Take a walk on the wild side! Let Jekyll Island be your classroom with our hands-on learning experience into the mysterious lives of endangered sea turtles. With the guidance of Georgia Sea Turtle Center biologists and staff, guests can explore our beaches at night during nesting season, to learn about the amazing journey of loggerhead sea turtles along the Georgia Coast. This popular program begins with a 45 minute presentation at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, with a lesson from experts about the natural history of sea turtles. After the presentation, guests follow Georgia Sea Turtle Center researchers to the beach, where they take on a scientific hunt to locate sea turtle nests.
Turtle Walks are conducted at 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. nightly from June 1 to July 31. There are no Turtle Walks on July 4. Reservations are required, as group sizes are limited to 25 people due to Department of Natural Resources permit restrictions. Please book your Turtle Walk early- these unique opportunities fill up quickly!
Guests can opt to only take the Turtle Walk, which still includes the 45 minute presentation, or can choose a combination package which includes the walk, and a one-day general admission pass to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center.
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Please note that Turtle Walks are based on availability and reservations are required due to space limitations. All proceeds from the Turtle Walks program help offset operational costs at the Center, including the rehabilitation of patients.