We are currently asking all interested parties to visit our website (www.flybahamasexpress.com/marathon) and tell us what two days you would think would best serve your community and we will give you a $20 discount off of your first round trip ticket with us. You will have the option of booking flights via our website or by calling 754-200-0005 and speaking to one of our travel representatives.
Bahamas Express is proud to announce the beginning of our scheduled service between Ft. Lauderdale and Marathon. We have teamed up with a local company Airstar Aviation to provide this service under DOT Part 380 Public Charter #10-228. This service is set to begin in the first week in March and will initially run 2 days a week, with more days to be added as need arises. Bahamas Express operated by Airstar aviation will conveniently have a Gate at the Marathon Airport proving ample free parking as well as 3 rental car operators if needed.
This quaint tropical city is conveniently situated in the middle of the Keys island chain. Located mainly on Vaca, Fat Deer, and Grassy Key, Marathon is a 10- mile-long family-oriented island community rooted in a heritage of fishing, and reflects the old-Keys lifestyle that residents, snowbirds and visitors enjoy so much.
It is maintaining this simple, seafaring tradition that has made Marathon so special, celebrated through the community’s annual family-friendly seafood festivals.
Marathon airport busily accommodates general and commercial aviation, to easily reach what locals call "The heart of the Keys" for geographic reasons, but also to proudly call home.
At Marathon’s Crane Point, visitors can hike through a wondrously preserved tropical hardwood grove and visit the home of an early 20th Century settler family. Visitors to Pigeon Key venture back in time to a tiny island that played a tremendous role in the Florida Keys of today.
Sombrero Reef, a federally protected section of the United States’ only living coral barrier reef, lies just a few miles offshore. Beyond it are the deep blue waters of the Florida Straits, which host world-class wreck divingon artificial reefs.
To an angler’s delight, the waters offshore teem with billfish and tuna in the winter and dolphin fish in the summer. On the north side of the island lie the calm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Florida Bay and the Keys backcountry.
Many of the island’s marine activities are situated nearby Boot Key Harbor, a peaceful tropical cove in the center of the island. The harbor is famous for its sunset views and is home to the City Marina, which administers a 226-ball mooring field and a large anchoring area.
Food aficionados can enjoy fresh local fish prepared simply or gourmet style, and many of these restaurantsare located right on the water. Perhaps best of all, visitors need not scrimp when it comes to selecting accommodations. They can choose among private homes, condominiums, small motels and tropical resorts.
Watch this video to find out why Marathon is the family destination for nature, marine life, beaches, and world-class wreck and reef diving.
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