Family Day Out: Reconnect with Nature at Crane Point

With 63 acres of tropical oasis and an extensive natural trail system, Crane Point is one of Marathon’s best secrets, hidden in plain view beside the town’s shopping district. Spend the day enjoying a relaxing walk through history and nature, with plenty to keep both kids and adults entertained. Then retire to your private beach house right here at Tranquility Bay.

Green heron

Get up close to wildlife

One of Crane Point’s biggest draws is the wealth of wildlife and nature it’s home to. Here you will find the Marathon Wild Bird Center, a hospital of sorts for injured Keys birds including pelicans, egrets and cormorants. The hammock forests are a great place to bird-watch while the kids will love the lagoon, where they can meet lots of local Atlantic Ocean fish, including trigger fish, lizard fish, strawberry groupers, and squirrel fish.

Dive into adventure

Take a relaxing kayak or stand-up paddle board tour through the near-shore waters and mangroves. It’s the perfect time to gaze at the golden Florida Keys sunsets too. Feeling particularly adventurous? Try SUP yoga surrounded by Crane Point’s incredible nature – the most unique yoga experience possible.

Turquoise waters and mangrove

Soak up the view

Sink into peace and serenity with the breath-taking views found beyond the point. Savor a little solitude as you look out to Rachel Key, keeping watch for the angel fish and Florida lobster beneath the deck. The views from the Sunset Boardwalk are just as magical; observe the osprey nest and wander through the red, white and black mangroves.

Take a walk through time

Step through the handcrafted doors and be transported back in history at Crane Point Museum. Spot the 600-year-old dugout canoe, wonder over the remnants of pirate ships, and dip into ocean life with a simulated coral reef cave. Don’t forget to visit Adderley House either – a classic Bahamian-style house that’s the oldest in the Keys outside Key West.

Guests at Tranquility Bay enjoy discounted entry to Crane Point Hammock—ask us how. View our special offers or call 855-266-2703 to book your Florida Keys family adventure.

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