The Family Reunion

Aquatic Industry Meetup and Keynote

February 1st-2nd, 2020.
Hawks Cay Resort

Why Should You Attend

The Family Reunion is not your typical event. The reunion provides an atmosphere of learning, fun and community for hobbyists and industry professionals. We replaced the typical trade show booths with great sponsors and activities for the entire family. From coral restoration to dolphin encounters and sunset cruises, come be a part of an event combining educational workshops, speakers and epic outdoor adventures.

Keynote Speakers

Educate yourself with industry experts as they provide hands on demonstrations and interactive workshops. The speaker lineup is top notch and topics for everyone. 

Family and Friends

Everyone that attends will feel like they are a part of the family that is the aquatic industry. From beginners to advanced hobbyists, we all share a common thread of our love for aquatic livestock. Network with industry brands and make unforgettable memories.

Hawks Cay

Snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing charters, pool activities, saltwater lagoon, cornhole tournament, kiteboarding, dolphin encounter, public aquarium, paddle boarding, kayaking, tennis, spa and fitness, sunset catamaran cruise

Family and Friends

Everyone that attends will feel like they are a part of the family that is the aquatic industry. From beginners to advanced hobbyists, we all share a common thread of our love for aquatic livestock. Network with industry brands and make unforgettable memories.

Waterbox LIVE

Come be a part of a Live Broadcast from the Reunion! Join Jess, Rich and Dean as we bring you interviews and great content from our speakers and workshops.

Margaritaville Saturday Night Reception

Cheeseburger in Paradise. Come join us at the Landings overlooking the Saltwater lagoon for a themed reception. Saturday night from 6-8pm we will be serving a themed reception in Paradise! Tickets are limited and will sell out quickly. Island attire is preferred.

Reception Menu

Cornhole Tournament

Sponsored by Waterbox Aquariums. Sign-up today for single elimination bracket play. Someone will be crowned Tournament champion of the industry.

Raffle and Silent Auction

100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Coral Restoration Foundation. CRF will be represented and giving a keynote on their development in the region. Score some awesome gear for your aquarium or next build.

Live Reef News Network Podcast

Peter will be hosting/Dj/Live podcast streaming the event throughout the weekend.

Florida Keys Aquarium Encounter

Included with every ticket, every attendee gets access to the public aquarium in the Florida Keys. Sponsored by Dynasty Marine.

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Come Join Your Family!

Hawks Cay

Hawks Cay

61 Hawks Cay Boulevard
Duck Key, FL 33050

Midway down the Florida Keys, you’ll find an island called Duck Key. It’s small. Secluded. Yet central to Miami and Key West, and easy to reach by car, boat or plane. Duck Key has a few features: Aquamarine water all around. Glorious sunrises and sunsets. An island sensibility that lulls you into a state of total relaxation – except for when you’re out fishingsnorkelingpaddleboarding or gliding along with the ocean breeze on a kiteboardThe best of Key West resorts is waiting for you at Hawks Cay Resort. 

Group Code:  WATERBOX

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Dolphin Encounter

Guests at Hawks Cay Resort in the Florida Keys have the unique opportunity to encounter bottlenose dolphins in this marine mammal’s natural environment. The Dolphin Connection program, located in an ocean-fed saltwater lagoon, is home to a pod of friendly dolphins that Florida Keys visitors can interact with while learning the importance of protecting Florida’s marine ecosystem.

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Sandbar Excursion

Sun and Fun Sandbar Excursion! Groups/families up to 6 passengers enjoy good times and good tunes while relaxing or playing at the Grassy Key Sandbar. Includes snorkel gear, floats, bottled waters and cooler.

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Saltwater Lagoon

Enjoy your own private Florida Keys ocean at Hawks Cay’s enclosed Saltwater Lagoon. Snorkel and search for small tropical fish, soak up some rays on your sandy Keys beach, or paddle around in tiki boats.  The Saltwater Lagoon is fed straight from the ocean, raising and lowering with the tides, and is a Florida Keys attraction found exclusively at Hawks Cay Resort.

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Resort Pools

Experience the Florida Keys without leaving the pool. Located just past the lobby, the spacious Resort Pool features music and entertainment, exciting family games and competitions, on-site food and beverage service, spectacular Atlantic Ocean views, and more.

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Spa and Fitness

Close your eyes and drift away. You’re now far removed from life’s demands. The seas are calm and the faces friendly. The only requirement is that you relax, breathe easy and let our expert staff of caring professionals refresh your mind, body and spirit at our award-winning Florida Keys spa.

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Group Snorkeling

The shallow patch reefs of the Coffins Patch Sanctuary Preservation Area (SPA), located approximately four nautical miles away from Hawks Cay, offer some of the best snorkeling in the Keys!

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Paddle Boarding

Featuring “Live Watersports” Stand Up Paddleboards. The revolutionary dual hull design offers an unrivaled speed, stability and carrying capacity- great for paddlers of all ages and abilities!

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Sport Fishing

From battling high-flying sailfish in the waters of the Atlantic to stalking shallow water flats in search of world-record bonefish, Florida Keys fishing and fishing charters in the Florida Keys are all about variety—and even more about catching big fish.

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The Keys Bucket List

Want to explore The Florida Keys outside of Hawks Cay.  Check out this bucket list to help you plan your trip and make the most of your time at Hawks Cay.

Bucket List


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Centrally located between Miami and Key West yet tucked away on a secluded island far from crowds and noise, Hawks Cay Resort offers the perfect union of solitude and convenience. With easy access by car, boat or plane, featuring miles of stunning ocean views to admire along the way, traveling to and from Hawks Cay is an easy road trip that is memorable experience in itself.

You can enjoy the best qualities of the Caribbean—clear turquoise waters, endless sunshine, excellent fishing and diving opportunities, fresh seafood, and a relaxing atmosphere—without all the hassles of vacationing overseas.


By Land

Drive the Overseas Highway, awarded one of America’s most scenic roads, as you venture through the Everglades, traverse historic fishing bridges, and admire the tranquil blue and green water of the Atlantic Ocean and Florida Bay. Hawks Cay is centrally located only 90 miles by car from Miami and 130 miles from Fort Lauderdale.


All major South Florida Airports offer a variety of rental car agencies to choose from. In addition, cars can be rented from Marathon Airport, located just a few miles from the resort.

Avis Rent-A-Car

Budget Rent-A-Car

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Hertz Rent-A-Car


Daily door-to-door exclusive car, suv, and limo service to and from the Florida Keys and Miami and Ft. Lauderdale airports.

Phone: 305-743-7454
Address: Florida Keys Express Shuttle LLC. PO BOX 500051 Marathon Fl 33050


Ahoy Taxi /Airport Transportation- private transportation to and from Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Key West.
Phone: 305-407-0603

By Air

Daily flights are offered into nearby Miami, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood and Key West International airports. Paired with one of the many ground transportation options above, your trip to the Keys will be smooth from the start. Hawks Cay is proud to partner with the Marathon Jet Center (MTH), located just 9 miles from the resort, offering charter flights and private jet service.

Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
130 miles from Hawks Cay Resort

Key West International Airport (EYW)
60 miles from Hawks Cay Resort

Miami International Airport (MIA)
90 miles from Hawks Cay Resort


Hawks Cay can easily be reached via the Atlantic Ocean or Gulf of Mexico. Our Florida Keys Resort has a full-service marina that features dockage for vessels up to 110 feet, and all the boating and fishing supplies you’ll need during your stay in the beautiful Florida Keys. Learn more about Hawks Cay Marina and traveling to the Keys by boat.

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Weekend Pass

On Sale $49 (Reg. $129)

  • Kenote Speaker Access
  • Entry to win a Waterbox of Your Choice
  • Day Pass to Aquarium Encounters
  • Negotiated Rates at Hawks Cay Resort

Weekend Pass Upgrade

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  • Purchase this pass to upgrade your weekend pass
  • Adds Access to Our Saturday Margaritaville Party

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