The Turtle Hospital is a really neat way to learn and get close to some turtles. They start the tour with a very nice power point presentation (not boring I promise) describing the various types of turtles found in FL waters. They also explain the history of the Turtle Hospital and describe what they do. We then got to tour the surgery room and even saw a turtle being examined for Fibormayouses (turtle cancer). The best part is going out to the turtle housing area to meet and feed the turtles. Those loggerheads are HUGE! They keep the really sick ones that require daily medicine in the circle pools, and the permemant residents live in the bigger pool area. If they are a perminant resident, that means something was so wrong that they wouldn't be safe if they were released back into the wild. Typically, all turtles that arrive at the hospital get released with a clean bill of health.
Kudos to all the volonteers to come over and share their vet skills and knowledge with these turtles!
Children (4-12 years old): $7.50
HOURS OF OPERATION
Tours run daily at 10am, 1pm and 4pm
From Marathon, we rented a boat and motored out to the Sombrero Lighthouse to do some snorkeling. It was a little rough being out that far, but the fish were beautiful. We saw several large barracuda and even a 6-7 foot shark.
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