Visiting The Turtle Hospital is one of the favorite and best things to do in Marathon Florida Keys. The Turtle Hospital motto and mission is Rescue, Rehab, Release—they Rescue endangered and injured sea turtles, Rehabilitate them, and Release as many sea turtles back into the wild as possible.
Founded in 1986 as the world’s first certified turtle care facility, The Turtle Hospital in Marathon Florida has successfully released over 3,000 sea turtles. The Turtle Hospital property was an old motel (Hidden Harbor Motel) and the former motel owner, Richie Moretti, started The Turtle Hospital to assist sick and injured sea turtles he saw while fishing.
Visiting The Turtle Hospital in Marathon Florida
Find The Turtle Hospital at 2396 Overseas Highway in Marathon Florida—about 3.5 miles after the Marathon airport and 1.5 miles from the Seven Mile Bridge. The facility is near mile marker 48.5 (MM 48.5)—48.5 miles from Key West