Georgia Sea Turtle Center, Jekyll Island

4.4
#1 of 6 in Wildlife in Jekyll Island
Must see · Wildlife Area · Nature / Park
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. Add Georgia Sea Turtle Center to your Jekyll Island travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Jekyll Island trip builder app.
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  • There was a short wait (about 15 minutes). I assume this was for social distancing inside. Appreciate all they do for the sea turtles!  more »
  • Cute, small but dedicated to sea turtles. Everyone wore masks so it was great to see the precautions. Nice place to get souvenirs.  more »
  • Went with husband. A lot of interesting turtle facts. Plan about 30-45 minutes to walk through. Is best to go when they first open. There weren’t many other people there at that time. Was interesting....  more »

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