Turtle Walk


Turtle Walk
Date/Time
Registration Begins
5/1/2019 10:00 AM
Last Day To Register
6/29/2019 4:00 PM
Age Requirement
Birthdate cannot be after 6/29/2011
Location
14200 US Highway One
Juno Beach, FL 33408, US
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Frequently Asked Questions:

Where do we meet?  On the night of the walk, please enter through the front entrance of the Loggerhead Marinelife Center and sign in at the desk. Doors open promptly at 8:40pm Doors close at 9pm Please be sure to arrive on time.

What time should I arrive?  Doors open promptly at 8:40pm and guests should arrive prior to doors closing at 9pm.

What can I do to kill time before my turtle walk starts? We now are offering pre-turtle walk guided tours! Register on our calendar>>>

Can I bring my children?  Sorry, but children under 8 are not permitted on walks.

What should I wear?  Dark clothing is preferred to minimize the impact on nesting sea turtles. Bug spray and comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended.

What if it’s raining?  We run our program rain or shine and only stay off the beach in the event of lightning.  During this waiting period, guests will be onsite enjoying their presentation.  We do not cancel the program due to inclement weather.  If the forecast calls for rain, we recommend guests wear raincoats or ponchos.  No umbrellas please.

What happens if I don’t see a sea turtle?  Unfortunately, sea turtles do not carry iPhones to remind them of our turtle walks so we cannot guarantee that one will come up the evening of your scheduled program.  We cannot offer refunds for any reason but all ticket sales directly benefit Loggerhead Marinelife Center, our sea turtles and our mission.

What are my chances to see a turtle?  There is absolutely NO way to predict the successful nesting of a sea turtle on the night of your scheduled walk.  Sea turtles never RSVP and we have no way of knowing what the likelihood of seeing a sea turtle will be from night to night.  Juno beach, however is the densest nesting site for loggerhead sea turtles in the entire United States.

How does the program work?  Nesting is highest for loggerhead sea turtles in June and July.  During these months, we offer turtle walks to the public Wednesday-Saturday under a required permit issued by the state of Florida.  Once registered for an evening, visitors come to the center and receive a presentation, at which time our scouts are on the beach observing nesting behavior.  If the scouts spot a loggerhead sea turtle in her nesting process, they will radio to bring the group down to watch.

How long is the program?  There’s no way to know the exact duration of the program from night to night, although the program is officially scheduled from 9pm – 12am.  The length of the program depends entirely on when and if we spot a sea turtle.  If we do spot one, it could be at any point in the evening.  If no turtle has been spotted by midnight, the program concludes.

Can I bring a flashlight?  Sorry, flashlights are not permitted.

Can I take pictures?  We do not allow the use of flash photography or any photography (cell phones or digital cameras) that utilizes a lighted LCD screen.

What if all the dates or the one I wanted are sold out?  If the date you wanted is booked and you want to take a chance, come to Loggerhead Marinelife Center at 8:30pm and wait to see if other ticket holders do not show. Your best chance is to be the first name to check in so you can be the first name on the waiting list. Walk-ins are a flat rate of $20 per person and we CANNOT guarantee your entire party will be able to be accommodated.

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Cost
$18.00 per Member (membership number required)
$20.00 per Non-Member
Cancellation Policy
We cannot offer refunds for any reason but all ticket sales directly benefit Loggerhead Marinelife Center, our sea turtles and our mission.

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