6363 Overseas Highway
Florida Keys, FL 33050
In the heart of the Keys at Marathon, kayakers who tour with Marathon Kayak can launch from Curry Hammock State Park, Tom's Harbor Cut and Sombrero Beach. Absent of a lot of boat traffic, the backcountry area is largely untraveled, unspoiled and teeming with fascinating plant and animal life. Avian inhabitants include roseate spoonbills, osprey, great white herons and even some bald eagles. The roots of the tangled mangroves are a great place to spot young grouper, lobster and barracuda, while the sponge flats are home to bright-colored sponges and soft corals. In part because Keys waters are protected within the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, Marathon Kayak takes explorers in depth through the tranquil region.