Sunrise Turtle Walk 2021

By Jekyll Island Authority (other events)

9 Dates Through Aug 21, 2021

Are you an early riser? Join the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on a Sunrise Turtle Walk to explore the wonders of Jekyll Island's beach ecology. Your guide will introduce you to the basics of sea turtle nesting and hatching, the ecological history of Jekyll, and any wildlife you come across. One of the potential activities could be the opportunity to witness an excavation of a recently hatched sea turtle nest. To adhere to excavation permits, we cannot guarantee there will be a nest excavation during these walks. Sunrise Turtle Walks are offered Thursday-Saturday at 7:00 am in August. Program participants must provide their own transportation to the beach access point.  

Group size is limited to 15 people per walk by DNR permit restrictions.

Children must be at least 6 years old to attend. Participants under 16 are requried to be accompanied by someone 18 years or older.

If you have any specific needs to participate, please call ahead (912) 635-4141) or email ([email protected]) to let us know how we can help you.



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.

Participants must be at least 6 years old or older. Participants under 16 years old much be accompanied by someone 18 years or old.  Program is a walking tour on uneven surfaces (primarily beach sand) while walking at a leisurely to brisk pace. 

Prohibited Items/Actions:

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Mailing Address

100 Stable Rd Jekyll Island, GA 31527