" ... what makes this site a jewel is the Cruising section. You can learn about Boot Key Harbor, local fishing, diving, the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and Cruising the Keys. . . . . A must-see for the Florida Cruiser!"   
 
- Louise Coulson,  Living Aboard Magazine, Jan/Feb 2000

This website is NOT part of the City of Marathon, but their links include:

Marathon City Marina in the Harbor
Boot Key Harbor Webcam
WELCOME to Marathon & Boot Key Harbor. Gregory Absten
This website is just a personal hobby of mine since I like to boat, and is not affiliated with any company nor local governments or business's. I try to post information and links here that are helpful to visiting boaters, and it's a good place for me to keep information easily accessible to me too.
                                                                             Hope it's helpful - Gregory Absten
                                                                             CapnGreg@BootKeyHarbor.com
My Boat Library -      Boating Website Links -     Annual Christmas Boat Parade -    Marathon Sail & Power Squadron -      Marathon Yacht Club -      USCG Auxilliary Marathon
 

Quick Shortcuts to Our Keys Hot Spots:
Keys Cruising Waypoints & Anchorages
Keys Dive Sites Mooring Buoys
Boot Key Harbor satellite Overview
Boot Key Harbor Aerial Views
Boot Key Harbor Page - Harbor Boat Photos & Info
Marinas in the Keys
Boat Rentals - all of Keys
Boating Courses - Power Squadron
Great Circle Cruise - Personal log 2001
Great Lakes to Florida Keys - Personal log 2008
Anchorages, Tieups & Marinas - Personal log 1990-Present
(An interactive Google Earth Map)


Diving & Snorkeling, and Dive Shops 
Fishing & Lobsters 
Pictorial Fish Guide - Sport Fish 
Pictorial Fish Guide - Reef Life
Marine Stings & Bites
Conch Cleaning & Recipes 

CUBA Travel & Hemingway Marina
BAHAMAS - A primer

Marathon Yacht Club
Marathon Sail & Power Squadron
Boat Jokes (Power Squadron)
USCG Auxilliary - Marathon
Marathon Sailing Club
Middle Keys Marine Association

Florida Keys Keynoter Newspaper
(lots of links including a dining guide)
Keys Entertainment Calendar
Free Press Newspaper
Keys Libraries

Marathon Wild Bird Center
Marathon Chamber of Commerce (tourist info)
City of Marathon website (including City Marina)
Health Dept. Tests on Keys Beaches
Monroe County Sheriff
(FWC) Florida Wildlife Commission

National Weather Service Home
SE Marine Wx Portal
Current Marine Wx  Forecast
Sand Key Light Real Time Wx - Key West Data Buoy
Sombrero Buoy Real Time Wx - Marathon Data Buoy
Molasses Key Light Real Time Wx - Key Largo Data Buoy
Tides - Search the FL Keys
(Saltwater Tides)
Tides & Currents - Search the FL Keys
(Nautical Software)
Radar Coverage - Keys
Radar Coverage - National
Satellite
Current Winds Graphic - Natl & Regional

National Hurricane Center
Tropical Weather - Wx Underground

 

 

DO YOU HAVE ANY PHOTOS OF THE KEYS OR GRAPHICS YOU'D LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE TO THIS SITE? WE'LL CREDIT YOUR NAME WITH THE MATERIAL.
CapnGreg@BootKeyHarbor.com

Featured Marathon Business':
(Go to the Marathon Services page for more listings)

B&K Mobile Marine
Certified Marine Technicians
Brian & Kristie MacDonald
Emergency Dockside Service & Repairs
Outboards, Trailer Repairs & Maintenance
Marathon to Key West
305.731.3573

Pirates of the Marquesas'
Pirates for Hire. Any Occasion
305.289.8086

Marathon Sail & Power Squadron.  Free Boating Classes.
Member US Power Squadrons.

STINGER FISHING CHARTERS
Best Tarpon and near-shore fishing around
Call Captain Sam Nelson at 305-743-4011
email:
stingersam@gmail.com


Boot Key Harbor looking Eastward
2000 G.T. Absten

Marathon Services & Business-
 (Restaurants, bars, repairs, supplies, other marinas, etc.)
Marathon Restaurants / Bars
Restaurants along the Keys 

 

 

 

2013 CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE SAT DEC 14th !  CLICK FOR INFO 

Boot Key Harbor (BKH)
Heart of the Florida Keys

PHOTOS of boats, the harbor
(Click for local photos)

 


Courtesy Jennifer Brower


Taken from the masthead of Bird on a Wire by Cathy McRitchie: Boat Carpe Diem, Chris & Penny Goodfellow, moored on ball E10
 


BKH Full Moon Sunset
Courtesy of Waddy Thompson


This WebSite was Created and is Maintained by Capt. Gregory Absten, Marathon, FL.          E-mail: CapnGreg@BootKeyHarbor.com  
2000 - 2013  G.T. Absten. All rights reserved.