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Georgia Sea Turtle Center

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214 Stable Rd, Jekyll Island, GA 31527-0844
+1 912-635-4444
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Very cool!

We booked months in advance to do the behind the scenes tour. It was well worth it - the staff was... read more

Reviewed today
hamiltoncoutneya
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Columbia, South Carolina
Fantastic visit with my family

We visited with our group of 8 and we had a tremendous time. The highlight was seeing the “meet... read more

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Chris M
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Indiana
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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214 Stable Rd, Jekyll Island, GA 31527-0844
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+1 912-635-4444
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"operating room"
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Reviewed today

We booked months in advance to do the behind the scenes tour. It was well worth it - the staff was incredibly knowledgable and it was really cool to see the turtles being cares for.

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Reviewed today via mobile

We visited with our group of 8 and we had a tremendous time. The highlight was seeing the “meet the patients”. This exhibit showed the turtles that were patients at the facility and the speaker was very knowledgeable about the turtles. Highly recommend visiting if...More

Thank Chris M
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you love sea turtles it is a must see. Interesting sessions watching staff work on injured turtles.

Thank Lois S
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our family loves our trip to the center. The staff was friendly and we learned a lot. Thank you for having this amazing and educational center on the island.

Thank crazyhogmama
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Stopped off here while we were visiting the Island, my husband and I being animal lovers this was a great stop. There's a small but informative museum you walk through first then you get to see the turtles! There are many pools, and turtles of...More

Thank Amanda V
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Loved the educational exhibit and the demonstration in the turtle hospital. Getting to see the doctors at work on a turtle patient was a bonus.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice location. Was cool to see sea turtles. You are able to watch them work with the sea turtles in the hospital. Kids loved it.

Thank JasF24
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Most people spend about 20-30 minutes here from what I'm told. We spent three hours. I love turtles and this is why my boyfriend chose Jekyll Island for this years vacation. My boyfriend and I enjoyed reading about them and listening to the guides. They...More

Thank honestworkerbee
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice center for the turtle enthusiast. The center has excellent displays and the vets and techs perform their work in live time.

Thank skipd24
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went on the 930pm turtle walk on June 13th with guides Anna and Carol. They were awesome!. Both very knowledgeable and passionate about sea turtles and the center. We got incredibly lucky and were able to see 2 loggerhead mommas prepare...More

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whisper07
April 3, 2018|
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Response from WarmTread | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend calling the center, to be sure, but i doubt dogs are allowed inside the facility. I didnt see any on the premises while i was there.
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dshr0yer
March 27, 2018|
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Response from MitchellsWIGA | Reviewed this property |
I am sure if you ask in advance
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Erin S
March 2, 2018|
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Response from Julie C | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely!! Plenty of hands-on educational exhibits. And if you can set it up at just the right time, the kids can be there for a turtle feeding and possibly even watch Dr. Norton and his staff caring for a turtle!
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