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What a smile…

One of our employees here at Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort wanted to share this photo of a toothy barracuda that he caught (and released!) recently.

We spoke to you yesterday about what a fun fight these guys put up in the water, but we also love staring into their terrifying mouths after we’ve reeled them in — look at those teeth!

We hope you get to take advantage of the beautiful warm weather on this weekend’s forecast. Whether you’re out battling your own barracuda, helping your kids build a sandcastle down by the ocean or simply lazing by the pools here at Tranquility Bay, we wish you a relaxing, happy weekend!

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Fishing Update from Marathon

We want to urge all our guests to get out on the water NOW while the fishing is truly excellent. Calm seas, warm temperatures and exciting hauls make this the perfect time to get your lines in the water and bring back something exciting for our chefs at the Butterfly Cafe to cook up for you and your family.

All our charter friends have been busy ferrying their customers in and out with some of the nicest yellowtail, kingfish and mackerel that have been seen all season. There are plenty of local companies to choose from when picking a charter, with a variety of price points to fit whatever your needs.

Fishermen who are thus far inexperienced with catching barracuda should be extra sure to get out onto the flats and fish for these beautiful creatures, who put up a truly wonderful fight and are being seen in huge numbers right now. Nothing compares to the first time you come face to face with one of these toothy beauties!

Great bite being given by mahi-mahi, wahoo, tuna and mangrove snapper means that you’re almost guaranteed an exciting day (and a full cooler)…so what are you waiting for? Get out there!

Ask our front desk agents here at Tranquility Bay Resort to set you up with everything you need– from charter bookings to bait shops, they’ve got you covered.

 

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The Big Pool…

…is back in business!

We recently drained our largest pool to do some routine maintenance. Check out how great it looks now!

The water is clean, cool and refreshing– grab a lounge chair and hop on in! It’s the perfect way to spend the morning at Tranquility Bay.

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TGIF!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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Weekend Forecast for Marathon

We’re looking at a hot weekend ahead of us here at Tranquility Bay Hotel & Resort, with temperatures in the low 80′s from tomorrow through Sunday. The partial clouds that have been hanging around are forecasted to continue their loitering, which means it’s a great time to get out on the water without the threat of blazing overhead sun (and those subsequent blazing sunburns!)

Rain is forecasted at a low 30% which means partial, intermittent showers might show up between today and Saturday, while Sunday looks to be mostly clear.

As always, please remember to coat yourselves and your loved ones with a high SPF, drink plenty of water and spend your nights at the tiki bar (that last one isn’t as much a recommendation as how we plan on spending our weekend.)

 

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Mark your calendars: the Lighted Boat Parade is coming!

For more than fifteen years Middle Keys visitors and residents have enjoyed a holiday tradition that is truly magical: we’re talking, of course, about the Lighted Boat Parade at Boot Key Harbor! In just three days– mark your calendars, this  Saturday you won’t want to miss the parade!– boats of all sizes and shapes will don their finest lighted finery and parade through the harbor in a festival of twinkling merriment. (Great viewing points include Lazy Days South, the Marathon Marina, Sombrero Dockside Lounge and Burdine’s Waterfront…all just short car rides away from our own Marathon hotel.)
This event starts at dusk, near 5 p.m, and is fun for the whole family. So grab the kids this Saturday and head on over to watch the boats go by! You’ll be glad you did.
For more information, email CapnGreg@BootKeyHarbor.com
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Holidays in the Keys

We know that some people come to Tranquility Bay to get away from all the hustle and bustle that the holidays usually bring. Others love the idea of exchanging gifts under a blazing sunset instead of a tinsel-covered tree, or lighting their menorah on the beach instead of in their living room back home. Whatever your reason, we’re always excited when families choose to spend their holidays with us.

With our competitive Marathon hotel prices (and our competitively beautiful beach) we offer a welcome respite from the craziness back home– whether it’s avoiding a snowstorm or your nosey in-laws that’s got you thinking about joining us this holiday season, we’ve got you covered.

Call our reservations department today and find out how easy it is to get away this holiday season. We’ll guarantee you a peaceful, happy holiday filled with great food, drinks and the white sand beach you’ve been dreaming of. We’ll even throw in a couple heart-stopping sunsets (tinsel not included.)

Call (855) 606-4502 and speak to one of our agents today.

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Fishing Report for Marathon

The water might be getting colder here in Marathon but the fishing is heating up by the day!

We’re loving the high numbers of sailfish being pulled in by offshore charters recently…those mighty fish really do pack an incredible fight. Equally impressive are the large kingfish being hooked, as well as some big sharks (always a terrifying battle!) and even the occasional blackfin tuna, that elusive prize. While the recent high winds have made it tricky to find a perfect day to get out on the water, we’re hopeful that this week will be calmer than last.

Reef & flats fishing is, as always, excellent in November– you’d be hard pressed to find an area without an abundance of snapper species ready to bite.

Our front desk agents here at Tranquility Bay are always happy to help you select the fishing charter that best fits your needs. Whether it’s a full day out on the water with your family or a last minute shared seat on someone else’s boat, let our Marathon hotel employees lend their expertise. We’re sure you won’t be disappointed.

 

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Marathon Community Theater presents: Nana’s Naughty Knickers

There’s  big event coming this week and we know you can’t wait to attend.

No, not that big event.

We’re talking about one with a little less turkey and more… naughty grandmothers.

Specifically: The Marathon Community Theatre’s imminent show, Nana’s Naughty Knickers, opening the 23rd of November.

Bring the family to this hilarious play which follows one wide-eyed granddaughter and her lingerie selling, laughter inducing grandmother– who just happens to be running an illegal lingerie business out of her apartment. Root for Nana as she avoids eviction (and arrest!) and fall in love right alongside her granddaughter, Bridget, whose police officer love interest threatens to undo the whole operation!

This hysterical romp is limited to just a few performances, so get your tickets now before they’re all sold out. For more information, visit http://www.marathontheater.org/ or call the box office at 305-743-0994. Remember: our front desk agents here at Tranquility Bay are always happy to assist you in booking any activities around Marathon that you or your family might want to attend. Just swing by the front desk and let us know!

 

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Weekend Forecast for Marathon

Another day in paradise.

If it wasn’t so beautiful, it might get a little boring. All those perfectly warm, sunny days…. the endless crystalline waters…the vibrant sunsets that bathe our beach in pinks and reds… really, how much constant perfection can you take?

We know the answer: a lot.

This weekend we’re looking forward to more of the same: temperatures in the high 70′s to low 80′s, low winds out on the water and a brief chance of cooling rain sometime tomorrow. A great weekend to spend by the pool, out on the beach or zipping through the ocean on one of our JetSkis.

It’s a rough life, but someone has to do it. (Luckily this weekend that someone is you.)

Swing by the front desk here at Tranquility Bay if you need anything– we’re always happy to help.

Enjoy the weekend!

 

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