Florida Turtle Walks Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

Sea Turtle Walks
Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

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Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

Turtle Walk reservations for viewing nesting loggerhead turtles in the Boca Raton area are taken in early April. These reservations limited to the Gumbo Limbo Coastal Stewards only, a group which financially supports the center and its program with their annual dues. General public enrollment begins later, around the middle of April. These dates are subject to change but March wouldn't be too soon to start checking enrollment periods.

Tickets for a turtle walk are $20. Coastal Steward membership is open to anyone. Membership is by far the best way to secure a place on the turtle walk list.

Turtle walks are held from early June to the middle of July usually on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. The program starts at 8:30 p.m. and lasts until around 11 p.m. Minimum age is 8 years. Scouts look for a nesting turtle while participants attend a class inside the center.

Turtle Hatchling Releases: Newborn sea turtles are released several times a week from middle-late July until early-middle September. Tickets for hatchling releases are $15. Tickets go on sale beginning in early June. Minimum age is 8 years. The turtle release programs usually are held from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Green Turtle Hatchlings

Green Turtle Hatchlings ©M. Timothy O'Keefe www.FloridaWildlifeViewing.com

Gumbo Limbo Center Visitor Information

Named for one of the area's local trees, the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is located in Boca Raton on 20 acres in Red Reef Park on a barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway.

Contact Information: Call (561) 544-8605. The center is located at 1801 North Ocean Boulevard, Boca Raton, FL 33432. Plan your visit. Turtle rescue phone 24-hours: (561) 212-8691.

Directions from I-95
I-95 to Palmetto Park Road
East on Palmetto Park Road to State Road A1A
Left (North) on A1A
Gumbo Limbo will be approx. 1 mile on the left.

Directions from Florida Turnpike
Exit Glades Road
After toll booth - turn left (East)
Turn right (South) onto Dixie Highway
Turn left (East) on Palmetto Park Rd to State Road A1A
Left (North) on A1A
Gumbo Limbo will be approx. 1 mile on the left

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