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The Turtle Hospital

Features Animals
2396 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2232
+1 305-743-2552
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Beautiful animals!

This place was amazing! They work so hard to take care of all of the turtles. Our guide had an... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kerri P

They had reopened and everything was looking great. Worth the time and money to listen to the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cynthia B
Mayflower, Arkansas, United States
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
2396 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2232
+1 305-743-2552
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Reviewed yesterday

This place was amazing! They work so hard to take care of all of the turtles. Our guide had an obvious love of the all the turtles. She knew so much about them and answered every question with a smile. There were many pools with...More

Thank Kerri P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They had reopened and everything was looking great. Worth the time and money to listen to the person leading the tour. Very informative and I got to see the turles I watch live!!!

Thank Cynthia B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I appreciate all the hard work these people do for the turtles. Rich and his people go out of their way for the only reward of saving turtles. I wish I could help

Thank Sandy T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fantastic learning center that's doing great work. It's a perfect two-hour educational experience for all ages, and you'll be glad you went.

Thank hachaille
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place and the work they do os incredible. Perfect visit getting up close with the turtles and very informative. Learnt so much and got some amazing pictures of these fabulous creatures. Staff were great and full of information. This is a great place and...More

Thank LynseyUK55
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

You have to go here to understand the plight turtles are in all around the world all because of man. Their rehab and veterinary work is outstanding. Go adopt a turtle today, and help maintain the great work, we did.

Thank Stewtop
Reviewed 13 September 2017

We were in town for a family wedding and we went to the Turtle Hospital to kill some time. My oldest daughter loves turtles and she was trilled. they do great work with the turtles and don't get enough credit, money well spent

Thank David S
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Do you like turtles? Come on, everybody likes turtles! The money you spend goes right to these beautiful guys (and girls). You get a great education and you get to see some really cute turtles - it's a total win/win! Our guide was so patient...More

Thank lisajahrs
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Wonderful place to see what can be done to help sick & injured turtles turtles, and learn about their rehab.

Thank poolboy12
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

This is a MUST see. No matter what age you are it is a place that everyone will enjoy! Tours fill up fast so get your group signed up ahead of time. You'll learn so much about turtles, the amazing work they are doing, how...More

Thank Heidi H
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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
Elena K
4 August 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
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
22 July 2017|
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Response from Kathy B | Reviewed this property |
No, but you do get "turtle" food to throw out to them.