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The Turtle Hospital
Ranked #1 of 50 things to do in Marathon
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 12 December 2013 via mobile

We were recommended this by a couple of local Marathon residents as something a little different from the usual tourist attractions on the Keys, and we're so glad we took their advice.

The first 30 mins is a presentation on the hospital, the turtles they rescue, causes, habitat etc. Very interesting background for the next part, a tour of the hospital facilities and update on the most recent/extreme cases, then it's outside to the pools and seeing their vets in action and meeting the residents!

Well worth a visit and interesting for adults and kids alike.

Thank NRJ08
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Reviewed 11 December 2013

The tour was very boring because I had a hard time understanding the person that gave the tour and I also felt like it was too much like a classroom. It would have been better to move more quickly over things and let people ask questions after. It was fun feeding the sea turtles.

Thank Julie_L1749
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Reviewed 11 December 2013

Turtle Hospital is a great place to visit and is very well laid out with good information displays about all the local species of Turtle. The guided tour was very entertaining and we got the chance to ask lots of questions, all of which were answered with expertly and with confidence. We never normally buy gift shop gifts but the trinkets were so well priced and knowing that the profits get put back into helping the turtles we ended up buying several presents for Christmas. Keep up the good work!!!

Thank Sheldon20
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Reviewed 9 December 2013

The turtle hospital has been around for years doing grab things ith sea turtles. They sponsor a clinic each December bringing Vet staff from around the world to share experiences on working with these endangered animals……..A Must see

Thank RogerPsz
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Reviewed 8 December 2013

We'd never heard of this place until our boat guide at Pennecamp State Park mentioned it.
Definitely worth the visit. It was amazing to see so many sea turtles up close.
Heartbreaking injuries, and we knew nothing of the virus that causes tumors.
So glad to know of their work.
Call before visiting, though. Tour schedules change, and we were lucky to slip into the last one of the day.

Thank Carouseltraveler
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