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Rainy Days in the Florida Keys: Making Waves When the Sun Takes a Break

The Florida Keys offer endless opportunities for outdoor adventures and soaking up the sun, but happens when the weather doesn’t cooperate? As hurricane season rolls around, sudden rain showers are not uncommon, so it's always good to have a backup plan in mind. Here are some ideas to turn those rainy days into unforgettable experiences.



The Rhum Runner aqua park at The Lagoon on Grassy Key, Florida Keys.

The Lagoon on Grassy Key: Boat charter canceled but still craving some time in the water? The Lagoon has watersports action for the whole family! Try wakeboarding at Keys Cable Park, or conquer the floating obstacle course, The Rhum Runner. An overcast day is the perfect opportunity to adventure without worrying about a sunburn! 

Grab a bite, a beer, or a bucket of mimosas at Bongo’s Botanical Beer Garden, or hide from the rain inside the Lagoon Saloon Surf Shoppe and shop for tropical treasures.




Visit the Dolphin Research Center: Rain or shine, the Dolphin Research Center is a captivating place to learn about marine life and interact with dolphins. Take a guided tour to gain insights into their behaviors and conservation efforts. It's an educational and heartwarming experience for all ages.



Explore the Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters: Dive into the vibrant underwater world of the Florida Keys at the Aquarium Encounters. Encounter marine creatures up close in their interactive exhibits, including touch tanks where you can feel the unique textures of various sea life. It's both entertaining and educational, perfect for families and curious minds.



Tour the Turtle Hospital: Discover the inspiring work done at the Turtle Hospital, a facility dedicated to rehabilitating injured sea turtles. Take a guided tour to learn about their rehabilitation process, hear success stories, and see these incredible creatures up close. It's a meaningful experience supporting marine conservation efforts.



Catch a Movie or Live Performance: Check out the Marathon Community Cinema for a movie or the Theater for a live performance. It's a great way to enjoy indoor entertainment and support the local arts scene while staying dry.



A game of chess and a cocktail under the tiki bar at Grassy Flats in Marathon, Florida Keys.

Relax Under the Tiki: If you're staying at Grassy Flats, Bales Away is the perfect spot to watch the rain. With a drink in hand (we recommend a Dark and Stormy) you can listen to the soothing sound of raindrops while playing a game of dominoes or chess.



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