The 5 Top Marinas in Marathon Key

You’ll find Marathon Key in the heart of the Florida Keys. It has easy access as it is conveniently connected to both Key West and Miami via The Overseas Highway and is a 10-mile long family-friendly, marine-orientated tropical community. It has a rich and proud fishing heritage, a preserved old-Keys lifestyle, and a chilled tropical atmosphere.

As such, Marathon key can offer vacationers great family attractions, pristine beaches, world-class diving, and unbeatable fishing. Not to mention several quality marinas to moor your boat and spend your time in.

While you’re most likely arriving or leaving by boat and will be sleeping soundly in your vacation rental home, the marinas are still a really fun place to sightsee, amaze yourself with the yachts, and enjoy some dining and entertainment options.

You can expect seafood festivals and waterside restaurants with breathtaking ocean views in any number of its marvelous marines. All of which will serve up the freshest seafood.

No trip to Marathon is complete without exploring some of its fabulous marinas and here is a list of some of the best.

Faro Blanco Marina

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1996 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050

This resort and yacht club is commonly renowned as a world-class marina offering a state-of-the-art docking facility, floating docks, wi-fi, 24-hour fuel dock, and security to welcome boaters. The Gulf side boasts 74 slips with easy access from the Atlantic via the Seven Mile Bridge and Moser Channel. This is a fully functioning marina with all of the amenities, conveniences, and services to meet the needs of any sailing enthusiast.

If you are not visiting the marina for its boating facilities then fear not. At Faro Blanco Marina you will find the Faro Blanco Resort and Yacht Club where you can get out on the open waters for any number of private charter boats, sailing or fishing expeditions.

For those who would rather stay dockside then you will find a glorious waterfront restaurant and bar. With a bayside view of the historic Faro Blanco Lighthouse, guests can enjoy a delectable range of local favorites and fresh seafood dishes in the casual chic Lighthouse Grill.

You can then finish your day in the Veranda Bar supping a sumptuous cocktail while drinking in the postcard-perfect scenery.

Safe Harbor Marathon Marina and Boatyard

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1021 11th St Ocean, Marathon, FL 33050

Located in Boot Key Channel you will find the award-winning Safe Harbor Marathon Marina and Boatyard. This marina picked up the winning spot in the Marinalife Best Large Marina contest in 2018. It provides a quintessentially Florida Keys experience with incredible facilities and Gulf or ocean access.

Safe Harbor Marathon Marina can offer you the opportunity to enjoy sightseeing, dining, shopping, or water sports. Water sports include diving, snorkeling, deep sea fishing, or boating charters. Better yet, be sure to make time for the award-winning Lazy Days South Restaurant and Bar for gourmet dining, happy hour, or even bring your own catch for the chef to prepare for you.

For seafarers, this is a full-service marina with fuel dock, a pump-out station at each slip, boat service, and 24/7 security. The marina can house over 100 watercraft for short or long-term storage and if you call ahead the dockmaster and team will have your boat ready when you arrive.

Marathon City Marina

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35th St, Marathon, FL 33050

You will find the Marathon City Marina right next to a beautiful park and sports complex and is conveniently just a few minutes from the internationally renowned diving and snorkeling venue of Sombrero Reef.

The marina offers 200 moorings, wifi, multiple grills, a community organic garden, and bicycles available to borrow. If you can time your visit right there is an amphitheater in the adjacent community park, which holds festivals throughout the year. If you are after something a little more thrill seeking then why not dive off Sombrero Lighthouse or any of the beautiful reefs close by?

When visiting Marathon City Marina you are only a stone's throw away from some wonderful eateries such as Overseas Pup and Grill, the Hurricane Bar and Grill, and Florida Keys Steak and Lobster House. All of which serves up the finest in Floridian Food.

Porky’s Marina Marathon

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1410 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050

A little different to your average Marina perhaps but Porky’s Marina is still absolutely worth your time when staying in Marathon. Porky’s is a self-proclaimed Historic Island Style Tiki Diner with a waterfront location on the Gulf Side of Marathon.

It serves up fresh local seafood, a daily smoked BBQ, and original award-winning deep-fried key lime pie all with the promise of the best mojitos in town. It guarantees to take you back to life in the Florida Keys of yesteryear.

Guests can visit this marina-side location on foot or by boat, as the marina guarantees that a minimum of 90% of the wet slips are to be open to the general public on a first come first serve basis. Oh, and your pets are welcome too.

Keys Fisheries Market and Marina

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3502 Gulfview Avenue, Marathon, FL 33050

Located just north of the 7 Mile Bridge in Marathon this tropical paradise is a unique offering for residents, vacationers, and visitors to Marathon.

Visitors can dine in or take out from the Key Fisheries restaurant which serves up fresh local seafood, cold beers, and a wide range of cocktails. The sit-down restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy the breathtaking Florida Key sunset in all its glory. Or, if you want to sample some of Florida’s finest catches in the comfort of your vacation rental, then this is the place to get take-out.

You can also wander through Key Fisheries seafood market where you can pick up a fresh catch of Key’s specials including grouper, snapper, and mahi-mahi. While you’re there, be sure to sample the infamous lobster bisque or key lime pie!

Conveniently, you can also order your shopping list online before your arrival and pick it up at a time suited to you as you explore Keys Fisheries Market and Marina.

If you are looking to sail up to the Marina then there is easy access from the open water and the marina can accommodate vessels up to 55 feet in length.