Georgia Sea Turtle Center, Jekyll Island

(4.4/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web)
Georgia Sea Turtle Center is dedicated to the rehabilitation and protection of injured, sick, and disabled turtles. Founded as an organization for conservation, the center conducts research and educational programs to increase awareness and support for sea turtles. Though it's a working hospital, the facility is still open to the public. Visit to learn more about turtle conservation, and, of course, say hello to some of the patients. If you're coming from the beach, take note that you must wear shoes, a shirt, and cover your swimsuit. Georgia Sea Turtle Center is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Jekyll Island Edition.
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  • This was a cool place to visit on Jekyll. It is a self guided tour but there are plenty of employees walking around if you want to ask questions. They were very informative. Great place to take kids. ...  more »
  • Interesting place to visit while visiting Jekyll. Fun for kids. Spend as much or as little time there as you wish. Not a guided tour.  more »
  • I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Sea Turtle Center. We did the behind the scenes tour and it was so awesome to see them caring and rehabilitating the sea turtles and the terrapins  more »