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The Turtle Hospital

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2396 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2232
+1 305-743-2552
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More interesting than I thought it would be

The turtle hospital tour is incredibly interesting. Loads of information. Lots of turtles to see... read more

Reviewed yesterday
DakotaRedCat
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Miami Beach, Florida
Interesting Creatures with a Very Dedicated Staff

Incredibly interesting creatures- and the dedication and caring of the staff was inspiring. A... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
katherineb140
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Madison, Georgia
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
2396 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2232
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+1 305-743-2552

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Reviewed yesterday

The turtle hospital tour is incredibly interesting. Loads of information. Lots of turtles to see. The work that they are doing it fantastic. And the history of the place is interesting too. Imagine if all retirees picked up a similar hobby ... they would change...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Incredibly interesting creatures- and the dedication and caring of the staff was inspiring. A must-do in Marathon!

Thank katherineb140
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a great experience and learning stop on our trip We saw a lot of different turtles and learned a lot of things that most people don't think about or know about these sea creatures that are sometimes treated badly. It makes you want...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

we learned so much about sea turtles and will never forget this visit. interesting and the right length.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Slightly pricey. Need to book in advance. Provides great resource for the community and wife life. Would skip if you have a toddler since its 90 minutes and $25 per adult. Would come again just with adults or older kids.

Thank Nick P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I firmly believe if you are going to spend time in an area, embrace it. The Keys are a unique eco-system, and the presence of humans is not a good thing. Thank goodness for people who have the passion and dedication to give the turtles...More

Thank Jeanie Z
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this place while out sightseeing. Great work they do, educational and fun tour. A great find and fun for all ages!

Thank Shannon K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thought this was a lovely experience. They clearly care about what they do and educating the public. The work they do is amazing. I’d recommend this to anyone. Best to book ahead. Everyone there was friendly.

Thank Tatumb
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our group of 8 (Grandma, Grandpa, Mom, Dad, and 4 kids- ages 4-9) all really enjoyed this. The group tour started with a video, tour past exam rooms, then we met and watched many turtles. We learned a lot, and the pacing was spot on...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the turtle hospital on our weekend trip and was amazed to see the wonderful things they do for these turtles! I have liked them on facebook and so I get to see when they return the turtles back to the sea after rehabilitation....More

Thank Verna C
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indyxray5
December 28, 2017|
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Response from Tova W | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I didn't respond sooner. There is some walking, you will be on your feet for an hour or so. There are no benches, but there are railings to lean against if you have balance issues.
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reganlcsw
September 11, 2017|
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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
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Elena K
August 4, 2017|
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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
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