Welcome, dear readers, as we recount the incredible journey our family recently embarked on in the captivating Marathon Keys. Our adventure was filled with thrilling experiences, including camping at the Jolly Roger RV Resort, encountering marine life at Aquarium Encounters, snorkeling in pristine waters, and exploring the vibrant Key West, complete with a visit to the enchanting butterfly garden. Join us as I relive the highlights of our unforgettable trip!
Camping at Jolly Roger RV Resort
Our love for the outdoors led us to choose the picturesque Jolly Roger RV Resort as our home away from home in Marathon Keys. Nestled amidst swaying palm trees and overlooking the shimmering turquoise waters, the resort provided us with a tranquil and idyllic setting for our camping adventure. With spacious campsites and modern amenities, including water and electric hookups, we enjoyed the perfect blend of comfort and nature. Each day, waking up to the serene sounds of the ocean and the warm tropical breeze set the stage for our exciting escapades. I highly recommend the waterfront campsites. We loved waking up and being right on the water in the morning. They also have a great spot for the kids to play and swim in the water, and at night we were even able to see a shark!
Our family’s deep fascination with marine life led us to the captivating Aquarium Encounters. This unique facility offers unforgettable interactive experiences, allowing visitors to get up close and personal with various ocean creatures. We had the opportunity to touch and feed stingrays and interact with friendly sharks. We also saw people dive into the tanks alongside vibrant coral reefs and mesmerizing fish. It was a truly immersive experience that deepened our appreciation for the beauty and diversity of marine ecosystems.
No trip to Marathon Keys would be complete without diving into its crystal-clear waters for an exhilarating snorkeling adventure. Armed with our snorkeling gear, we explored the vibrant coral reefs teeming with an abundance of marine life. Each snorkeling spot provided a window into an underwater wonderland. We marveled at colorful tropical fish and intricate coral formations. The joy of gliding through the warm, inviting waters will forever be etched in our memories.
Exploring Key West
A short journey from Marathon Keys took us to the vibrant and eclectic city of Key West. Our first stop was the captivating Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory. As we entered the lush, tropical gardens, we were surrounded by an enchanting array of vibrant butterflies flitting through the air. It was a magical experience, learning about the life cycle of butterflies and witnessing their delicate beauty up close. Key West’s charming streets, filled with unique shops, lively cafes, and historic sites, provided ample opportunities for exploration and relaxation. We savored a delicious brunch, watched street performers, and soaked in the lively atmosphere that makes Key West so special. Don’t forget to grab yourself a delicious piece of key lime pie while you’re down there!
Our family trip to Marathon Keys and Key West was an adventure of a lifetime. From the serene camping experience at Jolly Roger RV Resort to the up-close encounters with marine life at Aquarium Encounters, the breathtaking snorkeling adventures, and the enchanting butterfly garden in Key West, every moment was filled with wonder, joy, and quality time together. We returned home with hearts brimming with cherished memories and a renewed appreciation for the wonders of nature and the rich cultural heritage of the Florida Keys. If you’re seeking a destination that offers a perfect blend of outdoor adventure, marine exploration, and vibrant city life, Marathon Keys and Key West should be at the top of your family vacation list!