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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  • My husband and I visited this as a day trip from Fernandina Beach. This is a great stop for anyone interested in seeing what's being done with/for the Sea Turtle population in the area. We thoroughly ...  more »
  • We were staying at the Jekyll Club and Resort and decided to to visit the Sea Turtle Center since it is right on site. The staff gave a very informative talk about the various turtles receiving care a...  more »
  • jekyll island is back! i am so impressed with how the island has been preserved, and the historic part is great, this sea turtle center, but the best thing on jekyll is to get a bike and ride around t...  more »