Get out on the water

water activities + rentals

Take to the water with excursions to the reef, sunset cruises, private excursions, paddleboard and kayak rentals available through Solé Watersports at Hawks Cay Resort. Find them at the far end of the Hawks Cay Marina where your excursion awaits! Snorkel with vibrant sea creatures at the bright coral reefs or kayak over seagrass beds and sand flats around the marina. Whether your favorite type of adventure is an underwater discovery or a leisurely sunset cruise sipping champagne as the sun dips below the Atlantic, you will find it at Solé Watersports located at our Florida Keys resort. Reservations are required for all Watersport Activities and Excursions. Guests with medical restrictions or special needs are required to email [email protected] or call (305) 209-9959 to make a reservation.

Private Sandbar Excursion in the Florida Keys

Private 2-Hour Excursion

It's two hours of Sun and Fun! This two-hour excursion is for up to 6 passengers. Weather and time permitting, enjoy an island cruise, maybe a stop at the Conch Shell Nursery and/or check out the beautiful water and good tunes while hanging out and swimming at the Grassy Key Sandbar. The sandbar has a white sandy bottom and is usually 1-3' deep. Includes snorkel gear, floats, and cooler with bottled water. Bring any snacks, drinks, and towels. Please call for more cruise times!

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Kayak rentals in the Florida Keys

PRIVATE 3-HOUR/6-HOUR EXCURSIONS

This trip is yours to customize! Your private Captain will take up to 6 guests (maximum no exceptions) on a 3 or 6 hour excursion: cruising the island, sand bar swim, Reef snorkel and more. Snorkel gear, water and cooler with ice provided. Bring any food, snacks or drinks.

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Private Group Boat Charters in the Florida Keys

Private Sunset Cruise

You haven't experienced a Keys sunset until you have experienced it from the water! Your private Captain will take up to 6 friends/family (max, no exceptions) on a Sunset Cruise around the beautiful waters of Duck Key. Trip includes bottled water and a bottle of Sparkling Wine. 1.5 hours.

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Group snorkel and sandbar escape in the Florida Keys

Group Reef Snorkel and Sandbar Excursions

Set off for Reef Snorkeling at Coffins Patch aboard our power catamaran. The shallow patch reefs of the Coffins Patch Sanctuary Preservation Area (SPA), located approximately four nautical miles off Key Colony Beach, offer some of the best snorkeling in the Middle Keys! Double your fun and add relaxing and swimming at the Grassy Key Sandbar. Giant floating mat, noodles, balls included at the sandbar. Beer, seltzers, sodas and water provided at the Sandbar. Bring any extra adult beverages, drinks or snacks. All snorkel gear included. Bring towels!

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Snuba diving vacations in the Florida Keys

Group Evening Cruises

The finale to a day in paradise! Enjoy a leisurely excursion and see our beautiful island, Duck Key, from the water, aboard our Group power catamaran. Watch the tropical sunset as it sinks toward the horizon on a Sunset Cruise. 1.5 hours or choose the 2-hour Sandbar and Sunset Excursion to get two of our guest favorite cruises in one! Included: champagne toast, beer, wine, soft drinks and water. Reservations required. Family friendly.

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Private boat excursions in the Florida Keys

PRIVATE 1-HOUR EXCURSION

Relaxing, one-hour private island cruise through protected waters. Meander by Hawks Cay Resort, private villas and the beautiful Duck Key neighborhood. Great on windy days! Pack a lunch, snacks, or drinks from Marketplace if desired. Cooler of bottled waters included.

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Kayak rentals in the Florida Keys

Kayaking

Navigate the Hawks Cay Marina and beyond to discover the area's unique ecosystems. Solé Watersports offers single and double kayaks well-suited for a Florida Keys adventure.
Rates: Singles: 1 hour $30; 1/2 day (3 hours) Doubles: 1 hour $35; 1/2 day (3 hours) $75. Includes "chair" seat and fishing setup.

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Stand up paddleboard rentals at Hawks Cay Resort in the Florida Keys

Paddleboarding

Solé Watersports is proud to offer Stand-Up Paddleboards that are versatile, sturdy, and comfortable enough for paddlers of all sizes to enjoy! Easy to navigate and ready for adventure. Cruise the Hawks Cay Marina, mangroves, and the Marina Flat with its grassy sea beds and white sandy bottom 1-4 ft deep.
Rates: 1 hour $40; 1/2 day (3 hours) $90

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Fishing Rod Rentals in the Florida Keys

rental items

Fishing Rod:   $25
Full Snorkel Gear:   $25/day
Coolers:   $10-$15/day
Life Jackets:   $15/day
Sandbar Critters:   $10 
Sandbar Critters Day Rental:   $25/day
Sandbar Critters are colorful floating stuffed animals that kids can play with!

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Private Group Boat Charters in the Florida Keys

Private Group Charters and Weddings

Special occasions in the Florida Keys are best celebrated on the water! Reserve Helios, our 45’ power catamaran for your next group event. We can accommodate up to 40 guests for snorkeling, sand bar excursions, cruising and sunsets. Let us help you create an amazing private event for your group! Call below for reservations.

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Solé Watersports Frequently Asked Questions

Do you accept cash for reservations?

Only credit cards are accepted for reservations.

Does your staff accept gratuities?

All excursions and activities include an auto-gratuity of 20%. If you receive amazing service, cash is always a special treat for our hardworking staff!

Is parking available nearby?

Parking is very limited at the Hawks Cay Marina, due to construction. Please walk or take a Hawks Cay shuttle if you are on property. If you are coming from town, please park in the Angler and Ale Parking lot or across the street.

Where do we meet for Sunset Cruise?

Our Group Sunset Cruise departs from the Lagoon Dock at the Hawks Cay Resort. Private Sunset Cruises depart from the Solé Office to the left of Angler and Ale Restaurant. Arrive 15 minutes before your departure time.

Where do we check-in for all daytime excursions?

Meet at the Solé Office to the left of Angler and Ale Restaurant 20-30 minutes before your departure time.

Is the boat wheelchair accessible?

Helios, one of our group boats, is wheelchair accessible. Please call the office to facilitate this or any other special requests or disabilities at 305-209-9959.

Do you cancel tours due to weather?

If the captain feels an excursion will be unsafe or unpleasant, you may be given an alternative excursion, an alternative day, or a full refund.

How long does it take to process a refund?

Usually, a refund will take less than 5 business days to process.

Are pets allowed?

We love pets! But unfortunately, no pets are allowed on the boats.

What should I bring for kayaking or paddleboarding?

Please bring shoes that can get wet, a cell phone, and any other snacks, sunglasses, hat, towel, etc. LEAVE YOUR KEYS AND WALLET IN THE CAR OR AT HOME or the staff is happy to keep these in the office. Do NOT take essential items on the water. You will be provided ONE dry bag for your cell phone so that we may communicate with you on the water. Bottled water is also available.

Do you offer Jet Skiing or Parasailing?

There is no jet skiing or parasailing at Hawks Cay. Please Google it and discover what operators are in our area!

Do you have towels?

No towels are available at the Marina, please bring your own!

Are we allowed to bring drinks and snacks on board?

Of course! Private boats will have an iced cooler for your use. We just request no glass or red wine please.

 

Events

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Programs & Happenings

There’s always something exciting happening at Hawks Cay. Easily discover events for guests of all ages.

Event Calendar
Jan
13

KAYAK HAPPY HOUR - SOLE WATERSPORTS

Monday - Friday
9:00am - 10:00am
@ Sole Watersports

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Adults Family Kids Water Sports
Jan
20

ROUND ROBIN MATCHPLAY

Mondays & Fridays
11:00am - 12:30pm
Tennis Courts
$$ *Reservation Required*

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Adults Educational Family Fitness Kids
Jan
13

KAYAK HAPPY HOUR - SOLE WATERSPORTS

Monday - Friday
9:00am - 10:00am
@ Sole Watersports

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Adults Family Kids Water Sports
Jan
20

ROUND ROBIN MATCHPLAY

Mondays & Fridays
11:00am - 12:30pm
Hawks Cay Tennis Courts
$$ *Reservation Required*

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Adults Educational Family Fitness Kids
Jan
13

KAYAK HAPPY HOUR - SOLE WATERSPORTS

Monday - Friday
9:00am - 10:00am
@ Sole Watersports

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Adults Family Kids Water Sports
Jan
20

ROUND ROBIN MATCHPLAY

Mondays & Fridays
11:00am - 12:30pm
Hawks Cay Tennis Courts
$$ *Reservation Required*

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Adults Educational Family Fitness Kids
Jan
13

KAYAK HAPPY HOUR - SOLE WATERSPORTS

Monday - Friday
9:00am - 10:00am
@ Sole Watersports

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Adults Family Kids Water Sports
Jan
20

ROUND ROBIN MATCHPLAY

Mondays & Fridays
11:00am - 12:30pm
Hawks Cay Tennis Courts
$$ *Reservation Required*

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Adults Educational Family Fitness Kids

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Villa vacation rentals

Looking for a larger cottage or have unique needs?
Call our reservation specialists at 888-387-8999 for information on our limited number of cottages featuring 3 bedroom/3 bath, 4 bedrooms, handicap accessible units, and other specialty rentals.

Villa rentals

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Conference Meetings & Events

Plan a meeting or event that inspires, excites and rejuvenates your entire group. At Hawks Cay, we believe in getting down to business, providing state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor Florida Keys venues, and making your event a success with our expert sales and event staff.

Florida Keys Meetings