The Turtle Hospital, Marathon

4.7
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 an interesting and unique place. It is a working hospital for sick and injured sea turtles from various locations. It's not just a zoo where the animals are kept for the amusement of humans. I...  more »
  • We were lucky,... that they had room for all of us, even though we hadn't booked. A highly competent, sweet and funny employee told about the Turtles and their work with them. Very nice experience, which goes to a really good purpose.
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