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Sea Turtle Preservation Society Melbourne Beach

Melbourne, FL
407-676-1701
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Ranked #7 of 22 attractions in Melbourne
Type: Beaches
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Surfing
Description: Turtle walks are held in June and July.
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Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Eager to visit tomorrow or Wednesday since the sanctuary is closed Mondays! Note to self!! Looks like a great educational facility ~

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The Preservation Society offers in depth information about the nesting season. The personnel share the details of the rescue process for the turtles and the eggs. It explains the importance viewing the nesting cautiously.

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Wooster, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This is a great place to take the kids to learn about sea turtles. We lucked out last year when they were having a special exhibit. They had the kids wear turtle backpacks and crawl through mazes and meet up with all the hazards sea turtles encounter.. EXCELLENT! We had to drive a ways but it was well worth it.

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Weidum, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We loved it to visit this place. Learned a lot about the turtles and nature. Great for kids as well.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We really enjoyed the Barrier Island Sanctuary as we learned all about loggerheads, green turtles, and leatherbacks, and other wildlife. The video of a nesting loggerhead was great.

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Melbourne, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Getting to watch turtles nest right in front of you on the beach at night was a once in a lifetime experience! The preservation society take every step to make sure the process doesn't not interfere with turtles directly, and their welfare is paramount throughout. It's also great to know that your donation to attend one of the night walks... More

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FL
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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Great experience! This is the kind of thing we look for on vacations. Something not just every tourist is doing and our kids get some educational FUN!

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London, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We were staying almost directly behind this place but didn't really know it was there. After seeing some big turtle tracks on the beach and walking past this place we thought - let's go in and check it out. The woman working was EXTREMELY informative and gave us so much information and advice on what to do and what to... More

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Satellite Beach, Florida, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

It is sad to know that groups of up to 50 people are led to the nesting sights where the sea turtles return each year. The more people on the beaches at night results in more turtles dumping their eggs offshore rather than being a spectacle for tourists.

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Florida
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69 reviews 69 reviews
41 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

I was there with my sun's class on a field trip an had an awesome time. With the tour we learnt so much and heart about plants and wild life. It's an educational trip when you have a tour to see the interesting stuff on the path. Without tour I guess it's boring.

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