Where is Turtle Hospital?
The “Turtle Hospital” offers chief physician treatment for injured and sick turtles: not only people find rest and recovery on the Keys, but also animals. The best example of this is the Turtle Hospital on Marathon (mm 48.5). It is the only one of its kind in the world.
On the Florida Keys, more precisely on the island of Marathon, a hospital has been dedicated to the treatment of sea turtles since it opened in 1986. The “Turtle Hospital” has set itself the task of rescuing injured and sick sea turtles, maintaining them in good health and, if possible, releasing them back into the open sea.
If the turtles are too old or too weak to be released into the wild, they will find a new home at Turtle Hospital. On guided tours, visitors are allowed to look over the shoulder of the staff and learn more about the care and protection of the sedate sea creatures.
Address: 2396 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050
Phone: (305) 743-2552