys sunset until you have experienced it from the water!

Private

Evening Cruises

An intimate gathering on a sunset cruise in Marathon, FL. The perfect finale to a day in paradise! Enjoy good tunes and watch the tropical sunset as it sinks towards the horizon.

Private Evening Cruise
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Private Custom Cruise

Private

Custom Cruises & Excursions

Your own boat, your own trip! Marathon sandbar tours your way! Discover the favorite local hot spots on your excursion. Activities can include snorkeling in Marathon, FL, cruising, swimming at the Marathon sandbar, a relaxing island tour, eco-tour and more.

MAKE A SPLASH WITH OUR ISLAND SIGHTSEEING CRUISE!

A fun inner-island cruise that won’t break the bank for up to 6 family or friends! Check out the beautiful homes of Duck Key and then slip out of the canal for a quick hunt for local marine life!

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Jet SKi Rentals

Paradise Watersports, Fairfield Inn

Hop on a guided jet ski tour and explore the islands of Marathon from a totally new perspective!

Rhum Runner Floating Playground

Rhum Runner at The Lagoon

Fun for the whole Family! Jump, climb, and slide your way through the twists and turns of our massive floating playground, which features everything from floating trampolines to towering climbing walls. Challenge your friends and family to a race along the course or take on the obstacles solo for an extra adrenaline rush. 

E-Foiling Lessons

At The Lagoon on Grassy Key

eFoils are silent, environmentally conscious & don’t rely entirely on weather conditions. It allows you to maneuver at faster speeds and to enjoy a unique feeling that is a mixture of floating and flying.

Parasailing

Land’s End Adventures, Isla Bella Marina 

 Your crew will welcome you onto the boat, and we’ll head out to the Atlantic Ocean to take you on a stunning, peaceful ride over the crystal blue waters of the Florida Keys.

KIDS FISHING CAMP IS BACK!

Saturdays at 10am

Get ready for some fishing fun with our favorite Dockhand, Wyatt!!

New to fishing? No problem. Solé will provide the rods, bait, chum and plenty of guidance baiting, casting and reeling in the catch. Fishing is catch and release and you never know what we will reel in! Parents are welcome to relax and enjoy watching.

Rods include daily rental and are yours to use for 24 hours!! Reservations required. Max 8 kids per time slot. 1 hour long.

SUNSET CRUISE TOURS

Feel your stress fade away as the magical Florida Keys Sunset melts into the horizon!

Our celebrated evening Sunset Cruises meander around the island of Duck Key, and past the neighboring Tom’s Harbor Islands eco-area. Departing every evening conveniently from the Hawks Cay Resort Lagoon Dock. Group and Private options available. Family friendly fun. 1.5 hours, good tunes and a variety of libations are included.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We are located on-site at Hawks Cay Marina, beside the boat ramp to the left of Anger & Ale Restaurant on the water. Look for the white Solé trailer. 

  • 3 miles from the Dolphin Research Center
  • 14 miles from Tranquility Bay Resort
  • 15 miles from Isla Bella Resort

Secure your spot on our boats at least 1 week in advance!

We will provide a cooler with ice and bottled water for your group. Also included are masks, snorkels, fins, flotation vests, misc. balls and floats.

Our private sunset cruises include a cooler with ice, bottled water, and a bottle of champagne.  Group Sunset Cruises include adult beverages and sodas.

You should bring sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, towels, and any other drinks or snacks you would like to have on the boat.

We can accommodate up to six people (regardless of age or size) per boat on private charters. If you have more than six people, try one of our group excursion boats.

COFFINS PATCH REEF

Coffins Patch is a shallow coral reef (patch reef) located within the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Coffins Patch lies to the southeast of Bamboo Key and is within a Sanctuary Preservation Area (SPA).

The Solé Way!

Discover the hidden treasures of the sea while snorkeling in Marathon, FL. At Solé Watersports, we pride ourselves on providing an unmatched snorkeling experience. Our tours are designed to cater to both beginners and seasoned snorkelers, ensuring everyone can enjoy the vibrant marine life and stunning coral reefs. Unlike our competitors, we offer personalized attention and small group sizes, allowing for a more intimate and educational experience. Our knowledgeable guides are passionate about marine conservation and share fascinating insights about the underwater ecosystem. Dive into the adventure with Solé Watersports and see why snorkeling in Marathon, FL with us stands out from the rest.

Experience the enchanting beauty of the Florida Keys with our Marathon, FL sunset cruise. As the sun dips below the horizon, the sky bursts into a symphony of colors, creating a picturesque backdrop for a perfect evening on the water. What sets Solé Watersports apart is our dedication to providing a luxurious and relaxing experience. Our comfortable vessels and attentive crew ensure that you can sit back, unwind, and soak in the breathtaking views. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply looking to end your day in paradise, our Marathon, FL sunset cruise is the perfect choice. Join us and discover the magic of the Keys as the sun sets in a spectacular display of nature’s beauty.

Embark on a unique adventure with our Marathon sandbar tour. The Marathon Sandbar is a must-visit destination, offering a stunning expanse of sandy paradise in the middle of the ocean. At Solé Watersports, we go above and beyond to make your Marathon sandbar tour unforgettable. Our tours are designed to provide ample time for relaxation, exploration, and fun. Whether you’re sunbathing, swimming, or socializing, our Marathon sandbar tour offers something for everyone. We provide all the amenities you need for a perfect day at the Marathon sandbar, setting us apart from other providers. Discover the unparalleled beauty and tranquility of the Marathon Sandbar with Solé Watersports.

Create lasting memories with our family-friendly water activities. At Solé Watersports, we understand the importance of quality time with loved ones, and our tours are crafted to ensure everyone has a great time. From snorkeling in Marathon, FL to our popular Marathon, FL sunset cruise, and the exciting Marathon sandbar tour, there’s something for every family member to enjoy. Our experienced crew is dedicated to providing a safe and enjoyable experience, with a focus on creating fun and educational adventures. Choose Solé Watersports for your next family outing and experience the best of Marathon, FL with activities that cater to all ages. 

At Solé Watersports, we take pride in our exceptional service, knowledgeable staff, and commitment to creating unforgettable experiences on the water. Whether you’re snorkeling, enjoying a Marathon, FL sunset cruise, or exploring the Marathon sandbar, we ensure each adventure is unique and memorable. Join us and see why we are the preferred choice for water-based activities in Marathon, FL.