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The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center

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302 Tortuga Lane, Surf City, North Carolina 28445, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445
+1 910-329-0222
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Very interesting and informative! We loved seeing and hearing about the sea turtles rehabilitation... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
sextontj98
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Portsmouth, Ohio
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Don't miss this entertaining and educational experience, great for the whole family

We are charter donors of the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital and big fans from day one, back when... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Skeeter81-ta
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North Carolina
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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“long line” (26 reviews)
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LOCATION
302 Tortuga Lane, Surf City, North Carolina 28445, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445
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+1 910-329-0222

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very interesting and informative! We loved seeing and hearing about the sea turtles rehabilitation. The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly.

Thank sextontj98
Reviewed 5 days ago

We are charter donors of the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital and big fans from day one, back when they first opened their doors. Now that they have their new building with expanded touring hours, this is a must-see for people of all ages. Jean,...More

Thank Skeeter81-ta
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great job of educating the public about the problems of plastic and trash in the ocean. Great for people of all ages. Small fee at entrance plus in the gift shop there is a table where you can adopt a turtle and receive a certificate...More

Thank ELLERN63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

*** We stayed 30-45 minutes. It was interesting and the small entrance fee goes to the care of injured sea turtles.

Thank ncpucke
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center is staffed only by volunteers, including the veterinary staff. They do a wonderful job providing new life for so many sea turtles. They also do a great job of providing the public information on their...More

Thank Fred M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a real eye opener to the problems that inpack our environment. This is a great place to take kids. You will fall in love with turtles!

Thank Sharonladybug
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Looooong line to get in on a rainy day. Staff was very informed and gave great demos. I wish there were some things for our young children to touch

Thank alisa O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My grandkids and I went we only waited 10-15 minutes. ( Bring an umbrella for the line if you want.) The staff does their best to get you inside. It is very informational and fun. We enjoyed seeing all the different turtles. We even adopted...More

Thank lisa4718
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There was a long line but it was worth the wait. I certainly haven't been anywhere else like this place. They have volunteer tour guides who are well informed and interesting. Good and educational activity for people of most ages. If it's crowded you will...More

Thank Debbiewanders
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here, mainly to see sea turtles up close, because I never have before. It was very eye-opening experience. They do great work there. Taught me some things I never knew about how humans affect sea turtles. I would highly recommend going and visit if...More

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shannon d
July 26, 2017|
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Response from julibates | Reviewed this property |
Honestly no. Go early is your best bet. Once they open, it moves fairly quickly. We got there 30 minutes before opening and joined the line. The locals are friendly and once they opened, we were the second or third group in... More
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2JoN
April 28, 2017|
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Response from obxbeachgirl65 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely. All along the beach you'll see turtle nests blocked off. If you see a crowd around one, they may be expecting a hatch. Have fun!
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kathrynb392
March 7, 2017|
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Response from Anne O | Reviewed this property |
Staffed by Volunteers - Opens for the season April1,2017. Visit their website General admission: $5 (13 & up); Seniors and Military: $4; Children $3 (12 & under). located at 302 Tortuga Lane, (Mainland) Surf City.
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