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“Awesome Experience”

The Turtle Hospital
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Turtle Hospital and Lower Florida Keys Day Trip from Key West
Ranked #1 of 50 things to do in Marathon
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Coral Springs, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Awesome Experience”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

We were on vacation in the Florida Keys, and we stumbled upon The Turtle Hospital in Marathon. The weather was a little rainy, so we decided to go in and take a look around. Boy were we glad we did.. Sherri, our tour guide was so passionate about the turtles at the hospital, and her job, it was contagious. She was a wealth of information and in the short time we were with her, we learned a great deal about all types of turtles.

The Turtle Hospital is a non-profit organization and is a fully operational hospital. With staff and volunteers they have released back to the wild over 1400 sea turtles.
We enjoyed the tour and our visit so much that we adopted a turtle to help defray the costs to the hospital.
The cost of admission was minimal but well worth the price of admission! If you plan on a trip to Marathon Florida, you should plan a trip to The Turtle Hospital as well. We will be going back very soon!

Visited June 2013
2 Thank Donna P
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Kearney, Nebraska
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60 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Informative and Entertaining”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

Our family of 5 left the Turtle Hospital with a new understanding of what these people are doing to rescue turtles. Very dedicated and informative staff. We learned a lot from them and got to see some turtles close up as well.

Visited June 2013
Thank Jim C
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Orlando, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great Learning Experience for Any Age”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

This was our first trip to the Turtle Hospital after checking it out on Trip Advisor. This is a non-profit organization that helps save sea turtles, no matter what their condition may be. They offer an educational tour for $15 which gives you history on the different types of turtles and a tour of their facilities and its patients. Most of the turtles within this hospital have been rescued by them and have suffered from boat injuries or injuries from ingesting items such as fishing line, plastic bags, etc. The tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours and is very informative and you are allowed to take pictures as long as there is not a flash. We will definitely be visiting the Turtle Hospital on a future trip to the Keys!

Visited June 2013
1 Thank ArielF590
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Brandon, Mississippi
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Not at all what I thought!”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

I thought it was going to be a long lecture and tour about how to save sea turtles that my 14 year old would detest . Oh was I wrong. This is a really cool place that truly tries to do what it can to help the injured or sick--turtle...
We learned so much and came away with knowledge which is always a good thing!

Visited June 2013
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Miami, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
194 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Nice places to take the family to learn about the turtles”
Reviewed June 22, 2013

This is a small hospital for turtles, they offer an educational tour, about the turtles and teach us what we can do to preserve the ocean and obviously the turtles.. Then you take a tour by the different pools and meet all the turtles and what happen to them...

I think is a good idea to take the family there and make a contribution for the good of these endanger animals...

Visited June 2013
Thank Naida N
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