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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. Put The Turtle Hospital into our Marathon trip itinerary builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Marathon.
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  • If you just drive by you would think it's just a Hospital as the sign says. However it is worth spending a few hours here as they offer a very interesting and informative tour inside the hospital and....  more
    If you just drive by you would think it's just a Hospital as the sign says. However it is worth spending a few hours here as they offer a very interesting and informative tour inside the hospital and....  more »
  • Fun and educational!! Learned a ton about the 5 turtles in and around FL. Learned about impacts on their environment and how to help. Fed the turtle residents. They had cold water and some shade for.....  more
    Fun and educational!! Learned a ton about the 5 turtles in and around FL. Learned about impacts on their environment and how to help. Fed the turtle residents. They had cold water and some shade for.....  more »
  • Seeing where the staff treat and take care of the turtles was a neat and informative experience. We loved hearing their stories and seeing the small to large turtles. 
    Seeing where the staff treat and take care of the turtles was a neat and informative experience. We loved hearing their stories and seeing the small to large turtles.  more »
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  • This was a great thing to do with my family. It was an overcast day so we went for the 90 minute tour and it did not disappoint. Our guide Mackenzie was great she could answer every question and provide lots of great information. The turtles are neat to see and it’s an overall very informative guided tour. I would for sure visit again! The gift shop is also very neat.
  • This was worth every penny! I felt very educated about sea turtles, and seeing so many up close was really cool. Every penny goes to the care of sea turtles, and the staff is very sweet. The gift shop had a lot of great info as well. My boys love their new stuffed turtles we got them as gifts!
  • These people are the best! They are well trained, qualified, caring, and offer a service very much needed. The tour was beyond words. The staff are very knowledgeable, professional, and give many interesting facts. This is a 5 star place. I would recommend it to anyone and do the tour again.
  • The tour was great and very informative, our tour guide was very nice and knowledgeable. Amazing work they are doing at the turtle hospital, saving these beautiful creatures that get hit by boats, are threatened by pollution and plastic in the oceans. It's so important to make people aware of this so that we can all do our part in protecting them. The turtle hospital has a nice gift shop too and you can adopt a turtle to support their cause.. And of course you get to see lots of turtles 🙂😉
  • Wow; what a great experience. Our day started dodging a storm warning and we made it to the Turtle Hospital Safely. We were warmly welcomed by what I can only say is the best tour guide I’ve ever experienced. And I’ve traveled honey. Sarah was our tour guide, she was enthusiastic, funny, knowledgeable, and incredibly passionate about the well being of turtles. What they do at this hospital is truly amazing, recommended for all ages!

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