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The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center

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302 Tortuga Lane, Surf City, North Carolina 28445, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445
+1 910-329-0222
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Worthy cause and visit

The work that is done here is truly special. The dedicated individuals who volunteer helped us to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
MFauth
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Wonderful!

Was a great experience...a docent for each step of the way. Many turtles and much info on them was... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
millgals
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Fairfield, California
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  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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302 Tortuga Lane, Surf City, North Carolina 28445, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445
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+1 910-329-0222
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The work that is done here is truly special. The dedicated individuals who volunteer helped us to understand more about the Turtles, how they become sick or injured, and how we can contribute to improve the outcome. A great learning experience and close up views...More

Thank MFauth
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Was a great experience...a docent for each step of the way. Many turtles and much info on them was shared. Interesting and entertaining...

Thank millgals
Reviewed 30 October 2017

This was amazing to see, What these people do for these turtles goes above and beyond. The place is great, you get to learn about they help the turtles get better and to one day be able to be released back into the ocean. Its...More

Thank TKM9
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

My disclaimer admits I am a hopeless sea turtle advocate. Each summer I help guide hundreds of half-ounce hatchlings to the sea. I know a bit about turtles, their biology, and what threatens them. This Sea turtle hospital is a great place for the neophyte...More

Thank OICommando
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

If you love turtles and love that people truly care about them, then this is the place for you! All of the people were very informative about the turtles in there. There is a little bit of a wait, but not really all that bad.

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Not only do they nurse injured turtles back to health ,they educate with wonderful displays. At each station, you learn something new. One depicts the different types of turtles, their size, habits,etc One shows a nest, with eggs.. Another teaches some of the anatomy ....More

1  Thank kittylatte
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

It's very well organised. Loved the information stations whilst standing in line. Didn't have to wait long until we saw the turtles. The only thing that could be improved was how hot it was in there, could have done with more fans. But apart from...More

Thank Amy20p
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Taking two 8 year old grandchildren to the turtle hospital was both a fun and an inspiring way to spend an hour before going to the beach! The tickets are inexpensive and all proceeds go to turtle care. The hospital cares for injured and sick...More

Thank Martha28445
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Nice place to take the kids and get a break from the beach! Staff were educated and knowledgeable of turtles! Not a long tour! Difficult to find without gps

Thank KelseynErick Y
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the stations that gave info for different aspects of turtles & sea life! Definitely worth the wait but I recommend more fans for moving air!!!

Thank Denise C
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76shannond76
27 July 2017|
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Response from julibates | Reviewed this property |
Honestly no. Go early is your best bet. Once they open, it moves fairly quickly. We got there 30 minutes before opening and joined the line. The locals are friendly and once they opened, we were the second or third group in... More
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2JoN
28 April 2017|
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Response from obxbeachgirl65 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely. All along the beach you'll see turtle nests blocked off. If you see a crowd around one, they may be expecting a hatch. Have fun!
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kathrynb392
8 March 2017|
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Response from Anne O | Reviewed this property |
Staffed by Volunteers - Opens for the season April1,2017. Visit their website General admission: $5 (13 & up); Seniors and Military: $4; Children $3 (12 & under). located at 302 Tortuga Lane, (Mainland) Surf City.
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