Evening Turtle Walks 2022

By Old account - Jekyll Island Authority (other events)

36 Dates Through Jul 23, 2022

Explore the beach at night and learn about the amazing journey of loggerhead sea turtles nesting along the Georgia coast. Along the way, guides will lead a variety of activities while you wait for potential nesters to arrive. Program participants must provide their own transportation to the beach access in case moving to a different area is necessary. Group size is limited to 20 people per walk by DNR permit restrictions. 

Purchase includes free general admission to the GSTC for each ticket holder. General admission can be used the day before, the day of, or the day after your scheduled walk. 

If you have any specific needs to participate, please call or email at least one week ahead of your reservation. Please call Reservations (912-635-4076) or email ([email protected]).


Participants should arrive at the designated beach access point by 8:45 PM. An email will be sent with meeting location details in advance of your walk (please bring your receipt).


This program requires walking at a moderate to brisk pace on uneven surfaces for at least 2 hours.


Participants must be at least 6 years old. All minors under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult.


Due to insects and highly-variable weather/temperatures, we recommended bringing comfortable layered clothing, including a short-sleeved shirt, light jacket, rain jacket, pants, and closed-toed shoes.


  • Water (at least 2 liters)
  • Hat 
  • Bug spray 

Performing the following activities during a walk is grounds for immediate dismissal with no refund:

  • Unauthorized handling or harassment of sea turtles
  • Photography 
  • Using lights of any kind including wearing light up shoes during the walk


The Georgia Sea Turtle Center does not guarantee that guests will observe a sea turtle while participating in the program. The Georgia Sea Turtle Center is not responsible for any injury or complication that arises while participating in this program. Participants must comply with all instructions, including but not limited to vehicle safety and prohibited activities (e.g., touching or photographing a sea turtle). Non-compliance will result in the termination of the program with no refund.


Any person entering the premises waives all civil liability against this premises owner and operator for any injuries caused by the inherent risk associated with contracting COVID-19 at public gatherings, except for gross negligence, willful and wanton misconduct, reckless infliction of harm, or intentional infliction of harm, by the individual or entity of the premises.

Evening Turtle Walks are not suitable for children under 6 years of age. Children must be able to walk long distances and stay up during the night. All minors age 15 or younger must be accompanied by an adult. All participants must be able to walk at least 2 miles and tolerate hot, humid, buggy and windy conditions. 

Prohibited Items/Actions:

  • Pets
  • Flashlights
  • Light-up shoes
  • Smoking
  • Photography

Mailing Address

100 Stable Rd Jekyll Island, GA 31527