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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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  • Great with or without kids! Am coming back for sure next time WITH my kid. Chrissy gave a great tour. They’re passionate about their work. 
    Great with or without kids! Am coming back for sure next time WITH my kid. Chrissy gave a great tour. They’re passionate about their work.  more »
  • Came away knowing a lot more about turtles then going in. These guys are HUGE! Guide, Melissa, really knew her subject matter. Money well spent. Did feel there could have been more opportunities....  more
    Came away knowing a lot more about turtles then going in. These guys are HUGE! Guide, Melissa, really knew her subject matter. Money well spent. Did feel there could have been more opportunities....  more »
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  • I cannot express how wonderful this place is. We just happened to stop by after seeing their sign and am I glad we did. They do a wonderful job of rehabbing and releasing (when possible) injured and sick sea turtles. The tour is spectacular and I had no idea I would leave there loving sea turtles. We just went to our local aquarium in Salt Lake City and it turns out, the sea turtle there was helped by the Turtle Hospital. This place is amazing
  • What an amazing experience. So educational. Our guide did a wonderful job at guiding our group. We even plan on adopting one of the 5 sea turtles that they have up for adoption for just 35$ a year. Great job and such dedication you all have.

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