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Captain Hook's Marina & Dive Center

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11833 Overseas Hwy, Mile Marker 53, Marathon, FL 33050-3040
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Favorite Tackle & Bait Store in Marathon

I fish in Marathon as much as I can and Capt. Hooks staff are always friendly and willing to give... read more

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A TripAdvisor Member
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Great snorkeling trip

Had a great time! We visited 2 spots to snorkel. The crew was knowledgeable and helpful. Would go... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kellie F
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Captain Hook’s Marina and Dive Center has been the place to get everything you need for a day on the ocean. We have achieved the TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence three years in a row now. Our services include diving & snorkeling trips, Thunderbolt wreck and night dives, spearfishing & lobstering, dive instruction & certification, fishing charters, kayak & paddleboard tours, even SUP Yoga. Our store compliments and full supports those services with a full-service bait & tackle shop and a full-service dive shop. We have extended our business with the addition of Strike Zone Charters in Big Pine Key, now called Capt. Hook's Looe Key Reef Adventures & Strike Zone Charters. This has added multiple dive sites, another wreck called the Adolphus Busch Sr., and another beautiful sanctuary and premier dive and snorkel site...Looe Key Reef.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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11833 Overseas Hwy, Mile Marker 53, Marathon, FL 33050-3040
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Reviewed today via mobile

I fish in Marathon as much as I can and Capt. Hooks staff are always friendly and willing to give some local knowledge and tips on the current bite. Prices on bait are not terrible and live baits are usually pretty healthy.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a great time! We visited 2 spots to snorkel. The crew was knowledgeable and helpful. Would go with them again.More

Thank Kellie F
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CaptHookOwner, Owner at Captain Hook's Marina & Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded today

Kellie, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. The Keys aren't always the easiest place to get to but as you now know, it is great fun. We measure ourselves by the number of people that come back to visit us. We...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Went scuba diving four times in two days, while brother was being certified right there and had a blast every time. Our dive masters, Lee and Skeeter were awesome guys and we had a ton of fun on the boat and in the water. They...More

Thank Eric F
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CaptHookOwner, Owner at Captain Hook's Marina & Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded today

Eric, Thanks so much for the great review for diving with us, and for using Captain Hook's for your brother's certification. Glad you had a blast and everything worked out. It is not everyday, you get a divemaster like Skeeter or Lee. I also assume...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have visited Captain Hooks multiple times when we come down to Marathon Key. These guys are a great group of individuals and very welcoming! The Scuba instructors (specifally Lee, Skeeter, and Eric) took us out to the reef and are a spectacular group of...More

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CaptHookOwner, Owner at Captain Hook's Marina & Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review and a 5-dot review too. This dive team is mentioned a lot in our reviews and each time they are mentioned it is wonderful. They have a tendency to track TripAdvisor because they care....More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We truly enjoyed our snorkel trip with Captain Hooks. The boat was comfortable and not overcrowded like other vendors. Coffins patch was beautiful. The crew were awesome. Lucas was great with my 10 year old son and when I experienced a bit of seasickness for...More

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CaptHookOwner, Owner at Captain Hook's Marina & Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on our Capt. Hook's. Sorry, to hear you were feeling a little sick but it is great you were able to overcome that. If you can take a medication like product, we often recommend Bonine...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our Marine Science Class (16 students & 5 adults ) used the Marathon shop for Sombrero Reef trip and the Big Pine Shop ( formerly Strike Zone) for a trip out to Looe Key. We found the people at both locations to be highly professional...More

Thank Linda D
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CaptHookOwner, Owner at Captain Hook's Marina & Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Linda...thank you. We appreciate the business and the kind words. In talking to the dive crew and the family, it sounds like they had a great time with your group as well. That's what makes our job so fun and we are glad they enjoyed...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This morning was a great day on the water with Captain Hook’s! While the dive boat had both snorkelers and divers on it, our dive master Lee quickly picked up on the fact that my boyfriend and I (both Advanced Open Water) just wanted to...More

1  Thank Kate W
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CaptHookOwner, Owner at Captain Hook's Marina & Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks, Kate for taking the time to write a review...we really appreciate it. And thank you for the kind words. I know Lee has already taken a look at this review..he stays up on them and enjoys seeing his name mentioned. To Lee's credit, he...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rented a 23’ Deck Boat from Captain Hooks and everything was spot on. The boat was ready for me when I got there, gave me info about the area and some key spots to try. I got myself hung up on a sandbar and destroyed...More

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CaptHookOwner, Owner at Captain Hook's Marina & Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Understanding and reading the water is the best way to avoid the shallows but it is not always easy especially in the changing light of day. Glad Jimmy could be of assistance and get you...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rented a boat (26’ Sea Cat) for a day and not a great experience. If had it scheduled for more than one day, would of turned back in after first day. Boat leaked steering hydraulic oil all day, gps worked but transducer did not, no...More

1  Thank kenlambright
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CaptHookOwner, Owner at Captain Hook's Marina & Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We appreciate you taking the time to write a review and we are sorry for your bad experience with your boat rental. We work with Quality Boat Rentals as a partner to provide our customers with boats. We, ourselves, stepped away from that business because...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do yourself a favor and choose Captain Hook's for any water activity you need. Jimmy, Lee, Chad, and the rest of the crew I encountered seemed to operate with the understanding that there are many places in the Keys that offer watersports services so it...More

1  Thank UWDad
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CaptHookOwner, Owner at Captain Hook's Marina & Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I can't tell you how great it is to receive reviews like this. We thank you and are glad you had a great time with our crew. They are super people and fun too, but as important, they know their trade and they respect and...More

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bjr9797
19 March 2017|
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Response from CaptHookOwner | Property representative |
Our boat rental company rents boats by the day and multiple days (A day equals 8 hours: 8am to 4pm). If a boat has not been rented then on the day you would like to rent the boat, you can rent the boat for a half day rate... More
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Poten5
29 December 2015|
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Response from Denise V |
Our kayaks and paddle boards are located at 3 separate locations for your convenience.. Unfortunately, we do not deliver kayaks or boards.
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Crissy B
7 March 2015|
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Response from Ben D |
Holiday Inn Express is walking distance to Captain Hooks. The Holiday Inn has a restaurant attached to the hotel and there are several restaurants in the area. Nearest grocery store is 4.5 miles from Holiday Inn. Use... More
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