About Us

Keys Maritime specialty bait and tackle shop in Marathon is a locally owned and operated company. Our store has been serving the Middle Keys since 2011, when we began as a delivery only business. Come check out our shop, or visit us on Facebook!

Since opening, it’s been our goal to be the best bait store in Marathon, FL. Our team is dedicated to making sure your Keys experience is full of hunting for spots, not locating supplies.

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Find just what you need at our bait store

The bait we don’t catch ourselves is hand selected from local fisherman. Our fish are stored in large tanks and pens, fed daily, and handled as minimally as possible using specialty nets. Keys Maritime goes above and beyond to ensure your fish are pampered, with an ample amount of swimming room, until they makes their way to your buckets and live-wells!

The Seafood Market

At Keys Maritime, we really do baby our fish. We also have the largest variety of the highest quality live bait and frozen bait in the keys! Get skunked? We have seafood sourced from local fisherman to make those rainy days a little brighter. Located at 890 15th St. #3 right up the road from Castaways. Keys Maritime is your Marathon local seafood connection. We think we have the best bait Marathon has to offer. But don’t just take our word for it!

  • Live Spiny lobster available here for under $15 each!

    Tom Geftos Avatar Tom Geftos
    September 30, 2021

    Always has the live bait i need

    john wade Avatar john wade
    August 30, 2022

    Opens early closes late very friendly unlike ALL of the other bait shops. Definitely the biggest variety of live bait and very health baits

    G M Avatar G M
    May 30, 2022

    Friendly and helpful. Open late and very reasonable prices. Will definitely return.

    Rob Basich Avatar Rob Basich
    July 30, 2022
  • Best live bait

    Stephanie Ventura Avatar Stephanie Ventura
    June 30, 2022

    Gary Jackson Avatar Gary Jackson
    May 30, 2022

    Very knowledgeable and kind, definitely recommend. Has a great variety of locally caught live bait

    Vanessa Blanchard Avatar Vanessa Blanchard
    April 30, 2022

    Best bait shop in marathon!!! Super friendly, great quality and variety of live, fresh and frozen bait. Loved stopping by and talking fishing while grabbing some bait!! Thank you!!

    john jackson jr Avatar john jackson jr
    March 30, 2022
  • Will definitely be going back next time for my lobster and stone crab claws. The lady who owns the place a extremely nice and easy to work with.

    Ryan Avatar Ryan
    March 30, 2022

    joehammer75 Avatar joehammer75
    April 30, 2022

    Great people and a good assortment of live and frozen bait!

    William Samalot Avatar William Samalot
    December 30, 2021

    Deborah st clair Avatar Deborah st clair
    March 2, 2022
  • Freshest Menhaden in Marathon

    J Davis Avatar J Davis
    July 30, 2022

    Top notch! Dina is awesome and goes above and beyond for her customers. Highly recommended. Thank you!

    Tony Zayas Avatar Tony Zayas
    September 9, 2022

    Great service

    HCS Elevator & Lift Services Avatar HCS Elevator & Lift Services
    August 30, 2022

    Great quality live bait. Was there in mid-July no other bait shop had live bait. Bought a dozen pin fish , drove 30 minutes to fishing spot with bait aerated… read more

    Jacob Rosier Avatar Jacob Rosier
    August 30, 2022
  • Absolutely amazing experience here and Deanna the owner is more than helpful about any questions you may have. Support this local gem. Very easy to find just follow the live… read more

    Wes Humphrey Avatar Wes Humphrey
    May 30, 2022

    Super cool lil shop but has plenty of live bait and varieties. Owner is a hard working lady Keep up the good work. From one business owner to another your… read more

    Lola Rivera-DLR Avatar Lola Rivera-DLR
    June 30, 2022

    Great place. Nice service and open later than everyone else.

    Elad Tekrub Avatar Elad Tekrub
    October 30, 2021

    Nice bait shop! Stopped by before fishing 7 mile bridge, owners were very cool, and the shrimp caught me snappers all day. Good size bait as well, I’m going back… read more

    Andrew Bach Avatar Andrew Bach
    December 30, 2021
  • Best bait on the island and homegirl running the operation goes above and beyond!!

    Jonathan Park Avatar Jonathan Park
    March 2, 2022

    Muchas cosas baratas interesantes y útiles especial trato

    Julio Alv Avatar Julio Alv
    September 23, 2022

    Fresh lobster 13.95 a pound.

    Michelle Chisam Avatar Michelle Chisam
    September 30, 2021

    Very friendly and helpful

    Misty Warren Avatar Misty Warren
    June 30, 2022
  • Great Great selection of live bait. Very fair prices. Has the essential rigging gear at normal pricing… not vacationer prices. Strongly recommend you start here if… read more

    c maciag Avatar c maciag
    March 30, 2022

    Great live bait and nice people.

    Stephen Enriquez Avatar Stephen Enriquez
    May 30, 2022

    Tommy Robinson Avatar Tommy Robinson
    August 30, 2022

    Rich Holland Avatar Rich Holland
    May 30, 2022
  • One of the best places to get your live bait and she’s open late

    Ron J. Melendez Avatar Ron J. Melendez
    March 30, 2022

    Every bait shop will tell you they have big bait. Keys Maritime was no different, but they actually delivered! They carried the biggest shrimp bait I’ve ever seen, plus they… read more

    Andrea Simone Avatar Andrea Simone
    November 30, 2021

    Very helpful young ladies

    VICKIE CHILDS Avatar VICKIE CHILDS
    December 30, 2021

    Very nice informational owner. Will retun here for bait. Plenty of options.

    Brandon Johnson Avatar Brandon Johnson
    September 27, 2022
  • You will not find better bait. Start your successful trip here. Good juju

    Biff B Rude Avatar Biff B Rude
    September 30, 2021

    Good selection, knowledgeable staff.

    Michael Jarvis Avatar Michael Jarvis
    December 30, 2021

    Best bait places that you will ever need, prices are the best, also the amount of options is the best. Services is amazing. Is the bait place that we deserver… read more

    Steven Fernandez Avatar Steven Fernandez
    December 30, 2021

    Quick and efficient, check them out

    Ashley T (Ashley) Avatar Ashley T (Ashley)
    August 30, 2022
  • The owner is very friendly and helpful. We went to this shop 4 times in our week long trip (Shore and boat). My buddy and I liked the shop so… read more

    Angler Crew Avatar Angler Crew
    May 30, 2022

    Best deal in town

    Mike Rathbun Avatar Mike Rathbun
    September 9, 2022

    Nadia Bara Avatar Nadia Bara
    June 30, 2022

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