The Turtle Hospital, Marathon

4.7
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.
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  • Loved this stop in Marathon! I didn't know there was such a place to help all injured turtles in south florida. Very informative, educational tour with plenty of time to see, feed, and photograph...  more »
  • Great work being done here and great opportunity to learn about sea turtles. I never realized how much garbage a turtle can ingest - we will be changing some of our habits to help keep their...  more »

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