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Georgia Sea Turtle Center

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Address: 214 Stable Rd, Jekyll Island, GA 31527-0844
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+1 912-635-4444
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Went with my teen for a "behind the scenes tour" for her birthday. Was worth every cent of the $22 per person fee. Our tour guide, Bethany, was awesome. We were able to go into... read more

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Oviedo, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went with my teen for a "behind the scenes tour" for her birthday. Was worth every cent of the $22 per person fee. Our tour guide, Bethany, was awesome. We were able to go into the treatment room and witness a turtle whose wound's were being treated. We also saw many animals that we not on display. They do amazing... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our daughter's *love* sea turtles and before we visited the Center, they raised funds and adopted "Charlie" that is being cared for by the Center. The displays were excellent. The "Meet the Patients" session was fantastic and the staff and volunteers did a wonderful job of providing information and answering all of our daughters' questions. We got to see their... More 

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Thank Diane L
Roanoke, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an outstanding place to visit. Very educational and interesting. We got to view an actual surgical procedure on a sea turtle. Very good presentation by a young AmeriCorps worker on sea turtles. Several knowledgeable volunteers were present to explain everything. If you care about our environment, this is a "must see"!

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Thank Ed M
Greensboro, Georgia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Volunteerscwere very friendly and knowledgeable about tthe sea turtles. Excited that we got to see a live surgical procedure. Nice gift shop.

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Thank Btaylor1950
Cleveland, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family enjoyed learning about the sea turtles. Ended up adopting 2 turtles to assist in rehabilitation

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Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well done. You're able to watch as the staff and docs work on injured turtles (and, when we were here, a Red Shoulder Hawk). The volunteer staff is eager to help and answer questions and they are an enthusiastic group. Bob is a retired musician who has two passions: turtles and music (Enjoyed talking to you, Bob). If you... More 

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Grant, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 523 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always have time for a place like this. Well thought out. Nice place with plenty of parking and beautiful grounds. Lots to see and do, hands on stuff. We took one of the tours of the day featuring the injured turtles. Nice way to spend a little of your $$$ and some of your time. Excellent visit.

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Thank Impala guy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting program detailing life cycle and anatomy of the Sea Turtle Not much chance to see live large turtles they are being rehabilitated or they have been released.

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Thank Charles M
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit for all ages. Staff is nice and knowledgeable about the local environment and sea life. We visited without children but are eager to take our kids back to see the center.

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Gloversville, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

...for the dedication this place commits to saving sea turtles injured most by mankind. The informational mini tour provides a tutorial on the sea turtles and I learned a lot. The gift shop is very well done also and the volunteers share so much of their knowledge with you. Just go!

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