Georgia Sea Turtle Center, Jekyll Island

#1 of 6 in Wildlife in Jekyll Island
Must see · Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
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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  • Educational experience for families with hands-on activities for kiddos and opportunity to view rehabilitation of injured turtles.  more »
  • The Georgia Sea Turtle Center turned out to be my favorite destination during our entire trip to Jekyll. The staff is friendly and genuinely excited to share their knowledge. One of the caretakers...  more »
  • The staff was very inviting and we were able to learn a great deal sea turtles. My kids really enjoyed themselves. My 3 year old woke up the next morning telling me about what he'd learned.
  • Nice place to see the turtles. So sorry they are hurt

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