Nestled in the core of the Florida Keys, The Turtle Hospital rescues, rehabilitates, and protects injured and sick sea turtles. Since 1986 the center has worked to raise awareness of the dangers sea turtles face. The staff conducts research on turtle health and returns wounded turtles that are healed to their natural habitat. Some turtles cannot live in the wild due to surgeries or permanent disabilities, so the hospital cares for its permanent residents. To take a tour and see the turtles, be sure to call well in advance; slots are limited and fill up quickly. Put The Turtle Hospital into our Marathon trip itinerary builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Marathon.
The Turtle Hospital Reviews
We had a wonderful time learning more about the turtles and the mission of this hospital, and got to meet so many patients there. I love the idea that they do virtual field trips all the time for... more »
Thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Only wished we could have seen the release of one of the turtles a few days later. It's expensive but it's a donation so that's ok. more »
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