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Georgia Sea Turtle Center

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214 Stable Rd, Jekyll Island, GA 31527-0844
+1 912-635-4444
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LOVE!!!

We’ve been coming here for several years, and we just LOVE it! The work that Dr.Terry Norton and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Julie C
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Turtles!

We saw several of the people the center at Whiskey Wine and wildlife. They had lots of things to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
MitchellsWIGA
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Atlanta Ga
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214 Stable Rd, Jekyll Island, GA 31527-0844
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We’ve been coming here for several years, and we just LOVE it! The work that Dr.Terry Norton and his staff do is so amazing! If you have the chance to do a behind the scenes tour to watch the staff are for a turtle,DO IT!...More

Thank Julie C
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We saw several of the people the center at Whiskey Wine and wildlife. They had lots of things to see and do all about sea turtles, terrapins turtles and tortoises. We got to a see a feeding and go the different stations they to teach...More

Thank MitchellsWIGA
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We came down to see the turtles. Granted they being noble to have a recovery hospital for injured and ill turtles but charge to see it is a rip off. No exhibits to see. Young child oriented but still should be more to see. Disappointed

Thank JohnT01Traveler
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We have been to the sea turtle exhibit at South Padre Island, Texas and it was a hundred times better than here. It felt unorganized and it did captivate interest.

Thank Poplinos
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are lots of hands on exhibits to keep kids busy, you walk through with a little punch card to go through the stages of a sea turtle's life. The actual turtle hospital facility is very open-you see the staff working. You can read about...More

1  Thank Katie F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The facility is very small but it's very educational and an awesome stop while on a road trip. They have an open viewing area into their Hospital and you can watch while they treat Turtles and birds. The stop is not just for kids I...More

Thank Christy I
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the facility is small, we spent time here. We were learning about turtle rescue through a documentary, watching a turtle get medical care, and visiting the turtles currently recuperating from whatever tragedy befell them that they had to be rescued. The gift shop is...More

Thank DCtravels11
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is interesting because it is in the historical area of Jekyll Island. $7 gets you in the door, and you can return for the on-the-hour presentations. The gift shop is extensive and has fun things. The staff, mostly volunteers, was informative and friendly....More

Thank LivingTheDream108
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting to learn about the biology and the extremely long odds of survival of sea turtles. Was able to see vet team working on a wounded Cooper's Hawk while there. You can visit the recovering sea turtles injured by boat strikes as well as recovering...More

Thank William M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you’ve ever wanted to learn about sea turtles, this place covers EVERYTHING!! Interactive for children and adults, educational forums, witness the live feeding of the sea turtle patients in for rehabilitation, video presentations and so much more. The Center itself is awesome even down...More

Thank Deborah R
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bckduryea
20 December 2017|
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Response from Mark H | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but guessing 6-12 years old.
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cuao34
29 November 2017|
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Response from Donturnyourback | Reviewed this property |
The actual information and feeding lasted 25 minutes. We spent an hour in the behind the scenes hospital total. There is a lot of info to read ant lots of things to look at.
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cuao34
29 November 2017|
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Response from Eric D | Reviewed this property |
About 45 minutes-ish, but very well worth it. We really enjoyed it!
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