Georgia Sea Turtle Center, Jekyll Island

4.5
#1 of 26 in Wildlife in Georgia Coast
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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  • September 29, 2017
    Friendly staff and engaging activities make this a great educational stop. Actually seeing turtles rehabbed was eye opening. We even adopted one and look forward to future updates on him!  more »
  • September 26, 2017
    The toll onto jeckyll plus entrance to the center was somewhat expensive but the experience was very interactive and informative. We enjoyed the glass view into the animal / turtle ER. We were especia...  more »
  • September 26, 2017
    My daughter loves turtles, and we thoroughly enjoyed the live presentation. I learned quite a bit myself. It doesn't take hours to visit the center, but it's definitely worth your time.  more »

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