Turtle Walk & Hatchling Release Program

The information for the 2018 Turtle Walks and Hatchling Releases will be posted here in March 2018.   You can also be notified by signing up for our program and event emails here.   The 2017 information is posted below for reference.
 


Summary Information for 2017

 

 

Turtle Walk

Hatchling Release

 What is a…..?

A fun, educational night program about sea turtles beginning in Gumbo Limbo’s classroom, followed by an ecology walk along the beach… and the chance to see a nesting loggerhead sea turtle!

An exciting and unique program about sea turtles beginning in Gumbo Limbo’s classroom, followed by a trip to the beach to watch Gumbo Limbo Staff release baby sea turtles into the ocean!

 Are there age limits?

Children must be at least 8 years old for Turtle Walks.  Minors under the age of 18 must attend with an adult.

Hatchling Releases are for all ages.  Minors under the age of 18 must attend with an adult.

When do the programs  occur?

Thurs. nights, May 18, 25, and June 1; and every Tues, Wed, and Thurs night from June 6-July 13 (no program July 4). 

Doors open at 8:30 and the program will start promptly at 8:45 PM.  The program ends after one loggerhead is seen (not guaranteed), or at 12:00 AM, whichever occurs first.

Mon, Tues, Wed, and Thurs nights (no program Sept 4):

July 17-Aug 10, 8:00–9:30 PM

Aug 14-Sept 7, 7:30–9:00 PM

Doors open 15 minutes before program start time.



 

 How do I make reservations?

Advanced reservations are required.  Reservations can only be purchased online through an external website, Brown Paper Tickets (Turtle Walks here, Hatchling Releases here.)  Please bring your email confirmation with you the night of your program.

Do Friends of Gumbo Limbo Members get a discount or other privileges?

 

Friends of Gumbo Limbo Members receive a discount on a specific number of reservations (dependent on Membership level), and are eligible to participate in Members-Only Reservations. Join Friends below!

Friends of Gumbo Limbo Members receive a discount on a specific number of reservations (dependent on membership level), and are eligible to participate in Members-Only Reservations.  Join Friends below!

How can I become a Member?

 Visit Become a Member

When can I make reservations?

Members can purchase starting at 9:00 AM on Monday, May 1, 2017 and General Reservations at
9:00 AM on Monday, May 8, 2017.

Members can purchase starting at 9:00 AM on Monday, June 5, 2017 , and General Reservations at
9:00 AM on Monday, June 12, 2017.

How much are reservations?

$10 for Members (limits apply, see below)

$17 for General Reservations (limit 6)

What are the limits for Members?

For Individual Memberships, up to 2 reservations per program

For Family Memberships, up to 6 reservations per  program

For Donor/Contributor Memberships, up to 10 reservations per program


Members may purchase additional reservations during the General Sale at $17 each

Where can I learn more?

Click here for the Turtle Walk Program information sheet

Click here for the Hatchling Release Program information sheet

Reservation Policy

Only participants with reservations will be admitted.   We do not accept walk-ins or maintain a wait list.


Refund Policy

There are no refunds or rescheduling due to weather.   There is a strict refund window.  Greater than 72 hours prior to the event start time, refunds will be allowed for guests via the Brown Paper Tickets support line at 1-800-838-3006.  Within this 72 hours of the program, guests will not be issued refunds to the event.  Refunds that are processed by Brown Paper Tickets will immediately be made available for sale; if you are looking for reservations, keep checking the link for Turtle Walk Reservations for availability.


Other Turtle Walk Locations

Palm Beach County Only

Greater Fort Lauderdale Area

Statewide