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“Excellent tour. Great info. Great to see the turtles.”

NOAA Fisheries Service Galveston Laboratory
Ranked #44 of 112 things to do in Galveston
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

Really enjoyed this tour. Informative talk by volunteers about the turtles and what goes on with them. Volunteers were knowledgeable and enthusiastic. It was awesome to be so close to the turtles. Great tour for kids, families or just adults.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

My Husband surprised me with a visit to the NOAA Fisheries Sea Turtle Facility.
We volunteer with the Turtle Island Restoration Project. We patrol on Bolivar Pensula during Sea Turtle nesting season. We are still excited to be a part of this effort.
This facility takes in and care for Sea Turtles found injured or cold stunned. They nurse them back to health and release them in the same area they were found.
Such a great place for a family visit and Turtle Lovers Of every age.

1  Thank cbeehn
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

I toured this facility with a group of seniors. We watched an informative and entertaining presentation by a volunteer before we went to the sea turtle building. The turtles are amazing creatures, swimming around in their individual little tanks. The overall experience fostered a deeper appreciation of the vulnerability of sea turtles and the need to protect the species.

Thank Melinda B
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

Enjoyed every minute of this informative and educational tour! Thank you for all that you do to help our Sea Turtles thrive!

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Reviewed 16 February 2017

We had a great time with the sea turtles today. I was impressed with how patient our tour guides were with all of the children. The wait list is very long so you have to schedule months in advance. It was well worth the wait. We had never seen a sea turtle up close!

2  Thank Tosha B
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