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Here at Tranquility Bay Resort, we’re a little obsessed with lobster. Which is why we’re so excited at the results of 2012’s spiny lobster season thus far– with novices and experts alike reporting back to us that they’re getting their daily limits with ease. We love reading Best Bet Sportfishing Charter’s fishing reports, both because they’re educational (Captain Jason Long is a pro) and because they always lift our spirits when we’re trapped inside, dreaming of the open seas. Long has some great advice for those of you who are looking to get out on the water and grab some tails. Check out his words of wisdom here.
Did you know that our brilliant chefs at the Butterfly Cafe are more than happy to cook your catch for you? However you like it– grilled, blackened, baked or fried– there’s nothing as satisfying as coming back from a charter flush with fish and being able to enjoy the fruits of your labor mere hours afterwards…all without the hassle of having to cook & clean up yourself! Why not try your hand at lobstering this year, and have our kitchens prepare some tasty tails for you and your family? Just speak to the front desk here at Tranquility Bay for the best charter option to fit your needs… it’s so easy, even a lobster could do it.
Many of you wrote in to let us know that we at Tranquility Bay were in your thoughts as Tropical Storm Isaac approached us here in Marathon. We appreciated all your kind words immensely and are pleased to report that our resort suffered no damage and we are back to business as usual. If you’re planning on visiting us this week/end, you can expect no delays or discomforts from the storm whatsoever.
Amidst your emails were a few frantic messages about the adopted cat family we have here on the property– where would they go in the event of a hurricane? We’re happy to comment that the livelihood of these cats is just as important to us as you, and that they were moved to a secure shelter in case of flooding.
The cats were, of course, less than pleased about this arrangement, preferring their usual sun patches over a kennel. We have since apologized profusely to them for the discomfort caused in the evacuation process. They are playing it cool, as usual.
With Isaac in town, we haven’t been out on the beach lately, sticking to indoor movies and board games instead. This week’s forecast looks to be a continuation of the thundery gusts and indecisive skies we’ve been seeing these past couple of days. Expect more rain, wind and general gloominess to persist through the weekend, with intermittent watery sunshine making a possible appearance towards the end of the week. Those of you brave enough to get out on the water can expect hearty swells and winds, though the fish don’t seem to mind and have been showing up for those bold enough to try their luck at fishing. One thing’s for sure: regardless of the rain, the temperature is set to hover at a summery 90 degrees all week!
We hope you find a way to enjoy yourselves this week…keep dry, and swing by the front desk at our lovely Tranquility Bay Resort to inquire as to which rainy day activities our agents recommend.
It’s Friday night in Marathon! That means that if you’re looking for something other than the usual (gorgeous) sunset to watch this evening, there’s plenty of live musical acts to entertain you. Our picks for this evening are as follows…
The Brass Monkey: This iconic dive bar has been entertaining locals and visitors alike for decades. Tonight, you’ll be seeing a legend live when you stop in to see Freddie Bye and the Brass Monkey House Band shake things up. Bye has been playing at the Brass Monkey for over 30 years, and his special brand of rock and roll is always worth a listen.
The Hurricane: Locals have swarmed this fun-loving bar for over 50 years, and tonight The Swinging Harpoon will have you on your feet with their big southern bluesy rock. These boys can play a harmonica like they invented it. Go tonight! You won’t be sorry.
For directions or alternate suggestions on how to spend a Friday evening in Marathon, ask our super friendly front desk agents right here at Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort.
Your weekend forecast has arrived, and in typical summer style it’s all over the place! Today’s cloudy morning may break for a bit of sun, but scattered thunderstorms are scheduled to pop up the rest of the weekend, with sunny skies in-between. Temperatures are expected to hover in the high 80’s during the day, with evenings coming down a few degrees to the low 80’s. Humidity will continue to linger in the high 65% – 70% range, with the UV index at an intense 10-11 all weekend. That means that sunburns are possible even through clouds, so remember to be safe and reapply SPF on you and your loved ones’ exposed skin! Here’s hoping the scattered thunderstorms clear up a little earlier than forecasted and we have a few perfect beach days ahead of us.
As always, enjoy your weekend here at beautiful Tranquility Bay!
For those of you looking to get out on the water, you’re certainly in for a treat: reef fishing is at a season high right now, with Mutton, Mangrove and Yellowtail Snapper being hauled in at astonishing rates. Local charters are reporting that the Snapper bite is good around the clock– which means that now’s a great time to try out night fishing, everyone’s favorite way to beat the heat and still take home some prize catches. While offshore fishing is also excellent now, with Mahi Mahi being pulled in regularly, the reef fishing is truly spectacular and anglers of all skill levels will definitely enjoy the rod-bending bites they’re sure to get from some of the best fighting (and tasting) fish out there!
As always, feel free to talk to the front desk at Tranquility Bay about setting up a charter or gear rental– they’ll be happy to send you in the right direction.
See you on the sand!
It’s lunch time here at Tranquility Bay and the weather couldn’t be better… beautiful beach, beautiful sunny day, beautiful tiki bar! Definitely a good time to swing by TJ’s and grab a sandwich and a tropical drink. We’ll see you there!
Here at Tranquility Bay, we pride ourselves on the little things– individualistic touches here and there that remind our guests that they are somewhere special. One of the places we feel that our hotel really shines in this matter is at the Butterfly Cafe, where our chefs and bartenders work tirelessly to bring our guests inventive, delicious cuisine and beverage options in a relaxed, friendly setting. Leave the greasy burgers and tired fish sandwiches to some of our competitors; we take pride in offering fresh, innovative menu options that strike the perfect balance between comfort and tropical flair.
Our current obsession? The Butterfly Martini, a scrumptious blend of coconut rum, raspberry vodka, vanilla liqueur, cranberry juice, orange juice and fresh squeezed lime juice. Topped with a “butterfly” of fruit, we think every sip is exceptional.
Try one today, or mix one up at home and remember: Tranquility Bay is just a martini away!
Just a reminder for those of you who will be in Marathon from May 24th – June 2nd: Forever Plaid, the 1950’s musical revue presented by the Marathon Community Theatre company, has tickets on sale for what’s sure to be a sold out run. This deliciously goofy revue stars local Keys community members whose talents for harmony and choreography are not to be missed, with family-friendly song choices that will leave you smiling.
For tickets, call 305-743-0994 or stop by the Marathon Community Theatre box office at 5101 Overseas Highway in Marathon, Florida, open from 11-5 pm daily.