Seabird Key is your own private 10 acre tropical island getaway located one-half mile offshore Marathon, in the heart of the Florida Keys. As our guest, you have the entire Private Island to yourself, including an exquisite Island Home that accommodates up to 10 guests. The sumptuous Island Home includes multi-level porches, decks and a 35' widow's walk which affords 360-degree Florida Bay and Gulf of Mexico views, and a spectacular panorama of the bird sanctuary at sunset.
You also have use of a 19' Boston Whaler throughout your stay. Enjoy your own private beach with hammocks & Chickee Huts, go swimming, snorkeling, paddle boarding, kayaking, fishing and much more!
There are no bridges or causeways connecting Seabird Key to the mainland. Guests can only access Seabird Key by boat. Upon your arrival to Seabird’s mainland launch site in Marathon, Florida, guests are greeted by our manager. He will assist in loading the luggage onto the 19′ Boston Whaler. From the moment you cruise down the canal, only 5 minutes by boat, your private island adventure begins in the Gulf of Mexico.
Seabird Key offers Concierge Services allowing you to book Florida Key Tours, Fishing Guides, Jet Skiing, Water Skiing, Biking, Private Chef & Bar Tending, Private Yoga Instruction, Massage Therapy and more.
Seabird Key is an Eco Friendly property. We are dedicated to complete sustainability with little or no impact to the surrounding environment. Guests will relish our beautiful accommodations and most mainland creature comforts. You will benefit from one of the most sophisticated solar energy systems in the Keys.
The Island Home includes solar powered panels on the rooftop and walkway lights. Outside areas are powered with solar panels which store energy in batteries. A generator waits on stand-by for emergency use, but is rarely needed. Guests enjoy hot water because the solar panels provide more than adequate hot water for in door and out door showers.Seabird Key’s water is supplied by an 18,000 gallon cistern built for rainwater collection. The Eco Friendly cistern reflects an old Caribbean sugar mill construction, which includes a native coral rock face. Guests can recycle, not just plastic but also glass. In addition, Seabird reroutes the waste water from showers to irrigate the gardens.
Seabird’s management also harvests the seaweed from the beach to recycle and enrich the soil. We are proud to say, Seabird uses Eco Efficient technology whenever possible. Most guests never want to leave the Island. But if you are looking for further exploration, within minutes you’ll find nearby underwater preserves, parks and wildlife refuges.
Experience the Florida Keys wildlife. Guests will find a narrow opening in the mangrove forest. Above all, if you have children, they will love snaking through the twisted branches to discover the unspoiled wilderness on the Island. Amazingly, the delicate ecosystem on Seabird Key ranges from tidal lagoons, salt flats, mangroves and sea grass beds. All of the above play a vital role in the survival of the areas coral reefs. You’ll want to stop your kayak and get very quiet to watch the herons and egrets snacking.
Relish Seabird Key’s sanctuary. For those discriminating few who are looking for an authentic Eco Travel experience, this private island retreat delivers! Seabird is a sanctuary for nesting pelicans, herons, ibises, cormorants, ospreys, and other avian species. Pack your binoculars, but you won’t really need them because its very easy to get up close and personal with the wildlife on Seabird. A narrow winding, wooden boardwalk takes you to the perfect observation point in the depth of the mangroves.
Your own private beach
Immerse yourself in the dream; a private island getaway; a place abundant with beauty, privacy, and ultimate tranquility. There is ample dockage to bring your own boat with you, or just enjoy the 19′ Boston Whaler provided for you.
No tropical island is complete without a private sandy beach, swaying coconut palms, swinging hammocks and the “must have” chickee hut. Sounds like a perfect setting for an easy day at play for everyone in the family.
Boats, kayaks and canoes
Exclusive use of Seabird’s 19′ boat for your enjoyment including: fishing, water skiing, snorkeling, diving and tubing. Seabird will provide the towing tube for the kids! The boat is also equipped with an assortment of masks, fins snorkels, and life vests. Full use of the boat allows for easy commuting to the mainland at your convenience.
Have an exciting afternoon on our 14′ Hobe Cat sailboat, or go at a slower pace in a kayak. Three Kayaks are available: 2 singles and one double. These toys are provided for your enjoyment at no extra cost, and no waiting in line to check them out. Just grab a paddle and get on your way.
Hammocks and lounge chairs
There are many private areas for relaxing in the natural landscape of Seabird. Your problem will be trying to decide where to sit to enjoy your book or visit with your guests. The Island is equipped with hammocks, beach lounges, wicker chairs and wooden adirondack chairs. The front porch has rocking chairs and the multi-level decks, including a 35′ widow’s walk, are also furnished for relaxation.
Seabird provides two classic, conch cruisers located on our mainland base. You will love the fantastic view of the Gulf as you bike down the old seven mile bridge that leads to Pigeon Key.
“Al Fresco” outdoor kitchen
A chef is available upon request (at additional cost) for private dining, small gathering or events on Seabird Key; Our guests choose to grill or cook or bring their own meals as well. Also, there are many delicious restaurants in the Florida Keys, and we will be happy to share with you some of our favorite spots.
Gardens, Seabird Key is home to one of the Key’s most lush, tropical private gardens. There must be over 50 species of palms. We also nurture a fabulous collection of Cycads and numerous native species such as Black and Red Mangroves, Gumbo Limbo, Sea Grape, Joe Wood, Silver Buttonwood, Pigeon Plum and Giger Trees. You will also find a cactus garden and other succulents. Even a rain shower on the Island is moving.
Island Home. Seabird Key’s beautifully crafted “Old Florida” style home offers multi-level porches, expansive decks, and a widows walk towering 35 feet above the mangroves and wildlife sanctuary. The treetop elegance, colorful Caribbean furnishings, and antique nautical accents recall Swiss Family Robinson fantasies. Floor-to-ceiling cypress louvers capture the cool sea breezes and provide spectacular views. The restful island hideaway accommodates up to eight comfortably with its two Queen bedrooms, each with its own private bath, and an upstairs loft with two bunk beds and another full bath. The indoor kitchen is fully equipped for gourmet cooking.
Al Fresco Dining
You will love Seabird Key’s Al Fresco style of dining that is casual where friends and family can gather for meaningful time together. And the best part is you won’t need to call ahead of time and make reservations! Our outdoor kitchen, fully equipped for epicurean or spontaneous cooking, with a superb gas grill and a splendid Chickee hut open-dining area will provide for instant, enjoyable and memorable breakfasts, lunches, cocktail hours and dinner parties.
Sunbathe, swim and snorkel on your own private beach. Enjoy the year-round water temperatures averaging 75-85 degrees Fahrenheit or 24-30 degrees Celsius. Feel free to stretch out in one of our beach hammocks, in the shade under Gumbo-Limbo trees. Enjoy a good book and a frosty drink. Take a walk on your own beach but remember, you are under no obligation to do anything if you choose not to. If you want to just unwind, you have come to the right place. Here exclusivity means restful privacy.