Turtle Walk

Turtle Walk Information:

Sebastian Inlet State Park conducts park ranger guided educational sea turtle walks.  These turtle walks offer you a possibility to witness a loggerhead sea turtle lay her eggs, cover and disguise her nest, crawl down the beach and swim away in to the Atlantic Ocean.  Turtle walks are five nights a week, Friday through Tuesday, during the months of June and July.  The program starts at 9 PM and may last until 1 AM.  Unlike any other permitted sea turtle walk offered in Florida you may walk up to three miles while searching for a sea turtle.

 

Reservations are required for turtle walks.  All of Sebastian Inlet State Park’s turtle walk reservations are made online.  Beginning on May 1, online turtle walk reservations can be made by clicking http://www.fsispturtlewalk.org/  

There is a $10.00 donation per person to reserve a space for a park ranger guided turtle walk.

2019 Turtle Watch

A nesting Loggerhead sea turtle was observed on 38 of the 44 turtle watches, making an average on turtle seen on 86.6% of the turtle watches. We had 667 guests attended our 2019 turtle watch program.

Our Sebastian Inlet State Park Turtle Scout volunteers made this year’s turtle watches a success!  We are always looking for volunteers.  For information e-mail Adrienne.Finegan@FloridaDep.gov

 

Sea Turtle Nesting Statistics for Sebastian Inlet State Park’s three miles of beach:

                                                     2015              2016            2017            2018          2019

Loggerhead nests                    855                  976               903               699                876

Green nests                                351                   50                  715                40                 682

Leatherback nests                    6                      5                     3                   8                    3   

Kemp Ridley                               0                     0                     0                    1                    0