We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Turtle Hospital

Features Animals
2396 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2232
+1 305-743-2552
Review Highlights
Great facility, dedicated staff

Visited the Turtle Hospital on a brief visit in Marathon. This little hospital started as a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kelly R
New Orleans, Louisiana
via mobile
What an experience!

This was truly incredible. The staff is extremely knowledgable and intelligent. We learned so much... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lexington, Kentucky
Read all 3,457 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“operating room” (80 reviews)
“tour starts” (42 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
2396 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2232
+1 305-743-2552

Similar Things to Do in Marathon

Write a ReviewReviews (3,457)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 3,214 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited the Turtle Hospital on a brief visit in Marathon. This little hospital started as a roadside motel before its owner began running it as a turtle infirmary. The dedicated and knowledgable staff taught us all about the turtles native to the area, the variety...More

Thank Kelly R
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was truly incredible. The staff is extremely knowledgable and intelligent. We learned so much about turtles. It was such a great experience and very informational.

Thank haleypercy
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visiting the Turtle Hospital is a little bit sad, but also inspiring. They do amazing work rehabilitating turtles and returning them to the wild where possible, but also hosting "non-releasables". The turtles are incredibly touching, and the hardest thing is not reaching out to pet...More

Thank Kristen S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The 90 minute tour shows you through the varying degrees of accepting, doctoring and releasing sea turtles. Very educational and emotional journey given by caring and dedicated staff. Not a Disney tour but a program to inform and hopefully move you to help with their...More

Thank calvinater1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting and educational. You get to learn about the dangers and perils these turtles face, and the many reasons they end up at the hospital. The whole tour takes about 90 minutes. You see the medical facilities as well as the tanks where the...More

Thank pfitzgeraldbfcu
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has been there for over 25 years The staff is highly knowledgeable and friendly. It’s a great place to learn about sick an injured sea turtles as well as see the recovering animals in their care. I highly recommend this as a stopping...More

Thank Cntrychica
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very educational and interesting. They give a tour of the hospital and information about the different kinds of turtles and conditions they treat. You get to see the turtles up close take pictures and feed them too.

Thank Jen_2777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting place to learn and see sea turtles up close! Tour takes about 90 minutes. Gift shop was great and very reasonable. Don’t miss it!

Thank dianamom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the turtle hospital on thanksgiving day. We had two adults, an eighteen year old, five year old, and two year old. The younger children didn’t really care about the presentation at the beginning of the tour. However, they had a corner with puzzles,...More

Thank AshleyD2011
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved it. They were holding up pretty well after the hurricane. Glad to see they survived as they are important to the environment.

Thank Heather M
Nearby Restaurants
Butterfly Cafe
1,415 reviews
.16 km away
Burdines Waterfront
1,983 reviews
1.03 km away
Florida Keys Steak and Lobster House
1,096 reviews
1.10 km away
Lighthouse Grill
663 reviews
.38 km away
Nearby Attractions
Pigeon Key Foundation
380 reviews
.28 km away
Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography
7 reviews
.37 km away
Monroe County Public Library
6 reviews
.64 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
11 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Kathy B | Reviewed this property |
No, but you do get "turtle" food to throw out to them.