Monthly Archives: September 2012

Florida Keys Birding Festival Environmental Fair and Family Day!

Bird lovers and their families will be pleased to hear that today is Marathon’s Birding Festival Environmental Fair and Family Day! Beginning at 10:00am and going until 3:00pm, families will enjoy a jam-packed day of fun, free activities including a scavenger hunt, guided beach walk, free lunch, self-guided kayak tours and more! Attendees will also be able to peruse a variety of display booths from local businesses, non profits, artists and more. Interested? Just swing by the Curry Hammock State Park,  located at 56200 Overseas Highway, near mile marker 56. Have fun!
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Fishing Report for Marathon

Fall is the slow season for most fishing charters down here in the keys, with many locals choosing to go on vacation this time of year due to the lower number of visitors, but for those who are still around there is a bounty of good fishing available.  The reduced numbers of anglers in the water means lower pressure on fish at the reefs and wrecks, with reports coming in that lots of yellowtail and mutton snapper are still available and biting well.  In blue water there are increasing bites of cobia, sailfish and kingfish, with the occasional wahoo giving anglers the fight of their lives.   Also keep in mind that the cooler water that comes with fall makes for great bonefishing, and on the higher tides keep an eye out for great permit and tarpon bites. While certainly not as busy as summer,  fall is definitely an exciting time to get out there and put some lines in the water– so what are you waiting for? Talk to one of the front desk agents at Tranquility Bay to see which charter is right for you!

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Weather Forecast for Marathon

It looks like the on-and-off rain we’ve been seeing around here is going to continue throughout the rest of the week. The forecast for the next 7 days is calling for scattered thunderstorms through Sunday, with intermittent periods of sunshine throughout the week. That means temperatures will continue to hover in the mid-80’s, a nice respite from the scorching heat we’ve been having all month!

Reasonably high winds at the beginning of the week are expected to slow a little towards the weekend, so start planning that fishing charter you’ve been thinking about. In the meantime, there’s plenty to do in Marathon when a little rain comes our way. Stop by the front desk for some family-friendly rainy day activity ideas!

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Pirate Party Tonight!

Dust off your eye patch and shoulder your parrot: Cabana Breezes is hosting a Pirate Party!

The final evening event of this year’s Conchtoberfest is going to be a    swashbuckling affair, with pirate-themed drinks, music, food and fun– all to benefit two wonderful causes, Save-a-Turtle and The Marathon Wild Bird Center.

Cabana Breezes is located at 401 Ocean Drive East, Key Colony Beach, Mile marker 54.

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Conchtoberfest Continues…

Tonight’s themed Conchtoberfest event comes courtesy of Sparky’s Landing, where St. Patrick’s Day returns for an evening of great Irish-themed fun.

Enjoy all the trappings of your favorite March holiday– but in September! Featuring green beer, Irish whiskey, corned beef & cabbage and a festive set of music, this is one Conchtoberfest evening you won’t want to miss. Proceeds to benefit the Pigeon Key Foundation, a worthy cause.

Sparky’s Landing is located on Sadowski Causeway, Key Colony Beach. Mile marker 54.


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Mexican Night at Lazy Days South!

As part of “Conchtoberfest,” head over to Lazy Days South tonight to enjoy a full Mexican-themed evening of fun & festivities…all to benefit a great cause!

Stop in after 6:00pm for Mexican themed decor, drinks, cuisine and music, with proceeds to benefit the Marathon Chamber Scholarship Fund.

Lazy Days South is located at 725 11th St., mile marker 47.5


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Forecast for Marathon

It’s shaping up to be a typically tropical week here in Marathon, with temperatures hovering around the high 80’s and low 90’s and the humidity staying high through Sunday. There’s a good chance we’ll see some rain on Thursday, with the chance of precipitation coming down to a reasonable 30% for the rest of the week/end. Tomorrow’s seas look a little rougher than what’s been forecasted for the weekend– though it’s going to be worth braving the choppy waves to get a little respite from this hot & humid weather!

As always, try to protect yourself and your loved ones from the sun’s harshest rays by wearing a high SFP, reapplying often, and- whenever possible- staying out of direct sun between the hours of 10am and 2pm. We hate to see a set of crispy shoulders ruin someone’s vacation!


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Check us out on AOL!

We’re giving ourselves a little pat on the back today for making AOL’s slideshow of some of the most amazing hotel balconies in the world….and if you’ve ever sat and enjoyed a sunset over the Gulf from one of our balconies, you’ll probably agree: it truly is a spectacular view. (We’re a bit partial, we know.)

Check out the full list of balconies here:

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