Turtle Walk & Hatchling Release Programs

Turtle Walks - Sold Out

During this program, participants will learn about the life cycle, behaviors, and threats to the three species of protected sea turtles that nest in South Florida during a presentation in Gumbo Limbo’s classroom.  Our conservation team will be on the beach scouting for a nesting loggerhead sea turtle.  When one is spotted, we will head to the beach to observe this fascinating and ancient process of nesting together (seeing a sea turtle is not guaranteed since nesting is unpredictable).  No refunds if a turtle is not seen.

Dates & Time

  • Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, May 31- July 7
  • 8:45 pm-12:00 am (or after a nesting turtle is seen, whichever happens first)

Ages

  • Ages 8 and up; children under 18 must attend with an adult.   

Cost

  • Gumbo Limbo Coastal Stewards Member or City of Boca Raton/Beach and Park District Resident: $15 each
  • All others: $20 each 

Reservations

  • Due to popularity of this programs, there is a limit of 6 reservations per household
  • Online reservations are required through WebTrac.
  • If you do not have a WebTrac account, please follow these instructions.  We strongly suggest you create your account in advance of reservations sales.

Reservations Begin

  • Tuesday, April 5 at 9:00 am - for City of Boca Raton and Beach and Park District residents and Gumbo Limbo Coastal Stewards members.
  • Tuesday, April 19 at 9:00 am - for general reservations.

Hatchling Releases - Sold Out

Join our Sea Turtle Conservation staff as we release buckets of hatchlings into the ocean under the cover of darkness!  This program will start with a presentation in the Gumbo Limbo classroom.  Participants will learn about the life cycle, behaviors, and threats to the three species of protected sea turtles that nest in South Florida.  Then, we head to the water to give these little turtles a chance to begin their lifelong journey.  Watch as they make their way across the wet sand, plunge into the dark waves, and paddle away in search of the safety of the sargassum seaweed, where they will eat, swim, and grow in preparation for life in the open ocean!

Dates & Times

  • Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 
  • July 18 - August 11 from 8:00 pm- 9:30 pm
    • Sold out: 
        • July 18, 19, 20, 21
        • July 25, 26, 27, 28
        • August 1, 2, 3, 4
        • August  8, 9, 10, 11
        • August 15, 16, 17, 18
        • August 22, 23, 24, 25
        • August 29, 30, 31, Sep 1
  • August 15 - September 1 from 7:30 pm- 9:00 pm

Ages

  • All ages: children under 18 must attend with an adult

Cost

  • Gumbo Limbo Coastal Stewards Member or City of Boca Raton/Beach and Park District Resident: $10 each
  • All others: $15 each
  • A paid reservation is required for anyone over 12 months of age.

Reservations

  • Due to popularity of this programs, there is a limit of 6 reservations per household
  • Online reservations are required through WebTrac.
  • If you do not have a WebTrac account, please follow these instructions.  We strongly suggest you create your account in advance of reservations sales.

Reservations Begin

  • Tuesday, May 3 at 9:00 am- for City of Boca Raton and Beach and Park District residents and Gumbo Limbo Coastal Stewards members.
  • Tuesday, May 17 at 9:00 am- for general reservations.

Sea turtle hatchlings in the sand