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Marathon, Florida: The Turtle Hospital

Guided, 90-minute tour of a facility that's rehabilitated and released over 1,500 sea turtles since 1986. Founded by a Volkswagen mechanic from New Jersey. Visit resident turtle Bubble Butt.

2396 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL
US-1 milepost 48.5, southbound side.
Daily 9-6 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $27.
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The Turtle Hospital

Great little place! Excellent place to stretch your legs if you're making the trip from the Miami airport. We ended up not taking the tour because it was too expensive, but still a cool place to see.

[Drew, 10/22/2023]

The Turtle Hospital.

The Turtle Hospital

Nice place -- half inside, half outside. Tour lasts about 1 1/2 hrs. You learn about turtles, then see the operation and recovery room, then head to the current rescues and end off feeding some of the permanent residents.

[Leroy, 08/07/2023]

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