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"MM 1194.1 Marathon Cay Club" Top 5 Page for this destination Boating and Marinas Tip by grandmaR

Boating and Marinas, Marathon: 9 reviews and 13 photos

  Outside dock
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  • Outside dock - Marathon
      Outside dock
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  • The docks at sunrise - Marathon
      The docks at sunrise
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  • Approaching our slip - Marathon
      Approaching our slip
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  • A power boat trying to dock - Marathon
      A power boat trying to dock
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  • Our boat at the dock with the dinghy assembled - Marathon
      Our boat at the dock with the dinghy assembled
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Marathon Cay Club (formerly Marina and Boatyard) has a gas dock (the first one on the left as you go in Boot Key channel). Be aware that the price on the sign does NOT include the 7.5% Florida tax.

In 2001, Marathon Marina (not Marathon Municipal Marina) charged $2.32/day for 30 amp, and the same for water. Cable was $3.00/day. Go figure.

They are quite *** about including the bow sprit and dinghy davits in the length you pay for, even though it makes no difference -it is the same length slip in any case.

Dockage Rates in 2006: $2.50/ft, including utilities
Hours: 8am-6pm, fuel dock until 7pm
Internet: Wireless & high speed

The daily rate in was $1.60/ft in 2002 and the weekly rate was $1.30/ft in 2002 . That's why we decided to stay for a week. They forbid the use of fenders on the wooden finger piers (on the pilings is OK).

The monthly rate in 2003 is $18 plus/ft (when you add all the taxes etc to the published rate of $16.50/ft. and includes 2 free pumpouts/month. Over 2 pumpouts you pay $20 per pumpout (v.s. $5.00 from the pumpout boat). Pumpouts are done only on Thursday.

They require a deposit of $150 for utilities - Electric is 10 cents/kwh and water is 3 cents a gallon and there is a minimum monthly charge for both water and electric.

If you come in the middle of the month, they pro-rate on the monthly rate by the day. If you leave in the middle of the month, they prorate by the weekly rate. They insist on billing from the first to the first. So when you leave, you can't get any money back because the weekly rate for 3 weeks is more than the monthly rate.

These fiscal policies which seem designed to get the maximum amount of money for the minimum service are the reason we will not go back, even though the marina is clean and the workers are efficient and cheerful.

Their new docks have phone connections at each. There is an expensive new restaurant. There is now also a grudgingly offered internet connection in the store. The pay phones only work intermittently with PocketMail.

Equipment: Hot water for the showers on the west dock side go cold when washers are filling or toilets are flushed. The east side is separate so it's better to shower over there - all the washers are on the west side.

The washers are open 24 hours a day for anyone to use - you do not have to have a slip at the marina. The washers are $2.00 each except for the big industrial one which is $3.50. This sometimes means there are no washers available because they are being used by local townfolks because they are cheaper than the local laundramat.

They say that they will not forward mail after you leave.

There's no dinghy dock, nor does there seem to be a free dock available for people that want to eat at the restaurant.

Address: 1021 Eleventh Street Ocean
Directions: 1 Mile from ICW St. Mile 1195 and the Seven Mile Bridge oceanside
Phone: 305-743-6575
Theme: Boating/Sailing

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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