Welcome to Solé Watersports - Snorkeling Tour Operator
Group and Private Snorkel, Sandbar, and Sunset Cruises on Duck Key in Marathon, Florida!
Group Snorkel & Sandbar
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.
Group Evening Cruises
Celebrate the Sunset! You Haven’t Experienced a Keys Sunset Until You Have Experienced It From the Water!
Private Custom Cruises
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.
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Join Our Birthday Club!

Sign up with your name, email, and birthday and each year for your birthday you’ll get a free sunset cruise for yourself!

Join Our Birthday Club!

Sign up with your name, email, and birthday and each year for your birthday you’ll get a free sunset cruise for yourself!


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Sole Watersports - Snorkeling Tour Operator

Florida mom/Woman
Owned & Operated💙

Proud to be the 2023 winner of "Best Watersports"
in the Best of Marathon awards!

Snorkel & Sandbar & Sunset Special!

Book one of our Famous Snorkel & Sandbar excursions and get 20% off our Tropical Sunset Cruise.*

*Limit one (1) per booking regardless of group size. Not valid on the same day as your snorkel/sandbar trip.
After your Famous Snorkel & Sandbar trip, call the office to book your Tropical Sunset Cruise and we will provide the 20% discount.

Book your new year's fireworks cruise!

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 Solé Watersports – Snorkeling Tour Operator excursions departing from Hawks Cay Resort Marina on Duck Key in Marathon, Florida. Snorkel the reef, relax at Grassy Key Sandbar, or enjoy the sunset 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.😎🤙🏽

Purchase gift cards for either our excursions or for some Solé Swag!

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!



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.

Marathon Florida Snorkeling
Group Snorkel & Sandbar
Group Evening Cruise


Evening Cruises

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


Evening Cruises

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.

Private Evening Cruise
Marathon Florida Snorkeling
Private Custom Cruise


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.


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!

Meet the Fleet!

Three Different Boats for You to Enjoy Your Time on the Water!


Helios is the flagship of the Solé fleet, handling our daily group excursions,  as well as 25 - 40 person Private Events. Built by Corinthian, she is a USCG inspected 45’ commercial power catamaran with twin engines, with a cruise approaching 20 knots. Her multihull design ensures maximum stability underway and also a gargantuan 16’ beam. Helios has a single level deck, covered seating, as well as twin eight-step boarding ladders that are 3 feet wide for maximum passenger comfort. Families will also appreciate the convenience of a private head on board.

For a premium guest experience, these complimentary items are included on all our Helios trips; snorkel gear, pool noodles, lily pads, footballs, frisbees, & volleyballs. Every Helios excursion features relaxing island tunes on the Bluetooth stereo as well as complimentary water / soda / sparkling water. Beer / High Noon / Wine / Mimosas are available for purchase to our 21 & up guests. To provide you with the most amazing experience possible, all Helios excursions are staffed by Solé Watersports - Snorkeling Tour Operator with a Master Captain and at least one deckhand.


Neptune is a 31’ USCG inspected multihull, twin engine vessel that is a great fit for private excursions of 1 - 24 passengers. Her 14’ of beam, covered single level deck, and cushioned seats provides plenty of room aboard. The 6’ eight step boarding ladder makes getting from the water to the boat a breeze for all ages! The 2000 watt, 6-speaker Bluetooth sound system really makes all trips a premium experience. All Neptune excursions are run with a USCG Captain and a Mate in order to provide the best possible service for our Solé guests.

Rob I

Rob 1 is a 22’ Robalo that is a perfect vessel for our 1 - 6 passenger private coastal voyages like the Sunset Cruise and Villas of Duck Key Excursion. She has an open bow with seating for 2 plus and additional seating for 4 passengers in the cockpit which is shaded by the bimini top. Our Rob 1 guests will enjoy music through the bluetooth stereo and complimentary water, La Croix, and sodas.

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

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.

Looking for more fun activities?

Check Out These Awesome Things to Do Around Marathon!

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.


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.


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.


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.


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 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).


Based on 197 reviews
High Lonesome Hills
High Lonesome Hills
It was a fun time. The boat captains were both really fun and attentive to the guests needs. We had a blast
Emily Castillo
Emily Castillo
Amazing staff! We loved it and will definitely come back .
Great time snorkeling and hanging out on the sandbar.
Jim Hill
Jim Hill
Had a nice time swimming and snorkling. Had many jellyfish but the captain made it a,nice afternoon
eric billings
eric billings
Great trip snorkeling and at the sandbar!!! Mitch and Patrick were fantastic skippering the boat and taking care of the passengers. Wonderful adventure!!!
Ellie Spencer
Ellie Spencer
Went on the sandbar/snorkeling tour today with a group of 12. They were great with our large family and accommodating everyone’s needs. We saw beautiful fish and throughly enjoyed the party we had on the sandbar with white sand and clear water! The captains and staff were great, highly recommend.
Katie Dulfer
Katie Dulfer
We went with a group of 13 aged 2-45 and EVERYONE had a great time! Highly recommend.
Bryan Nunn
Bryan Nunn
Great experience, great crew, and great memories!!! If you want to have a memorable time in the keys definitely book with sole!
meran rose
meran rose
This was an absolutely great activity to do with family! Our captain, Mitch, was awesome. We went snorkeling in a reef and it was the most beautiful water! Tons of small fish swimming around you and an easy place to swim. I can’t recommend enough!!!