Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility

People viewing the Gumbo Limbo sea turtle rehabilitation tanks

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center’s Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility opened on January 1, 2010 and immediately began treating sick and injured sea turtles on site. Since that time, we have been rescuing, rehabilitating, and releasing an average of 50-100 patients and over 1000 hatchlings annually. In our facility, visitors can see our patients in their tanks, talk to educators, and possibly witness a treatment or surgery.  

Gumbo Limbo’s rehabilitation facility is one of only seven facilities in the entire state of Florida licensed to treat sea turtles with fibropapilloma disease (FP). FP is evident by the presence of benign, cauliflower-like tumors found on the soft tissue of sea turtles.   

Join our educators every day in the Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility at 2:00 PM for a free presentation about our current patients and all the ways you can help sea turtles survive.

Our facility is funded with the generous support of Gumbo Limbo Coastal Stewards. For more information about our patients, treatments, satellite tracking, and how you can help, please visit

Learn about the Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility

Sea Turtle Rescue Line

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center’s Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility operates a
24-Hour Sea Turtle Rescue Line: 561-212-8691.

If you ever encounter an injured sea turtle or other injured wildlife please contact Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Wildlife Hotline immediately at: 1-888-404-FWCC (3922).  You may also dial *FWC or #FWC on your mobile phone.