Friends of sebastian inlet state park, inc 




turtle walks




Sign up for a Ranger Guided Turtle Walk

Sebastian Inlet State Park is excited to announce our 2021 ranger guided Public Sea Turtle Watch Program. These educational turtle watches offer the public the possibility to witness a loggerhead sea turtle lay her eggs, cover and disguise her nest, crawl down the beach and swim away into the Atlantic Ocean. Turtle Watch Programs are available four nights a week, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, during the months of June and July. The program starts at 9 PM and may last until 1 AM. Participants may walk up to three miles in soft sand.

The turtle walks at Sebastian Inlet State Park are a memorable experience that allow our guests to learn about, observe and hopefully see the nesting and egg-laying process of a loggerhead sea turtle.

This year, walks are conducted on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights between June 1 and July 31.

Space is limited to 8 people per night. Reservations are required.

Cost is a $10.00 donation per person, paid in advance, to reserve your space.

You are responsible for your own transportation to the Sebastian Fishing Museum. Additional details will be provided once you have made a reservation.

The turtle walk educational programs are conducted under a state permit and should not be attempted without a state permitted guide.

Sebastian Inlet Sea Turtle Watch Program 2021 Guidelines

(Things You Need to Know Before Reserving a Space)

Please read the following information before making your turtle walk reservation. By making a reservation, you confirm that you have read and understand that:

  • Age limit over 7;
  • Participants will be required to attend an interpretive program on marine turtle biology and conservations issues located at the Fishing Museum;
  • Group must stay together and practice social distancing during the entire watch;
  • Participants must be able to walk up to 3 miles on the beach;
  • Participants must provide their own transportation to the beach from the Fishing Museum;
  • Flash photography is prohibited / participants with infrared cameras may film or photograph the egg deposition or the turtle retuning to the water;
  • Touching marine turtles and handling marine turtle eggs is prohibited;
  • Participants may not use flashlights;
  • Participants may not walk on the turtle’s crawl;
  • Only one nesting loggerhead turtle will be observed. If a turtle is not found by the scouts by 11pm the program is over;
  • It will be dark, there can be mosquitoes, sand fleas, and no-see-ums. Insect repellant is recommended;
  • Reservations may not be able to be changed; and
  • No refunds

Turtle Walk Reservations Open May 1st, 2021

Turtle walks are available during the months of June and July.


Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, June 01, 2021
    • 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Wednesday, June 02, 2021
    • 1:00 AM (EDT)
    • Fishing Museum
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    2021 Park Ranger Guided Turtle Walks

    Where do we meet? The Sebastian Fishing Museum.

    Directions to meeting location: The Sebastian Fishing Museum is located on the south side of the Sebastian Inlet Bridge. Enter Sebastian Inlet State Park’s “south side.” The Sebastian Fishing Museum is connected to the south ranger station. The Sebastian Fishing Museum is seven miles north of County Road 510 and 18 miles south of State Road 192. The address is 14257 North A1A, Vero Beach, FL, 32963.

    Do I have to pay to entry the park? No, if you arrive after 8:30 PM, tell the toll collector that you are here for the sea turtle walk and they will allow free entry.

    What time should I arrive? Please arrive no later than 8:45 pm as the program starts at 9 pm.

    What should I bring? You will want to wear comfortable walking shoes or sneakers. Definitely bring insect repellent. You may want to consider wearing long pants and sleeves, if you are not tolerant of mosquitoes and no-see-ums. You may want to bring water for this up to 2 mile turtle walk. Dark clothing is preferred to minimize the impact on nesting sea turtles.

    How long might I walk on the beach during the turtle walk? We may walk up to 2 miles to the nesting sea turtle. That’s a mile in either direction. Everyone must be in fair physical condition. Our beach is an isolated area, so once you start on the turtle walk you are basically committed.

    What happens if we do not see a sea turtle? We generally see turtles on 75% of our turtle walks. We cannot guarantee that a sea turtle will crawl out of the ocean on the evening of your scheduled program. We do not offer refunds for any reason, but all ticket sales directly benefit the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park, our sea turtles and our mission.

    What if it’s raining? In the summertime, Sebastian Inlet and the rest of Florida have afternoon/evening rains almost daily. The afternoon storms often clear up by 9pm. We will not go on the beach if there is lightning or heavy rain. We have only cancelled a handful of times in the last 40 years but we will not make that decision until that evening. You can get an update by calling 772-388- 2750. We will go on the beach if there is only a light rain with no lightning. Sea turtles will nest in the rain, so you may want to bring raingear but no umbrellas please. Don’t let cloudy skies and a little rain scare you off, especially our typical 4 to 8 PM thunderstorms that occur all summer long here.

    How does the program work? The program begins with a sea turtle PowerPoint presentation at 9:00 PM, please arrive early. Scouts will go out on the beach to locate a turtle during the PowerPoint presentation. If the scouts find a turtle everyone will go directly to the turtle’s location when the presentation is complete. We may walk up to 2 miles to a nesting loggerhead sea turtle.  You will need your own transportation.

    How long is the program? The program is officially scheduled from 9pm to 1am. The exact duration of the program from night to night varies depending on when and if we see a sea turtle and the speed the group walks down the beach.

    Can I bring a flashlight? Yes, but it can only be used on the trail leading to the beach. Flashlights cannot be used on the beach. No flashlights may be used while on the beach.

    Can I take pictures? Flash photography is prohibited / participants with infrared cameras may film or photograph the egg deposition or the turtle retuning to the water.

    What is the best time to see a nesting loggerhead sea turtle? Our turtle walks are scheduled in June and July which is during the height of loggerhead nesting in Florida. There is no relationship between sea turtle nesting activity and the phase of the moon, the weather, or the tides. All scheduled Turtle Walk nights have the same odds of the group seeing a sea turtle nesting.


    • Wednesday, June 02, 2021
    • 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Thursday, June 03, 2021
    • 1:00 AM (EDT)
    • Fishing Museum
    • 1
    Register

    2021 Park Ranger Guided Turtle Walks

    Where do we meet? The Sebastian Fishing Museum.

    Directions to meeting location: The Sebastian Fishing Museum is located on the south side of the Sebastian Inlet Bridge. Enter Sebastian Inlet State Park’s “south side.” The Sebastian Fishing Museum is connected to the south ranger station. The Sebastian Fishing Museum is seven miles north of County Road 510 and 18 miles south of State Road 192. The address is 14257 North A1A, Vero Beach, FL, 32963.

    Do I have to pay to entry the park? No, if you arrive after 8:30 PM, tell the toll collector that you are here for the sea turtle walk and they will allow free entry.

    What time should I arrive? Please arrive no later than 8:45 pm as the program starts at 9 pm.

    What should I bring? You will want to wear comfortable walking shoes or sneakers. Definitely bring insect repellent. You may want to consider wearing long pants and sleeves, if you are not tolerant of mosquitoes and no-see-ums. You may want to bring water for this up to 2 mile turtle walk. Dark clothing is preferred to minimize the impact on nesting sea turtles.

    How long might I walk on the beach during the turtle walk? We may walk up to 2 miles to the nesting sea turtle. That’s a mile in either direction. Everyone must be in fair physical condition. Our beach is an isolated area, so once you start on the turtle walk you are basically committed.

    What happens if we do not see a sea turtle? We generally see turtles on 75% of our turtle walks. We cannot guarantee that a sea turtle will crawl out of the ocean on the evening of your scheduled program. We do not offer refunds for any reason, but all ticket sales directly benefit the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park, our sea turtles and our mission.

    What if it’s raining? In the summertime, Sebastian Inlet and the rest of Florida have afternoon/evening rains almost daily. The afternoon storms often clear up by 9pm. We will not go on the beach if there is lightning or heavy rain. We have only cancelled a handful of times in the last 40 years but we will not make that decision until that evening. You can get an update by calling 772-388- 2750. We will go on the beach if there is only a light rain with no lightning. Sea turtles will nest in the rain, so you may want to bring raingear but no umbrellas please. Don’t let cloudy skies and a little rain scare you off, especially our typical 4 to 8 PM thunderstorms that occur all summer long here.

    How does the program work? The program begins with a sea turtle PowerPoint presentation at 9:00 PM, please arrive early. Scouts will go out on the beach to locate a turtle during the PowerPoint presentation. If the scouts find a turtle everyone will go directly to the turtle’s location when the presentation is complete. We may walk up to 2 miles to a nesting loggerhead sea turtle.  You will need your own transportation.

    How long is the program? The program is officially scheduled from 9pm to 1am. The exact duration of the program from night to night varies depending on when and if we see a sea turtle and the speed the group walks down the beach.

    Can I bring a flashlight? Yes, but it can only be used on the trail leading to the beach. Flashlights cannot be used on the beach. No flashlights may be used while on the beach.

    Can I take pictures? Flash photography is prohibited / participants with infrared cameras may film or photograph the egg deposition or the turtle retuning to the water.

    What is the best time to see a nesting loggerhead sea turtle? Our turtle walks are scheduled in June and July which is during the height of loggerhead nesting in Florida. There is no relationship between sea turtle nesting activity and the phase of the moon, the weather, or the tides. All scheduled Turtle Walk nights have the same odds of the group seeing a sea turtle nesting.


    • Thursday, June 03, 2021
    • 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Friday, June 04, 2021
    • 1:00 AM (EDT)
    • Fishing Museum
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    2021 Park Ranger Guided Turtle Walks

    Where do we meet? The Sebastian Fishing Museum.

    Directions to meeting location: The Sebastian Fishing Museum is located on the south side of the Sebastian Inlet Bridge. Enter Sebastian Inlet State Park’s “south side.” The Sebastian Fishing Museum is connected to the south ranger station. The Sebastian Fishing Museum is seven miles north of County Road 510 and 18 miles south of State Road 192. The address is 14257 North A1A, Vero Beach, FL, 32963.

    Do I have to pay to entry the park? No, if you arrive after 8:30 PM, tell the toll collector that you are here for the sea turtle walk and they will allow free entry.

    What time should I arrive? Please arrive no later than 8:45 pm as the program starts at 9 pm.

    What should I bring? You will want to wear comfortable walking shoes or sneakers. Definitely bring insect repellent. You may want to consider wearing long pants and sleeves, if you are not tolerant of mosquitoes and no-see-ums. You may want to bring water for this up to 2 mile turtle walk. Dark clothing is preferred to minimize the impact on nesting sea turtles.

    How long might I walk on the beach during the turtle walk? We may walk up to 2 miles to the nesting sea turtle. That’s a mile in either direction. Everyone must be in fair physical condition. Our beach is an isolated area, so once you start on the turtle walk you are basically committed.

    What happens if we do not see a sea turtle? We generally see turtles on 75% of our turtle walks. We cannot guarantee that a sea turtle will crawl out of the ocean on the evening of your scheduled program. We do not offer refunds for any reason, but all ticket sales directly benefit the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park, our sea turtles and our mission.

    What if it’s raining? In the summertime, Sebastian Inlet and the rest of Florida have afternoon/evening rains almost daily. The afternoon storms often clear up by 9pm. We will not go on the beach if there is lightning or heavy rain. We have only cancelled a handful of times in the last 40 years but we will not make that decision until that evening. You can get an update by calling 772-388- 2750. We will go on the beach if there is only a light rain with no lightning. Sea turtles will nest in the rain, so you may want to bring raingear but no umbrellas please. Don’t let cloudy skies and a little rain scare you off, especially our typical 4 to 8 PM thunderstorms that occur all summer long here.

    How does the program work? The program begins with a sea turtle PowerPoint presentation at 9:00 PM, please arrive early. Scouts will go out on the beach to locate a turtle during the PowerPoint presentation. If the scouts find a turtle everyone will go directly to the turtle’s location when the presentation is complete. We may walk up to 2 miles to a nesting loggerhead sea turtle.  You will need your own transportation.

    How long is the program? The program is officially scheduled from 9pm to 1am. The exact duration of the program from night to night varies depending on when and if we see a sea turtle and the speed the group walks down the beach.

    Can I bring a flashlight? Yes, but it can only be used on the trail leading to the beach. Flashlights cannot be used on the beach. No flashlights may be used while on the beach.

    Can I take pictures? Flash photography is prohibited / participants with infrared cameras may film or photograph the egg deposition or the turtle retuning to the water.

    What is the best time to see a nesting loggerhead sea turtle? Our turtle walks are scheduled in June and July which is during the height of loggerhead nesting in Florida. There is no relationship between sea turtle nesting activity and the phase of the moon, the weather, or the tides. All scheduled Turtle Walk nights have the same odds of the group seeing a sea turtle nesting.


    • Friday, June 04, 2021
    • 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Saturday, June 05, 2021
    • 1:00 AM (EDT)
    • Fishing Museum
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    2021 Park Ranger Guided Turtle Walks

    Where do we meet? The Sebastian Fishing Museum.

    Directions to meeting location: The Sebastian Fishing Museum is located on the south side of the Sebastian Inlet Bridge. Enter Sebastian Inlet State Park’s “south side.” The Sebastian Fishing Museum is connected to the south ranger station. The Sebastian Fishing Museum is seven miles north of County Road 510 and 18 miles south of State Road 192. The address is 14257 North A1A, Vero Beach, FL, 32963.

    Do I have to pay to entry the park? No, if you arrive after 8:30 PM, tell the toll collector that you are here for the sea turtle walk and they will allow free entry.

    What time should I arrive? Please arrive no later than 8:45 pm as the program starts at 9 pm.

    What should I bring? You will want to wear comfortable walking shoes or sneakers. Definitely bring insect repellent. You may want to consider wearing long pants and sleeves, if you are not tolerant of mosquitoes and no-see-ums. You may want to bring water for this up to 2 mile turtle walk. Dark clothing is preferred to minimize the impact on nesting sea turtles. 

    How long might I walk on the beach during the turtle walk? We may walk up to 2 miles to the nesting sea turtle. That’s a mile in either direction. Everyone must be in fair physical condition. Our beach is an isolated area, so once you start on the turtle walk you are basically committed.

    What happens if we do not see a sea turtle? We generally see turtles on 75% of our turtle walks. We cannot guarantee that a sea turtle will crawl out of the ocean on the evening of your scheduled program. We do not offer refunds for any reason, but all ticket sales directly benefit the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park, our sea turtles and our mission.

    What if it’s raining? In the summertime, Sebastian Inlet and the rest of Florida have afternoon/evening rains almost daily. The afternoon storms often clear up by 9pm. We will not go on the beach if there is lightning or heavy rain. We have only cancelled a handful of times in the last 40 years but we will not make that decision until that evening. You can get an update by calling 772-388- 2750. We will go on the beach if there is only a light rain with no lightning. Sea turtles will nest in the rain, so you may want to bring raingear but no umbrellas please. Don’t let cloudy skies and a little rain scare you off, especially our typical 4 to 8 PM thunderstorms that occur all summer long here.

    How does the program work? The program begins with a sea turtle PowerPoint presentation at 9:00 PM, please arrive early. Scouts will go out on the beach to locate a turtle during the PowerPoint presentation. If the scouts find a turtle everyone will go directly to the turtle’s location when the presentation is complete. We may walk up to 2 miles to a nesting loggerhead sea turtle.  You will need your own transportation.

    How long is the program? The program is officially scheduled from 9pm to 1am. The exact duration of the program from night to night varies depending on when and if we see a sea turtle and the speed the group walks down the beach.

    Can I bring a flashlight? Yes, but it can only be used on the trail leading to the beach. Flashlights cannot be used on the beach. No flashlights may be used while on the beach.

    Can I take pictures? Flash photography is prohibited / participants with infrared cameras may film or photograph the egg deposition or the turtle retuning to the water.

    What is the best time to see a nesting loggerhead sea turtle? Our turtle walks are scheduled in June and July which is during the height of loggerhead nesting in Florida. There is no relationship between sea turtle nesting activity and the phase of the moon, the weather, or the tides. All scheduled Turtle Walk nights have the same odds of the group seeing a sea turtle nesting.


    • Tuesday, June 08, 2021
    • 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Wednesday, June 09, 2021
    • 1:00 AM (EDT)
    • Fishing Museum
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    2021 Park Ranger Guided Turtle Walks

    Where do we meet? The Sebastian Fishing Museum.

    Directions to meeting location: The Sebastian Fishing Museum is located on the south side of the Sebastian Inlet Bridge. Enter Sebastian Inlet State Park’s “south side.” The Sebastian Fishing Museum is connected to the south ranger station. The Sebastian Fishing Museum is seven miles north of County Road 510 and 18 miles south of State Road 192. The address is 14257 North A1A, Vero Beach, FL, 32963.

    Do I have to pay to entry the park? No, if you arrive after 8:30 PM, tell the toll collector that you are here for the sea turtle walk and they will allow free entry.

    What time should I arrive? Please arrive no later than 8:45 pm as the program starts at 9 pm.

    What should I bring? You will want to wear comfortable walking shoes or sneakers. Definitely bring insect repellent. You may want to consider wearing long pants and sleeves, if you are not tolerant of mosquitoes and no-see-ums. You may want to bring water for this up to 2 mile turtle walk. Dark clothing is preferred to minimize the impact on nesting sea turtles.

    How long might I walk on the beach during the turtle walk? We may walk up to 2 miles to the nesting sea turtle. That’s a mile in either direction. Everyone must be in fair physical condition. Our beach is an isolated area, so once you start on the turtle walk you are basically committed.

    What happens if we do not see a sea turtle? We generally see turtles on 75% of our turtle walks. We cannot guarantee that a sea turtle will crawl out of the ocean on the evening of your scheduled program. We do not offer refunds for any reason, but all ticket sales directly benefit the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park, our sea turtles and our mission.

    What if it’s raining? In the summertime, Sebastian Inlet and the rest of Florida have afternoon/evening rains almost daily. The afternoon storms often clear up by 9pm. We will not go on the beach if there is lightning or heavy rain. We have only cancelled a handful of times in the last 40 years but we will not make that decision until that evening. You can get an update by calling 772-388- 2750. We will go on the beach if there is only a light rain with no lightning. Sea turtles will nest in the rain, so you may want to bring raingear but no umbrellas please. Don’t let cloudy skies and a little rain scare you off, especially our typical 4 to 8 PM thunderstorms that occur all summer long here.

    How does the program work? The program begins with a sea turtle PowerPoint presentation at 9:00 PM, please arrive early. Scouts will go out on the beach to locate a turtle during the PowerPoint presentation. If the scouts find a turtle everyone will go directly to the turtle’s location when the presentation is complete. We may walk up to 2 miles to a nesting loggerhead sea turtle.  You will need your own transportation.

    How long is the program? The program is officially scheduled from 9pm to 1am. The exact duration of the program from night to night varies depending on when and if we see a sea turtle and the speed the group walks down the beach.

    Can I bring a flashlight? Yes, but it can only be used on the trail leading to the beach. Flashlights cannot be used on the beach. No flashlights may be used while on the beach.

    Can I take pictures? Flash photography is prohibited / participants with infrared cameras may film or photograph the egg deposition or the turtle retuning to the water.

    What is the best time to see a nesting loggerhead sea turtle? Our turtle walks are scheduled in June and July which is during the height of loggerhead nesting in Florida. There is no relationship between sea turtle nesting activity and the phase of the moon, the weather, or the tides. All scheduled Turtle Walk nights have the same odds of the group seeing a sea turtle nesting.


    • Wednesday, June 09, 2021
    • 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Thursday, June 10, 2021
    • 1:00 AM (EDT)
    • Fishing Museum
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    2021 Park Ranger Guided Turtle Walks

    Where do we meet? The Sebastian Fishing Museum.

    Directions to meeting location: The Sebastian Fishing Museum is located on the south side of the Sebastian Inlet Bridge. Enter Sebastian Inlet State Park’s “south side.” The Sebastian Fishing Museum is connected to the south ranger station. The Sebastian Fishing Museum is seven miles north of County Road 510 and 18 miles south of State Road 192. The address is 14257 North A1A, Vero Beach, FL, 32963.

    Do I have to pay to entry the park? No, if you arrive after 8:30 PM, tell the toll collector that you are here for the sea turtle walk and they will allow free entry.

    What time should I arrive? Please arrive no later than 8:45 pm as the program starts at 9 pm.

    What should I bring? You will want to wear comfortable walking shoes or sneakers. Definitely bring insect repellent. You may want to consider wearing long pants and sleeves, if you are not tolerant of mosquitoes and no-see-ums. You may want to bring water for this up to 2 mile turtle walk. Dark clothing is preferred to minimize the impact on nesting sea turtles.

    How long might I walk on the beach during the turtle walk? We may walk up to 2 miles to the nesting sea turtle. That’s a mile in either direction. Everyone must be in fair physical condition. Our beach is an isolated area, so once you start on the turtle walk you are basically committed.

    What happens if we do not see a sea turtle? We generally see turtles on 75% of our turtle walks. We cannot guarantee that a sea turtle will crawl out of the ocean on the evening of your scheduled program. We do not offer refunds for any reason, but all ticket sales directly benefit the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park, our sea turtles and our mission.

    What if it’s raining? In the summertime, Sebastian Inlet and the rest of Florida have afternoon/evening rains almost daily. The afternoon storms often clear up by 9pm. We will not go on the beach if there is lightning or heavy rain. We have only cancelled a handful of times in the last 40 years but we will not make that decision until that evening. You can get an update by calling 772-388- 2750. We will go on the beach if there is only a light rain with no lightning. Sea turtles will nest in the rain, so you may want to bring raingear but no umbrellas please. Don’t let cloudy skies and a little rain scare you off, especially our typical 4 to 8 PM thunderstorms that occur all summer long here.

    How does the program work? The program begins with a sea turtle PowerPoint presentation at 9:00 PM, please arrive early. Scouts will go out on the beach to locate a turtle during the PowerPoint presentation. If the scouts find a turtle everyone will go directly to the turtle’s location when the presentation is complete. We may walk up to 2 miles to a nesting loggerhead sea turtle.  You will need your own transportation.

    How long is the program? The program is officially scheduled from 9pm to 1am. The exact duration of the program from night to night varies depending on when and if we see a sea turtle and the speed the group walks down the beach.

    Can I bring a flashlight? Yes, but it can only be used on the trail leading to the beach. Flashlights cannot be used on the beach. No flashlights may be used while on the beach.

    Can I take pictures? Flash photography is prohibited / participants with infrared cameras may film or photograph the egg deposition or the turtle retuning to the water.

    What is the best time to see a nesting loggerhead sea turtle? Our turtle walks are scheduled in June and July which is during the height of loggerhead nesting in Florida. There is no relationship between sea turtle nesting activity and the phase of the moon, the weather, or the tides. All scheduled Turtle Walk nights have the same odds of the group seeing a sea turtle nesting.


    • Thursday, June 10, 2021
    • 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Friday, June 11, 2021
    • 1:00 AM (EDT)
    • Fishing Museum
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    2021 Park Ranger Guided Turtle Walks

    Where do we meet? The Sebastian Fishing Museum.

    Directions to meeting location: The Sebastian Fishing Museum is located on the south side of the Sebastian Inlet Bridge. Enter Sebastian Inlet State Park’s “south side.” The Sebastian Fishing Museum is connected to the south ranger station. The Sebastian Fishing Museum is seven miles north of County Road 510 and 18 miles south of State Road 192. The address is 14257 North A1A, Vero Beach, FL, 32963.

    Do I have to pay to entry the park? No, if you arrive after 8:30 PM, tell the toll collector that you are here for the sea turtle walk and they will allow free entry.

    What time should I arrive? Please arrive no later than 8:45 pm as the program starts at 9 pm.

    What should I bring? You will want to wear comfortable walking shoes or sneakers. Definitely bring insect repellent. You may want to consider wearing long pants and sleeves, if you are not tolerant of mosquitoes and no-see-ums. You may want to bring water for this up to 2 mile turtle walk. Dark clothing is preferred to minimize the impact on nesting sea turtles.

    How long might I walk on the beach during the turtle walk? We may walk up to 2 miles to the nesting sea turtle. That’s a mile in either direction. Everyone must be in fair physical condition. Our beach is an isolated area, so once you start on the turtle walk you are basically committed.

    What happens if we do not see a sea turtle? We generally see turtles on 75% of our turtle walks. We cannot guarantee that a sea turtle will crawl out of the ocean on the evening of your scheduled program. We do not offer refunds for any reason, but all ticket sales directly benefit the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park, our sea turtles and our mission.

    What if it’s raining? In the summertime, Sebastian Inlet and the rest of Florida have afternoon/evening rains almost daily. The afternoon storms often clear up by 9pm. We will not go on the beach if there is lightning or heavy rain. We have only cancelled a handful of times in the last 40 years but we will not make that decision until that evening. You can get an update by calling 772-388- 2750. We will go on the beach if there is only a light rain with no lightning. Sea turtles will nest in the rain, so you may want to bring raingear but no umbrellas please. Don’t let cloudy skies and a little rain scare you off, especially our typical 4 to 8 PM thunderstorms that occur all summer long here.

    How does the program work? The program begins with a sea turtle PowerPoint presentation at 9:00 PM, please arrive early. Scouts will go out on the beach to locate a turtle during the PowerPoint presentation. If the scouts find a turtle everyone will go directly to the turtle’s location when the presentation is complete. We may walk up to 2 miles to a nesting loggerhead sea turtle.  You will need your own transportation.

    How long is the program? The program is officially scheduled from 9pm to 1am. The exact duration of the program from night to night varies depending on when and if we see a sea turtle and the speed the group walks down the beach.

    Can I bring a flashlight? Yes, but it can only be used on the trail leading to the beach. Flashlights cannot be used on the beach. No flashlights may be used while on the beach.

    Can I take pictures? Flash photography is prohibited / participants with infrared cameras may film or photograph the egg deposition or the turtle retuning to the water.

    What is the best time to see a nesting loggerhead sea turtle? Our turtle walks are scheduled in June and July which is during the height of loggerhead nesting in Florida. There is no relationship between sea turtle nesting activity and the phase of the moon, the weather, or the tides. All scheduled Turtle Walk nights have the same odds of the group seeing a sea turtle nesting.


    • Friday, June 11, 2021
    • 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Saturday, June 12, 2021
    • 1:00 AM (EDT)
    • Fishing Museum
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    2021 Park Ranger Guided Turtle Walks

    Where do we meet? The Sebastian Fishing Museum.

    Directions to meeting location: The Sebastian Fishing Museum is located on the south side of the Sebastian Inlet Bridge. Enter Sebastian Inlet State Park’s “south side.” The Sebastian Fishing Museum is connected to the south ranger station. The Sebastian Fishing Museum is seven miles north of County Road 510 and 18 miles south of State Road 192. The address is 14257 North A1A, Vero Beach, FL, 32963.

    Do I have to pay to entry the park? No, if you arrive after 8:30 PM, tell the toll collector that you are here for the sea turtle walk and they will allow free entry.

    What time should I arrive? Please arrive no later than 8:45 pm as the program starts at 9 pm.

    What should I bring? You will want to wear comfortable walking shoes or sneakers. Definitely bring insect repellent. You may want to consider wearing long pants and sleeves, if you are not tolerant of mosquitoes and no-see-ums. You may want to bring water for this up to 2 mile turtle walk. Dark clothing is preferred to minimize the impact on nesting sea turtles.

    How long might I walk on the beach during the turtle walk? We may walk up to 2 miles to the nesting sea turtle. That’s a mile in either direction. Everyone must be in fair physical condition. Our beach is an isolated area, so once you start on the turtle walk you are basically committed.

    What happens if we do not see a sea turtle? We generally see turtles on 75% of our turtle walks. We cannot guarantee that a sea turtle will crawl out of the ocean on the evening of your scheduled program. We do not offer refunds for any reason, but all ticket sales directly benefit the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park, our sea turtles and our mission.

    What if it’s raining? In the summertime, Sebastian Inlet and the rest of Florida have afternoon/evening rains almost daily. The afternoon storms often clear up by 9pm. We will not go on the beach if there is lightning or heavy rain. We have only cancelled a handful of times in the last 40 years but we will not make that decision until that evening. You can get an update by calling 772-388- 2750. We will go on the beach if there is only a light rain with no lightning. Sea turtles will nest in the rain, so you may want to bring raingear but no umbrellas please. Don’t let cloudy skies and a little rain scare you off, especially our typical 4 to 8 PM thunderstorms that occur all summer long here.

    How does the program work? The program begins with a sea turtle PowerPoint presentation at 9:00 PM, please arrive early. Scouts will go out on the beach to locate a turtle during the PowerPoint presentation. If the scouts find a turtle everyone will go directly to the turtle’s location when the presentation is complete. We may walk up to 2 miles to a nesting loggerhead sea turtle.  You will need your own transportation.

    How long is the program? The program is officially scheduled from 9pm to 1am. The exact duration of the program from night to night varies depending on when and if we see a sea turtle and the speed the group walks down the beach.

    Can I bring a flashlight? Yes, but it can only be used on the trail leading to the beach. Flashlights cannot be used on the beach. No flashlights may be used while on the beach.

    Can I take pictures? Flash photography is prohibited / participants with infrared cameras may film or photograph the egg deposition or the turtle retuning to the water.

    What is the best time to see a nesting loggerhead sea turtle? Our turtle walks are scheduled in June and July which is during the height of loggerhead nesting in Florida. There is no relationship between sea turtle nesting activity and the phase of the moon, the weather, or the tides. All scheduled Turtle Walk nights have the same odds of the group seeing a sea turtle nesting.


    • Tuesday, June 15, 2021
    • 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Wednesday, June 16, 2021
    • 1:00 AM (EDT)
    • Fishing Museum
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    2021 Park Ranger Guided Turtle Walks

    Where do we meet? The Sebastian Fishing Museum.

    Directions to meeting location: The Sebastian Fishing Museum is located on the south side of the Sebastian Inlet Bridge. Enter Sebastian Inlet State Park’s “south side.” The Sebastian Fishing Museum is connected to the south ranger station. The Sebastian Fishing Museum is seven miles north of County Road 510 and 18 miles south of State Road 192. The address is 14257 North A1A, Vero Beach, FL, 32963.

    Do I have to pay to entry the park? No, if you arrive after 8:30 PM, tell the toll collector that you are here for the sea turtle walk and they will allow free entry.

    What time should I arrive? Please arrive no later than 8:45 pm as the program starts at 9 pm.

    What should I bring? You will want to wear comfortable walking shoes or sneakers. Definitely bring insect repellent. You may want to consider wearing long pants and sleeves, if you are not tolerant of mosquitoes and no-see-ums. You may want to bring water for this up to 2 mile turtle walk. Dark clothing is preferred to minimize the impact on nesting sea turtles.

    How long might I walk on the beach during the turtle walk? We may walk up to 2 miles to the nesting sea turtle. That’s a mile in either direction. Everyone must be in fair physical condition. Our beach is an isolated area, so once you start on the turtle walk you are basically committed.

    What happens if we do not see a sea turtle? We generally see turtles on 75% of our turtle walks. We cannot guarantee that a sea turtle will crawl out of the ocean on the evening of your scheduled program. We do not offer refunds for any reason, but all ticket sales directly benefit the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park, our sea turtles and our mission.

    What if it’s raining? In the summertime, Sebastian Inlet and the rest of Florida have afternoon/evening rains almost daily. The afternoon storms often clear up by 9pm. We will not go on the beach if there is lightning or heavy rain. We have only cancelled a handful of times in the last 40 years but we will not make that decision until that evening. You can get an update by calling 772-388- 2750. We will go on the beach if there is only a light rain with no lightning. Sea turtles will nest in the rain, so you may want to bring raingear but no umbrellas please. Don’t let cloudy skies and a little rain scare you off, especially our typical 4 to 8 PM thunderstorms that occur all summer long here.

    How does the program work? The program begins with a sea turtle PowerPoint presentation at 9:00 PM, please arrive early. Scouts will go out on the beach to locate a turtle during the PowerPoint presentation. If the scouts find a turtle everyone will go directly to the turtle’s location when the presentation is complete. We may walk up to 2 miles to a nesting loggerhead sea turtle.  You will need your own transportation.

    How long is the program? The program is officially scheduled from 9pm to 1am. The exact duration of the program from night to night varies depending on when and if we see a sea turtle and the speed the group walks down the beach.

    Can I bring a flashlight? Yes, but it can only be used on the trail leading to the beach. Flashlights cannot be used on the beach. No flashlights may be used while on the beach.

    Can I take pictures? Flash photography is prohibited / participants with infrared cameras may film or photograph the egg deposition or the turtle retuning to the water.

    What is the best time to see a nesting loggerhead sea turtle? Our turtle walks are scheduled in June and July which is during the height of loggerhead nesting in Florida. There is no relationship between sea turtle nesting activity and the phase of the moon, the weather, or the tides. All scheduled Turtle Walk nights have the same odds of the group seeing a sea turtle nesting.


    • Wednesday, June 16, 2021
    • 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Thursday, June 17, 2021
    • 1:00 AM (EDT)
    • Fishing Museum
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    2021 Park Ranger Guided Turtle Walks

    Where do we meet? The Sebastian Fishing Museum.

    Directions to meeting location: The Sebastian Fishing Museum is located on the south side of the Sebastian Inlet Bridge. Enter Sebastian Inlet State Park’s “south side.” The Sebastian Fishing Museum is connected to the south ranger station. The Sebastian Fishing Museum is seven miles north of County Road 510 and 18 miles south of State Road 192. The address is 14257 North A1A, Vero Beach, FL, 32963.

    Do I have to pay to entry the park? No, if you arrive after 8:30 PM, tell the toll collector that you are here for the sea turtle walk and they will allow free entry.

    What time should I arrive? Please arrive no later than 8:45 pm as the program starts at 9 pm.

    What should I bring? You will want to wear comfortable walking shoes or sneakers. Definitely bring insect repellent. You may want to consider wearing long pants and sleeves, if you are not tolerant of mosquitoes and no-see-ums. You may want to bring water for this up to 2 mile turtle walk. Dark clothing is preferred to minimize the impact on nesting sea turtles.

    How long might I walk on the beach during the turtle walk? We may walk up to 2 miles to the nesting sea turtle. That’s a mile in either direction. Everyone must be in fair physical condition. Our beach is an isolated area, so once you start on the turtle walk you are basically committed.

    What happens if we do not see a sea turtle? We generally see turtles on 75% of our turtle walks. We cannot guarantee that a sea turtle will crawl out of the ocean on the evening of your scheduled program. We do not offer refunds for any reason, but all ticket sales directly benefit the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park, our sea turtles and our mission.

    What if it’s raining? In the summertime, Sebastian Inlet and the rest of Florida have afternoon/evening rains almost daily. The afternoon storms often clear up by 9pm. We will not go on the beach if there is lightning or heavy rain. We have only cancelled a handful of times in the last 40 years but we will not make that decision until that evening. You can get an update by calling 772-388- 2750. We will go on the beach if there is only a light rain with no lightning. Sea turtles will nest in the rain, so you may want to bring raingear but no umbrellas please. Don’t let cloudy skies and a little rain scare you off, especially our typical 4 to 8 PM thunderstorms that occur all summer long here.

    How does the program work? The program begins with a sea turtle PowerPoint presentation at 9:00 PM, please arrive early. Scouts will go out on the beach to locate a turtle during the PowerPoint presentation. If the scouts find a turtle everyone will go directly to the turtle’s location when the presentation is complete. We may walk up to 2 miles to a nesting loggerhead sea turtle.  You will need your own transportation.

    How long is the program? The program is officially scheduled from 9pm to 1am. The exact duration of the program from night to night varies depending on when and if we see a sea turtle and the speed the group walks down the beach.

    Can I bring a flashlight? Yes, but it can only be used on the trail leading to the beach. Flashlights cannot be used on the beach. No flashlights may be used while on the beach.

    Can I take pictures? Flash photography is prohibited / participants with infrared cameras may film or photograph the egg deposition or the turtle retuning to the water.

    What is the best time to see a nesting loggerhead sea turtle? Our turtle walks are scheduled in June and July which is during the height of loggerhead nesting in Florida. There is no relationship between sea turtle nesting activity and the phase of the moon, the weather, or the tides. All scheduled Turtle Walk nights have the same odds of the group seeing a sea turtle nesting.


    • Thursday, June 17, 2021
    • 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Friday, June 18, 2021
    • 1:00 AM (EDT)
    • Fishing Museum
    • 1
    Register

    2021 Park Ranger Guided Turtle Walks

    Where do we meet? The Sebastian Fishing Museum.

    Directions to meeting location: The Sebastian Fishing Museum is located on the south side of the Sebastian Inlet Bridge. Enter Sebastian Inlet State Park’s “south side.” The Sebastian Fishing Museum is connected to the south ranger station. The Sebastian Fishing Museum is seven miles north of County Road 510 and 18 miles south of State Road 192. The address is 14257 North A1A, Vero Beach, FL, 32963.

    Do I have to pay to entry the park? No, if you arrive after 8:30 PM, tell the toll collector that you are here for the sea turtle walk and they will allow free entry.

    What time should I arrive? Please arrive no later than 8:45 pm as the program starts at 9 pm.

    What should I bring? You will want to wear comfortable walking shoes or sneakers. Definitely bring insect repellent. You may want to consider wearing long pants and sleeves, if you are not tolerant of mosquitoes and no-see-ums. You may want to bring water for this up to 2 mile turtle walk. Dark clothing is preferred to minimize the impact on nesting sea turtles.

    How long might I walk on the beach during the turtle walk? We may walk up to 2 miles to the nesting sea turtle. That’s a mile in either direction. Everyone must be in fair physical condition. Our beach is an isolated area, so once you start on the turtle walk you are basically committed.

    What happens if we do not see a sea turtle? We generally see turtles on 75% of our turtle walks. We cannot guarantee that a sea turtle will crawl out of the ocean on the evening of your scheduled program. We do not offer refunds for any reason, but all ticket sales directly benefit the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park, our sea turtles and our mission.

    What if it’s raining? In the summertime, Sebastian Inlet and the rest of Florida have afternoon/evening rains almost daily. The afternoon storms often clear up by 9pm. We will not go on the beach if there is lightning or heavy rain. We have only cancelled a handful of times in the last 40 years but we will not make that decision until that evening. You can get an update by calling 772-388- 2750. We will go on the beach if there is only a light rain with no lightning. Sea turtles will nest in the rain, so you may want to bring raingear but no umbrellas please. Don’t let cloudy skies and a little rain scare you off, especially our typical 4 to 8 PM thunderstorms that occur all summer long here.

    How does the program work? The program begins with a sea turtle PowerPoint presentation at 9:00 PM, please arrive early. Scouts will go out on the beach to locate a turtle during the PowerPoint presentation. If the scouts find a turtle everyone will go directly to the turtle’s location when the presentation is complete. We may walk up to 2 miles to a nesting loggerhead sea turtle.  You will need your own transportation.

    How long is the program? The program is officially scheduled from 9pm to 1am. The exact duration of the program from night to night varies depending on when and if we see a sea turtle and the speed the group walks down the beach.

    Can I bring a flashlight? Yes, but it can only be used on the trail leading to the beach. Flashlights cannot be used on the beach. No flashlights may be used while on the beach.

    Can I take pictures? Flash photography is prohibited / participants with infrared cameras may film or photograph the egg deposition or the turtle retuning to the water.

    What is the best time to see a nesting loggerhead sea turtle? Our turtle walks are scheduled in June and July which is during the height of loggerhead nesting in Florida. There is no relationship between sea turtle nesting activity and the phase of the moon, the weather, or the tides. All scheduled Turtle Walk nights have the same odds of the group seeing a sea turtle nesting.


    • Friday, June 18, 2021
    • 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Saturday, June 19, 2021
    • 1:00 AM (EDT)
    • Fishing Museum
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    2021 Park Ranger Guided Turtle Walks

    Where do we meet? The Sebastian Fishing Museum.

    Directions to meeting location: The Sebastian Fishing Museum is located on the south side of the Sebastian Inlet Bridge. Enter Sebastian Inlet State Park’s “south side.” The Sebastian Fishing Museum is connected to the south ranger station. The Sebastian Fishing Museum is seven miles north of County Road 510 and 18 miles south of State Road 192. The address is 14257 North A1A, Vero Beach, FL, 32963.

    Do I have to pay to entry the park? No, if you arrive after 8:30 PM, tell the toll collector that you are here for the sea turtle walk and they will allow free entry.

    What time should I arrive? Please arrive no later than 8:45 pm as the program starts at 9 pm.

    What should I bring? You will want to wear comfortable walking shoes or sneakers. Definitely bring insect repellent. You may want to consider wearing long pants and sleeves, if you are not tolerant of mosquitoes and no-see-ums. You may want to bring water for this up to 2 mile turtle walk. Dark clothing is preferred to minimize the impact on nesting sea turtles.

    How long might I walk on the beach during the turtle walk? We may walk up to 2 miles to the nesting sea turtle. That’s a mile in either direction. Everyone must be in fair physical condition. Our beach is an isolated area, so once you start on the turtle walk you are basically committed.

    What happens if we do not see a sea turtle? We generally see turtles on 75% of our turtle walks. We cannot guarantee that a sea turtle will crawl out of the ocean on the evening of your scheduled program. We do not offer refunds for any reason, but all ticket sales directly benefit the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park, our sea turtles and our mission.

    What if it’s raining? In the summertime, Sebastian Inlet and the rest of Florida have afternoon/evening rains almost daily. The afternoon storms often clear up by 9pm. We will not go on the beach if there is lightning or heavy rain. We have only cancelled a handful of times in the last 40 years but we will not make that decision until that evening. You can get an update by calling 772-388- 2750. We will go on the beach if there is only a light rain with no lightning. Sea turtles will nest in the rain, so you may want to bring raingear but no umbrellas please. Don’t let cloudy skies and a little rain scare you off, especially our typical 4 to 8 PM thunderstorms that occur all summer long here.

    How does the program work? The program begins with a sea turtle PowerPoint presentation at 9:00 PM, please arrive early. Scouts will go out on the beach to locate a turtle during the PowerPoint presentation. If the scouts find a turtle everyone will go directly to the turtle’s location when the presentation is complete. We may walk up to 2 miles to a nesting loggerhead sea turtle.  You will need your own transportation.

    How long is the program? The program is officially scheduled from 9pm to 1am. The exact duration of the program from night to night varies depending on when and if we see a sea turtle and the speed the group walks down the beach.

    Can I bring a flashlight? Yes, but it can only be used on the trail leading to the beach. Flashlights cannot be used on the beach. No flashlights may be used while on the beach.

    Can I take pictures? Flash photography is prohibited / participants with infrared cameras may film or photograph the egg deposition or the turtle retuning to the water.

    What is the best time to see a nesting loggerhead sea turtle? Our turtle walks are scheduled in June and July which is during the height of loggerhead nesting in Florida. There is no relationship between sea turtle nesting activity and the phase of the moon, the weather, or the tides. All scheduled Turtle Walk nights have the same odds of the group seeing a sea turtle nesting.


    • Tuesday, June 22, 2021
    • 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Wednesday, June 23, 2021
    • 1:00 AM (EDT)
    • Fishing Museum
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    2021 Park Ranger Guided Turtle Walks

    Where do we meet? The Sebastian Fishing Museum.

    Directions to meeting location: The Sebastian Fishing Museum is located on the south side of the Sebastian Inlet Bridge. Enter Sebastian Inlet State Park’s “south side.” The Sebastian Fishing Museum is connected to the south ranger station. The Sebastian Fishing Museum is seven miles north of County Road 510 and 18 miles south of State Road 192. The address is 14257 North A1A, Vero Beach, FL, 32963.

    Do I have to pay to entry the park? No, if you arrive after 8:30 PM, tell the toll collector that you are here for the sea turtle walk and they will allow free entry.

    What time should I arrive? Please arrive no later than 8:45 pm as the program starts at 9 pm.

    What should I bring? You will want to wear comfortable walking shoes or sneakers. Definitely bring insect repellent. You may want to consider wearing long pants and sleeves, if you are not tolerant of mosquitoes and no-see-ums. You may want to bring water for this up to 2 mile turtle walk. Dark clothing is preferred to minimize the impact on nesting sea turtles.

    How long might I walk on the beach during the turtle walk? We may walk up to 2 miles to the nesting sea turtle. That’s a mile in either direction. Everyone must be in fair physical condition. Our beach is an isolated area, so once you start on the turtle walk you are basically committed.

    What happens if we do not see a sea turtle? We generally see turtles on 75% of our turtle walks. We cannot guarantee that a sea turtle will crawl out of the ocean on the evening of your scheduled program. We do not offer refunds for any reason, but all ticket sales directly benefit the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park, our sea turtles and our mission.

    What if it’s raining? In the summertime, Sebastian Inlet and the rest of Florida have afternoon/evening rains almost daily. The afternoon storms often clear up by 9pm. We will not go on the beach if there is lightning or heavy rain. We have only cancelled a handful of times in the last 40 years but we will not make that decision until that evening. You can get an update by calling 772-388- 2750. We will go on the beach if there is only a light rain with no lightning. Sea turtles will nest in the rain, so you may want to bring raingear but no umbrellas please. Don’t let cloudy skies and a little rain scare you off, especially our typical 4 to 8 PM thunderstorms that occur all summer long here.

    How does the program work? The program begins with a sea turtle PowerPoint presentation at 9:00 PM, please arrive early. Scouts will go out on the beach to locate a turtle during the PowerPoint presentation. If the scouts find a turtle everyone will go directly to the turtle’s location when the presentation is complete. We may walk up to 2 miles to a nesting loggerhead sea turtle.  You will need your own transportation.

    How long is the program? The program is officially scheduled from 9pm to 1am. The exact duration of the program from night to night varies depending on when and if we see a sea turtle and the speed the group walks down the beach.

    Can I bring a flashlight? Yes, but it can only be used on the trail leading to the beach. Flashlights cannot be used on the beach. No flashlights may be used while on the beach.

    Can I take pictures? Flash photography is prohibited / participants with infrared cameras may film or photograph the egg deposition or the turtle retuning to the water.

    What is the best time to see a nesting loggerhead sea turtle? Our turtle walks are scheduled in June and July which is during the height of loggerhead nesting in Florida. There is no relationship between sea turtle nesting activity and the phase of the moon, the weather, or the tides. All scheduled Turtle Walk nights have the same odds of the group seeing a sea turtle nesting.


    • Wednesday, June 23, 2021
    • 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Thursday, June 24, 2021
    • 1:00 AM (EDT)
    • Fishing Museum
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    2021 Park Ranger Guided Turtle Walks

    Where do we meet? The Sebastian Fishing Museum.

    Directions to meeting location: The Sebastian Fishing Museum is located on the south side of the Sebastian Inlet Bridge. Enter Sebastian Inlet State Park’s “south side.” The Sebastian Fishing Museum is connected to the south ranger station. The Sebastian Fishing Museum is seven miles north of County Road 510 and 18 miles south of State Road 192. The address is 14257 North A1A, Vero Beach, FL, 32963.

    Do I have to pay to entry the park? No, if you arrive after 8:30 PM, tell the toll collector that you are here for the sea turtle walk and they will allow free entry.

    What time should I arrive? Please arrive no later than 8:45 pm as the program starts at 9 pm.

    What should I bring? You will want to wear comfortable walking shoes or sneakers. Definitely bring insect repellent. You may want to consider wearing long pants and sleeves, if you are not tolerant of mosquitoes and no-see-ums. You may want to bring water for this up to 2 mile turtle walk. Dark clothing is preferred to minimize the impact on nesting sea turtles.

    How long might I walk on the beach during the turtle walk? We may walk up to 2 miles to the nesting sea turtle. That’s a mile in either direction. Everyone must be in fair physical condition. Our beach is an isolated area, so once you start on the turtle walk you are basically committed.

    What happens if we do not see a sea turtle? We generally see turtles on 75% of our turtle walks. We cannot guarantee that a sea turtle will crawl out of the ocean on the evening of your scheduled program. We do not offer refunds for any reason, but all ticket sales directly benefit the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park, our sea turtles and our mission.

    What if it’s raining? In the summertime, Sebastian Inlet and the rest of Florida have afternoon/evening rains almost daily. The afternoon storms often clear up by 9pm. We will not go on the beach if there is lightning or heavy rain. We have only cancelled a handful of times in the last 40 years but we will not make that decision until that evening. You can get an update by calling 772-388- 2750. We will go on the beach if there is only a light rain with no lightning. Sea turtles will nest in the rain, so you may want to bring raingear but no umbrellas please. Don’t let cloudy skies and a little rain scare you off, especially our typical 4 to 8 PM thunderstorms that occur all summer long here.

    How does the program work? The program begins with a sea turtle PowerPoint presentation at 9:00 PM, please arrive early. Scouts will go out on the beach to locate a turtle during the PowerPoint presentation. If the scouts find a turtle everyone will go directly to the turtle’s location when the presentation is complete. We may walk up to 2 miles to a nesting loggerhead sea turtle.  You will need your own transportation.

    How long is the program? The program is officially scheduled from 9pm to 1am. The exact duration of the program from night to night varies depending on when and if we see a sea turtle and the speed the group walks down the beach.

    Can I bring a flashlight? Yes, but it can only be used on the trail leading to the beach. Flashlights cannot be used on the beach. No flashlights may be used while on the beach.

    Can I take pictures? Flash photography is prohibited / participants with infrared cameras may film or photograph the egg deposition or the turtle retuning to the water.

    What is the best time to see a nesting loggerhead sea turtle? Our turtle walks are scheduled in June and July which is during the height of loggerhead nesting in Florida. There is no relationship between sea turtle nesting activity and the phase of the moon, the weather, or the tides. All scheduled Turtle Walk nights have the same odds of the group seeing a sea turtle nesting.


    • Thursday, June 24, 2021
    • 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Friday, June 25, 2021
    • 1:00 AM (EDT)
    • Fishing Museum
    • 1
    Register

    2021 Park Ranger Guided Turtle Walks

    Where do we meet? The Sebastian Fishing Museum.

    Directions to meeting location: The Sebastian Fishing Museum is located on the south side of the Sebastian Inlet Bridge. Enter Sebastian Inlet State Park’s “south side.” The Sebastian Fishing Museum is connected to the south ranger station. The Sebastian Fishing Museum is seven miles north of County Road 510 and 18 miles south of State Road 192. The address is 14257 North A1A, Vero Beach, FL, 32963.

    Do I have to pay to entry the park? No, if you arrive after 8:30 PM, tell the toll collector that you are here for the sea turtle walk and they will allow free entry.

    What time should I arrive? Please arrive no later than 8:45 pm as the program starts at 9 pm.

    What should I bring? You will want to wear comfortable walking shoes or sneakers. Definitely bring insect repellent. You may want to consider wearing long pants and sleeves, if you are not tolerant of mosquitoes and no-see-ums. You may want to bring water for this up to 2 mile turtle walk. Dark clothing is preferred to minimize the impact on nesting sea turtles.

    How long might I walk on the beach during the turtle walk? We may walk up to 2 miles to the nesting sea turtle. That’s a mile in either direction. Everyone must be in fair physical condition. Our beach is an isolated area, so once you start on the turtle walk you are basically committed.

    What happens if we do not see a sea turtle? We generally see turtles on 75% of our turtle walks. We cannot guarantee that a sea turtle will crawl out of the ocean on the evening of your scheduled program. We do not offer refunds for any reason, but all ticket sales directly benefit the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park, our sea turtles and our mission.

    What if it’s raining? In the summertime, Sebastian Inlet and the rest of Florida have afternoon/evening rains almost daily. The afternoon storms often clear up by 9pm. We will not go on the beach if there is lightning or heavy rain. We have only cancelled a handful of times in the last 40 years but we will not make that decision until that evening. You can get an update by calling 772-388- 2750. We will go on the beach if there is only a light rain with no lightning. Sea turtles will nest in the rain, so you may want to bring raingear but no umbrellas please. Don’t let cloudy skies and a little rain scare you off, especially our typical 4 to 8 PM thunderstorms that occur all summer long here.

    How does the program work? The program begins with a sea turtle PowerPoint presentation at 9:00 PM, please arrive early. Scouts will go out on the beach to locate a turtle during the PowerPoint presentation. If the scouts find a turtle everyone will go directly to the turtle’s location when the presentation is complete. We may walk up to 2 miles to a nesting loggerhead sea turtle.  You will need your own transportation.

    How long is the program? The program is officially scheduled from 9pm to 1am. The exact duration of the program from night to night varies depending on when and if we see a sea turtle and the speed the group walks down the beach.

    Can I bring a flashlight? Yes, but it can only be used on the trail leading to the beach. Flashlights cannot be used on the beach. No flashlights may be used while on the beach.

    Can I take pictures? Flash photography is prohibited / participants with infrared cameras may film or photograph the egg deposition or the turtle retuning to the water.

    What is the best time to see a nesting loggerhead sea turtle? Our turtle walks are scheduled in June and July which is during the height of loggerhead nesting in Florida. There is no relationship between sea turtle nesting activity and the phase of the moon, the weather, or the tides. All scheduled Turtle Walk nights have the same odds of the group seeing a sea turtle nesting.


    • Friday, June 25, 2021
    • 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Saturday, June 26, 2021
    • 1:00 AM (EDT)
    • Fishing Museum
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    2021 Park Ranger Guided Turtle Walks

    Where do we meet? The Sebastian Fishing Museum.

    Directions to meeting location: The Sebastian Fishing Museum is located on the south side of the Sebastian Inlet Bridge. Enter Sebastian Inlet State Park’s “south side.” The Sebastian Fishing Museum is connected to the south ranger station. The Sebastian Fishing Museum is seven miles north of County Road 510 and 18 miles south of State Road 192. The address is 14257 North A1A, Vero Beach, FL, 32963.

    Do I have to pay to entry the park? No, if you arrive after 8:30 PM, tell the toll collector that you are here for the sea turtle walk and they will allow free entry.

    What time should I arrive? Please arrive no later than 8:45 pm as the program starts at 9 pm.

    What should I bring? You will want to wear comfortable walking shoes or sneakers. Definitely bring insect repellent. You may want to consider wearing long pants and sleeves, if you are not tolerant of mosquitoes and no-see-ums. You may want to bring water for this up to 2 mile turtle walk. Dark clothing is preferred to minimize the impact on nesting sea turtles.

    How long might I walk on the beach during the turtle walk? We may walk up to 2 miles to the nesting sea turtle. That’s a mile in either direction. Everyone must be in fair physical condition. Our beach is an isolated area, so once you start on the turtle walk you are basically committed.

    What happens if we do not see a sea turtle? We generally see turtles on 75% of our turtle walks. We cannot guarantee that a sea turtle will crawl out of the ocean on the evening of your scheduled program. We do not offer refunds for any reason, but all ticket sales directly benefit the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park, our sea turtles and our mission.

    What if it’s raining? In the summertime, Sebastian Inlet and the rest of Florida have afternoon/evening rains almost daily. The afternoon storms often clear up by 9pm. We will not go on the beach if there is lightning or heavy rain. We have only cancelled a handful of times in the last 40 years but we will not make that decision until that evening. You can get an update by calling 772-388- 2750. We will go on the beach if there is only a light rain with no lightning. Sea turtles will nest in the rain, so you may want to bring raingear but no umbrellas please. Don’t let cloudy skies and a little rain scare you off, especially our typical 4 to 8 PM thunderstorms that occur all summer long here.

    How does the program work? The program begins with a sea turtle PowerPoint presentation at 9:00 PM, please arrive early. Scouts will go out on the beach to locate a turtle during the PowerPoint presentation. If the scouts find a turtle everyone will go directly to the turtle’s location when the presentation is complete. We may walk up to 2 miles to a nesting loggerhead sea turtle.  You will need your own transportation.

    How long is the program? The program is officially scheduled from 9pm to 1am. The exact duration of the program from night to night varies depending on when and if we see a sea turtle and the speed the group walks down the beach.

    Can I bring a flashlight? Yes, but it can only be used on the trail leading to the beach. Flashlights cannot be used on the beach. No flashlights may be used while on the beach.

    Can I take pictures? Flash photography is prohibited / participants with infrared cameras may film or photograph the egg deposition or the turtle retuning to the water.

    What is the best time to see a nesting loggerhead sea turtle? Our turtle walks are scheduled in June and July which is during the height of loggerhead nesting in Florida. There is no relationship between sea turtle nesting activity and the phase of the moon, the weather, or the tides. All scheduled Turtle Walk nights have the same odds of the group seeing a sea turtle nesting.


    • Tuesday, June 29, 2021
    • 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Wednesday, June 30, 2021
    • 1:00 AM (EDT)
    • Fishing Museum
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    2021 Park Ranger Guided Turtle Walks

    Where do we meet? The Sebastian Fishing Museum.

    Directions to meeting location: The Sebastian Fishing Museum is located on the south side of the Sebastian Inlet Bridge. Enter Sebastian Inlet State Park’s “south side.” The Sebastian Fishing Museum is connected to the south ranger station. The Sebastian Fishing Museum is seven miles north of County Road 510 and 18 miles south of State Road 192. The address is 14257 North A1A, Vero Beach, FL, 32963.

    Do I have to pay to entry the park? No, if you arrive after 8:30 PM, tell the toll collector that you are here for the sea turtle walk and they will allow free entry.

    What time should I arrive? Please arrive no later than 8:45 pm as the program starts at 9 pm.

    What should I bring? You will want to wear comfortable walking shoes or sneakers. Definitely bring insect repellent. You may want to consider wearing long pants and sleeves, if you are not tolerant of mosquitoes and no-see-ums. You may want to bring water for this up to 2 mile turtle walk. Dark clothing is preferred to minimize the impact on nesting sea turtles.

    How long might I walk on the beach during the turtle walk? We may walk up to 2 miles to the nesting sea turtle. That’s a mile in either direction. Everyone must be in fair physical condition. Our beach is an isolated area, so once you start on the turtle walk you are basically committed.

    What happens if we do not see a sea turtle? We generally see turtles on 75% of our turtle walks. We cannot guarantee that a sea turtle will crawl out of the ocean on the evening of your scheduled program. We do not offer refunds for any reason, but all ticket sales directly benefit the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park, our sea turtles and our mission.

    What if it’s raining? In the summertime, Sebastian Inlet and the rest of Florida have afternoon/evening rains almost daily. The afternoon storms often clear up by 9pm. We will not go on the beach if there is lightning or heavy rain. We have only cancelled a handful of times in the last 40 years but we will not make that decision until that evening. You can get an update by calling 772-388- 2750. We will go on the beach if there is only a light rain with no lightning. Sea turtles will nest in the rain, so you may want to bring raingear but no umbrellas please. Don’t let cloudy skies and a little rain scare you off, especially our typical 4 to 8 PM thunderstorms that occur all summer long here.

    How does the program work? The program begins with a sea turtle PowerPoint presentation at 9:00 PM, please arrive early. Scouts will go out on the beach to locate a turtle during the PowerPoint presentation. If the scouts find a turtle everyone will go directly to the turtle’s location when the presentation is complete. We may walk up to 2 miles to a nesting loggerhead sea turtle.  You will need your own transportation.

    How long is the program? The program is officially scheduled from 9pm to 1am. The exact duration of the program from night to night varies depending on when and if we see a sea turtle and the speed the group walks down the beach.

    Can I bring a flashlight? Yes, but it can only be used on the trail leading to the beach. Flashlights cannot be used on the beach. No flashlights may be used while on the beach.

    Can I take pictures? Flash photography is prohibited / participants with infrared cameras may film or photograph the egg deposition or the turtle retuning to the water.

    What is the best time to see a nesting loggerhead sea turtle? Our turtle walks are scheduled in June and July which is during the height of loggerhead nesting in Florida. There is no relationship between sea turtle nesting activity and the phase of the moon, the weather, or the tides. All scheduled Turtle Walk nights have the same odds of the group seeing a sea turtle nesting.


    • Wednesday, June 30, 2021
    • 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Thursday, July 01, 2021
    • 1:00 AM (EDT)
    • Fishing Museum
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    2021 Park Ranger Guided Turtle Walks

    Where do we meet? The Sebastian Fishing Museum.

    Directions to meeting location: The Sebastian Fishing Museum is located on the south side of the Sebastian Inlet Bridge. Enter Sebastian Inlet State Park’s “south side.” The Sebastian Fishing Museum is connected to the south ranger station. The Sebastian Fishing Museum is seven miles north of County Road 510 and 18 miles south of State Road 192. The address is 14257 North A1A, Vero Beach, FL, 32963.

    Do I have to pay to entry the park? No, if you arrive after 8:30 PM, tell the toll collector that you are here for the sea turtle walk and they will allow free entry.

    What time should I arrive? Please arrive no later than 8:45 pm as the program starts at 9 pm.

    What should I bring? You will want to wear comfortable walking shoes or sneakers. Definitely bring insect repellent. You may want to consider wearing long pants and sleeves, if you are not tolerant of mosquitoes and no-see-ums. You may want to bring water for this up to 2 mile turtle walk. Dark clothing is preferred to minimize the impact on nesting sea turtles.

    How long might I walk on the beach during the turtle walk? We may walk up to 2 miles to the nesting sea turtle. That’s a mile in either direction. Everyone must be in fair physical condition. Our beach is an isolated area, so once you start on the turtle walk you are basically committed.

    What happens if we do not see a sea turtle? We generally see turtles on 75% of our turtle walks. We cannot guarantee that a sea turtle will crawl out of the ocean on the evening of your scheduled program. We do not offer refunds for any reason, but all ticket sales directly benefit the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park, our sea turtles and our mission.

    What if it’s raining? In the summertime, Sebastian Inlet and the rest of Florida have afternoon/evening rains almost daily. The afternoon storms often clear up by 9pm. We will not go on the beach if there is lightning or heavy rain. We have only cancelled a handful of times in the last 40 years but we will not make that decision until that evening. You can get an update by calling 772-388- 2750. We will go on the beach if there is only a light rain with no lightning. Sea turtles will nest in the rain, so you may want to bring raingear but no umbrellas please. Don’t let cloudy skies and a little rain scare you off, especially our typical 4 to 8 PM thunderstorms that occur all summer long here.

    How does the program work? The program begins with a sea turtle PowerPoint presentation at 9:00 PM, please arrive early. Scouts will go out on the beach to locate a turtle during the PowerPoint presentation. If the scouts find a turtle everyone will go directly to the turtle’s location when the presentation is complete. We may walk up to 2 miles to a nesting loggerhead sea turtle.  You will need your own transportation.

    How long is the program? The program is officially scheduled from 9pm to 1am. The exact duration of the program from night to night varies depending on when and if we see a sea turtle and the speed the group walks down the beach.

    Can I bring a flashlight? Yes, but it can only be used on the trail leading to the beach. Flashlights cannot be used on the beach. No flashlights may be used while on the beach.

    Can I take pictures? Flash photography is prohibited / participants with infrared cameras may film or photograph the egg deposition or the turtle retuning to the water.

    What is the best time to see a nesting loggerhead sea turtle? Our turtle walks are scheduled in June and July which is during the height of loggerhead nesting in Florida. There is no relationship between sea turtle nesting activity and the phase of the moon, the weather, or the tides. All scheduled Turtle Walk nights have the same odds of the group seeing a sea turtle nesting.


    • Thursday, July 01, 2021
    • 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Friday, July 02, 2021
    • 1:00 AM (EDT)
    • Fishing Museum
    • 1
    Register

    2021 Park Ranger Guided Turtle Walks

    Where do we meet? The Sebastian Fishing Museum.

    Directions to meeting location: The Sebastian Fishing Museum is located on the south side of the Sebastian Inlet Bridge. Enter Sebastian Inlet State Park’s “south side.” The Sebastian Fishing Museum is connected to the south ranger station. The Sebastian Fishing Museum is seven miles north of County Road 510 and 18 miles south of State Road 192. The address is 14257 North A1A, Vero Beach, FL, 32963.

    Do I have to pay to entry the park? No, if you arrive after 8:30 PM, tell the toll collector that you are here for the sea turtle walk and they will allow free entry.

    What time should I arrive? Please arrive no later than 8:45 pm as the program starts at 9 pm.

    What should I bring? You will want to wear comfortable walking shoes or sneakers. Definitely bring insect repellent. You may want to consider wearing long pants and sleeves, if you are not tolerant of mosquitoes and no-see-ums. You may want to bring water for this up to 2 mile turtle walk. Dark clothing is preferred to minimize the impact on nesting sea turtles.

    How long might I walk on the beach during the turtle walk? We may walk up to 2 miles to the nesting sea turtle. That’s a mile in either direction. Everyone must be in fair physical condition. Our beach is an isolated area, so once you start on the turtle walk you are basically committed.

    What happens if we do not see a sea turtle? We generally see turtles on 75% of our turtle walks. We cannot guarantee that a sea turtle will crawl out of the ocean on the evening of your scheduled program. We do not offer refunds for any reason, but all ticket sales directly benefit the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park, our sea turtles and our mission.

    What if it’s raining? In the summertime, Sebastian Inlet and the rest of Florida have afternoon/evening rains almost daily. The afternoon storms often clear up by 9pm. We will not go on the beach if there is lightning or heavy rain. We have only cancelled a handful of times in the last 40 years but we will not make that decision until that evening. You can get an update by calling 772-388- 2750. We will go on the beach if there is only a light rain with no lightning. Sea turtles will nest in the rain, so you may want to bring raingear but no umbrellas please. Don’t let cloudy skies and a little rain scare you off, especially our typical 4 to 8 PM thunderstorms that occur all summer long here.

    How does the program work? The program begins with a sea turtle PowerPoint presentation at 9:00 PM, please arrive early. Scouts will go out on the beach to locate a turtle during the PowerPoint presentation. If the scouts find a turtle everyone will go directly to the turtle’s location when the presentation is complete. We may walk up to 2 miles to a nesting loggerhead sea turtle.  You will need your own transportation.

    How long is the program? The program is officially scheduled from 9pm to 1am. The exact duration of the program from night to night varies depending on when and if we see a sea turtle and the speed the group walks down the beach.

    Can I bring a flashlight? Yes, but it can only be used on the trail leading to the beach. Flashlights cannot be used on the beach. No flashlights may be used while on the beach.

    Can I take pictures? Flash photography is prohibited / participants with infrared cameras may film or photograph the egg deposition or the turtle retuning to the water.

    What is the best time to see a nesting loggerhead sea turtle? Our turtle walks are scheduled in June and July which is during the height of loggerhead nesting in Florida. There is no relationship between sea turtle nesting activity and the phase of the moon, the weather, or the tides. All scheduled Turtle Walk nights have the same odds of the group seeing a sea turtle nesting.


    • Friday, July 02, 2021
    • 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Saturday, July 03, 2021
    • 1:00 AM (EDT)
    • Fishing Museum
    • 2
    Register

    2021 Park Ranger Guided Turtle Walks

    Where do we meet? The Sebastian Fishing Museum.

    Directions to meeting location: The Sebastian Fishing Museum is located on the south side of the Sebastian Inlet Bridge. Enter Sebastian Inlet State Park’s “south side.” The Sebastian Fishing Museum is connected to the south ranger station. The Sebastian Fishing Museum is seven miles north of County Road 510 and 18 miles south of State Road 192. The address is 14257 North A1A, Vero Beach, FL, 32963.

    Do I have to pay to entry the park? No, if you arrive after 8:30 PM, tell the toll collector that you are here for the sea turtle walk and they will allow free entry.

    What time should I arrive? Please arrive no later than 8:45 pm as the program starts at 9 pm.

    What should I bring? You will want to wear comfortable walking shoes or sneakers. Definitely bring insect repellent. You may want to consider wearing long pants and sleeves, if you are not tolerant of mosquitoes and no-see-ums. You may want to bring water for this up to 2 mile turtle walk. Dark clothing is preferred to minimize the impact on nesting sea turtles.

    How long might I walk on the beach during the turtle walk? We may walk up to 2 miles to the nesting sea turtle. That’s a mile in either direction. Everyone must be in fair physical condition. Our beach is an isolated area, so once you start on the turtle walk you are basically committed.

    What happens if we do not see a sea turtle? We generally see turtles on 75% of our turtle walks. We cannot guarantee that a sea turtle will crawl out of the ocean on the evening of your scheduled program. We do not offer refunds for any reason, but all ticket sales directly benefit the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park, our sea turtles and our mission.

    What if it’s raining? In the summertime, Sebastian Inlet and the rest of Florida have afternoon/evening rains almost daily. The afternoon storms often clear up by 9pm. We will not go on the beach if there is lightning or heavy rain. We have only cancelled a handful of times in the last 40 years but we will not make that decision until that evening. You can get an update by calling 772-388- 2750. We will go on the beach if there is only a light rain with no lightning. Sea turtles will nest in the rain, so you may want to bring raingear but no umbrellas please. Don’t let cloudy skies and a little rain scare you off, especially our typical 4 to 8 PM thunderstorms that occur all summer long here.

    How does the program work? The program begins with a sea turtle PowerPoint presentation at 9:00 PM, please arrive early. Scouts will go out on the beach to locate a turtle during the PowerPoint presentation. If the scouts find a turtle everyone will go directly to the turtle’s location when the presentation is complete. We may walk up to 2 miles to a nesting loggerhead sea turtle.  You will need your own transportation.

    How long is the program? The program is officially scheduled from 9pm to 1am. The exact duration of the program from night to night varies depending on when and if we see a sea turtle and the speed the group walks down the beach.

    Can I bring a flashlight? Yes, but it can only be used on the trail leading to the beach. Flashlights cannot be used on the beach. No flashlights may be used while on the beach.

    Can I take pictures? Flash photography is prohibited / participants with infrared cameras may film or photograph the egg deposition or the turtle retuning to the water.

    What is the best time to see a nesting loggerhead sea turtle? Our turtle walks are scheduled in June and July which is during the height of loggerhead nesting in Florida. There is no relationship between sea turtle nesting activity and the phase of the moon, the weather, or the tides. All scheduled Turtle Walk nights have the same odds of the group seeing a sea turtle nesting.


    • Tuesday, July 06, 2021
    • 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Wednesday, July 07, 2021
    • 1:00 AM (EDT)
    • Fishing Museum
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    2021 Park Ranger Guided Turtle Walks

    Where do we meet? The Sebastian Fishing Museum.

    Directions to meeting location: The Sebastian Fishing Museum is located on the south side of the Sebastian Inlet Bridge. Enter Sebastian Inlet State Park’s “south side.” The Sebastian Fishing Museum is connected to the south ranger station. The Sebastian Fishing Museum is seven miles north of County Road 510 and 18 miles south of State Road 192. The address is 14257 North A1A, Vero Beach, FL, 32963.

    Do I have to pay to entry the park? No, if you arrive after 8:30 PM, tell the toll collector that you are here for the sea turtle walk and they will allow free entry.

    What time should I arrive? Please arrive no later than 8:45 pm as the program starts at 9 pm.

    What should I bring? You will want to wear comfortable walking shoes or sneakers. Definitely bring insect repellent. You may want to consider wearing long pants and sleeves, if you are not tolerant of mosquitoes and no-see-ums. You may want to bring water for this up to 2 mile turtle walk. Dark clothing is preferred to minimize the impact on nesting sea turtles.

    How long might I walk on the beach during the turtle walk? We may walk up to 2 miles to the nesting sea turtle. That’s a mile in either direction. Everyone must be in fair physical condition. Our beach is an isolated area, so once you start on the turtle walk you are basically committed.

    What happens if we do not see a sea turtle? We generally see turtles on 75% of our turtle walks. We cannot guarantee that a sea turtle will crawl out of the ocean on the evening of your scheduled program. We do not offer refunds for any reason, but all ticket sales directly benefit the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park, our sea turtles and our mission.

    What if it’s raining? In the summertime, Sebastian Inlet and the rest of Florida have afternoon/evening rains almost daily. The afternoon storms often clear up by 9pm. We will not go on the beach if there is lightning or heavy rain. We have only cancelled a handful of times in the last 40 years but we will not make that decision until that evening. You can get an update by calling 772-388- 2750. We will go on the beach if there is only a light rain with no lightning. Sea turtles will nest in the rain, so you may want to bring raingear but no umbrellas please. Don’t let cloudy skies and a little rain scare you off, especially our typical 4 to 8 PM thunderstorms that occur all summer long here.

    How does the program work? The program begins with a sea turtle PowerPoint presentation at 9:00 PM, please arrive early. Scouts will go out on the beach to locate a turtle during the PowerPoint presentation. If the scouts find a turtle everyone will go directly to the turtle’s location when the presentation is complete. We may walk up to 2 miles to a nesting loggerhead sea turtle.  You will need your own transportation.

    How long is the program? The program is officially scheduled from 9pm to 1am. The exact duration of the program from night to night varies depending on when and if we see a sea turtle and the speed the group walks down the beach.

    Can I bring a flashlight? Yes, but it can only be used on the trail leading to the beach. Flashlights cannot be used on the beach. No flashlights may be used while on the beach.

    Can I take pictures? Flash photography is prohibited / participants with infrared cameras may film or photograph the egg deposition or the turtle retuning to the water.

    What is the best time to see a nesting loggerhead sea turtle? Our turtle walks are scheduled in June and July which is during the height of loggerhead nesting in Florida. There is no relationship between sea turtle nesting activity and the phase of the moon, the weather, or the tides. All scheduled Turtle Walk nights have the same odds of the group seeing a sea turtle nesting.


    • Wednesday, July 07, 2021
    • 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Thursday, July 08, 2021
    • 1:00 AM (EDT)
    • Fishing Museum
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    2021 Park Ranger Guided Turtle Walks

    Where do we meet? The Sebastian Fishing Museum.

    Directions to meeting location: The Sebastian Fishing Museum is located on the south side of the Sebastian Inlet Bridge. Enter Sebastian Inlet State Park’s “south side.” The Sebastian Fishing Museum is connected to the south ranger station. The Sebastian Fishing Museum is seven miles north of County Road 510 and 18 miles south of State Road 192. The address is 14257 North A1A, Vero Beach, FL, 32963.

    Do I have to pay to entry the park? No, if you arrive after 8:30 PM, tell the toll collector that you are here for the sea turtle walk and they will allow free entry.

    What time should I arrive? Please arrive no later than 8:45 pm as the program starts at 9 pm.

    What should I bring? You will want to wear comfortable walking shoes or sneakers. Definitely bring insect repellent. You may want to consider wearing long pants and sleeves, if you are not tolerant of mosquitoes and no-see-ums. You may want to bring water for this up to 2 mile turtle walk. Dark clothing is preferred to minimize the impact on nesting sea turtles. 

    How long might I walk on the beach during the turtle walk? We may walk up to 2 miles to the nesting sea turtle. That’s a mile in either direction. Everyone must be in fair physical condition. Our beach is an isolated area, so once you start on the turtle walk you are basically committed.

    What happens if we do not see a sea turtle? We generally see turtles on 75% of our turtle walks. We cannot guarantee that a sea turtle will crawl out of the ocean on the evening of your scheduled program. We do not offer refunds for any reason, but all ticket sales directly benefit the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park, our sea turtles and our mission.

    What if it’s raining? In the summertime, Sebastian Inlet and the rest of Florida have afternoon/evening rains almost daily. The afternoon storms often clear up by 9pm. We will not go on the beach if there is lightning or heavy rain. We have only cancelled a handful of times in the last 40 years but we will not make that decision until that evening. You can get an update by calling 772-388- 2750. We will go on the beach if there is only a light rain with no lightning. Sea turtles will nest in the rain, so you may want to bring raingear but no umbrellas please. Don’t let cloudy skies and a little rain scare you off, especially our typical 4 to 8 PM thunderstorms that occur all summer long here.

    How does the program work? The program begins with a sea turtle PowerPoint presentation at 9:00 PM, please arrive early. Scouts will go out on the beach to locate a turtle during the PowerPoint presentation. If the scouts find a turtle everyone will go directly to the turtle’s location when the presentation is complete. We may walk up to 2 miles to a nesting loggerhead sea turtle.  You will need your own transportation.

    How long is the program? The program is officially scheduled from 9pm to 1am. The exact duration of the program from night to night varies depending on when and if we see a sea turtle and the speed the group walks down the beach.

    Can I bring a flashlight? Yes, but it can only be used on the trail leading to the beach. Flashlights cannot be used on the beach. No flashlights may be used while on the beach.

    Can I take pictures? Flash photography is prohibited / participants with infrared cameras may film or photograph the egg deposition or the turtle retuning to the water.

    What is the best time to see a nesting loggerhead sea turtle? Our turtle walks are scheduled in June and July which is during the height of loggerhead nesting in Florida. There is no relationship between sea turtle nesting activity and the phase of the moon, the weather, or the tides. All scheduled Turtle Walk nights have the same odds of the group seeing a sea turtle nesting.


    • Thursday, July 08, 2021
    • 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Friday, July 09, 2021
    • 1:00 AM (EDT)
    • Fishing Museum
    • 2
    Register

    2021 Park Ranger Guided Turtle Walks

    Where do we meet? The Sebastian Fishing Museum.

    Directions to meeting location: The Sebastian Fishing Museum is located on the south side of the Sebastian Inlet Bridge. Enter Sebastian Inlet State Park’s “south side.” The Sebastian Fishing Museum is connected to the south ranger station. The Sebastian Fishing Museum is seven miles north of County Road 510 and 18 miles south of State Road 192. The address is 14257 North A1A, Vero Beach, FL, 32963.

    Do I have to pay to entry the park? No, if you arrive after 8:30 PM, tell the toll collector that you are here for the sea turtle walk and they will allow free entry.

    What time should I arrive? Please arrive no later than 8:45 pm as the program starts at 9 pm.

    What should I bring? You will want to wear comfortable walking shoes or sneakers. Definitely bring insect repellent. You may want to consider wearing long pants and sleeves, if you are not tolerant of mosquitoes and no-see-ums. You may want to bring water for this up to 2 mile turtle walk. Dark clothing is preferred to minimize the impact on nesting sea turtles. 

    How long might I walk on the beach during the turtle walk? We may walk up to 2 miles to the nesting sea turtle. That’s a mile in either direction. Everyone must be in fair physical condition. Our beach is an isolated area, so once you start on the turtle walk you are basically committed.

    What happens if we do not see a sea turtle? We generally see turtles on 75% of our turtle walks. We cannot guarantee that a sea turtle will crawl out of the ocean on the evening of your scheduled program. We do not offer refunds for any reason, but all ticket sales directly benefit the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park, our sea turtles and our mission.

    What if it’s raining? In the summertime, Sebastian Inlet and the rest of Florida have afternoon/evening rains almost daily. The afternoon storms often clear up by 9pm. We will not go on the beach if there is lightning or heavy rain. We have only cancelled a handful of times in the last 40 years but we will not make that decision until that evening. You can get an update by calling 772-388- 2750. We will go on the beach if there is only a light rain with no lightning. Sea turtles will nest in the rain, so you may want to bring raingear but no umbrellas please. Don’t let cloudy skies and a little rain scare you off, especially our typical 4 to 8 PM thunderstorms that occur all summer long here.

    How does the program work? The program begins with a sea turtle PowerPoint presentation at 9:00 PM, please arrive early. Scouts will go out on the beach to locate a turtle during the PowerPoint presentation. If the scouts find a turtle everyone will go directly to the turtle’s location when the presentation is complete. We may walk up to 2 miles to a nesting loggerhead sea turtle.  You will need your own transportation.

    How long is the program? The program is officially scheduled from 9pm to 1am. The exact duration of the program from night to night varies depending on when and if we see a sea turtle and the speed the group walks down the beach.

    Can I bring a flashlight? Yes, but it can only be used on the trail leading to the beach. Flashlights cannot be used on the beach. No flashlights may be used while on the beach.

    Can I take pictures? Flash photography is prohibited / participants with infrared cameras may film or photograph the egg deposition or the turtle retuning to the water.

    What is the best time to see a nesting loggerhead sea turtle? Our turtle walks are scheduled in June and July which is during the height of loggerhead nesting in Florida. There is no relationship between sea turtle nesting activity and the phase of the moon, the weather, or the tides. All scheduled Turtle Walk nights have the same odds of the group seeing a sea turtle nesting.


    • Friday, July 09, 2021
    • 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Saturday, July 10, 2021
    • 1:00 AM (EDT)
    • Fishing Museum
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    2021 Park Ranger Guided Turtle Walks

    Where do we meet? The Sebastian Fishing Museum.

    Directions to meeting location: The Sebastian Fishing Museum is located on the south side of the Sebastian Inlet Bridge. Enter Sebastian Inlet State Park’s “south side.” The Sebastian Fishing Museum is connected to the south ranger station. The Sebastian Fishing Museum is seven miles north of County Road 510 and 18 miles south of State Road 192. The address is 14257 North A1A, Vero Beach, FL, 32963.

    Do I have to pay to entry the park? No, if you arrive after 8:30 PM, tell the toll collector that you are here for the sea turtle walk and they will allow free entry.

    What time should I arrive? Please arrive no later than 8:45 pm as the program starts at 9 pm.

    What should I bring? You will want to wear comfortable walking shoes or sneakers. Definitely bring insect repellent. You may want to consider wearing long pants and sleeves, if you are not tolerant of mosquitoes and no-see-ums. You may want to bring water for this up to 2 mile turtle walk. Dark clothing is preferred to minimize the impact on nesting sea turtles.

    How long might I walk on the beach during the turtle walk? We may walk up to 2 miles to the nesting sea turtle. That’s a mile in either direction. Everyone must be in fair physical condition. Our beach is an isolated area, so once you start on the turtle walk you are basically committed.

    What happens if we do not see a sea turtle? We generally see turtles on 75% of our turtle walks. We cannot guarantee that a sea turtle will crawl out of the ocean on the evening of your scheduled program. We do not offer refunds for any reason, but all ticket sales directly benefit the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park, our sea turtles and our mission.

    What if it’s raining? In the summertime, Sebastian Inlet and the rest of Florida have afternoon/evening rains almost daily. The afternoon storms often clear up by 9pm. We will not go on the beach if there is lightning or heavy rain. We have only cancelled a handful of times in the last 40 years but we will not make that decision until that evening. You can get an update by calling 772-388- 2750. We will go on the beach if there is only a light rain with no lightning. Sea turtles will nest in the rain, so you may want to bring raingear but no umbrellas please. Don’t let cloudy skies and a little rain scare you off, especially our typical 4 to 8 PM thunderstorms that occur all summer long here.

    How does the program work? The program begins with a sea turtle PowerPoint presentation at 9:00 PM, please arrive early. Scouts will go out on the beach to locate a turtle during the PowerPoint presentation. If the scouts find a turtle everyone will go directly to the turtle’s location when the presentation is complete. We may walk up to 2 miles to a nesting loggerhead sea turtle.  You will need your own transportation.

    How long is the program? The program is officially scheduled from 9pm to 1am. The exact duration of the program from night to night varies depending on when and if we see a sea turtle and the speed the group walks down the beach.

    Can I bring a flashlight? Yes, but it can only be used on the trail leading to the beach. Flashlights cannot be used on the beach. No flashlights may be used while on the beach.

    Can I take pictures? Flash photography is prohibited / participants with infrared cameras may film or photograph the egg deposition or the turtle retuning to the water.

    What is the best time to see a nesting loggerhead sea turtle? Our turtle walks are scheduled in June and July which is during the height of loggerhead nesting in Florida. There is no relationship between sea turtle nesting activity and the phase of the moon, the weather, or the tides. All scheduled Turtle Walk nights have the same odds of the group seeing a sea turtle nesting.

    • Tuesday, July 13, 2021
    • 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Wednesday, July 14, 2021
    • 1:00 AM (EDT)
    • Fishing Museum
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    2021 Park Ranger Guided Turtle Walks

    Where do we meet? The Sebastian Fishing Museum.

    Directions to meeting location: The Sebastian Fishing Museum is located on the south side of the Sebastian Inlet Bridge. Enter Sebastian Inlet State Park’s “south side.” The Sebastian Fishing Museum is connected to the south ranger station. The Sebastian Fishing Museum is seven miles north of County Road 510 and 18 miles south of State Road 192. The address is 14257 North A1A, Vero Beach, FL, 32963.

    Do I have to pay to entry the park? No, if you arrive after 8:30 PM, tell the toll collector that you are here for the sea turtle walk and they will allow free entry.

    What time should I arrive? Please arrive no later than 8:45 pm as the program starts at 9 pm.

    What should I bring? You will want to wear comfortable walking shoes or sneakers. Definitely bring insect repellent. You may want to consider wearing long pants and sleeves, if you are not tolerant of mosquitoes and no-see-ums. You may want to bring water for this up to 2 mile turtle walk. Dark clothing is preferred to minimize the impact on nesting sea turtles. 

    How long might I walk on the beach during the turtle walk? We may walk up to 2 miles to the nesting sea turtle. That’s a mile in either direction. Everyone must be in fair physical condition. Our beach is an isolated area, so once you start on the turtle walk you are basically committed.

    What happens if we do not see a sea turtle? We generally see turtles on 75% of our turtle walks. We cannot guarantee that a sea turtle will crawl out of the ocean on the evening of your scheduled program. We do not offer refunds for any reason, but all ticket sales directly benefit the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park, our sea turtles and our mission.

    What if it’s raining? In the summertime, Sebastian Inlet and the rest of Florida have afternoon/evening rains almost daily. The afternoon storms often clear up by 9pm. We will not go on the beach if there is lightning or heavy rain. We have only cancelled a handful of times in the last 40 years but we will not make that decision until that evening. You can get an update by calling 772-388- 2750. We will go on the beach if there is only a light rain with no lightning. Sea turtles will nest in the rain, so you may want to bring raingear but no umbrellas please. Don’t let cloudy skies and a little rain scare you off, especially our typical 4 to 8 PM thunderstorms that occur all summer long here.

    How does the program work? The program begins with a sea turtle PowerPoint presentation at 9:00 PM, please arrive early. Scouts will go out on the beach to locate a turtle during the PowerPoint presentation. If the scouts find a turtle everyone will go directly to the turtle’s location when the presentation is complete. We may walk up to 2 miles to a nesting loggerhead sea turtle.  You will need your own transportation.

    How long is the program? The program is officially scheduled from 9pm to 1am. The exact duration of the program from night to night varies depending on when and if we see a sea turtle and the speed the group walks down the beach.

    Can I bring a flashlight? Yes, but it can only be used on the trail leading to the beach. Flashlights cannot be used on the beach. No flashlights may be used while on the beach.

    Can I take pictures? Flash photography is prohibited / participants with infrared cameras may film or photograph the egg deposition or the turtle retuning to the water.

    What is the best time to see a nesting loggerhead sea turtle? Our turtle walks are scheduled in June and July which is during the height of loggerhead nesting in Florida. There is no relationship between sea turtle nesting activity and the phase of the moon, the weather, or the tides. All scheduled Turtle Walk nights have the same odds of the group seeing a sea turtle nesting.


    • Wednesday, July 14, 2021
    • 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Thursday, July 15, 2021
    • 1:00 AM (EDT)
    • Fishing Museum
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    2021 Park Ranger Guided Turtle Walks

    Where do we meet? The Sebastian Fishing Museum.

    Directions to meeting location: The Sebastian Fishing Museum is located on the south side of the Sebastian Inlet Bridge. Enter Sebastian Inlet State Park’s “south side.” The Sebastian Fishing Museum is connected to the south ranger station. The Sebastian Fishing Museum is seven miles north of County Road 510 and 18 miles south of State Road 192. The address is 14257 North A1A, Vero Beach, FL, 32963.

    Do I have to pay to entry the park? No, if you arrive after 8:30 PM, tell the toll collector that you are here for the sea turtle walk and they will allow free entry.

    What time should I arrive? Please arrive no later than 8:45 pm as the program starts at 9 pm.

    What should I bring? You will want to wear comfortable walking shoes or sneakers. Definitely bring insect repellent. You may want to consider wearing long pants and sleeves, if you are not tolerant of mosquitoes and no-see-ums. You may want to bring water for this up to 2 mile turtle walk. Dark clothing is preferred to minimize the impact on nesting sea turtles. 

    How long might I walk on the beach during the turtle walk? We may walk up to 2 miles to the nesting sea turtle. That’s a mile in either direction. Everyone must be in fair physical condition. Our beach is an isolated area, so once you start on the turtle walk you are basically committed.

    What happens if we do not see a sea turtle? We generally see turtles on 75% of our turtle walks. We cannot guarantee that a sea turtle will crawl out of the ocean on the evening of your scheduled program. We do not offer refunds for any reason, but all ticket sales directly benefit the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park, our sea turtles and our mission.

    What if it’s raining? In the summertime, Sebastian Inlet and the rest of Florida have afternoon/evening rains almost daily. The afternoon storms often clear up by 9pm. We will not go on the beach if there is lightning or heavy rain. We have only cancelled a handful of times in the last 40 years but we will not make that decision until that evening. You can get an update by calling 772-388- 2750. We will go on the beach if there is only a light rain with no lightning. Sea turtles will nest in the rain, so you may want to bring raingear but no umbrellas please. Don’t let cloudy skies and a little rain scare you off, especially our typical 4 to 8 PM thunderstorms that occur all summer long here.

    How does the program work? The program begins with a sea turtle PowerPoint presentation at 9:00 PM, please arrive early. Scouts will go out on the beach to locate a turtle during the PowerPoint presentation. If the scouts find a turtle everyone will go directly to the turtle’s location when the presentation is complete. We may walk up to 2 miles to a nesting loggerhead sea turtle.  You will need your own transportation.

    How long is the program? The program is officially scheduled from 9pm to 1am. The exact duration of the program from night to night varies depending on when and if we see a sea turtle and the speed the group walks down the beach.

    Can I bring a flashlight? Yes, but it can only be used on the trail leading to the beach. Flashlights cannot be used on the beach. No flashlights may be used while on the beach.

    Can I take pictures? Flash photography is prohibited / participants with infrared cameras may film or photograph the egg deposition or the turtle retuning to the water.

    What is the best time to see a nesting loggerhead sea turtle? Our turtle walks are scheduled in June and July which is during the height of loggerhead nesting in Florida. There is no relationship between sea turtle nesting activity and the phase of the moon, the weather, or the tides. All scheduled Turtle Walk nights have the same odds of the group seeing a sea turtle nesting.


    • Thursday, July 15, 2021
    • 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Friday, July 16, 2021
    • 1:00 AM (EDT)
    • Fishing Museum
    • 1
    Register

    2021 Park Ranger Guided Turtle Walks

    Where do we meet? The Sebastian Fishing Museum.

    Directions to meeting location: The Sebastian Fishing Museum is located on the south side of the Sebastian Inlet Bridge. Enter Sebastian Inlet State Park’s “south side.” The Sebastian Fishing Museum is connected to the south ranger station. The Sebastian Fishing Museum is seven miles north of County Road 510 and 18 miles south of State Road 192. The address is 14257 North A1A, Vero Beach, FL, 32963.

    Do I have to pay to entry the park? No, if you arrive after 8:30 PM, tell the toll collector that you are here for the sea turtle walk and they will allow free entry.

    What time should I arrive? Please arrive no later than 8:45 pm as the program starts at 9 pm.

    What should I bring? You will want to wear comfortable walking shoes or sneakers. Definitely bring insect repellent. You may want to consider wearing long pants and sleeves, if you are not tolerant of mosquitoes and no-see-ums. You may want to bring water for this up to 2 mile turtle walk. Dark clothing is preferred to minimize the impact on nesting sea turtles.

    How long might I walk on the beach during the turtle walk? We may walk up to 2 miles to the nesting sea turtle. That’s a mile in either direction. Everyone must be in fair physical condition. Our beach is an isolated area, so once you start on the turtle walk you are basically committed.

    What happens if we do not see a sea turtle? We generally see turtles on 75% of our turtle walks. We cannot guarantee that a sea turtle will crawl out of the ocean on the evening of your scheduled program. We do not offer refunds for any reason, but all ticket sales directly benefit the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park, our sea turtles and our mission.

    What if it’s raining? In the summertime, Sebastian Inlet and the rest of Florida have afternoon/evening rains almost daily. The afternoon storms often clear up by 9pm. We will not go on the beach if there is lightning or heavy rain. We have only cancelled a handful of times in the last 40 years but we will not make that decision until that evening. You can get an update by calling 772-388- 2750. We will go on the beach if there is only a light rain with no lightning. Sea turtles will nest in the rain, so you may want to bring raingear but no umbrellas please. Don’t let cloudy skies and a little rain scare you off, especially our typical 4 to 8 PM thunderstorms that occur all summer long here.

    How does the program work? The program begins with a sea turtle PowerPoint presentation at 9:00 PM, please arrive early. Scouts will go out on the beach to locate a turtle during the PowerPoint presentation. If the scouts find a turtle everyone will go directly to the turtle’s location when the presentation is complete. We may walk up to 2 miles to a nesting loggerhead sea turtle.  You will need your own transportation.

    How long is the program? The program is officially scheduled from 9pm to 1am. The exact duration of the program from night to night varies depending on when and if we see a sea turtle and the speed the group walks down the beach.

    Can I bring a flashlight? Yes, but it can only be used on the trail leading to the beach. Flashlights cannot be used on the beach. No flashlights may be used while on the beach.

    Can I take pictures? Flash photography is prohibited / participants with infrared cameras may film or photograph the egg deposition or the turtle retuning to the water.

    What is the best time to see a nesting loggerhead sea turtle? Our turtle walks are scheduled in June and July which is during the height of loggerhead nesting in Florida. There is no relationship between sea turtle nesting activity and the phase of the moon, the weather, or the tides. All scheduled Turtle Walk nights have the same odds of the group seeing a sea turtle nesting.


    • Friday, July 16, 2021
    • 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Saturday, July 17, 2021
    • 1:00 AM (EDT)
    • Fishing Museum
    • 1
    Register

    2021 Park Ranger Guided Turtle Walks

    Where do we meet? The Sebastian Fishing Museum.

    Directions to meeting location: The Sebastian Fishing Museum is located on the south side of the Sebastian Inlet Bridge. Enter Sebastian Inlet State Park’s “south side.” The Sebastian Fishing Museum is connected to the south ranger station. The Sebastian Fishing Museum is seven miles north of County Road 510 and 18 miles south of State Road 192. The address is 14257 North A1A, Vero Beach, FL, 32963.

    Do I have to pay to entry the park? No, if you arrive after 8:30 PM, tell the toll collector that you are here for the sea turtle walk and they will allow free entry.

    What time should I arrive? Please arrive no later than 8:45 pm as the program starts at 9 pm.

    What should I bring? You will want to wear comfortable walking shoes or sneakers. Definitely bring insect repellent. You may want to consider wearing long pants and sleeves, if you are not tolerant of mosquitoes and no-see-ums. You may want to bring water for this up to 2 mile turtle walk. Dark clothing is preferred to minimize the impact on nesting sea turtles. 

    How long might I walk on the beach during the turtle walk? We may walk up to 2 miles to the nesting sea turtle. That’s a mile in either direction. Everyone must be in fair physical condition. Our beach is an isolated area, so once you start on the turtle walk you are basically committed.

    What happens if we do not see a sea turtle? We generally see turtles on 75% of our turtle walks. We cannot guarantee that a sea turtle will crawl out of the ocean on the evening of your scheduled program. We do not offer refunds for any reason, but all ticket sales directly benefit the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park, our sea turtles and our mission.

    What if it’s raining? In the summertime, Sebastian Inlet and the rest of Florida have afternoon/evening rains almost daily. The afternoon storms often clear up by 9pm. We will not go on the beach if there is lightning or heavy rain. We have only cancelled a handful of times in the last 40 years but we will not make that decision until that evening. You can get an update by calling 772-388- 2750. We will go on the beach if there is only a light rain with no lightning. Sea turtles will nest in the rain, so you may want to bring raingear but no umbrellas please. Don’t let cloudy skies and a little rain scare you off, especially our typical 4 to 8 PM thunderstorms that occur all summer long here.

    How does the program work? The program begins with a sea turtle PowerPoint presentation at 9:00 PM, please arrive early. Scouts will go out on the beach to locate a turtle during the PowerPoint presentation. If the scouts find a turtle everyone will go directly to the turtle’s location when the presentation is complete. We may walk up to 2 miles to a nesting loggerhead sea turtle.  You will need your own transportation.

    How long is the program? The program is officially scheduled from 9pm to 1am. The exact duration of the program from night to night varies depending on when and if we see a sea turtle and the speed the group walks down the beach.

    Can I bring a flashlight? Yes, but it can only be used on the trail leading to the beach. Flashlights cannot be used on the beach. No flashlights may be used while on the beach.

    Can I take pictures? Flash photography is prohibited / participants with infrared cameras may film or photograph the egg deposition or the turtle retuning to the water.

    What is the best time to see a nesting loggerhead sea turtle? Our turtle walks are scheduled in June and July which is during the height of loggerhead nesting in Florida. There is no relationship between sea turtle nesting activity and the phase of the moon, the weather, or the tides. All scheduled Turtle Walk nights have the same odds of the group seeing a sea turtle nesting.


    • Tuesday, July 20, 2021
    • 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Wednesday, July 21, 2021
    • 1:00 AM (EDT)
    • Fishing Museum
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    2021 Park Ranger Guided Turtle Walks

    Where do we meet? The Sebastian Fishing Museum.

    Directions to meeting location: The Sebastian Fishing Museum is located on the south side of the Sebastian Inlet Bridge. Enter Sebastian Inlet State Park’s “south side.” The Sebastian Fishing Museum is connected to the south ranger station. The Sebastian Fishing Museum is seven miles north of County Road 510 and 18 miles south of State Road 192. The address is 14257 North A1A, Vero Beach, FL, 32963.

    Do I have to pay to entry the park? No, if you arrive after 8:30 PM, tell the toll collector that you are here for the sea turtle walk and they will allow free entry.

    What time should I arrive? Please arrive no later than 8:45 pm as the program starts at 9 pm.

    What should I bring? You will want to wear comfortable walking shoes or sneakers. Definitely bring insect repellent. You may want to consider wearing long pants and sleeves, if you are not tolerant of mosquitoes and no-see-ums. You may want to bring water for this up to 2 mile turtle walk. Dark clothing is preferred to minimize the impact on nesting sea turtles.

    How long might I walk on the beach during the turtle walk? We may walk up to 2 miles to the nesting sea turtle. That’s a mile in either direction. Everyone must be in fair physical condition. Our beach is an isolated area, so once you start on the turtle walk you are basically committed.

    What happens if we do not see a sea turtle? We generally see turtles on 75% of our turtle walks. We cannot guarantee that a sea turtle will crawl out of the ocean on the evening of your scheduled program. We do not offer refunds for any reason, but all ticket sales directly benefit the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park, our sea turtles and our mission.

    What if it’s raining? In the summertime, Sebastian Inlet and the rest of Florida have afternoon/evening rains almost daily. The afternoon storms often clear up by 9pm. We will not go on the beach if there is lightning or heavy rain. We have only cancelled a handful of times in the last 40 years but we will not make that decision until that evening. You can get an update by calling 772-388- 2750. We will go on the beach if there is only a light rain with no lightning. Sea turtles will nest in the rain, so you may want to bring raingear but no umbrellas please. Don’t let cloudy skies and a little rain scare you off, especially our typical 4 to 8 PM thunderstorms that occur all summer long here.

    How does the program work? The program begins with a sea turtle PowerPoint presentation at 9:00 PM, please arrive early. Scouts will go out on the beach to locate a turtle during the PowerPoint presentation. If the scouts find a turtle everyone will go directly to the turtle’s location when the presentation is complete. We may walk up to 2 miles to a nesting loggerhead sea turtle.  You will need your own transportation.

    How long is the program? The program is officially scheduled from 9pm to 1am. The exact duration of the program from night to night varies depending on when and if we see a sea turtle and the speed the group walks down the beach.

    Can I bring a flashlight? Yes, but it can only be used on the trail leading to the beach. Flashlights cannot be used on the beach. No flashlights may be used while on the beach.

    Can I take pictures? Flash photography is prohibited / participants with infrared cameras may film or photograph the egg deposition or the turtle retuning to the water.

    What is the best time to see a nesting loggerhead sea turtle? Our turtle walks are scheduled in June and July which is during the height of loggerhead nesting in Florida. There is no relationship between sea turtle nesting activity and the phase of the moon, the weather, or the tides. All scheduled Turtle Walk nights have the same odds of the group seeing a sea turtle nesting.


    • Wednesday, July 21, 2021
    • 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Thursday, July 22, 2021
    • 1:00 AM (EDT)
    • Fishing Museum
    • 3
    Register

    2021 Park Ranger Guided Turtle Walks

    Where do we meet? The Sebastian Fishing Museum.

    Directions to meeting location: The Sebastian Fishing Museum is located on the south side of the Sebastian Inlet Bridge. Enter Sebastian Inlet State Park’s “south side.” The Sebastian Fishing Museum is connected to the south ranger station. The Sebastian Fishing Museum is seven miles north of County Road 510 and 18 miles south of State Road 192. The address is 14257 North A1A, Vero Beach, FL, 32963.

    Do I have to pay to entry the park? No, if you arrive after 8:30 PM, tell the toll collector that you are here for the sea turtle walk and they will allow free entry.

    What time should I arrive? Please arrive no later than 8:45 pm as the program starts at 9 pm.

    What should I bring? You will want to wear comfortable walking shoes or sneakers. Definitely bring insect repellent. You may want to consider wearing long pants and sleeves, if you are not tolerant of mosquitoes and no-see-ums. You may want to bring water for this up to 2 mile turtle walk. Dark clothing is preferred to minimize the impact on nesting sea turtles. 

    How long might I walk on the beach during the turtle walk? We may walk up to 2 miles to the nesting sea turtle. That’s a mile in either direction. Everyone must be in fair physical condition. Our beach is an isolated area, so once you start on the turtle walk you are basically committed.

    What happens if we do not see a sea turtle? We generally see turtles on 75% of our turtle walks. We cannot guarantee that a sea turtle will crawl out of the ocean on the evening of your scheduled program. We do not offer refunds for any reason, but all ticket sales directly benefit the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park, our sea turtles and our mission.

    What if it’s raining? In the summertime, Sebastian Inlet and the rest of Florida have afternoon/evening rains almost daily. The afternoon storms often clear up by 9pm. We will not go on the beach if there is lightning or heavy rain. We have only cancelled a handful of times in the last 40 years but we will not make that decision until that evening. You can get an update by calling 772-388- 2750. We will go on the beach if there is only a light rain with no lightning. Sea turtles will nest in the rain, so you may want to bring raingear but no umbrellas please. Don’t let cloudy skies and a little rain scare you off, especially our typical 4 to 8 PM thunderstorms that occur all summer long here.

    How does the program work? The program begins with a sea turtle PowerPoint presentation at 9:00 PM, please arrive early. Scouts will go out on the beach to locate a turtle during the PowerPoint presentation. If the scouts find a turtle everyone will go directly to the turtle’s location when the presentation is complete. We may walk up to 2 miles to a nesting loggerhead sea turtle.  You will need your own transportation.

    How long is the program? The program is officially scheduled from 9pm to 1am. The exact duration of the program from night to night varies depending on when and if we see a sea turtle and the speed the group walks down the beach.

    Can I bring a flashlight? Yes, but it can only be used on the trail leading to the beach. Flashlights cannot be used on the beach. No flashlights may be used while on the beach.

    Can I take pictures? Flash photography is prohibited / participants with infrared cameras may film or photograph the egg deposition or the turtle retuning to the water.

    What is the best time to see a nesting loggerhead sea turtle? Our turtle walks are scheduled in June and July which is during the height of loggerhead nesting in Florida. There is no relationship between sea turtle nesting activity and the phase of the moon, the weather, or the tides. All scheduled Turtle Walk nights have the same odds of the group seeing a sea turtle nesting.


    • Thursday, July 22, 2021
    • 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Friday, July 23, 2021
    • 1:00 AM (EDT)
    • Fishing Museum
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    2021 Park Ranger Guided Turtle Walks

    Where do we meet? The Sebastian Fishing Museum.

    Directions to meeting location: The Sebastian Fishing Museum is located on the south side of the Sebastian Inlet Bridge. Enter Sebastian Inlet State Park’s “south side.” The Sebastian Fishing Museum is connected to the south ranger station. The Sebastian Fishing Museum is seven miles north of County Road 510 and 18 miles south of State Road 192. The address is 14257 North A1A, Vero Beach, FL, 32963.

    Do I have to pay to entry the park? No, if you arrive after 8:30 PM, tell the toll collector that you are here for the sea turtle walk and they will allow free entry.

    What time should I arrive? Please arrive no later than 8:45 pm as the program starts at 9 pm.

    What should I bring? You will want to wear comfortable walking shoes or sneakers. Definitely bring insect repellent. You may want to consider wearing long pants and sleeves, if you are not tolerant of mosquitoes and no-see-ums. You may want to bring water for this up to 2 mile turtle walk. Dark clothing is preferred to minimize the impact on nesting sea turtles.

    How long might I walk on the beach during the turtle walk? We may walk up to 2 miles to the nesting sea turtle. That’s a mile in either direction. Everyone must be in fair physical condition. Our beach is an isolated area, so once you start on the turtle walk you are basically committed.

    What happens if we do not see a sea turtle? We generally see turtles on 75% of our turtle walks. We cannot guarantee that a sea turtle will crawl out of the ocean on the evening of your scheduled program. We do not offer refunds for any reason, but all ticket sales directly benefit the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park, our sea turtles and our mission.

    What if it’s raining? In the summertime, Sebastian Inlet and the rest of Florida have afternoon/evening rains almost daily. The afternoon storms often clear up by 9pm. We will not go on the beach if there is lightning or heavy rain. We have only cancelled a handful of times in the last 40 years but we will not make that decision until that evening. You can get an update by calling 772-388- 2750. We will go on the beach if there is only a light rain with no lightning. Sea turtles will nest in the rain, so you may want to bring raingear but no umbrellas please. Don’t let cloudy skies and a little rain scare you off, especially our typical 4 to 8 PM thunderstorms that occur all summer long here.

    How does the program work? The program begins with a sea turtle PowerPoint presentation at 9:00 PM, please arrive early. Scouts will go out on the beach to locate a turtle during the PowerPoint presentation. If the scouts find a turtle everyone will go directly to the turtle’s location when the presentation is complete. We may walk up to 2 miles to a nesting loggerhead sea turtle.  You will need your own transportation.

    How long is the program? The program is officially scheduled from 9pm to 1am. The exact duration of the program from night to night varies depending on when and if we see a sea turtle and the speed the group walks down the beach.

    Can I bring a flashlight? Yes, but it can only be used on the trail leading to the beach. Flashlights cannot be used on the beach. No flashlights may be used while on the beach.

    Can I take pictures? Flash photography is prohibited / participants with infrared cameras may film or photograph the egg deposition or the turtle retuning to the water.

    What is the best time to see a nesting loggerhead sea turtle? Our turtle walks are scheduled in June and July which is during the height of loggerhead nesting in Florida. There is no relationship between sea turtle nesting activity and the phase of the moon, the weather, or the tides. All scheduled Turtle Walk nights have the same odds of the group seeing a sea turtle nesting.


    • Friday, July 23, 2021
    • 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Saturday, July 24, 2021
    • 1:00 AM (EDT)
    • Fishing Museum
    • 3
    Register

    2021 Park Ranger Guided Turtle Walks

    Where do we meet? The Sebastian Fishing Museum.

    Directions to meeting location: The Sebastian Fishing Museum is located on the south side of the Sebastian Inlet Bridge. Enter Sebastian Inlet State Park’s “south side.” The Sebastian Fishing Museum is connected to the south ranger station. The Sebastian Fishing Museum is seven miles north of County Road 510 and 18 miles south of State Road 192. The address is 14257 North A1A, Vero Beach, FL, 32963.

    Do I have to pay to entry the park? No, if you arrive after 8:30 PM, tell the toll collector that you are here for the sea turtle walk and they will allow free entry.

    What time should I arrive? Please arrive no later than 8:45 pm as the program starts at 9 pm.

    What should I bring? You will want to wear comfortable walking shoes or sneakers. Definitely bring insect repellent. You may want to consider wearing long pants and sleeves, if you are not tolerant of mosquitoes and no-see-ums. You may want to bring water for this up to 2 mile turtle walk. Dark clothing is preferred to minimize the impact on nesting sea turtles. 

    How long might I walk on the beach during the turtle walk? We may walk up to 2 miles to the nesting sea turtle. That’s a mile in either direction. Everyone must be in fair physical condition. Our beach is an isolated area, so once you start on the turtle walk you are basically committed.

    What happens if we do not see a sea turtle? We generally see turtles on 75% of our turtle walks. We cannot guarantee that a sea turtle will crawl out of the ocean on the evening of your scheduled program. We do not offer refunds for any reason, but all ticket sales directly benefit the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park, our sea turtles and our mission.

    What if it’s raining? In the summertime, Sebastian Inlet and the rest of Florida have afternoon/evening rains almost daily. The afternoon storms often clear up by 9pm. We will not go on the beach if there is lightning or heavy rain. We have only cancelled a handful of times in the last 40 years but we will not make that decision until that evening. You can get an update by calling 772-388- 2750. We will go on the beach if there is only a light rain with no lightning. Sea turtles will nest in the rain, so you may want to bring raingear but no umbrellas please. Don’t let cloudy skies and a little rain scare you off, especially our typical 4 to 8 PM thunderstorms that occur all summer long here.

    How does the program work? The program begins with a sea turtle PowerPoint presentation at 9:00 PM, please arrive early. Scouts will go out on the beach to locate a turtle during the PowerPoint presentation. If the scouts find a turtle everyone will go directly to the turtle’s location when the presentation is complete. We may walk up to 2 miles to a nesting loggerhead sea turtle.  You will need your own transportation.

    How long is the program? The program is officially scheduled from 9pm to 1am. The exact duration of the program from night to night varies depending on when and if we see a sea turtle and the speed the group walks down the beach.

    Can I bring a flashlight? Yes, but it can only be used on the trail leading to the beach. Flashlights cannot be used on the beach. No flashlights may be used while on the beach.

    Can I take pictures? Flash photography is prohibited / participants with infrared cameras may film or photograph the egg deposition or the turtle retuning to the water.

    What is the best time to see a nesting loggerhead sea turtle? Our turtle walks are scheduled in June and July which is during the height of loggerhead nesting in Florida. There is no relationship between sea turtle nesting activity and the phase of the moon, the weather, or the tides. All scheduled Turtle Walk nights have the same odds of the group seeing a sea turtle nesting.


    • Tuesday, July 27, 2021
    • 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Wednesday, July 28, 2021
    • 1:00 AM (EDT)
    • Fishing Museum
    • 6
    Register

    2021 Park Ranger Guided Turtle Walks

    Where do we meet? The Sebastian Fishing Museum.

    Directions to meeting location: The Sebastian Fishing Museum is located on the south side of the Sebastian Inlet Bridge. Enter Sebastian Inlet State Park’s “south side.” The Sebastian Fishing Museum is connected to the south ranger station. The Sebastian Fishing Museum is seven miles north of County Road 510 and 18 miles south of State Road 192. The address is 14257 North A1A, Vero Beach, FL, 32963.

    Do I have to pay to entry the park? No, if you arrive after 8:30 PM, tell the toll collector that you are here for the sea turtle walk and they will allow free entry.

    What time should I arrive? Please arrive no later than 8:45 pm as the program starts at 9 pm.

    What should I bring? You will want to wear comfortable walking shoes or sneakers. Definitely bring insect repellent. You may want to consider wearing long pants and sleeves, if you are not tolerant of mosquitoes and no-see-ums. You may want to bring water for this up to 2 mile turtle walk. Dark clothing is preferred to minimize the impact on nesting sea turtles.

    How long might I walk on the beach during the turtle walk? We may walk up to 2 miles to the nesting sea turtle. That’s a mile in either direction. Everyone must be in fair physical condition. Our beach is an isolated area, so once you start on the turtle walk you are basically committed.

    What happens if we do not see a sea turtle? We generally see turtles on 75% of our turtle walks. We cannot guarantee that a sea turtle will crawl out of the ocean on the evening of your scheduled program. We do not offer refunds for any reason, but all ticket sales directly benefit the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park, our sea turtles and our mission.

    What if it’s raining? In the summertime, Sebastian Inlet and the rest of Florida have afternoon/evening rains almost daily. The afternoon storms often clear up by 9pm. We will not go on the beach if there is lightning or heavy rain. We have only cancelled a handful of times in the last 40 years but we will not make that decision until that evening. You can get an update by calling 772-388- 2750. We will go on the beach if there is only a light rain with no lightning. Sea turtles will nest in the rain, so you may want to bring raingear but no umbrellas please. Don’t let cloudy skies and a little rain scare you off, especially our typical 4 to 8 PM thunderstorms that occur all summer long here.

    How does the program work? The program begins with a sea turtle PowerPoint presentation at 9:00 PM, please arrive early. Scouts will go out on the beach to locate a turtle during the PowerPoint presentation. If the scouts find a turtle everyone will go directly to the turtle’s location when the presentation is complete. We may walk up to 2 miles to a nesting loggerhead sea turtle.  You will need your own transportation.

    How long is the program? The program is officially scheduled from 9pm to 1am. The exact duration of the program from night to night varies depending on when and if we see a sea turtle and the speed the group walks down the beach.

    Can I bring a flashlight? Yes, but it can only be used on the trail leading to the beach. Flashlights cannot be used on the beach. No flashlights may be used while on the beach.

    Can I take pictures? Flash photography is prohibited / participants with infrared cameras may film or photograph the egg deposition or the turtle retuning to the water.

    What is the best time to see a nesting loggerhead sea turtle? Our turtle walks are scheduled in June and July which is during the height of loggerhead nesting in Florida. There is no relationship between sea turtle nesting activity and the phase of the moon, the weather, or the tides. All scheduled Turtle Walk nights have the same odds of the group seeing a sea turtle nesting.


    • Wednesday, July 28, 2021
    • 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Thursday, July 29, 2021
    • 1:00 AM (EDT)
    • Fishing Museum
    • 8
    Register

    2021 Park Ranger Guided Turtle Walks

    Where do we meet? The Sebastian Fishing Museum.

    Directions to meeting location: The Sebastian Fishing Museum is located on the south side of the Sebastian Inlet Bridge. Enter Sebastian Inlet State Park’s “south side.” The Sebastian Fishing Museum is connected to the south ranger station. The Sebastian Fishing Museum is seven miles north of County Road 510 and 18 miles south of State Road 192. The address is 14257 North A1A, Vero Beach, FL, 32963.

    Do I have to pay to entry the park? No, if you arrive after 8:30 PM, tell the toll collector that you are here for the sea turtle walk and they will allow free entry.

    What time should I arrive? Please arrive no later than 8:45 pm as the program starts at 9 pm.

    What should I bring? You will want to wear comfortable walking shoes or sneakers. Definitely bring insect repellent. You may want to consider wearing long pants and sleeves, if you are not tolerant of mosquitoes and no-see-ums. You may want to bring water for this up to 2 mile turtle walk. Dark clothing is preferred to minimize the impact on nesting sea turtles. 

    How long might I walk on the beach during the turtle walk? We may walk up to 2 miles to the nesting sea turtle. That’s a mile in either direction. Everyone must be in fair physical condition. Our beach is an isolated area, so once you start on the turtle walk you are basically committed.

    What happens if we do not see a sea turtle? We generally see turtles on 75% of our turtle walks. We cannot guarantee that a sea turtle will crawl out of the ocean on the evening of your scheduled program. We do not offer refunds for any reason, but all ticket sales directly benefit the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park, our sea turtles and our mission.

    What if it’s raining? In the summertime, Sebastian Inlet and the rest of Florida have afternoon/evening rains almost daily. The afternoon storms often clear up by 9pm. We will not go on the beach if there is lightning or heavy rain. We have only cancelled a handful of times in the last 40 years but we will not make that decision until that evening. You can get an update by calling 772-388- 2750. We will go on the beach if there is only a light rain with no lightning. Sea turtles will nest in the rain, so you may want to bring raingear but no umbrellas please. Don’t let cloudy skies and a little rain scare you off, especially our typical 4 to 8 PM thunderstorms that occur all summer long here.

    How does the program work? The program begins with a sea turtle PowerPoint presentation at 9:00 PM, please arrive early. Scouts will go out on the beach to locate a turtle during the PowerPoint presentation. If the scouts find a turtle everyone will go directly to the turtle’s location when the presentation is complete. We may walk up to 2 miles to a nesting loggerhead sea turtle.  You will need your own transportation.

    How long is the program? The program is officially scheduled from 9pm to 1am. The exact duration of the program from night to night varies depending on when and if we see a sea turtle and the speed the group walks down the beach.

    Can I bring a flashlight? Yes, but it can only be used on the trail leading to the beach. Flashlights cannot be used on the beach. No flashlights may be used while on the beach.

    Can I take pictures? Flash photography is prohibited / participants with infrared cameras may film or photograph the egg deposition or the turtle retuning to the water.

    What is the best time to see a nesting loggerhead sea turtle? Our turtle walks are scheduled in June and July which is during the height of loggerhead nesting in Florida. There is no relationship between sea turtle nesting activity and the phase of the moon, the weather, or the tides. All scheduled Turtle Walk nights have the same odds of the group seeing a sea turtle nesting.


    • Thursday, July 29, 2021
    • 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Friday, July 30, 2021
    • 1:00 AM (EDT)
    • Fishing Museum
    • 8
    Register

    2021 Park Ranger Guided Turtle Walks

    Where do we meet? The Sebastian Fishing Museum.

    Directions to meeting location: The Sebastian Fishing Museum is located on the south side of the Sebastian Inlet Bridge. Enter Sebastian Inlet State Park’s “south side.” The Sebastian Fishing Museum is connected to the south ranger station. The Sebastian Fishing Museum is seven miles north of County Road 510 and 18 miles south of State Road 192. The address is 14257 North A1A, Vero Beach, FL, 32963.

    Do I have to pay to entry the park? No, if you arrive after 8:30 PM, tell the toll collector that you are here for the sea turtle walk and they will allow free entry.

    What time should I arrive? Please arrive no later than 8:45 pm as the program starts at 9 pm.

    What should I bring? You will want to wear comfortable walking shoes or sneakers. Definitely bring insect repellent. You may want to consider wearing long pants and sleeves, if you are not tolerant of mosquitoes and no-see-ums. You may want to bring water for this up to 2 mile turtle walk. Dark clothing is preferred to minimize the impact on nesting sea turtles. 

    How long might I walk on the beach during the turtle walk? We may walk up to 2 miles to the nesting sea turtle. That’s a mile in either direction. Everyone must be in fair physical condition. Our beach is an isolated area, so once you start on the turtle walk you are basically committed.

    What happens if we do not see a sea turtle? We generally see turtles on 75% of our turtle walks. We cannot guarantee that a sea turtle will crawl out of the ocean on the evening of your scheduled program. We do not offer refunds for any reason, but all ticket sales directly benefit the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park, our sea turtles and our mission.

    What if it’s raining? In the summertime, Sebastian Inlet and the rest of Florida have afternoon/evening rains almost daily. The afternoon storms often clear up by 9pm. We will not go on the beach if there is lightning or heavy rain. We have only cancelled a handful of times in the last 40 years but we will not make that decision until that evening. You can get an update by calling 772-388- 2750. We will go on the beach if there is only a light rain with no lightning. Sea turtles will nest in the rain, so you may want to bring raingear but no umbrellas please. Don’t let cloudy skies and a little rain scare you off, especially our typical 4 to 8 PM thunderstorms that occur all summer long here.

    How does the program work? The program begins with a sea turtle PowerPoint presentation at 9:00 PM, please arrive early. Scouts will go out on the beach to locate a turtle during the PowerPoint presentation. If the scouts find a turtle everyone will go directly to the turtle’s location when the presentation is complete. We may walk up to 2 miles to a nesting loggerhead sea turtle.  You will need your own transportation.

    How long is the program? The program is officially scheduled from 9pm to 1am. The exact duration of the program from night to night varies depending on when and if we see a sea turtle and the speed the group walks down the beach.

    Can I bring a flashlight? Yes, but it can only be used on the trail leading to the beach. Flashlights cannot be used on the beach. No flashlights may be used while on the beach.

    Can I take pictures? Flash photography is prohibited / participants with infrared cameras may film or photograph the egg deposition or the turtle retuning to the water.

    What is the best time to see a nesting loggerhead sea turtle? Our turtle walks are scheduled in June and July which is during the height of loggerhead nesting in Florida. There is no relationship between sea turtle nesting activity and the phase of the moon, the weather, or the tides. All scheduled Turtle Walk nights have the same odds of the group seeing a sea turtle nesting.

    • Friday, July 30, 2021
    • 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Saturday, July 31, 2021
    • 1:00 AM (EDT)
    • Fishing Museum
    • 2
    Register

    2021 Park Ranger Guided Turtle Walks

    Where do we meet? The Sebastian Fishing Museum.

    Directions to meeting location: The Sebastian Fishing Museum is located on the south side of the Sebastian Inlet Bridge. Enter Sebastian Inlet State Park’s “south side.” The Sebastian Fishing Museum is connected to the south ranger station. The Sebastian Fishing Museum is seven miles north of County Road 510 and 18 miles south of State Road 192. The address is 14257 North A1A, Vero Beach, FL, 32963.

    Do I have to pay to entry the park? No, if you arrive after 8:30 PM, tell the toll collector that you are here for the sea turtle walk and they will allow free entry.

    What time should I arrive? Please arrive no later than 8:45 pm as the program starts at 9 pm.

    What should I bring? You will want to wear comfortable walking shoes or sneakers. Definitely bring insect repellent. You may want to consider wearing long pants and sleeves, if you are not tolerant of mosquitoes and no-see-ums. You may want to bring water for this up to 2 mile turtle walk. Dark clothing is preferred to minimize the impact on nesting sea turtles. 

    How long might I walk on the beach during the turtle walk? We may walk up to 2 miles to the nesting sea turtle. That’s a mile in either direction. Everyone must be in fair physical condition. Our beach is an isolated area, so once you start on the turtle walk you are basically committed.

    What happens if we do not see a sea turtle? We generally see turtles on 75% of our turtle walks. We cannot guarantee that a sea turtle will crawl out of the ocean on the evening of your scheduled program. We do not offer refunds for any reason, but all ticket sales directly benefit the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park, our sea turtles and our mission.

    What if it’s raining? In the summertime, Sebastian Inlet and the rest of Florida have afternoon/evening rains almost daily. The afternoon storms often clear up by 9pm. We will not go on the beach if there is lightning or heavy rain. We have only cancelled a handful of times in the last 40 years but we will not make that decision until that evening. You can get an update by calling 772-388- 2750. We will go on the beach if there is only a light rain with no lightning. Sea turtles will nest in the rain, so you may want to bring raingear but no umbrellas please. Don’t let cloudy skies and a little rain scare you off, especially our typical 4 to 8 PM thunderstorms that occur all summer long here.

    How does the program work? The program begins with a sea turtle PowerPoint presentation at 9:00 PM, please arrive early. Scouts will go out on the beach to locate a turtle during the PowerPoint presentation. If the scouts find a turtle everyone will go directly to the turtle’s location when the presentation is complete. We may walk up to 2 miles to a nesting loggerhead sea turtle.  You will need your own transportation.

    How long is the program? The program is officially scheduled from 9pm to 1am. The exact duration of the program from night to night varies depending on when and if we see a sea turtle and the speed the group walks down the beach.

    Can I bring a flashlight? Yes, but it can only be used on the trail leading to the beach. Flashlights cannot be used on the beach. No flashlights may be used while on the beach.

    Can I take pictures? Flash photography is prohibited / participants with infrared cameras may film or photograph the egg deposition or the turtle retuning to the water.

    What is the best time to see a nesting loggerhead sea turtle? Our turtle walks are scheduled in June and July which is during the height of loggerhead nesting in Florida. There is no relationship between sea turtle nesting activity and the phase of the moon, the weather, or the tides. All scheduled Turtle Walk nights have the same odds of the group seeing a sea turtle nesting.


Sebastian Inlet State Park Sea Turtle Walk Statistics:

2021 is the 42nd year of turtle walks at Sebastian Inlet State Park.

  • 2019, on 89% of the turtle walks we saw a loggerhead turtle
  • 2018, on 84% of the turtle walks we saw a loggerhead turtle.
  • 2017, on 86% of the turtle walks we saw a loggerhead turtle.
  • 2016, on 95% of the turtle walks we saw a loggerhead turtle.
  • 2014 & 2015: 79% of the turtle walks saw a loggerhead turtle.


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13180 North A1A, Vero Beach, FL 32963

(772) 589-2147

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