The Turtle Hospital
The Turtle Hospital
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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redinstl
st. louis, mo23 contributions
Jan 2023
What a great experience. I coaxed my husband into visiting with me as he wasn't too interested in seeing the turtles. But, by the end of the tour, he was highly impressed and grateful for this facility's existence. The tour starts with a brief overview of the types of turtles along with the hospital's mission, followed by an extensive walk through the tank areas. The tour guide did an excellent job educating everyone and, at the end of the tour, we were able to feed the turtles. I highly recommend this experience.
Written 27 January 2023
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BrentJM
Boston, MA7 contributions
Dec 2022
If you've seen a turtle in the ocean before, this is not exciting. You start the tour in a low ceiling room. Our packed tour had around 40 people, listening for 30min with bad acoustics. Then we proceed to see some tanks with turtles in them on the property of a closed budge motel.

I've seen turtles in the ocean, I've seen baby turtles, etc. this experience was not in the least exciting.
Written 26 January 2023
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Kim O
Saint Louis, MO40 contributions
Jan 2023
The Turtle Hospital is doing critical work to rehab and protect turtles. I highly recommend this tour for the learning experience as well as contributing to their cause. You will also get to see and feed many turtles.
Written 25 January 2023
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Loria1960
Virginia61 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
This was amazing, we actually got to see the team doing surgery on a large sea turtle! There's also a walk-through the "hospital ward" of the different ones they are rehabilitating. The tour guide was very knowledgeable on the individual turtles and what was being done for each.
Written 22 January 2023
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Emily M
United States1,328 contributions
Jan 2023
We picked this stop as we were trying to break up the drive out to Key West. Glad we did! The staff are dedicated and enthusiastic, and we enjoyed hearing about the help turtles can get while they are there, when they can release them, and saw and fed the turtles that cannot be released. Highly recommend!
Written 22 January 2023
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Kristin_S_Berlin
Berlin, Germany33 contributions
Nov 2022
An amazing place. We learned a lot and were touched by the heartwarming stories - it´s sad and happy at the same time. Thanks to the fantastic team of volunteers, turtle caretakers and doctors and special thanks to Mary-Elisabeth for the educational and fun tour through the clinic. We couldn´t resist and adopted Bender. The adoption is an awesome idea. Thanks for the great visit and your awesome work.
Written 22 January 2023
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Gina Y
Sarasota, FL109 contributions
Jan 2023
We signed up for a tour of the Turtle Hospital in January 2023. Our guide was excellent, the turtles amazing. We have driven by the Turtle Hospital every time we are in the Keys and now we know exactly what is happening there. Worthy of a stop!
Written 21 January 2023
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TBJCC
9 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
This was a top notch turtle rehab & learning facility. We took the Educational Tour and were very impressed by the available state-of-the-art medical services offered and trained staff to treat sick and/or injured turtles. Our tour guide was wonderful & very knowledgeable. The entire facility was very clean and orderly. Well worth the time and cost to take the tour and support this worthy program.
Written 19 January 2023
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Mayer
2 contributions
Jan 2023
Had a great time meeting the individual turtles and getting to know their personalities. We didn't realize how infection and trapped air could be so harmful.
Written 18 January 2023
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Susan K
4 contributions
Jan 2023
Great learning experience. It was very informative and we loved seeing the turtles and learning ways that we harm them and ways to help. Also loved that we saw some rescues, and a couple of days later were able to see videos on FB of them being released back into the ocean.
Written 15 January 2023
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THE TURTLE HOSPITAL (Marathon) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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The Turtle Hospital is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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