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Marathon Marina and Boat Yard

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Basic Marina Information:

Phone: (305) 743-6575
VHF: Monitored: 16         Working: 10
Fax: (305) 743-5509
Lat/Lon: Near 24 42.275 North / 81 06.702 West
Location: lines the northern banks of the western Boot Key Harbor approach channel, west of the now permanently open bascule bridge
Depths: 7 ft.
Address: 1021 11th Street Ocean
Marathon FL  33050
General Manager: Susan Prichard

Service Details:

Transient dockage: Available
Transient dockage rate: $2.25 per foot per night
Type of dockage: concrete floating docks, fixed wooden & concrete slips
Live Aboards Allowed: yes
Live Aboard Notes: Catamaran slips available, full service boat yard, 75 metric ton travel lift, 24 hour security-gated and card access protected
Monthly Dockage Rate:

email or call for rates

Monthly Dockage Rate Notes:

email or call for rates

Total number of slips/berths: 125 up to vessels 125 ft. in length
Dockside Power Connections: 30/50/100 amp power hookups available

size of vessel determines cost per foot per night for electric hookup
Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
Showers: Available, Climate Controlled
Laundromat: Available
Swimming Pool: Available, saltwater-heated or chilled depending on season
Restaurant: one on-site and 10 others within ½ mile
Restaurant Recommendations:

Lazy Days (305) 664-5256

Provisioning Possibilities: Take taxi to Winn Dixie or Publix 3 miles away
LPG (Propane) Availability: Available

Take taxi to gas station for LPG tank refill 1/2 mile away or Home Depot for LPG tank exchange 3/4 mile away
Wi-Fi Internet Access: Free Wifi Available
Waste pump-out: Available, free
Gasoline and diesel fuel: Gas & Diesel Available

Fuel Prices (All Taxes Included)

Reporting Date: May 14, 2018
Notes: ethanol free/90 octane
Gasoline Price: $4.10
Diesel Fuel Price: $3.40


Reviews from the Cruisers' Net Community (7)

  1. Phil. Williams -  March 1, 2017 - 12:13 pm

    Review of boat yard: did not stay in marina did have the boat pulled for minor repair out and back in the water in less than two hours as promised. Very professional would use again

  2. Nancy Meyers -  September 7, 2015 - 8:30 am

    We have stayed here several times and love it. The pool has the best view around and the people are friendly. Brought the boat down from Naples and booked a month and will go back and forth. I would recommend this marina highly.

  3. Alan Saunders -  August 24, 2014 - 7:33 pm

    Great Marina! We have pulled our trailerable Macgregor Sailboat from Atlanta to the Marathon Marina for the past 3 years. Each visit is a great one. The staff takes such good care of us, even though we are not a mega sailboat. Wifi works well throughout the marina. There is a great restaurant with wonderful food right on the premises. They have updated their pool to a lovely saltwater pool (no more blood shot eyes from chlorine). There are grocery stores, a West Marine, and plenty more restaurants, well within driving distance or a $5 taxi drive.

    On our last visit we needed a haul out due to engine trouble. The crew operating the machinery were very professional. They took such great care of our boat and the rate was reasonable.

    On our first visit to the Marina, my wife was getting ready to toss me a stern line when she fell into the cockpit of our boat and broke her foot. Judy from the office was such a help. She instructed us where we could get medical attention and offered to help in any way we needed.

    For those who wish to attend a worship service on Sundays, there is a great church just down the road called Marathon Baptist Church. The Pastor is very caring and the congregation of locals are welcoming and warm hearted.

    We continue to return knowing we will enjoy every day of our visit to this wonderful marina.

  4. John Pholeric -  March 20, 2013 - 10:57 am

    We stayed here a week-rate $613 with tax et all for a 40 ft cat. The staff was very friendly and fuel prices excellant. The residents are extremely friendly and the internet works well both at the dock and the captains lounge for non-wifi connection. Pump outs are tueday, wednesday, and thursday. The resteraunt is also excellent go for happy hour and appetizers(inexpensive). Would like to stay a month at another time(warning they book as far as a year in advance for a month dockage). Not as centrally located as the city marina, but with bikes, you can get anywhere.Publix(3 miles) and cabs are $5 for a trip on the island.

  5. Claiborne -  March 12, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    We brought Cabana to Marathon Marina and Boat Yard on 03/01/2010. We have made a monthly lease arrangement since we plan on using Marathon as our base for a month or so.
    The Marina is a bit run down but many repair and upkeep efforts are underway. The staff is very friendly, professional and helpful.
    The open views to the west come with a bit of vulnerability against west winds, so tenants have advised us to really secure the boat against strong western blows.
    There is a nice restaurant right on the premises, some kind of transportation (bikes in our case) is highly recommended to reach other restaurants or stores.
    Reinhold and Sabine Probst
    M/V Cabana
    Mainship Trawler 40

  6. Claiborne -  August 17, 2009 - 10:21 am

    My favorite is Marathon Marina. This is the first marina entering on Boot Key Channel. It is before the bridge. Best views of the sunset. Stayed here a couple of times. The bus to Key West stops at the end of the road. I have also used the bus to go to Boaters World, etc. Its only two stops but for $1 its cheaper than a taxi. Bus runs on a 1.5 hour schedule.
    Alan Lloyd

  7. Claiborne -  August 13, 2009 - 2:50 pm

    We spent 11 days at the Marathon Marina at the entrance to Boot Key Harbor between 24 February and 5 March. The marina is pricey at $2.50 per foot and the monthly rate would have been a better arrangement for a stay of more than 10 days. The facilities are a bit run down and in need of some maintenance. For example, nearest power pedestal to our slip didn’t work…shower doors didn’t close…hole in the wall in one shower…rusty nails to hang towels and clothes on instead of clothes hooks…paper towel holders in heads went unfilled for a couple of days, etc.
    The showers, laundry, and heads were closed one day for plumbing problems and there was water backing up from a drain in the floor. We were told the parts for the water pump were back ordered. On the other hand, except for the one day, we didn’t have to wait in line for a shower like the folks on the moorings in Boot Key Harbor.
    There were no trash receptacles near the slips. Trash overflowed the one dumpster in the adjacent boatyard before it was picked up.
    The marina staff was very friendly and helpful…lent us two 30 amp power cords since the nearest working power pedestal was more than 50 feet away…had answers or a recommendation to most of our questions. Free, good quality coffee in the office was a nice plus every morning at eight. The unobstructed view to the west was appreciated and we enjoyed the benefits of the west wind and a personal “sunset celebration” each evening.
    Joe Machado and Sarah Eichler
    S/V Windreka
    Whitby 42 #309


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