What is a Turtle Trek?
The adventure begins when you hit the sand with Sea Turtle Oversight Protection staff after a brief presentation. You will have a rare opportunity to possibly witness newborn sea turtles emerging from a nest, while seeing the threats they face and observing our trained staff rescuing turtles that mistakenly scurry to the bright city lights. After all are safely recovered, celebrate their release at the ocean’s edge as these ancient mariners get another chance to continue their epic journey of survival.
100% of the Turtle Trek proceeds help us fund our rescue operations. Turtle Treks take place in evenings during peak sea turtle nesting season (August- September).
Before the TrekBefore your Turtle Trek, we’ll meet up for an educational presentation at our Headquarters, where you’ll learn about the coastal habitat, the species of turtles that nest on our beaches, their life cycle and the natural and human-caused dangers that affect them. Following this 30 minute presentation, you will accompany our rescue volunteers on to the beach habitat to begin the Turtle Trek.
During the Trek
During the Trek, we’ll continue sharing important facts about the coastal habitat, the importance of sea turtles to the ocean ecosystem and more about challenges these animals face the moment they emerge from their sandy nests. Our volunteers are patrolling the beach and will alert your group when a sea turtle nest is about to hatch.
The Turtle Trek participant agrees to assume liability of injury from any and all perceivable and unperceivable risks of injury and as to which by using his or her own best judgment for personal safety.
Unpredictable TurtlesExpect the Unexpected! This is an opportunity to possibly witness one of Earth’s oldest endangered species. However, as with all wild animals, their movements and behaviors are unpredictable. Given this fact, there is no guarantee you will see any sea turtles on our Turtle Trek. Our goal is to educate and inspire you during your time with us and ensure a fulfilling experience. But if you are fortunate enough to witness these amazing animals, it will be something that you will never forget.
Age RequirementDue to the late hour and nature of the program, it is not recommended for children under 6 years of age. Pricing is the same, regardless of the age of the participant. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Your registration fee is non-refundable, however should you be unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances, you may use your receipt as a tax-deductible contribution to the organization.
Sea Turtle Oversight Protection is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. As such, your receipt may be used as a tax deductible contribution to our organization. 100% of your registration fee will help to fund our Turtle Trek program and our rescue efforts.
Book Now!Turtle Treks are held Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights beginning at 7:30 pm as well as Saturday at 11:30pm. Space is limited to 25 people, so please book early!