Turtle Walk & Hatchling Release Programs

2021 Sea Turtle 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 hour-long program will take place outdoors at our Boca Raton Beaches. 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!

  • Days:  Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 
  • Dates:  August 3 through September 2 - All Dates SOLD OUT
  • Time:  8:00 - 9:00 PM
  • Ages:  All ages; minors must attend with an adult
  • Fees:  Residents/Members $8.00 per person All others: $12.00 per person


Due to the popularity of this program, there is a limit of 6 tickets per household.
Pre-sale for residents and members begins July 20 at 10 am. See our membership page to become a Gumbo Limbo Coastal Steward Member today!  General ticket sales begin July 27 at 10 am.

Please Note: All Reservations must be made through Webtrac. If you do not have a Webtrac account, please follow these instructions.

Note: This program does not meet at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. Directions to location/parking will be included in your registration email.


3 baby sea turtle on the sand