Tarpon Creek Marina, Gift Shop & Water Sports are currently closed due to damage sustained during Hurricane Irma. We are working on repairs, however the reopening date is unknown at this time. Tarpon Creek Bar & Grill is also currently closed with repains underway and we hope to reopen the restaurant by the end of the year. Please contact the hotel with any questions on local activities and restaurants.
When you stay at the Holiday Inn Express Marathon, our resort-style hotel has everything you need – and it’s right out back! The Tarpon Creek Marina as well as the Tarpon Creek Grill and Bar are located just behind the hotel, and have everything you need to take part in great activities during your time with us.
Take a look below to see some of the great things you can do with your friends and family in and around the hotel!
This brand new pet-friendly, smoke-free Holiday Inn Express® & Suites Marathon is in the heart of the fabulous Florida Keys, surrounded by family fun attractions.
During your stay in the Florida Keys, don’t miss out on the opportunity to explore and connect with all sorts of sea life. Head over to the Dolphin Research Center and take a tour where you can learn all about dolphins, and even have a chance to swim with them!
Right out back, head over to the Tarpon Creek Marina and book yourself on one of our 1 or 2 hour guided Jetski tours. On these tours, see sunken boats and ships, as well as nurse sharks and other sea creatures. Our professional and knowledgeable tour guides will ensure that you have loads of fun, while learning about the area.
Must be 21 years old with a boater's safety card
or born before January 1, 1988 (without a card) to operate a jet ski
Prices subject to change without notice
The Florida Keys are accredited with being one of the best places in the world to go scuba diving. During your time with us at the Holiday Inn Express Marathon, head over to Captain Hook’s Marina for an unforgettable scuba diving excursion with your friends or family.
Our experienced adventure guides are available to take you on a guided tour of our amazing islands and mangroves aboard both single and double kayaks. Interested in more of a self-guided tour? Our kayaks are also available for rent on an hourly and daily basis! Contact our Marina Store for more information and reservations, (305) 289-1332, option 1.
Subject to Availability
Prices Subject to Change without Notice
At the Tarpon Creek Marina, take a guided paddle boarding tour with one of our knowledgeable and experienced tour guides.
Per Hour: $15.00 per board 2-4 Hours: $30.00 per board Full Day (8 am-5 pm): $45.00 per board
Tours: $49.95 per person (Tours depart daily at 8:30 am, 11:00 am and 2:00 pm...weather permitting)
Depart from our on-site Tarpon Creek Marina, aboard the Jolly Roger, for a one-of-a-kind snorkeling tour where you can see many different types of sealife and coral. This 3 hour trip stops at two different locations on our reef for one hour each.
Contact our adventure experts at (305) 289-1332, option 1 for further details and reservations!
Trips depart daily, weather permitting
For all of your outdoor excursion’s needs, head over to the Marina Store which is just out back, and you are sure to find what you’re looking for!
Captain Michael Taute is a local favorite fishing guide. He's a second generation Keys fisherman. Taute captained the 1st place winner for the Ladies Tarpon Tournament. He was also featured by the Florida Sportsman. He knows his fish! Captain Mike can help you decide which type of fish to look for, depending upon season, weather, and bite.
Captain Bob Taute has over 45 years experience fishing our waters among others. He has been featured in magazines such as Florida Sportsman and has won multiple fishing tournaments out of St. Thomas aboard the original Jeni-Lyn. Taute isn't just any charter captain. He was raised here in the Florida Keys and is prepared to help you catch your "fish of a lifetime."
Versatility is the name of the game at Game On. Captain Chris Morrison has guided anglers from around the world, both inshore and offshore, for over 20 years! With more than 100 IGFA World Records under his belt and a tournament ready custom light tackle boat, Morrison is ready to put you on the best bite the Keys waters have to offer. Book today!
Captain Jeff Shelar started his career in Marathon in 1995. He started the old-fashioned way, by mating on several other boats for about four years. Mating on these boats took him from the Florida Keys to Costa Rica to several places in Mexico. He then ventured out on his own and worked on honing his skills in the fabulous Florida Keys. When you fish with Captain Jeff you will see right away that he loves what he does. He enjoys everything from chasing down Sailfish to just a nice day with a fun family group. "Nothing beats watching kids when they catch their first fish."
Captain Jeff has worked meticulously over the years to make his boat, his fishing equipment, and his fishing knowledge the best it can always be. Come on out with Captain Jeff and hopefully you too will....Catch 'Em All!
Captain Tom Beaupre has been fishing the Keys waters for over 20 years and puts his customers on fish.The Run And Gun is a 27' Grady White center console powered by twin 200 Yamaha engines. It has the speed to get to the fish quickly or relocate. The boat is equipped with state-of-the-art electronics and all new tackle by Penn and Shimano.