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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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Get up close with Turtles

The turtle hospital was a surprise interesting adventure. I learned a great deal about turtles and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Travelgrandmom
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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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Great staff with a great mission

Can’t believe 90 minutes went by so quickly. The hospital provides long term care for many species... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
FLTraveler407
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Orlando, Florida
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“operating room” (82 reviews)
“minute tour” (95 reviews)
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The turtle hospital was a surprise interesting adventure. I learned a great deal about turtles and the various maladies that bring them for treatment. The visitors can get get right next to the tanks and it is advised to keep fingers away as turtles eat...More

Thank Travelgrandmom
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Can’t believe 90 minutes went by so quickly. The hospital provides long term care for many species of turtles and the staff is constantly tending to their needs. This former beach motel is a non profit dedicated to helping these animals. Very educational and informative....More

Thank FLTraveler407
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The ability to be able to take or children to an operating animal hospital was invaluable. We learned about the tortoise population and how they rescue and support that population. The lady that spoke to us was very knowledgeable and there seemed to be nothing...More

Thank Scott W
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a bad day of weather so we went to the turtle hospital. It was very interesting to learn about the different types of sea turtles that are in the world. They have a great display of items in their main lobby and it...More

Thank rex m
Reviewed 5 days ago

Living on the Florida Space Coast I am a Sea Turtle lover and have visited a few ST hospitals in our state as well as Georgia. The Turtle Hospital is where it all began. They do such wonderful things here and anyone tourist will leave...More

Thank Adalin
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have a new found passion for the protection of these creatures solely credited to this center. The tour is very informative and well worth the money. All of the admission fee supports the care of the turtles!

Thank Megan S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Pretty cool to see the rescue efforts that go on here. Learned a lot! See lots of the rescued turtles first hand and learn what the staff does to rehabilitate and prepare these injured creature for release. Thank y’all!

Thank Becky W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would definitely recommend if you have some time, should only take 90min. You learn a lot and get to spend some time with beautiful sea turtles!

Thank stevo1100
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is amazing. 90 minutes flew by. $25.00, worth every penny. Glad to see the injured turtles getting help.

Thank Marlene C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't expect "glam"! Do expect to see reached turtles. Informative and interesting. Small gift shop with cute t-shirts.

Thank est10865
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indyxray5
27 December 2017|
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Response from pooches13 | Reviewed this property |
Depends how much is much? The site is not vast, the whole tour is less than 1/2 distance round wheelchair accessible paths and pools. There is also lots of stop areas where you are told about the turtles and the hospital... More
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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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Elena K
3 August 2017|
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If I remember correctly, there’s no free unaccompanied access. It’s a hospital, and animals there is under medical care or on rehabilitation. There is a set of very simple but crucial rules any visitor should obey, like... More
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