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Georgia Sea Turtle Center

#3 of 30 things to do in Jekyll Island Features Animals
214 Stable Rd, Jekyll Island, GA 31527-0844
+1 912-635-4444
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Very hot! Turtles outdoors.

My daughter loves turtles so she enjoyed it but it was pretty pricey for what little they had there... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Waco, Georgia
via mobile
Well Organized

The layout of the building and all the interactive displays were well thought out. Pre-teen... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Little Torch Key, Florida
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214 Stable Rd, Jekyll Island, GA 31527-0844
+1 912-635-4444
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My daughter loves turtles so she enjoyed it but it was pretty pricey for what little they had there and all the turtles are in an outdoor pavilion while it's super hot. We tried to wait to see the "turtle feeding" but after waiting listening...More

Thank MRSJRollins
Reviewed 3 days ago

The layout of the building and all the interactive displays were well thought out. Pre-teen children will really enjoy the center.

Thank keysdad
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our group of three participated in a Turtle Walk one evening after dark in early July, 2016. The evening started with orientation at the Center. Then we drove to a near by beach, parked and walked along the beach for over an hour. No lights...More

Thank Nelda C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed the sea turtle center. It was interactive and educational. They had about 12 turtles at the hospital. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable. I think everyone should visit so they understand how they impact the sea turtles habitat.

Thank Bijemore
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice place to visit while visiting Jekyll Island. The kids enjoyed learning more about turtles and the great work they do to protect them in the region.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very informative Sea Turtle center which cares for all types of turtles from small to the large Loggerheads. Got to see the doctor and his staff caring for multiple turtles who would not survive if not for their care. Some of them had their shells...More

Thank Bnizab
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing place. The work they are doing here is amazing. The whole center is a little on the small side (takes around 45 mins to an hour to see everything) but it's packed with fascinating sights and info. The main area has a...More

1  Thank Ditcha1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great that places like this exist. They help the turtles that are hurt or sick. You can learn about different turtles while you walk through the centre and also from the helpful staff during the time when they talk about their patients. This place is...More

Thank Paula S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the "behind the scenes" and learned so much about sea turtles. If you get the chance, do it. Also, we did the evening turtle walk, that was awesome! If you love sea turtles, I highly recommend also doing the "ride along" with the...More

Thank kramborj
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the Sea Turtle Center. Enjoyed both the Behind the Scenes and Turtle Walk. The staff is great!

Thank mstansell
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Barbara M
How much does the books run in the bookstore?
4 April 2017|
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Response from mxr52 | Reviewed this property |
Depending on the book but pretty typical for gift shops.
What days are they closed?
7 July 2015|
Response from Barbara M |
How much are the books in the bookstore?
How much was the fee for the Turtle Center and how much was the fee to enter the island. I'm planning a trip for March 31-April 2nd.
11 March 2015|
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Response from patrat236 |
The fee for the Turtle Center is $7.00 for adults, $6.00 for seniors, $5.00 for children (4-12), free for children under 3 years of age, $6.00 for activie duty military, college students, and teachers(ID required). The fee... More