Experience Sundance Watersports
Boat Rentals, Segway & Kayak Tours, Jet Ski, Parasail
Sundance Watersports at Hawks Cay Resort offers on-the-water excitement for thrill seekers of all ages! Snorkel with vibrant sea creatures at the bright coral reefs. Kayak to remote islands. Rent a fishing boat and pursue trophy tarpon at the bridges. Parasail high above the ocean for a bird’s eye view of spotted eagle rays and nurse sharks. Hang on for an adrenaline-filled Jet Ski tour. Or, unwind with a leisurely sunset cruise and toast champagne as the magical Florida Keys sun dips below the Atlantic.
Programs and Pricing
Availability:9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily
Rates: Singles: $79; Tandems: $139; Riders: $40
Requirements & Restrictions:Maximum weight 450 pounds. Minimum age of 4 years old
Jet Ski Adventures
Availability:9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily
Rates: $149 per watercraft
Requirements & Restrictions:In order to operate a PWC you must be born on or after January 1, 1988 with a SAFE BOATER CARD. You may operate without a safe boater card if you were born on or prior to December 31, 1987. Safe boater cards are attainable at www.boatus.org/onlinecourse/Florida.asp
Snorkel the Reef
Availability:9 a.m. - noon; 1 - 4 p.m. daily
Rates: With rental gear $45; With your own gear $39; Ride along $34
Requirements & Restrictions:Please call 305-743-0145 for availability. Complimentary water is provided. Coolers with food and drinks are welcome.
Availability:Departs approximately an hour and a half before sunset.
Rates: $49 adults; $32 under the age of 21; children under 6 go free!
Requirements & Restrictions:Complimentary beer, wine, soft drinks and water served with a champagne toast at sunset.
Availability:One and a half hour guided tour of Duck Key.
Requirements & Restrictions:Riders must be 12 years of age and at least 85lbs.
Availability:8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. full day; 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 1 - 5 p.m. half day
Rates: $239-$299 (half day), $329-$399 (full day)
Requirements & Restrictions:All rentals equipped with rod holders, Bimini or T-top and more.
Availability:One hour, half day, full day - first come, first serve
Rates: Single: $20 one hour, $65 half day, $85 full day; Double: $25 one hour, $69 half day, $89 full day
Requirements & Restrictions:Call for more information. Reservations required for tour.
Availability:First come, first serve. One hour, half day, full day.
Rates: Rentals: $35 an hour; $79 half day; $99 full day; $349 week; Fishing package available for an additional $25 per paddleboard.
Requirements & Restrictions:Reservations required for tour.
Rod & Reel Rentals
Availability:Full day, overnight
Rates: $14 full day; $20 overnight
Requirements & Restrictions:Over 16 years of age and must have a Florida State Fishing license.
What Sets Sundance Watersports Apart?
Owned by George and Cindy Shattuck, Sundance Watersports has been a staple at Hawks Cay Resort since 1995. Over the years we’ve expanded our operation as the resort has grown, adding a number of boats to our fleet and a diverse collection of exciting new experiences for Hawks Cay guests to enjoy.
Our newest addition, Blue, is a large party catamaran that is the ideal Florida Keys vessel for snorkel trips, private parties, corporate retreats and more.
In addition, we now offer Segway tours for those looking for a unique way to explore Duck Key and admire the beautiful homes, tropical foliage, and waterfront views. Segway tours are ideal for families looking to enjoy the beautiful warm weather while sharing a few laughs in the process.
Calm seas = lovely conditions May 13, 2013
What I love about the weather in the keys is one day its really breezy, the next day its flat calm and like a lake out there PLUS perfect visibility. Like today on our snorkle trip!
Local mangroves April 30, 2013
There are thousands of species of Flora and Fauna that are found in the keys. One of our favorites are the mangroves. Here are a couple fun facts that will help you differentiate between the three different types.
Red mangroves- found closest to the water, has arching prop roots that make it look as though the tree is walking across the surface of the water.
Black mangroves- found farther inland, is surrounds by many finger-like roots. Their leaves excrete excess salts through special glands.
White mangroves- found farthest inland, has thick, light green leaves, the same color on both sides.
Adventuring April 24, 2013
Well now that the April showers have passed we are enjoying the beautiful sunny days of summer. Today we went jetsking with a family from Conneticut. We are also training a new associate to be an exceptional jet ski guide, as you can see he already loves his job! Welcome Elio!
Spring Break 2013 March 11, 2013
Spring Break is one of our favorite times of year in the keys. Wonderful weather and great events - Its usually kicked off by the local Seafood Festival in Marathon and lasts about a month and a half. That month and a half is filled with happy guests, so excited to be away from school and families looking to keep the kids busy. Luckily for them we have plenty of activities to keep even the most restless child (or adult) busy. If your joining us later in the month we will also be having our famous Moonlight and Margarita cruise on March 27th! Details to follow...
Are you ready for Moonlight and Margaritas March 11, 2013
We are excited to announce our famous Moonlight and Margarita cruise will be taking place this month on Wednesday March 27th. On board we will have beer, wine, bottled water, soda and of course MARGARITAS! Reservations are booking up fast! Give us a call to reserve 305.743.0145
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Frequently Asked Questions
Joseph asked: Cost of Snorkeling Trip for 4 from Hawks Cay Q: Cost of Snorkeling Trip for 4 from Hawks Cay
Our snorkel trips are $44 including gear and $39 if you bring your own.
Cheryl asked: catamaran snorkle excursions for four Q: Hi! We will be guests at Hawks Cay from 3/31/11-4/04/11. How much is the snorkling excursion and what does it include? Thank you!
Our snorkel excursions depart daily and include bottled water on the boat, instruction, and, of course, we have snorkel gear and wetsuits available. The trips are $44 with our gear or $39 if you are bringing your own.
Jon asked: teenage boys/jet skiing Q: Are there any other age restrictions for any watersports you offer? I'll have two 16 y/o boys with me. Any suggestions on what might appeal to them? Both are very fit and athletic. Thanks in advance. Jon
Other than the jetskiing limitations mandated by Florida law our only other manditory age requirement are with the Segways. Minimum age for the Segway is 12 years old.
Jon asked: teenage boys/jet skiing Q: If I am reading your info correctly, the two 16 y/o boys I'll be with cannot participate on your jet ski programs, correct? Thanks for the reply. Also, avg water temp in mid April? Jon
Florida law states that the minumum age to rent a Jetski is 22 or 18 with a boaters license. Younger kids can still ride with an adult.
Jennifer Greene asked: snorkeling Q: What do you offer in snorkeling besides the per night package. Do you offer a 2 to hour excursion?
Our snorkel trips depart daily and are three hours long. You can book those directly by calling 305.743.0145.