ABOUT VACATION RENTALS IN MARATHON
Marathon Key, Florida has a curious story behind its name. It is said that the area got the name as the laborers, working hard to complete the railroad project complained that the project is going to be a real marathon. The local station along the railroad was later named as Marathon. The region has been labeled as the unofficial heart of the Florida Keys. Guest at the Marathon vacation homes and Marathon vacation rentals by owner can spend their time scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, fishing, hiking, or biking.
Never miss Crane Point Hammock, a 63.5-acre land tract that is one of the most important historical and archaeological sites in the Keys. The area contains evidence of pre-Colombian and prehistoric Bahamian artifacts, and once was the site of an entire Indian village. On site are the Museum of Natural History of the Florida Keys, an archive of ancient artifacts including remnants of pirate ships, a bellarmine jug dating back to 1580, and a 600 year old dug-out canoe.
If you have ever wanted to touch, swim, or play with dolphins, the Dolphin Research Center, located at mile marker (MM) 59, is the place to be! The shores of Sombrero Beach are ready for you with shallow and deep water swimming for the entire family. It is the largest beach in the Upper and Middle Keys. If you are not swimming, try some beach volleyball, or retreat to the tiki huts for relaxing in the shade. Don't forget to visit Pigeon Key, a tiny five-acre island nestled below the old Seven Mile Bridge, if you have a passion for history.
Situated in Florida's Middle Keys in Marathon, a city found at one point of the Seven Mile Bridge connects many islands in this region. This island has much to offers visitors for activities on the ocean waves.
Marathon is best known for the sports-fishing opportunities in its waters. Several game fish can be caught here, such as the Blue Marlin, Amberjack, and the Blackfin Tuna. Like many of the Keys, Marathon has access to the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, opening up different environments for avid fishermen. Venturing onto the water is never a problem, as there are many charter boats available in the area. Charters are available for sports fishing, dolphin-watching, and diving. Some popular diving spots include Sombrero Reef, Coffin's Patch, and Yellow Rock. While in Marathon vacation home rentals be sure to visit the Turtle Hospital, a center that rescues sea turtles and eases them back into the wild. It also serves an educational purpose, teaching its visitors about these animals and how best to preserve their environment.
Marathon is a fantastic place to visit for those who want to immerse themselves in the warm and inviting waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the adventurous seas of the Atlantic Ocean.