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Georgia Sea Turtle Center

#3 of 31 things to do in Jekyll Island Features Animals
214 Stable Rd, Jekyll Island, GA 31527-0844
+1 912-635-4444
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While it is a small facility, the hospital is quiet interesting. While there we got the pleasure of... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2016
Amy W
via mobile
Not What I Expected

Great organization and cause, but the center is not really designed to be a "tourist attraction... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2016
Charlotte, North Carolina
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214 Stable Rd, Jekyll Island, GA 31527-0844
+1 912-635-4444
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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

While it is a small facility, the hospital is quiet interesting. While there we got the pleasure of witnessing a check up on a turtle that was just brought in for rescue.

Thank Amy W
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Great organization and cause, but the center is not really designed to be a "tourist attraction." The facility is small and unable to accommodate many people at once. Strictly educational, not really an attraction (as we normally think of an attraction).

Thank mgonzalez807
Reviewed 4 August 2016

The staff here went out of their way to answer questions and made sure we understood everything. They were very knowledgeable.

Thank Lynn G
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Great for the whole family! Stop in and see how turtles lay their eggs, how they hatch, and the average lifespan, etc. Lots of hands-on activities! You'll see the hospital and even the turtles that are being rehabilitated. If you are lucky you can even...More

Thank Sarah E
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We had a great time at the Sea Turtle Center. It's a good Activity for young kids. You won't spend a ton of time here but the price is right and it's something different to mix things up during a week at the beach.

Thank Brad M
Reviewed 1 August 2016

My daughter and I have our name on one of the bricks outside the center, pretty neat. The employees and doctors love these turtle and save many that will be turned back in the ocean.

Thank jables12016
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Fun and educational for the entire family. Just the husband and I this time but we truly enjoyed it. Fun exploring game as you go through.

Thank Amanda G
Reviewed 30 July 2016

See and support sea turtles and help the center educate people and rehabilitate turtles so important to the area.

Thank malcolm_groome
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

What a cool experience! The center was interesting and informative. The presentation in the hospital was great. The highlight was the turtle walk. I don't know if this is common, but we saw both a nesting turtle and a hatch. The moon was full, I...More

1  Thank Emily B
Reviewed 30 July 2016

This a gem on Jekyll Island. It's a working facility with a detailed and well done interpretive center and a fun, informative visitor experience. The interpretive center is small but packed with turtle facts. The outside pavilion offers access to the sea turtles in rehab...More

Thank SLOTrvlr
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Dawn H
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Response from Claire M | Reviewed this property |
if you want to do it right give yourself at least an hour. Try and plan your visit during a feeding time. Try and not go on a weekend.
Barbara M
4 April 2017|
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Response from mxr52 | Reviewed this property |
Depending on the book but pretty typical for gift shops.
7 July 2015|
Response from Barbara M |
How much are the books in the bookstore?