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Exploring the Keys: Marathon, Florida

Midway down the Florida Keys, you will find Duck Key. A small, secluded island, Duck Key is easy to reach by car, boat, or plane.

Known for its sunrises, sunsets, and water activities, Duck Key offers great places to visit during your stay. But your visit wouldn’t be complete without visiting other nearby areas.

Islands of Marathon

The closest big key near Duck Key is Marathon. The Islands of Marathon boast some of the best boating activities anywhere, including deep-sea, reef or flats fishing, plus a local sand bar, Marathon's waterfront restaurants, jet-ski tours, kayaking, paddle-boarding, or even just cruising the turquoise waters. In Marathon, you will be able to swim with dolphins at the Dolphin Research Center, feed stingrays at Aquarium Encounters, pet sea turtles at the Turtle Hospital, or get back to nature at Crane Point Hammock and Curry Hammock State Park.

The Turtle Hospital

The Turtle Hospital is located on the grounds of the old Hidden Harbor Motel, and serves as a rehabilitation center for sea turtles of all sizes and illnesses or traumas. The old motel rooms serve as living quarters for The Turtle Hospital’s rehabilitation staff and storage. Since its opening in 1986, The Turtle Hospital also educates the public through outreach programs and local schools and conducts research relating to sea turtles. Guided educational experiences are open to the public seven days a week.

Keys Fisheries Restaurant 

If you’re looking to partake in the local food and flavor, be sure to visit Keys Fisheries Restaurant in Marathon. The freshest seafood cuisine are available for everyone to appreciate. Check out the specialties, like the Lobster Reuben, Stone Crab Chowder, and the freshest local fish served in unique ways. Enjoy a cocktail as the sun sets over the Florida Bay. It’s easy to see why Keys Fisheries is a favorite to both visitors and locals alike. Keys Fisheries also offers a full-service bar.

Upcoming CME Conferences & Online Learning

Want to attend a live CME conference in a beautiful locale or complete an online course from the comforts of home?

At Continuing Education Company, we provide you with options to make your medical continuing education fun, engaging, and relevant. Check out our conference calendar to view the dates and locations of upcoming conferences as well as the online learning courses and live streaming that are currently available. And, for a limited period of time, take advantage of our Special Offer! Attend one of our LIVE conferences in person and you will receive a FREE online 15 credit CME course from CME365™.

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