The Florida Keys Sights

The Turtle Hospital

  • 2396 Overseas Hwy. Map It
  • Marathon
  • Educational Institution

Published 09/14/2015

Fodor's Review

More than 100 injured sea turtles check in here every year. The 90-minute guided tours take you into recovery and surgical areas at the world's only state-certified veterinary hospital for sea turtles. In the "hospital bed" tanks, you can see recovering patients and others that are permanent residents due to their injuries. After the tour, you can feed some of the "residents." Call ahead—space is limted and tours are sometimes canceled due to medical emergencies. The turtle ambulance out front makes for a memorable souvenir photo.

Sight Information

Address:

MM 48.5 BS, 2396 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, Florida, 33050, United States

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Phone:

305-743–2552

Sight Details:

  • $18
  • Daily 9–5

Published 09/14/2015

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