FLORIDA KEYS WATERSPORTS, RENTALS, AND CRUISES AT THE HAWKS CAY MARINA
~Open to the Public~
BOOK YOUR SPOT ON THE SANDBAR EXPRESS!
Soothe the soul with our twice-daily Sandbar Express trips to the beautiful Grassy Key Sandbar!
This 2 hour trip gets straight to the point – board Neptune, our 24 passenger power catamaran, and head right to the Grassy Key Sandbar where you can float, swim, chill, or just wiggle your toes in the soft sandy bottom. Twice-daily departures at 9am, with complimentary Morning Mimosas, and 11:30am.
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.
Experience our family-friendly Solé Watersports excursions departing from Hawks Cay Resort Marina on Duck Key. Snorkel at the Great Florida Barrier Reef and Coffins Patch Protected Sanctuary Area, relax at Grassy Key Sandbar, or enjoy the sunset with drinks and music. We offer premier group and private excursions with various boat choices, clean and well-maintained boats, professional crew members, and US Coast Guard certified captains. Join us for a memorable adventure in our island paradise.😎🤙🏽
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!
CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE
Snorkeling & Sandbar Excursions
Our #1 bestsellers! Join us as we set off for reef snorkeling at one of the local reefs and/or a lazy sandbar trip aboard one of our catamarans.
Celebrate the sunset! You haven’t experienced a Keys sunset until you have experienced it from the water!
An intimate gathering for sunset! The perfect finale to a day in paradise! Enjoy good tunes and watch the tropical sunset as it sinks toward the horizon.
Custom Cruises & Excursions
Your own boat, your own trip! Water tours your way! Discover the favorite local hot spots on your excursion. Activities can include reef snorkeling, cruising, sandbar swimming, a relaxing island tour, eco-tour and more.
Meet the Fleet!
Four Different Boats for You to Enjoy Your Time on the Water!
Rob I / Rob II
Rob I and Rob II are our smaller private boats. Perfect for groups of up to 6 passengers to zip around from reef to sandbar, catch a Florida Keys sunset, or take a leisurely cruise around Duck Key.
Big B is for when your private group wants a bit more leg room. More shade, more space, and a large sun pad at the back to catch some rays. Sandbar, snorkeling, sunsets, and eco-tours; Big B can do it all.
Neptune is our smaller group boat. Nimble enough to run out to the sandbar, spacious enough for up to 25 guests, and 100% Solé fun! Perfect for a private charter when you have more than 6 guests.
Our largest boat, Helios, can carry up to 40 passengers to the reef, the sandbar, or out to catch a sunset. Have a large group or want the whole boat to yourself? Helios is available privately as well.
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).