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“Exceptional place and educational”

The Turtle Hospital
Ranked #2 of 49 things to do in Marathon
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

If you're cheap, don't bother going here. The admission for adults is $25. $12 kids. That said, the place is entirely dependent on admissions to find the work they do.
This hospital was built to rehabilitate injured turtles, many injured by human activities. The work here to test and release as many as possible back in the wild. Terrific educational tour by staff members and a tour around many of their turtles being treated.
Ninth minute tour outside for some but partly shady areas. Well worth a visit for a non profit group.

Thank Niallmcl
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

The visitor's tour was very informative - you get to see rescued sea turtles up close, learn about the different species and how humans impact these amazing creatures. The Turtle Hospital performs surgeries, rehabilitates and releases turtles (that can be released).

Thank manateesandwhales
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

This a a great stop for you and your family while in Marathon or in the local Keys. The tour is about 1.5 hours, but very informative and entertaining. Beyond just seeing the turtles, the tour is through the entire hospital and you get to meet the staff while they are actually administering aide to the patients.

Thank jdlaw2001
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

This facility is 1/2 block from where we stayed in Marathon. Thought it would be fun to take the kids. Most of the reviews had been great. The information presented is great for children to learn about. The short slide show is perfect to get the basics. Then you head out and stand around a pool with a few turtles in. The guide spends to much time talking about the same things. Then you walk to an enclosure where you view the turtles who are getting help. Most of the turtles have whats called a bubble butt, or FP (a tumor disease). Then you head to a salt water pool, with turtles who are living there. The guide talks again for a really long time. I realize that most of these animal hospitals, and rehab places are non profit and are working to rebuild after the Hurricane. However, $25 per person for 75 minutes is a little silly. The presentation could have been cut to 45 minutes, and the price about $15. I would have been more inclined to make a purchase in the store.

Thank Kelly R
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

This turned out to be way more interesting and meaningful then our group expected. Highly recommended.

Thank 19annieb76
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