The mission of the National Audubon Society is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.
Located in South Miami since 1938, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden has assembled an outstanding collection of taxonomically arranged and well-documented tropical plants, emphasizing palms, cycads, flowering trees and shrubs, vines and fruit trees. Except for certain cultivated plants and critically endangered species, many of these plants are collected from the wild. These collections are now a resource of world significance. They also are an important local resource, providing the beauty which makes Fairchild a major cultural and visitor attraction, as well as offering a basis for education, research and conservation.
Spend an hour or the whole day learning all about their family of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and California sea lions. Experience the different "dolphinalities" during regularly scheduled narrated sessions. Each session demonstrates a different aspect of these amazing animals' lives. From high-flying athletics and Dolphin Fun Facts to medical behavior training and research-in-progress, no two sessions are alike. Join their fun and cheer their progress. They love an audience!
See Florida Online is a comprehensive resource guide to Florida's favorite vacation spots, useful for visitors and residents alike. The site is informative on destinations including: accomodations, restaurants, parks, attractions, airports and much more.
This website features travel information, attractions, hotels, and charters specific to the Florida Keys including: Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon, Big Pine the Lower Keys, and Key West. Just to name a few highlights of the site: a calender of events, fishing, diving and snorkeling information, area maps and coupons. Order a "Visitor Funpack" with great information, news and brochures of area attractions.
This is an informative website which is provided by the Keynoter Publishing Company. This is a web news provider featuring top stories, special events, advertisments and information from the following publications: The Reporter, News Sunday and the Key West Keynoter. This also includes special sections on Key's life, Key's guide, local weather and more.
Fodors is a fantastic resource for a choice travel experience. This guide includes great reviews on local restaurants that are easy to navigate. They are categorized by best choices, price and cuisine type. Don't miss the reviews of the Marathon restaurants including: Barracuda Grill, Fish Tales Market and Eatery and Herbies (Deborah's #1 favorite.)
Bahia Honda State Park is known for beautiful beaches, magnificent sunsets and excellent snorkeling. Visitors can picnic on the beach and take a swim or relax and enjoy the balmy sea breezes that caress the shores year-round. Anglers can fish from shore or bring a boat and launch at the boat ramp. Kayaks and snorkeling gear can be rented. Boat trips to the reef for a snorkeling excursion are available. Bahia Honda is an excellent place to see wading birds and shorebirds. The nature center introduces nature lovers to the island's plants and animals. Full-facility campsites and vacation cabins are available.
Pigeon Key Foundation and Marine Science Center is a 5 acre island in the Florida Keys listed on the National Historic Register for the part it played in serving as home base for those who built the Key West Extension to the Florida East Coast Railway. Here, Henry Flagler saw the potential for the Keys and opened the islands of the Florida Keys to the world. Located 2.2 miles due west of Marathon and 45 miles from Key West, the island connects to Marathon via the Old Seven Mile Bridge. We like to either walk the seven mile bridge to Pigeon Key, or ride the Seabird Key bikes. Either way, it's an experience not to be missed.
The Spanish named this island "Cayo Vivora" or Rattlesnake Key because its shape resembles a snake with its jaws open. In the early 20th century. Visitors can explore this island by canoeing through a chain of lagoons or hiking two land-based trails. Some of the best bonefishing in the Keys is found here. Full-facility campsites overlook the Atlantic Ocean. Located at Mile Marker 67.5, 67400 Overseas Highway.
Looe Key Reef is a vibrant tongue and groove reef system near Big Pine Key, and is an extremely popular diving and snorkeling destination. Back in 1744, the HMS Looe went aground here in a storm, and remnants can still be found to the east of the reef, about 200 yards from the marker. You'll find a large number of buoys here, and a good crowd of commercial dive boats, small boaters and rentals. The reef profile begins in only 6 feet of water and extends to about 40 feet at the bottom of the reef on the ocean side. The best advantages of visiting Looe Key are easy access, clear waters, good fish populations and a variety of corals, sea fans, anemones, crabs, lobsters, shrimp and sponges. Bring an underwater camera, or rent one for the day!
Located in Key West, History has left its mark on the Truman Little White House since 1890 when it initially served as the command headquarters of the naval station during the Spanish American War, World War I and World War II. In 1946 the historic building first served as the winter White House of President Harry S. Truman and a site for the Cold War response by later presidents. Today, the Truman Little White House is a public, living museum as well as a retreat and place of government business by our nation's leaders.
World class charter boat, fishing at affordable price. Marathon, the heart of Florida Keys. Offshore fishing, Tournament fishing, Reef fishing, Gulf fishing, Deep sea fishing and Family charters, children of all ages are welcome.
In 1972, in response to a growing awareness of the intrinsic environmental and cultural value of our coastal waters, Congress passed the National Marine Sanctuaries Act. The Act authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to designate discrete areas as national marine sanctuaries to promote comprehensive management of their special conservation, recreation, ecological, historical, research, educational or aesthetic resources. National marine sanctuaries may be designated in coastal and ocean waters, in submerged lands, and in the Great Lakes and their connecting waters.
Tildens Scuba Center is the largest in the area located in the heart of Marathon. They make sure you will see all of the fabulous coral and abundant sea life the Florida Keys reefs have to offer! The crews are the finest, and equipment is always kept in top condition. Tilden's Scuba Center won the Best of Marathon Award for 2008.
Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville - a state of mind is now a state of being. From tropical latitudes to high stake attitudes, from the Caribbean to the Carolinas, Margaritaville has embraced the mythical world defined by the insightful lyrics of singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett for over three decades. Climates and characters from prose and poem create an entertaining atmosphere in a variety of exciting locations, all designed to illustrate and illuminate the search for the legendary lost shaker of salt. And while we?ve captured the substance in our physical locations, the Margaritaville style remains, ?anywhere you want it to be.?
Fishing the Florida Keys has never been more fun! FunYet charters can take you offshore fishing, back country fishing, flats fishing, snorkling and on you own eco adventure. Experiance Florida Keys Fishing Charters and Guides, FUNYET Charters offers fishing in the Florida Keys, ECO tours, half day charters, full day charters, inshore fishing, offshore fishing, deep sea fishing, wreck fishing and reef fishing
Seacamp is a non-profit, marine science education facility located on Big Pine Key in the tropical Florida Keys adjacent to Looe Key and Florida's fragile coral reefs. Founded in 1966, Seacamp offers marine science education and summer camp experiences including SCUBA, sailing, board sailing, and arts & crafts to students from 12-17 years of age. Please the navigation buttons at the top or the links below and be a part of the Adventure!
The Marathon airport is currently dedicated to servicing private jets. No commercial air traffic at this time.
Crane Point is a 63 acre sanctuary, and undisputedly an ecological and cultural treasure. Sheltered amidst its tropical forest are numerous rare and endangered species as well as unique archaeological and historical riches. The nature center is home to a large thatch palm hammock, a hardwood hammock, a mangrove forest, tidal lagoons, wetland ponds and the fauna that is associated with these various ecosystems. Tour the Natural History Museum, the Childrens Museum and the Adderley House. Stroll the expanded trail system, and visit the Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.
Unbelievable every time...Captain Jimmy Gagliardini, licensed Captain, Marathon. Off shore, reef, wreck and tarpon fishing. (1/2, 3/4 and full day) 305-395-0915 (no website available at this time)
No tee times are required on this relaxing, nine-hole Par 3 public golf course on beautiful Key Colony Beach. Clubs and pull carts available. Open 7:30 a.m. to dusk daily.
Current weather in Marathon.
Sunset Celebration takes place at Mallory Square in Key West, Florida. The participants of this Key West attraction consist of arts and crafts exhibitors, street performers, food carts, psychics and of course the thousands of tourists from around the world who visit this Key West art show. Each night around two hours before sunset masses of people, both locals and tourists alike, flock to the water's edge to experience a multicultural happening and to watch the sun sink into the Gulf of Mexico.
Ernest Hemingway, experience the calming contrast that this Key West home offered this complex man as you take a leisurely and inspiring tour of his mansion and gardens. The tour offers an intimate view of the author's gutsy life. His adventures, war stories and travails are revealed through the tour. The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum is a significant address on any Key West itinerary. The museum welcomes thousands of visitors from around the world each year and looks forward to welcoming you!
Discover the undersea world at the Key West Aquarium. A Window of Wonder comes alive as expert guides explain the mysteries of the water surrounding the Florida Keys. Daily shark and turtle feedings and the Touch Tank offer guests hands on experience with sea life. The Aquarium features a wide variety of fish including grouper, moray eels, barracuda, tropical fish, tarpon, sharks, parrotfish and much, much more. During your tour, you will even be able to pet a live shark! Tours and shark feedings occur daily at 11am, 1pm, 3pm, and 4:30pm.
Apply for a Recreational Fishing License and get information about the types of licenses and permits you'll need to hunt or fish in Florida - including prices and where to buy them. FWC 850-488-4676
With these words, enter the world of 1856 Key West... the era of the wreckers. At the Key West Shipwreck Museum you will step back into time as you discover Key West's unique maritime heritage and how it became the richest city in the United States.
Your boating safety resourse center. Middle Keys Annex 1800 Overseas Highway Marathon, FL 33050-2125 (305) 743-6778
Local emergency and patient care services. 3301 Overseas Highway Marathon, Florida 33050 Phone: (305) 743-5533
A visit to the Audubon House & Tropical Gardens is an exploration into local history and folklore, while the gardens offer a lush one-acre view of tropical foliage. You will enjoy viewing the works of John James Audubon, world renown ornithologist. There are 28 first edition Audubon works in the house.
See the Best on the train tour that's been entertaining visitors to the Island City of Key West, Florida since 1958. The Conch Tour Train is one of Florida's most popular attractions, and for a good reason. Our expert 'engineers' and friendly staff have delighted over 15 million guests with the legends such as Ernest Hemingway and lores of this charming tropical paradise. No Key West vacation is complete without The World Famous Conch Tour Train.
Visitors from around the globe journey to the Dry Tortugas. A variety of remarkable experiences await those who arrive. Whether you find yourself camping, snorkeling, birdwatching, fishing, or just enjoying a view from the top of massive Fort Jefferson-- you quickly realize how magical this place can be.
The Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida has operated for more than 25 years as a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the discovery, research, preservation, and exhibition of New World sunken ships. The organization disseminates information; provides educational services to the public on maritime and colonial activity in the New World, and preserves maritime cultural resources.
Key West Dive Center is a premier source for the best snorkeling in Key West and the Florida Keys: Wreck, reef, shark, dolphin, night, multi-day and specialty dives available.
Visit Shooting Star, #301, a beautiful 3BR + Loft condo located in Deer Valley, UT. Under common ownership with Seabird Key, you can expect beautiful attention to detail. A true ski-in/ski-out condo on the Silver Buck Run, but with views overlooking the exquisite valley.