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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. 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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  • This is a great learning experience for everyone and all the proceeds go to rehabilitate injured sea turtles. The staff is totally dedicated to running this hospital and you will have a very... 
    This is a great learning experience for everyone and all the proceeds go to rehabilitate injured sea turtles. The staff is totally dedicated to running this hospital and you will have a very...  more »
  • This experience blew me away!!! I highly recommend it. The staff was extremely knowledgeable and did a great job teaching the tour group about turtles, common ailments amongst sea turtles, and how... 
    This experience blew me away!!! I highly recommend it. The staff was extremely knowledgeable and did a great job teaching the tour group about turtles, common ailments amongst sea turtles, and how...  more »
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  • Loved the turtle hospital. Worth it for everyone to go, even if it's just to learn what turtles go through. What amazed me is how big the jaw muscles are in the overview. And how sad it is to see the bubble button, but happy they get a second chance. Also wonderful to see that they release all of those they can. You get to see everything from babies to adults, just incredible.
  • This was a great thing to do with my family. It was an overcast day so we went for the 90 minute tour and it did not disappoint. Our guide Mackenzie was great she could answer every question and provide lots of great information. The turtles are neat to see and it’s an overall very informative guided tour. I would for sure visit again! The gift shop is also very neat.

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