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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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What a Wonderful thing this place is Doing!

Had the opportunity to visit this lovely place and commend the owner and staff for all they do to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mahalia1980
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Canada
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Everything you wanted to know about turtles and more

The hospital helps turtles with health issues and when possible, places them back in their... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
lars639
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Des Plaines, Illinois
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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2396 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2232
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+1 305-743-2552
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"sea turtles"
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"injured turtles"
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"operating room"
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"love turtles"
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"minute tour"
in 103 reviews
"tour starts"
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"bubble butt"
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"educational tour"
in 56 reviews
"make reservations"
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"slide show"
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"call ahead"
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"all ages"
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"great tour"
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"these beautiful creatures"
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"great place to visit"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the opportunity to visit this lovely place and commend the owner and staff for all they do to help these wonderful sea animals. I would highly recommend!!

Thank mahalia1980
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hospital helps turtles with health issues and when possible, places them back in their environment. The tour starts in a room where the types of turtles you will see are discussed. The hospital depends on volunteers and those working there are very enthusiastic of...More

Thank lars639
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was actually a little disappointed in our visit. It is definitely overpriced for what you see. You get a brief presentation about the turtles and facility, then you get to walk by the treatment room on your way out the back door. If surgery...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Guided tour thru their hospital and tanks. Very cool to hear about the history and how the hospital works. Highly recommended if you have teens and preteens, toddlers didn't seem to enjoy.

Thank Tammy W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you go through, or near, Marathon Key, make sure to stop at the Turtle Hospital. It's great for all ages! You should make an appointment as it is a popular adventure. The people are so informative and the turtles are hard to resist. A...More

Thank juy720
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the highlight of my trip!!! Of course I am a turtle lover so I had to stop here. its the first turtle hospital and the largest of its kind. They have up to a few hundred turtles at any one time that need...More

Thank Lynn F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was wonderful to see how this hospital is taking care of injured turtles. You learn about the most common injuries and illnesses. Their goal is to release them when they are well but there are some permanent residents who are unable to survive on...More

Thank Twinkae1
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice educational tour, great affordable gift shop. One learns how pollution, boating can affect sea turtles and how the Turtle Hospital rescues them, heals them and returns the sea turtle to the sea.

Thank itiswhatitis987
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great tour and very interesting info on all turtles. Wonderful facility and helping save and rehab turtles. We rally enjoyed this tour.

Thank BigKahuna1255
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative tour. They are doing great work here and the staff was amazing. We learned so much.

Thank donnewcastle13
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rncarol13
17 May 2018|
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Response from katherineb140 | Reviewed this property |
You definitely see turtles! Lots of them. It is very educational. There is a talk about sea turtles and rehabilitation, then you go on a guided tour and see the turtles. My kids loved feeding the long-term residents. Each... More
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indyxray5
28 December 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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reganlcsw
11 September 2017|
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Response from Brett D |
They've got a note up now: "We heard from Richie and our staff that stayed at The Turtle Hospital and they (and the turtles) are all safe." Sounds like the area they're in is pretty damaged so they're closed to visitors at... More
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