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Captain Pip's Marina & Hideaway
Ranked #2 of 16 Marathon B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Tulsa
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Captain Pip is a rip”
Reviewed 10 January 2012

The place is named for a dog... probably a bad dog. Within five minutes of taking their center console boat out towards Sombrero Key, the canopy blew down and needed to be repaired. Fortunately, I had a Leatherman tool with me and after about half an hour was able to cobble it back together and it stayed up for the rest of the day. On returning to the marina that afternoon, I told the guy about the problem and showed him the repair job. I asked if we'd get compensation for the time we spent fixing their boat. He grumbled something, that sounded like "ok". But, when we got back home, they'd charged the full amount to the credit card. The boat rental fee was no bargain either; and their fuel charges are *very* high - expect to pay twice the going rate. We took a day cruise the following week and it was a lot more fun... and way cheaper. Well, you live and you learn.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Vandalia, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 January 2012

Just returned home from our second stay at Captain Pips. The location is great and the accomodations are super clean. The rooms could use some updating and fixing up, but still a very nice place to stay. The staff are very friendly and accomodating. We took a fishing trip with Howard and Tom. We brought in 20 snappers! Wow! Kept us in food for a few days. Tom tried his hardest to help us bring in a grouper, but I just wasn't strong enough. There was a daily visitor, a manatee, that really enjoyed the attention. Again, if you are looking for a nice getaway, Captain Pips is your place! My son really enjoyed a man who works on the grounds. He says Hi, Omar!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 8 December 2011

We love Captain Pips, Porkys Bayside and especially the owners and staff so much that we got married there! Always outstanding accommodations, great food and great service here. I wouldn't stay anywhere else!

  • Stayed November 2011
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 6 December 2011

We were just in Marathon for Thanksgiving and thanks to Captain Howard Kelley and Tom Beck (also a Captain), we were able to dine on delicious triple tail for Thanksgiving dinner. But I digress; before we caught the triple tail, we spent all day hauling in mahi! Howard wasted no time getting us to the fish and with Tom's organization and helpful direction, we four land lubbers were reeling in the catch. On our way back in, Tom and Howard spotted the triple tail and told us we couldn't pass up the opportunity to catch some- proof that these guys are serious about making sure you have a good time and they're serious about their fish.

The administrative side of the house is fabulous and professional as well-- I'd dropped our camera on the deck of the boat, so we couldn't take any pictures of our haul. Enter Ellie, who took pictures and emailed them to us right away.

If none of the reasons listed above convince you to try Captain Pip's, then consider this: after working all day, making sure a bunch of tourists from Atlanta didn't hook each other or fall over, Howard filleted every. single. fish we hauled in, bagged it and prepped it all for us to ship home. He was at it for over two hours, making conversation with my brother and father the whole time.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Holiday, Florida, United States
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Reviewed 29 November 2011

We really enjoyed our stay and look forward to coming back next year. Thanks to you and all your staff (especially Jessie and Tom) for making our stay a pleasant experience. We also all the meals at Porky's..everthing we eat was well prepared and generous portiions. Had a lots of fun at the Halloween Party. Thanks again.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Captain Pip's Marina & Hideaway
Address: 1410 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2117
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Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Marathon
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Marathon
Price range (per night): $148 - $280
Hotel Class:3 star — Captain Pip's Marina & Hideaway 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy clean, comfortable fully renovated accommodations, with a brand new waterfront pool. Choose from motel-style guest rooms, efficiencies or one- & two-bedroom apartments with either open-water or tropical garden views. When you stay with us you can receive up to 30% off your boat rental. We also rent kayaks, paddle boards & zayaks.1/2 mile from the 7 mile bridge. World-class fishing & diving are only minutes from your door in the beautiful Florida Keys. We also now have daily snorkel trips to Sombrero Reef or Pirate's Cove onboard the Spirit Power Catamaran. It's like swimming in an aquarium! ... more   less 
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