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The Turtle Hospital

#1 of 50 things to do in Marathon Features Animals
2396 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2232
+1 305-743-2552
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Turtle Hospital and Lower Florida Keys Day Trip from Key West
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2396 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2232
+1 305-743-2552

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We learned more about turtles than I expected. This facility is doing great work to save turtles - mainly from humans hurting them with boats, fishing hooks and trash. We were very close to the turtles and were able to feed them at the end.

Thank Joanna L
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were driving from Miami to Key West and had some time on our hands, and stopped here knowing nothing about it. We walked around the main building (for free) reading the signs, browsing the gift shop, and I'd pretty much decided I didn't want...More

Thank travelmakesUrich
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Loved this place! Not only very informative, but super kid friendly, without being silly. My teens really enjoyed it. Lots of good information and turtles to learn from. The guide was great at passing in facts without boring them. She was super open to all...More

Thank Jessica K
Reviewed 3 days ago

We love reptiles, especially turtles. The Turtle Hospital treats and rehabilitates endangered sea turtles for (hopefully) re release. In fact, just the day we were there, about 4 turtles had gone into surgery to remove tumors growing on their flippers and faces. When we saw...More

Thank fritomann
Reviewed 5 days ago

Really cool and informative experience. So cool to see so many of these rare turtles up close an learn about them. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Mario T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Driving from Key West to Miami can be a long drive, so if you need to get out and stretch your legs, stop here. A great hour and a half tour/talk about all the turtles that are there. Liz was very informative and you can...More

Thank Candace D
Reviewed 6 days ago

We just loved visiting the turtle hospital. They gave us a lot of information concerning the different types of turtles and their stories. They have several turtles there and give you a history of each one of them and if they will be able to...More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the turtle hospital while staying Key West and it was a great time. They do a wonderful tour and there was plenty of time to look at all the turtles and talk to the staff about how they care for the turtles.

Thank 74elizabeth
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic place doing great work. Informative, heart-warming and a must do while in the Keys. It was wonderful to see the turtles up close, and to learn about what great work they are doing to help rehabilitate them. Worth every penny.

Thank Harwarr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The turtle hospital goes all out to care for the many injured turtles that come into their care from injuries courtesy mostly of people. The tour introduced us individually to about 35-40 turtles of different variety. It seemed expensive at $22 per adult for the...More

Thank IvanPeter
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Is it available to park our cars for free when visiting?
29 March 2017|
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Response from Margaret G | Reviewed this property |
Wendy P
How much does it cost
20 February 2017|
Response from M K | Reviewed this property |
This is from their website: Adult: $22.00 Children (4-12 years old): $11.00 Children under 4 are free All money goes to the hospital. That's how they are funded, along with sales at the gift shop and donations. We thought... More
Roisin L
Hi , would you have availability for two people tomorrow? What time should we get there? Do you have many turtles at the moment? Thanks!
28 November 2016|
Response from Paul W | Reviewed this property |
You have to call the hospital at 305-743-2552 to book a place on one of their tours. They have daily tours every hour from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm. When we were there last week, they had about 30 turtles.