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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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  • I visited yesterday on my drive back to Miami, after staying in the Keys for a few days. What a wonderful experience! The people who work here care so much about these turtles. They provided an inform...  more »
  • Not only do you get to learn about the different types of turtles, you will likely get to feed them, too. Your admission also helps fund it. They do good work.  more »
  • The staff do a great job here, rescuing turtles and explaining the operation . We were able to see over 30 turtles. Our guide was very informative and friendly. We were able to feed some of the turtle...  more »
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  • This was an incredibly educational & informative tour that allowed us to be right next to the turtles - awesome! It is a little pricey, but totally worth it for the tour - plus, just think of all the good they are doing with that money!
  • Cool place and experience. They do a great job rescuing and rehabbing turtles and educating the public at the same time. Well worth the small price of admission.
  • Great educational sea turtle program! Saw over 60 sea turtles including newborn hatchlings. It was our daughter's favorite thing that we did on vacation. Bring a drink; it can get warm going around outside to the tanks.
  • Great experience for the family! Up close and personal with turtles including a great education about taking care of them. The baby turtles were super cute too!
  • Loved this experience! This facility does an outstanding job of rehabilitating sea turtles to return them to the ocean! What really touched my heart was that they care for turtles that can never go back into the ocean....…..the facility becomes their forever home.🐢🐢🐢