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The Turtle Hospital

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Address: 2396 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2232
Phone Number: 305-743-2552
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The kids LOVED this trip - especially seeing the turtle nestling babies in various stages of recuperation - great and informative description, and good views of the turtles up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The kids LOVED this trip - especially seeing the turtle nestling babies in various stages of recuperation - great and informative description, and good views of the turtles up close - overall very well done - somewhat pricey at the charge for admission - but a very positive experience overall

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Cobham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We took the kids to the Turtle hospital as it was immediately adjacent to the hotel that we were staying at in Marathon. We had also received a recommendation from close friends that had visited previously so it was high on list of things to do whilst we were in the area. The visit is both educational and insightful. It... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This attraction is a very informative and unique place to visit in Marathon. You don't mind paying the admission fee when you realize where the money is going. Our only down side was our guide, who was extremely knowledgeable, had a very strong accent and was difficult to understand at times. We highly recommend a visit to the Turtle Hospital.

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the tour and information provided. The staff obviously LOVES what they do. The kids favorite part was, of course, the adorable baby turtles!

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Kent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Took our family to visit the turtle hospital today.. Wow what a fantastic job these guys are doing! It cost us 80 dollars for five of us to get in but when you see the impact that our way of life has on our sealife it becomes worth every cent! The people working here are doing an amazing job. Really... More 

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Paris, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

It's a hospital not an amusement park. Very informative and ends with a meet and greet of the turtles. A little expensive but it is for a good cause

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The Turtle hospital was right next to our hotel so we just went over. The entrance fee is used for the exams, food etc. for the Turtles there. While we waited a Hatchling was just brought in and we had the first look at the work they are doing there. The tour was great - you get first an introduction... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This is a great short stop while visiting the Florida Keys! The staff are great and really care about the education and advocacy of sea turtles The tour provided wonderful information & up close experience! I highly recommend The Turtle Hospital for families passing through the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We stopped here on our way home from Key West and it was well worth our time. If you are nature lovers like we are you will appreciate seeing that there are people trying to make a difference and help these animals. Please understand that this is a working recovery center for sick and injured sea turtles, not Seaworld. I... More 

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Sebring, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The tour is fun and interesting. It lasts about 90 min. and you get to see the entire facility including the "patients". They also have a nice gift shop where we purchased souvenirs.

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