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’re a turtle lover or just want to know about turtles found in the Keys this place is a great stop. They rescue turtles that have been hurt by boats or sharks. They rehab them and release them w...  more »
  • Visited family, perhaps the visit was not adapted to our children of 3 and 6 years because there was a lot of explanation at the beginning of the round for 10-15 minutes and then a visit in operating rooms. But for us it was well we enjoyed the visit and we left knowing a little more about the hazards turtles their habitat, food etc
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  • From the time we arrived to the end of our tour, we were fascinated with the educational experience and grateful to the wonderful staff who care for these poor, injured turtles. Many are rehabilated a...  more »
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