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Isaac Update

Many of you wrote in to let us know that we at Tranquility Bay were in your thoughts as Tropical Storm Isaac approached us here in Marathon. We appreciated all your kind words immensely and are pleased to report that our resort suffered no damage and we are back to business as usual. If you’re planning on visiting us this week/end, you can expect no delays or discomforts from the storm whatsoever.

Amidst your emails were a few frantic messages about the adopted cat family we have here on the property– where would they go in the event of a hurricane? We’re happy to comment that the livelihood of these cats is just as important to us as you, and that they were moved to a secure shelter in case of flooding.

The cats were, of course, less than pleased about this arrangement, preferring their usual sun patches over a kennel. We have since apologized profusely to them for the discomfort caused in the evacuation process. They are playing it cool, as usual.

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Forecast for Marathon

With Isaac in town, we haven’t been out on the beach lately, sticking to indoor movies and board games instead. This week’s forecast looks to be a continuation of the thundery gusts and indecisive skies we’ve been seeing these past couple of days. Expect more rain, wind and general gloominess to persist through the weekend, with intermittent watery sunshine making a possible appearance towards the end of the week. Those of you brave enough to get out on the water can expect hearty swells and winds, though the fish don’t seem to mind and have been showing up for those bold enough to try their luck at fishing. One thing’s for sure: regardless of the rain, the temperature is set to hover at a summery 90 degrees all week!

We hope you find a way to enjoy yourselves this week…keep dry, and swing by the front desk at our lovely Tranquility Bay Resort to inquire as to which rainy day activities our agents recommend.

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Weather Forecast For Tranquility Bay

 

We have to smile every time we see a forecast like this week’s …. it really doesn’t get any better than this for a week at the beach or out on the water! With temperatures between the 80′s and low 90′s and sunny skies predicted to hang around all week, we’re packing up our beach bag and heading to the pool to stake out some prime beach chairs. And the low winds and relatively low chance of rain mean it’s an extra great time to get out on the water for fishing, sailing, jet-skiing, you name it!

As always, remember that our sunny days can be extra scorching, so load up on the SPF and try to hit the beach after the hottest part of the day (between 10am and 2pm is especially sizzling, so that’s a great time to hit the shade of the Tiki Bar for an ice cold drink and some tasty bites.)

If there’s any special trip you’d like to plan, be it a fishing charter or a sunset sail, stop by the front desk here at Tranquility Bay and speak to one of our superstar agents. They’ll be happy to help you and your family find the perfect way to celebrate such a fabulous forecast.

 

 

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Weekend Fishing Report for Marathon

Scorching hot weather this weekend means it’s a great time to get out on the water where the temperatures are cooler, and where the fishing reports are coming back full of exciting leads! Offshore Mahi-Mahi are back after disappointing numbers over the past few weeks, with Blackfin Tuna being brought in as well. For those who prefer to keep a little closer to shore, reef fishing is as great as it’s been all summer, with Mangrove, Mutton and Yellowtail Snapper being hauled up in abundance, and Black Grouper being spotted as well.

Our pick for an excellent charter boat option this week is “The Best Bet,” whose boats are located at Key Colony Beach Marina at Mile Marker 54. Reports of their recent Blue Marlin catch have us itching to head out on a day trip with those folks. To book a trip or to find out more about what’s biting you can give their Captain Jason Long a call at 305-395-1376.

As always, if you need advice on which trip suits you and your needs best, ask your friendly front desk agent at Tranquility Bay. They’ll be more than happy to point you in the right direction.

 

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TGIF

It’s Friday night in Marathon! That means that if you’re looking for something other than the usual (gorgeous)  sunset to watch this evening, there’s plenty of live musical acts to entertain you. Our picks for this evening are as follows…

The Brass Monkey: This iconic dive bar has been entertaining locals and visitors alike for decades. Tonight, you’ll be seeing a legend live when you stop in to see Freddie Bye and the Brass Monkey House Band shake things up. Bye has been playing at the Brass Monkey for over 30 years, and his special brand of rock and roll is always worth a listen.

The Hurricane: Locals have swarmed this fun-loving bar for over 50 years, and tonight The Swinging Harpoon will have you on your feet with their big southern bluesy rock. These boys can play a harmonica like they invented it. Go tonight! You won’t be sorry.

For directions or alternate suggestions on how to spend a Friday evening in Marathon, ask our super friendly front desk agents right here at Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort.

TGIF, everyone!

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Weekly Forecast

Get ready for a sweltering and sunny week! Temperatures are expected to rest near 90 degrees from today through Friday, with isolated thunderstorms hanging around this afternoon through tomorrow evening. Wednesday through Friday are looking like excellent beach days, so start staking out your favorite pool chair now!  Today’s medium strength winds should die down by the evening, with light gusts of between 5 and 10 mph expected for the rest of the week– that means this week should be perfect for getting out on the ocean. Whether it’s fishing, snorkeling, jet skiing or simply a leisurely swim, now is the time to get some salt water on your face! (Just remember to wear sunblock and drink plenty of fluids…nothing puts a damper on a vacation like heatstroke.)

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Weekend Forecast

Your weekend forecast has arrived, and in typical summer style it’s all over the place! Today’s cloudy morning may break for a bit of sun, but scattered thunderstorms are scheduled to pop up the rest of the weekend, with sunny skies in-between. Temperatures are expected to hover in the high 80′s during the day, with evenings coming down a few degrees to the low 80′s. Humidity will continue to linger in the high 65% – 70% range, with the UV index at an intense 10-11 all weekend. That means that sunburns are possible even through clouds, so remember to be safe and reapply SPF on you and your loved ones’ exposed skin! Here’s hoping the scattered thunderstorms clear up a little earlier than forecasted and we have a few perfect beach days ahead of us.

As always, enjoy your weekend here at beautiful Tranquility Bay!

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Friday Forecast

Though it’s mostly cloudy now, with temperatures that feel closer to the 90′s than the 80′s, today’s forecast looks promising. Clouds look to be moving off, and while the chance of precipitation is still hovering at about 30%, winds are looking milder than they were at the beginning of the week. Today’s looking like a great day to get out on the water, with the partial clouds offering a respite from the sun as temperatures stay sweltering. As the fishing stays top-notch, now is a great time to get out there and start throwing lines into the water. If you don’t have your gear or would like a more specialized day of fishing, ask the staff at Tranquility Bay’s front desk to recommend a charter! And don’t forget to load up on the sunscreen today– cloudy skies will still dole out a scorching sunburn if you’re not careful.

Happy Friday, everyone!

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Iguanas at Tranquility Bay

A few days ago, one of our younger guests dropped off a lovely note at the front desk here at Tranquility Bay. The note contained a list of names he felt should be given to our resident iguanas– and made the wonderfully good point that if cats have names, so should iguanas. We are delighted to share this note with you now, and are happy to assign the names to our iguana family.

Can you spot any of these iguanas on property? Take a picture and share it with us on our Facebook page! We’d love to hear from you.

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Another beautiful day at Tranquility Bay comes to an end…

Is there a more perfect way to spend a lazy evening? We submit that there is not! Winding down the day at TJ’s with an icy drink and our loved ones around us, we’re certainly thankful that such a beautiful place exists– and that we’re fortunate enough to be able to share it. Enjoy the evening!

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