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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  • We joined the guided visitor tour which takes about 90 minutes, starting each full hour. You will get insights of the surgery room, all water tanks and have the chance to meet all turtles :) I found i...  more »
  • This is definitely a must visit. The tour was very educational and fun.If you have kids with you you must bring them to see this great organization and people and turtles. Our guide was great and know...  more »
  • The turtle hospital is located on the main road quite inconspicuously by Marathon and you can very easy to pass if you are not in the mood. In fixed guides, staff of the turtle Hospital provide insight into the work. In addition to the different turtle species, the different diseases and injuries are well explained. After a short introductory lecture and film to make an about 1-hour tour of the grounds and can be seen in the various pools immediately close the turtles. Also, lots of wild iguanas inhabit the terrain can be observed from close range. You should login before necessarily over the Internet for a fixed time and reserve, otherwise it may happen that it is empty.
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