Turtle Walks

214 Stable Rd, Jekyll Island, GA 31527, USA 214 Stable Rd, Jekyll Island, GA 31527, USA
Turtle Walks. Jekyll Island, United States


SunriseWalk PhotoWhat is a turtle walk?
Explore the beach at night and learn about the amazing journey of loggerhead sea turtles nesting along the Georgia coast. Your program begins with a MANDATORY 30 minute presentation (located in the Georgia Sea Turtle Center exhibit gallery) where you will learn about sea turtle biology, threats, and how you can help! The presentation is followed by a guided beach tour in search of a nesting mother. Participants must provide their own transportation to the beach access after the presentation.

Please keep in mind you will be walking along the beach at night. Participants are not permitted to carry flashlights. While the beach walk is done at a leisurely pace (we don’t want to scare a potential nester!), if we are contacted by Turtle Patrol about a siting, we may pick up the pace in order to make the encounter. Because of the late program time and the potentially long walk on the beach, children under 4 are not permitted on Turtle Walks. This program is not recommended for elderly or disabled individuals. Pets are not permitted.

When are turtle walks scheduled?
Turtle walks will be conducted June 1 – July 31* (*Except July 4th) with two nightly programs at 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. Reservations are required as group size is limited by DNR permit restrictions (25 per group maximum) and programs fill quickly.


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