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Welcome to Solé Watersports - Snorkeling Tour Operator
Group and Private Snorkel, Sandbar, and Sunset Cruises on Duck Key in Marathon, Florida!
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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.
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Group Evening Cruises
Celebrate the Sunset! You Haven’t Experienced a Keys Sunset Until You Have Experienced It From the Water!
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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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FLORIDA KEYS SNORKELING, SUNSET CRUISES, AND SANDBAR TRIPS AT THE HAWKS CAY MARINA IN MARATHON, FLORIDA

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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!

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!

CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE

Group

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

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 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

Private

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.

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!

Meet the Fleet!

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

Helios

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

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

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.

Helios

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.

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).

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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