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!