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The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center

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We went there the other week. And I was impressed. The place is clean and organized. The employees... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Loved it

We loved this tour! They gave my two daughters an extended tour and let them help to feed the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amanda N
Wentzville, Missouri
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“long line”(29 reviews)
“gift shop”(38 reviews)
“worth the wait”(24 reviews)
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302 Tortuga Lane, Surf City, North Carolina 28445, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445
+1 910-329-0222
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went there the other week. And I was impressed. The place is clean and organized. The employees are very knowledgeable about the turtles and the goings on there. Very helpful and friendly.

Thank blondee2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this tour! They gave my two daughters an extended tour and let them help to feed the turtles. We will be going back in a fee weeks! I would highly recommend going here

Thank Amanda N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They open at noon and the line is long but goes quickly. They have different stations with great information on sea turtles and the environment. It is not geared toward smaller kids but the older ones loved it. Upon leaving the rescue center there was...More

Thank Meemee2105
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been to this area many many times but did not know about this place! Great learning v experience, friendly knowledgeable staff, up close to the turtles n an overall great experience. Adopted a turtle while we were there to help the ceuse😃 Will go again!!

Thank PMDColumbus_NC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great tour of the largest turtle hospital on east coast, possibly USA. VERY INFORMATIVE, WITH GREAT VIEW OF TURTLES AND HISTORY. NExcellent tour guides who are well educated. Great for both small, young and adult. Check for available times. Don’t wait till it rains,...More

Thank rbarlett2244
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family enjoyed learning about the turtles. We happened to be there during the time the turtles were trying to get back to the water

Thank KATZ22016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fabulous mission the Karen Beasley turtle hospital pursues! Quite educational, giving the general public knowledge of how to help these amazing creatures

Thank Vicki P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On our last of eight days here in Surf City we made time to get to the Turtle Hospital. So glad we did!!! All three generations really enjoyed our visit. Didn’t have to wait at all, maybe we were just lucky with our timing but...More

Thank jffmcnabb29
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved touring the turtle hospital! The staff are very knowledgeable and answer any questions you may have. Loved seeing all of the turtles and hearing their stories. Such a wonderful place to help rehabilitate injured turtles!

Thank Jennifer K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wounderfull place to vist !! Wheel chair execuible , Fun for all ages . Great learning experience for everyone !

Thank Nancy R
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26 July 2017|
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Response from julibates | Reviewed this property |
Honestly no. Go early is your best bet. Once they open, it moves fairly quickly. We got there 30 minutes before opening and joined the line. The locals are friendly and once they opened, we were the second or third group in... More
28 April 2017|
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Response from obxbeachgirl65 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely. All along the beach you'll see turtle nests blocked off. If you see a crowd around one, they may be expecting a hatch. Have fun!
7 March 2017|
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Response from Anne O | Reviewed this property |
Staffed by Volunteers - Opens for the season April1,2017. Visit their website General admission: $5 (13 & up); Seniors and Military: $4; Children $3 (12 & under). located at 302 Tortuga Lane, (Mainland) Surf City.