Georgia Sea Turtle Center, Jekyll Island

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#1 of 31 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. Georgia Sea Turtle Center is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Jekyll Island Edition.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Had a great time! went looking to see the Turtles and not only got to see some really large turtles up close but learned a lot about the sea turtle and the conservation efforts to preserve the turtles...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    What an interesting place. It was remarkable to see what service this place is doing for these injured turtles. We were able to watch as a sea turtle was brought in @ treated for boat injuries. We als...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    A lot of information on sea turtles and how they patch them up and take care of them. You can watch as they feed them and while we were there they were doing an operation to repair a flipper that had ...  more »

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