The Palm Villa Florida Keys house rental dock gives your boat access in just a few minutes to both the Gulf of Mexico “via Vaca Cut and Florida Bay” or directly to the Atlantic Ocean.  Just a short walk to the sunny sand beach at Sun Set Park. Minutes from a  Nine Hole Executive Golf Course, Tennis Courts and Wonderful Country Club Dining. Boat Landing, Marina, Fishing and Diving Charters as well as great water front dining, all within walking/Biking distance. Check out some of our friends below that offer fun things to do in the area.

Main Attraction Fishing Charters

Palm Villa is located just a couple minutes drive from one of the best fishing charters in the Florida Keys. Main Attraction has a large fleet of vessels and a long history of catching fish and winning tournaments. They specialize in light tackle live bait fishing. With 5 boats to choose from, they can meet your individual needs whether you are fishing by yourself, as a couple or in a large group.

Mutton Snapper

Marathon Mermaid Tours

Explore the Keys aboard the brand new Marathon Mermaid. Take a snorkel trip to the reef, hang out on a sandbar, or take a sunset cruise for a beautiful sight and photo opportunity.  Your next adventure is waiting for you!

Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters

Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters is the result of over 30 years of passionate work with a multitude of fish species local to the Florida Keys and Caribbean Sea. They established conservation center in Marathon, the heart of the Florida Keys. You can visit the aquarium and do many fun things including swimming with fish and feeding sharks and tarpon by hand!

Dolphin Research Center

To reach as many people as possible, the Center provides a variety of educational programs that allow the public a chance to learn firsthand about the world of the dolphin. Visit the dolphin research center and adopt a dolphin or sea lion to help in conservation. You can even swim with the Dolphins!

The Turtle Hospital

The Turtle Hospital (Hidden Harbor Marine Environmental Project, Inc.) is a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation. They are a fully functioning veterinary hospital for sick and injured sea turtles. They rescue, rehab, and release sea turtles in the Florida Keys. You can visit and feed the turtles and are invited to take a guided educational tour of the hospital facilities and the sea turtle rehabilitation area. This educational experience lasts approximately 90 minutes and provides a presentation on sea turtles as well as a behind the scenes look at the hospital facilities and rehabilitation area.

Brutus Seafood

Brutus Restaurant & Seafood Market also offers fresh, in-season seafood and prepared homemade seafood salads. They are a family-operated business that has been in the seafood industry for over 30 years. Stop in for lunch or dinner and be welcomed by their friendly staff!

FL Keys Steak and Lobster

Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner, Florida Steak & Lobster offers a wide variety of delicious dishes to choose from. In addition to delicious plates of steak and lobster for dinner they also offer hand rolled specialty sushi.


The Castaway was originally built in 1951 and known for many years as a place to get beer and shrimp steamed in beer.  They have great food and can also cook your catch for you. As one of the most popular bars and restaurants on Marathon we encourage you to book your reservation and experience piece of mind when you arrive. This way we can have your table prepared and ready to go!

Island Fish Company

The Island Fish Co. invites you to sit back and relax while enjoying locally inspired dishes, fresh seafood and cool tiki favorites that will quench your thirst. Our spectacular sunset views and tropical waters will make your breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks and desserts that much more pleasurable. After eating, mosey through our gift shop where you will find Island apparel with original artwork and our exclusive logo on quality tank tops, t-shirts and sweaters.