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The Turtle Hospital, Marathon

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Nestled in the core of the Florida Keys, The Turtle Hospital rescues, rehabilitates, and protects injured and sick sea turtles. Since 1986 the center has worked to raise awareness of the dangers sea turtles face. The staff conducts research on turtle health and returns wounded turtles that are healed to their natural habitat. Some turtles cannot live in the wild due to surgeries or permanent disabilities, so the hospital cares for its permanent residents. To take a tour and see the turtles, be sure to call well in advance; slots are limited and fill up quickly. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Marathon holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the The Turtle Hospital and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Really nice and educational. Eye opening about one and a half tour experience. Excellent guides. All contributing to the welfare of the marine turtles species. Highly recommended, if you travel to the...  more »
  • Emily was our guide and she was super!!! It was such a treat getting to learn about the terrific work they do there! And the turtles were amazing!!! Go there and support them!!!  more »
  • Our family visited the turtle hospital today and we were very impressed with their presentation and the work they do for the turtles rescued here in the Florida Keys. We "met" dozens of turtles and go...  more »

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A large resort is an ideal choice for a family vacation. These vacation complexes often have a pool and provide a wide range of activities to keep children entertained. Marathon’s small hotels or inns are good options for a more romantic break. Renting a private waterfront vacation property provides a luxurious home away from home for those with time for a longer visit.
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