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The Turtle Hospital
Ranked #1 of 50 things to do in Marathon
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed March 25, 2013

We took our 7 year old son on the tour and he enjoyed it. It starts with a 30 minute talk about what they do at the hospital, then about a 30 minute talk about the facilities, then about 30 minutes walking through the hospital seeing the turtles and hearing about their ailments. It was all interesting and cool to see the turtles close up. I don't think my son will ever forget the lessons he learned about how garbage affects the turtles. The surprise of the visit was the massive iguanas wandering around the area.

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Reviewed March 24, 2013

We learned a lot about sea turtles on out visit to the Turtle Hospital. Our tour guide was knowledgable and friendly. The tour was a little on the long side for our teenagers, but they were glad they went and they liked seeing the rescued turtles. The organization is doing good things for the turtles it rescues and it is providing education to the visiting public about the hazards to sea turtles. I would recommend visiting if you are in the Marathon area.

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Reviewed March 23, 2013

This is a good place doin good things but.....the total disregard to those in wheelchairs was appalling.....the place was very well kept and very clean but. NO WHERE was there an ADA compliant entry,sidewalk,ramp,and or restroom. You should be ashamed if you work there......to stand and ask for donations to the half a million dollar + property called the turtle hospital and then to hide under the non profit banner as well...... you should all be ashamed ...from the very top of the organization to the gals in the gift shop ........Jp

Thank choateyj
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

This is time well spent! These folks are passionate about the sea turtles, rescue, rehab, and release back to the wild when possible. It was so wonderful to see firsthand the turtles recovering from a variety of hazards, medical (tumors on the fins), and encounters with boat props, fishing lines and hooks etc. They have a full working surgery suite and a very dedicated staff to take care of the animals. Our guide was passionate about the turtles in residence, they all have names and distinct personalities. We learned a lot about the animals and what this amazing group of people do to save these beautiful creatures. Don't miss this one!

Thank TRAVELJUNKIES01
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

Great tour guide, and learned A LOT!! A must do when in area, kids older than 7 I'd say could really enjoy this! A very interesting experience! Worth the money to do!

**MAKE A RESERVATION AHEAD OF TIME- GROUPS FILL FAST!!

Would only say I wish the group was maybe 5 less people so you could have a bit more closer/intimate experience....

Thank Emily G
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