April Showers Bring...Double Ducks? April 10, 2013
Take advantage of Double Duck Days from April 15 to May 23, 2013. Bring in your repeat guest VIB (Very Important Boater) card or pick up your new card during check in, and get 2 Ducks punched for each night you stay with us on the Daily or Weekly rate between April 15 and May 23, 2013. Remember, your 10th Duck gets you a night in the Main Marina at 50% off the Daily rate!
Pelican Isle Yacht Club Stops Over at Hawks Cay April 10, 2013
We were delighted to host our friends from Pelican Isle Yacht Club for a one night stop over at Hawks Cay Marina the night of April 9. The group enjoyed dinner at Ocean and indulged in as much relaxation as they could fit into such a brief stay. We look forward to seeing them in the future!
Enticer's Return March 31, 2013
Classic Trumpy Enticer overnighted at Hawks Cay Marina recently, bringing a touch of elegance to our beautiful Resort Marina. This vintage yacht always delights our guests as she enters the marina and heads to her berth. We look forward to the next time Enticer graces our marina.
A Lotta Yacht March 31, 2013
Our pre-Easter week brought many repeat and new guests to Hawks Cay Marina where those onboard could enjoy all that our Destination Resort offers from the total relaxation of Calm Waters Spa to the thrill of Parasailing or Kite-boarding. Our full service Dive shop helps with all Scuba or Snuba needs, our Culinary staff offers a wide dining selection, and of course our Dockside Store has everything you need to enhance your stay, including an Emack & Bolios ice cream shop! We welcome all our boating friends from those on small cruisers to those aboard large yachts to those trailering boats in to make use of our small boat marina and double wide paved ramp.
Welcome Cape Coral Cruise Club March 22, 2013
Hawks Cay Marina welcomes Cape Coral Cruise Club for a 4 night stay. Club members are enjoying everything from charter fishing, spa treatments, or just hanging out at the pools to Chillin' and Grillin' at the marina grill area. What a great start to our Spring yacht club season!
They're Back! Quack! Get your VIB Duck Card March 7, 2013
By popular demand, Hawks Cay Marina offers a new and improved repeat guest "Duck Card" for our VIB'S. (Very Important Boaters)
Stay in our main marina and receive your very own Duck Card. Get a DUCK punched for each night you are here on a daily or weekly stay and work your way toward your 10th night at 50% off our daily rate. Watch our website for Double Duck Days when you can get 2 Ducks punched per night. The possibilities and Duck jokes are endless-do you feel like a Lucky Duck, wouldn't 50 % off be Just Ducky? It's time to get your Ducks in a Row!
Sunrise to Sunset March 5, 2013
From the start of our day until the last boat is in, we love welcoming transient and longterm boaters to Hawks Cay Marina! From the largest yachts to small vessels, from sailboats to express cruisers, boating friends are finding us to truly be the only key you will need!
Liberty Adds an Air of Class February 24, 2013
Trumpy Yacht Liberty docked at Hawks Cay Marina for three nights this past week bringing a touch of vintage elegance to our 60 acre destination resort. Marina and resort guests delighted at the chance to view the classic yacht while strolling the docks on their way to activities or to Tio's Cantina. We look forward to Liberty's next stop over at Hawks Cay.
Randall Reilly Does it Again! February 8, 2013
We were thrilled to host Randall Reilly for their 8th annual fishing adventure at Hawks Cay Marina! Beautiful weather and great sea conditions greeted some of our favorite anglers as they headed out to test their skills on the water yesterday. And today, they enjoyed the fruits of their labor with a Hook N Cook brunch. Nothing like eating the fish you caught yourself in Paradise!
We look forward to an even better event in 2014.
Sweetie Boat Special January 30, 2013
Does your boat have a sweetie? A favorite boat to share the cruising experience with? If your boat brings a Valentine Vessel to Hawks Cay Between February 10 and February 28, both boats can take 14% off of our Daily or Weekly Main Marina rate. This discount can be combined with our standard Boat/US, Marinalife or AGLCA discount. Now that’s a Sweet Valentine’s Deal!
Miami Boat Show Special January 29, 2013
ooking for the perfect place to pull in while cruising to or from the Miami Boat Show? Whether you are moving a boat for sale or looking for the best place to try out your cruising lifestyle in a newly purchased vessel, ask for our Boat Show Special and receive 15% off of a Main Marina Stay of 2 or more nights. This offer is applicable to Daily or Weekly Rate throughout the month of February 2013.
DON'T FORGET TO TAKE 13-BOOK BY JANUARY 31 January 23, 2013
Take advantage of one of the best specials ever at Hawks Cay Marina. You must confirm by January 31 to get this great rate for dates through December 23, 2013.
Make plans to cruise into Paradise at the best Resort Marina in the Middle Florida Keys between now and December 23, 2013 and receive a 13% discount off published Daily or Weekly Dockage rates in our Main Marina. To qualify, you must confirm your reservations with a deposit by January 31, 2013 and ask for the Take 13 Special. (This discount can be combined with our standard Boat/US, Marinalife, or AGLCA discounts for Daily or Weekly rates.)
A Port in any Storm-or on a Perfect Day! January 11, 2013
It's been a bit breezy this week, and boaters passing by have used that as great excuse to duck in to Hawks Cay Marina. What could be better when you’re beating your way through the chop than stopping for some rejuvenation at our beautiful Resort Marina? You can head to Calm Waters Spa to indulge in a post-cruising massage, you can loll by our many pools, one of which caters to adults in a quite zone (aahh! perfection in a peaceful setting!) You can enjoy a wide variety of dining options from Tio's Cantina dockside to our Latin Cuisine Restaurant Alma. Or try the newest addition to our culinary family, Ocean, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. And by the time you have relaxed for a day or two, you’ll want to stay longer to partake in our many Water Sports or our Dolphin or Tennis programs. So give yourself a treat and cruise into the best port in choppy waves or smooth seas! Visit us at Hawks Cay Marina.
JANUARY FISHING REPORT BY MANAGING DIRECTOR, SHELDON SUGA January 2, 2013
Happy New Year, anglers! There’s no better way to kick off 2013 than to spend a day fishing in the Florida Keys.
Inshore, January is a great month to fish the waters of Florida Bay and the
Florida Keys backcountry. Both areas offer plenty of action and can provide comfortable fishing conditions if the brisk winds of January blow through the islands. In the Bay, it’s a great time to target snapper, cobia, grouper, kingfish, and Spanish mackerel. There’s always something biting, and you shouldn’t have to wait long for your rod to bend.
Further out, in the protected waters of the Everglades backcountry, you can find a variety of species hungry for a bait or fly. Sea trout, redfish, snook, jack crevalles, sharks, and even smaller tarpon can be caught in good numbers all January. Stop down at the dock and let one of Hawks Cay’s world-class inshore guides introduce you to the amazing fishery and scenery of Everglades National Park.
On the Atlantic side, January is a prime month for sailfishing! As temperatures cool more and more, sailfish will push into the Middle Keys, giving you a shot at catching one of these hard-fighting and truly incredible billfish. Best of all, sailfish can be caught just a few miles from the Hawks Cay docks. You’ll have time to try and hook a sail, and then spend a couple of hours on the reef catching delicious snapper for dinner. Stop by the Dock Office inside the Dockside Store or call ext. 1921 to book your fishing adventure.
Tight lines, and great fishing in 2013!
TAKE 13-Your Key to 2013 Dockage Savings! December 31, 2012
If your New Years Resolutions include having more fun and treating yourself special, we have a deal for you. Make plans to cruise into Paradise at the best Resort Marina in the Middle Florida Keys between January 1 and December 23, 2013 and receive a **13% discount off published Daily or Weekly Dockage rates in our Main Marina. To qualify, you must confirm your reservations with a deposit by January 31, 2013 and ask for the Take 13 Special. (**This discount can be combined with our standard Boat/US, Marinalife, or AGLCA discounts for Daily or Weekly rates.)
Cruise in for New Years with a Blast! December 27, 2012
Looking for the best place to Welcome the New Year? Cruise into the Hawks Cay Resort and Marina where Fireworks, Live Music, and Great Food ring in 2013. Spend your stay relaxing by the Pools or luxuriating in Calm Waters Spa, or partaking in everything from Jet Lev, Kiteboarding, Scuba, Snuba, and Snorkeling to Offshore and Backcountry Fishing. Recover from your New Years Eve festivities by extending your stay into January and taking advantage of our TAKE 13 dockage special with a 13% discount on main marina rates beginning January 1, 2013.
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas December 21, 2012
Hawks Cay Marina Welcomes transient and longterm boaters already arriving to spend the Holidays with us! If you forgot to ask Santa for a slip at Hawks Cay for the Holidays, give us a call. The Elves saved a few slips for last minute reservations at the Best Resort Marina in the Middle Florida Keys-the one where you can do it all or nothing at all! Enjoy 5 pools including our Tranquility Adult Pool and our Pirate Ship Kids pool. Try Tio's Cantina or our newest culinary addition Oceans in addition to Alma, the Beach Grill, Tiki Bar and Indies Grill. Thrill to the Jet Lev Experience, try Snuba, Scuba, Snorkeling, Parasailing or Kiteboarding. Recover from the excitement at Calm Waters Spa or simply dream away the hours poolside. Hawks Cay Resort and Marina is truly the only Key you need.
Ask Santa To Send You To Hawks Cay Marina December 15, 2012
The Elves have arranged to keep a few choice slips available so Santa can grant some last minute wishes to deserving boaters, so if you’ve been very good this year, ask Santa for the best gift of all-the Holiday at Hawks Cay Marina! Escape the cold and cruise in to Paradise where you can thrill to anything from Jetlev to Snorkeling, Scuba or Snuba to Kiteboarding, Fishing for dinner (try having your catch cooked at our restaurants!) or Angling to release that Trophy Sailfish or Permit you’ve always dreamed of. Or you can indulge in recovery from pre-Holiday stress with a day at Calm Water Spa or simply lounging poolside. (If you’ve been very bad, Santa says you can substitute a block of Chum for the traditional lump of coal and start your recovery so that 2013 finds you on the good boaters list!)
DECEMBER FISHING REPORT BY MANAGING DIRECTOR, SHELDON SUGA December 5, 2012
For you anglers, December marks the beginning of our wintertime fishing season. This is an excellent month to head offshore in search of hard-fighting pelagic fish including wahoo, sailfish, tuna, and one of my favorite species to catch, sailfish! Just hook up with one of our professional captains down at Hawks Cay Marina, and they’ll help you hook into a fish of a lifetime!
Inshore, December still offers a chance at bonefish and permit on the flats (weather permitting), as well as exciting fly and light tackle action for big barracudas. In the backcountry, expect a good bite of snook, speckled trout, and redfish, with a shot at tarpon as well. Don’t forget that December is also the last month to keep grouper until the spring! Ask you captain about fishing the reef for delicious grouper and snapper.
For you thrill seekers, December can be windy at times, making it an ideal month for kiteboarding. Hook up with oTHErside board sports and they’ll get you set up with all of the instructions and gear you’ll need. Also be sure to check out oTHErside’s Cable Park on Grassy Key, where overhead towing devices pull you across the calm and protected waters. Wakeboard, waterski, or kneeboard!
Tight lines and good fishing… Sheldon
Cruisin’ Critters Lead Their Owners to Festive Winnings December 2, 2012
The Winners of the Décor Contest in our 1st Annual Christmas in the Keys Boat Parade proved that Dogs are not only man’s best friend, but perhaps the way to judge’s hearts too. Chowda Rust and his human buddies on Saltwater Experience and Lulu Malone with Conner and the rest of the family on Tarpon Time were co-winners, with each boat receiving a gift certificate to Tio’s Cantina. A HUGE THANK goes out to all who participated, includiing Coast Guard Marathon, in this festive event setting the bar for many years of on-the-water holiday revelry to come. See you in 2013!