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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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Interesting

I found this tour very informative. Seeing all the different turtles was great. You even get to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Raybite2003
Unique, real experience

This is not a show, nor a tourist attraction. The tour is wonderfully guided with explanations... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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“sea turtles” (786 reviews)
“injured turtles” (138 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 yesterday

I found this tour very informative. Seeing all the different turtles was great. You even get to feed them at the end.

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Reviewed yesterday

This is not a show, nor a tourist attraction. The tour is wonderfully guided with explanations that encompass all the interesting informative points ,from the location, turtles, medical review, location history and a brief patent rounds.

1  Thank rv15243
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's expensive at $25pp but they receive no income other than visitors entry fees so it's worth paying to help them. See it as a donation with a tour rather than an entry fee. The tour itself lasted 1h45mins and was very educational. I thought...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Turtle Hospital offers a 90-minute guided tour for $25 per person. The tour times are 9am, 10am, 11am, noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. You cannot view the facility without being on the tour, and reservations are highly recommended. We were able to make...More

Thank Theresa H
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you are driving through the keys this is a “must see”. The owner has converted this motel and strip club into a hospital and rehab facility for sea turtles. They are doing amazing work at this facility and offer an up close look at...More

1  Thank calderman_98
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The turtle hospital tour is $25/per person and 90 minutes long. Considering this is a non profit, your admission is going to take care of the turtles, so it is worth the money! The staff was very friendly. They recommend reservations, but we were able...More

1  Thank Adam K
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I visited the turtle hospital for a few hours out of the sun, we loved our informational tour! We learned so many neat things and fed the turtles by hand! Will return!

Thank Spenser D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting tour, you get a good insight in the work they are doing at this place. Very important!

Thank Andreas S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful experience and must place to visit! The staff and what they do to save these beautiful sea turtles is amazing. Thank you!

Thank nicole R
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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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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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