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maryjo asked: boat shuttle?
Q: hi! is there any type of boat shuttle that takes you from key west international to hawks cay resort? thanks!!
A: We are not aware of a boat shuttle from Key West to our resort, but you may find a private charter that could arrange that for you. If you were heading the other way, we could check pricing for our charter boats to run an unusual trip like this as a special charter.
Kate Anderson asked: Sailboat Rental
Q: What is the closest place to rent a sailboat?
A: Treasure Harbor Marina has bare boat and captained sail boats for live aboard charters. Many guests find a stay at hawks cay a perfect fit with a charter. You can even contact sundance watersports for a referal for hobiecats if those are more your style.
Michele Lawler asked: Pets
Q: Are pets allowed if you are living aboard at the marina? Is there a space to walk them?
The resort said it is not a pet friendly resort but I didn't know if this is marina too???
A: The marina is pet friendly. In fact, we keep doggie treats in the dock office, so have your pal knock on the window for treats! You will need to have your pet on a leash when off the boat, and we provide clean up bags for waste disposal. Check out our Cruisin Critters on the photo section of the marina website.
Ashley asked: All-Inclusive?
Q: Is the Hawks Cay an All-Inclusive resort?
A: While we do no have an all inclusive rate, both marina and resort guests pay a resort fee giving them access to a wide variety of amenities and activities. While some activities require a fee,You will pay only for the activities you wish to take part in, but be forwarned-everything you could want to do in the Florida Keys is available right here at Hawks Cay Resort and Marina!
Terri Crabb asked: basin boat storage
Q: I have 4 rooms reserved June 26-July 1. I wanted to rent a pontoon boat but your marina does not rent those. I found Pier 68 will rent a boat for two days. Can I pilot the boat to you basin and keep the boat there overnight. If so what is the fee? Really looking forward to our trip and would love to take all the kids out snorkeling,
Thanks for any advice you may have
A: Terri, we do have a limited amount of slips for non-liveaboard boats up to 32 feet LOA at a rate of $60/night plus tax during the dates you wish to be here. We also offer live-aboard slips with power hook up at a higher rate. Please contact us as soon as you commit to the rental so that we can get right to work on your slip reservations.
Paul asked: phone number
Q: what is your phone number. The 888 on your website doesn't work
A: Greetings Paul, I apologize about the phone number. If you are looking for fishing reservations please call 305-743-9000 opt 1, if you are looking for a marina slip reservation please call 305-743-9000 opt 2. Looking forward to speaking with you
Rusty Kupsaw asked: Sailing Catamaran
Q: Sailing Catamaran 47' LOA, 24' Beam, 4' Draft, 65' Mast Height. Can I get to your marina and can you accommodate me?
A: Rusty, we do have 2 slips that can accomodate your beamy cat, and we have several cats that come in on a regular basis. It is important that you try to book as soon as you have dates in mind due to limited availability. Contact us at 305-743-9000,option 2 once you decide the dates you wish to visit our beautiful resort!
Shelley Johnston asked: Small boat docking fee
Q: We haven't booked a room yet, but would like to know if you have any small boat (22 foot) slips available from July 23 to July 30, and what the daily fee is?
A: Hello Shelley! We do have slips available in our basin for Mini-lobster season! The rate would be $75 a night and includes unlimited use of the ramp. Those slips are reserved for Hawks Cay guests only so once you book your room please call Hawks Cay Marina at 305-743-9000 opt 2 for marina slips!
Maureen asked: Jetski
Q: Hello, Do you allow jetskis for the resort guests? What is the charge for ramp and parking. Thank you.
A: Hello Maureen! If your wish to keep your jet-skis on the trailer the fee would be $25.00 a night. Trailer parking does come on a first come first serve basis and cannot be reserved. The $25.00 fee also includes unlimited use of the boat ramp and is available to Hawks Cay guests only.
Robert asked: Charter
Q: Coming to Hawks Cay week of June 26th. I'd like to go fishing with my son (7 years old), father, wife, etc. Who can I contact concerning possible dates for 4-5 hour fishing trip??
A: Hello Robert and welcome to Hawks Cay! I hope you are extremely excited to be joining us as the weather has been beautiful! If you wish to find out about availability and/or book please call Hawks Cay Resort at 305-743-9000 opt 1.
Mitch Carmack asked: Marina Boat ramp
Q: Do you have your own boat ramp or is there one close that can handle a 28ft cc. I am in the planning part for a 5 day trip towards the end of the year. Can you also tell me what dock rate would be and if there is trailer storage onsite.
A: Greetings Mr. Carmack, We do have our very own boat ramp available on property for both in house guests and outside guests to enjoy. With a 28 ft CC we can give you 3 options: keeping the boat on the trailer for your stay which is offered on a first come first serve basis, and also includes unlimited use of the ramp at $25 a night, keep your boat in the water in our basin which has no power and water for $50 a night and includes trailer parking and ramp use, or store your boat in the main marina at a by foot rate of $3.50 with a 30ft minimum, this includes power and water, trailer parking and use of the ramp. If you have further questions please contact Hawks Cay Marina dockoffice at 305-743-9000 opt 2.
Wright Brewer-Surrender asked: coming from Marco iisland
Q: I'm coming from Marco island
what bridge is best to cross under us 1. my draft is 3.5ft and clearance is say12-15ft. thanks
A: Hello Mr. Brewer! There are 2 ways to get to us from the west coast of Florida, and weather may largely determine which approach you take to get to us. Our channel entrance is on Oceanside of Duck Key, so you can either run a fairly open water approach to Moser Channel at the 7 Mile Bridge on the western side of Marathon or you can follow markers carefully on the ICW and cross to the northeast of us at the Channel 5 Bridge. The ICW route requires more attention to avoid shallow water near the ICW, but is also the more protected route. If you cross to Oceanside at Moser channel, you will head back basically to the east in Hawk Channel. Find Marker 45 in Hawk Channel. From there take an approximate 30 degree heading to our channel entrance. If you come through the Channel 5 Bridge, find Marker 44 in Hawk Channel. From there, take an approximate 255 degree heading to our channel entrance. Our entrance is located on the south center of Duck Key and has EIGHT markers. The LAT/LONG about 100 yards off our entrance is 24 45 48 / 80 54 40. Call us on channel 16 on your VHF for verification of proper channel entrance and for further instructions on marina location. We will switch over to channel 10 or 68. We look forward to hearing more from you and to sharing our beautiful resort with you.
Gary Guerrero asked: boat rental
Q: Diana and I enjoy renting a boat to fish and snorkel from. Do you folks have boats for daily / multi day rentals?
We will be in the resort from October 1, 2011 / out October 8,2011.
A: Greetings Gary! Our watersports facility called Sundance Watersports has a small fleet of Grady Whites available for all your boating needs. Prices range from $219 to $259 for a half day, $299 to $349 for a full day. Please contact Sundance Watersports for the availability or Multi day rentals at 305-743-0145
David Weinner asked: fishing in October
Q: We are hoping to come for four nights October 10-14 maybe till the 15th. Are charters avaialble those days? How is stormy weather handled? I am fighting cancer and may have to cancel what are the cancel fees. Thanks for your help.
A: David, Thank you for your inquiry. October is a great fishing month, and most of the action is in close so you won't need to worry about running way offshore. The Reef and Offshore boats can fish for deliciuos Snapper within the range of 4-8 miles out and we will start to see Kingfish and maybe some early Sailfish right off the deep side of the Reef, about 4-6 miles out. Check out the boats on the Experience part of our website-many have cabins to duck out of the weather if your treatments have increased your sun-sensitivity or if you get into a rain shower. The Backcountry boats do well with classic flats species like Bonefish, Permit and juvenile Tarpon in the Fall, or they can pursue other species such as Sharks, Jacks and Snapper in the bay. Be aware that Backcountry boats are open skiffs with no shade since they are geared toward casting with either light spin gear or fly gear. We book charters with a 3 day cancellation policy, and Captains make the weather calls on the day of the charter. They would certainly take into account any medical needs of their individaul anglers when making the weather call. We look forward to sharing our great fishing with you next month!
Jim asked: Fishing charts - advice
Q: We are heading your way next week and bringing our boat. Plans were to fish offshore for mahi, but seas and winds look rough. Do you have hot spots charts that would help us locate fishing spots near Hawks Cay on the gulf side or bridges? We have a 23 ft CC and are concerned about navigating the flats. Can we get to and under the bridges on either side of the resort?
A: Hello Jim, The bridges on either side of Hawks Cay have limited clearance, Long Key bridge has 23ft while Channel 2 has a mere 10 feet. If you have a T-Top on your Center Console use your discretion when going under Long Key Bridge, but that would be your best option. We do have a couple fishing spots we can point out to you on a chart here at the Marina and we do sell Hot Spot charts as well. We are looking forward to you joining us!