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The Turtle Hospital

Features Animals
2396 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2232
+1 305-743-2552
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Turtles up close!

If you want to see sea turtles up close, this is the place. The Turtle Hospital rescues, treat... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Timothy J

Stopped at the turtle hospital on our way though Marathon! You can see the staff is very passionate... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Meloney R
Lumsden, Canada
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
2396 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2232
+1 305-743-2552
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

If you want to see sea turtles up close, this is the place. The Turtle Hospital rescues, treat, rehabs and releases sea turtles from all over the Keys and Florida. It is itself a "rehab" as it occupies what was once a motel/marina. The former...More

Thank Timothy J
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped at the turtle hospital on our way though Marathon! You can see the staff is very passionate about the turtles and what they do! It's a great place to learn about these beautiful creatures!

Thank Meloney R
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Wow... Very interesting, very educational, very coordinated. A great overall tour that I'd highly recommend to anyone. I'm not an animal activist and honestly went into this tour wondering why the world needed to waste money on a turtle hospital, i.e. survival of the fittest....More

Thank Brittany L
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We have kids from 7-17 & everyone of us enjoyed this trip. Very informative & it really gives you respect for the folks who work here. Great work & great for visitors.

1  Thank Sparrelts
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

To see the work these guys do made me tear up. First off, you get a mini lecture about the different kinds of turtles and the work they do at the hospital. They have different items that are passed around, like the skull and shell...More

Thank ingeborgbrandtc
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

We learned so much about the sea turtles and thier care.They rescue, rehabilitate, then hope to release them !!

Thank Earl W
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Great visit , learned so much about turtles and injurys they suffer , how are treated , rehabilitation and return to the sea . Definitely recommend to anyone . Book in advance as it's really busy .

Thank heaflower
Reviewed 30 August 2017

I love the sentiment of the place but felt it was ridiculous to charge an adult price for kids aged 14 and 16 . Who do you think is paying the admission ? Almost 100$ for a family of 4 for a 90 minute tour...More

Thank Mobrienrock
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Up close and personal with giant turtles, and so informative! So glad there is a place like this for these beautiful creatures.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped off at the Turtle Hospital as we drove back up the Keys from Key West. It is an excellent, family friendly set up with well informed and caring staff - taking the tour will ensure that you get the most out of the...More

Thank Colin C
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11 September 2017|
Response from Brett D |
They've got a note up now: "We heard from Richie and our staff that stayed at The Turtle Hospital and they (and the turtles) are all safe." Sounds like the area they're in is pretty damaged so they're closed to visitors at... More
Elena K
4 August 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
If I remember correctly, there’s no free unaccompanied access. It’s a hospital, and animals there is under medical care or on rehabilitation. There is a set of very simple but crucial rules any visitor should obey, like... More
22 July 2017|
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Response from Kathy B | Reviewed this property |
No, but you do get "turtle" food to throw out to them.

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