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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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Highlight of our trip to Keys

This was without doubt the highlight of our trip to the Florida Keys. Our family learned so much... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Richard G
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Cool to see big turtles

90 minute tour for 25 bucks is a bit long and a bit steep But it's very cool to see 250 pound... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
ilovecorndogs
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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  • Excellent78%
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  • Average3%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2396 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2232
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+1 305-743-2552
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"educational tour"
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"different types"
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"slide show"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was without doubt the highlight of our trip to the Florida Keys. Our family learned so much and seeing these wonderful creatures being cared for in this environment. We highly recommend a visit! We will be back!!

Thank Richard G
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

90 minute tour for 25 bucks is a bit long and a bit steep But it's very cool to see 250 pound loggerheads up close - and you are supporting a great cause Remember to book in advance!

Thank ilovecorndogs
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I’ve always wanted to visit a turtle hospital, but had no idea how much I would learn. Our group was fortunate enough to see a surgery and another critically ill loggerback. I too have a new appreciation for the harm we have caused to these...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Our family of 5 including 3 children age 14, 11 and 8 all really enjoyed our 2 hour trip to the turtle hospital. The guided tour was informative and kept the kids attention throughout. Really brought to life the struggles the turtles face in the...More

Thank Julie692
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I’m a huge fan now.. I had no idea these guys faced all the troubles in the world mainly due to us! I have changed my habits with plastics and now committed to helping support this cause.

Thank FloridaLife87
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great experience for all ages! Turtle lover or not, this is a great way to spend just an hour of your day. I would recommend making reservations, but it’s not always needed. These guys do so much good for sea turtles and...More

Thank Tim R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First, remember that you have to call and make a reservation because it is always full. Besides that, the place is awesome, my kids loved it. They explain you all first with a video and then you go to check the real hospital to later...More

Thank Dario K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth a visit but you need to book in advance, this can only be done in person or by phone. Not a cheap activity but good to know your money is going to help the turtles!

Thank Nikki907
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited The Turtle Hospital this past week in Marathon. I strongly recommend making reservations & scheduling a time for a guided tour. It is a bit tight in the gift shop/waiting area, but the employees are both friendly and helpful. You are brought to...More

Thank Carolyn F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very educational tour and well worth the price of admission. The tour lasts about 1 1/2 hours. We saw some beautiful turtles (some >400 lbs). We learned a lot about their environment, how they get injured and how the hospital staff is...More

Thank hawkdriver61
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Iremcam
June 21, 2018|
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Response from Michele c | Reviewed this property |
Its so worth it! Seems steep but the place is very professional and there are daily surgeries for turtles in need.
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rncarol13
May 16, 2018|
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Response from CLD23 | Reviewed this property |
You get to see so many turtles recovering. Not sure how people didn’t get to see them as 3/4 of the tour is out in by the tanks looking at the turtles and learning about them. You even get to feed the turtles in the big... More
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indyxray5
December 27, 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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