Sea Turtle Tours

There’s nothing quite like watching sea turtles hatch and make their way to the ocean! Sea turtle watch programs begin with an educational program about Florida’s sea turtles and sea turtle nesting in Indian River County. Following, participants are given the opportunity to view a Loggerhead sea turtle nesting on the beach. These educational programs are conducted under a state permit and should not be attempted without a state permitted guide.

What to expect on a tour: Be ready to walk up to a mile on the beach. Bring insect spray to repel mosquitoes. The entire program lasts an average of 3-hours, therefore, you may want to bring a bottle of water. Because of the late program time and the potentially long walk on the beach, this program is not recommended for children under age 7, elderly or disabled. Flashlights, filming and photography with any technological devices are not permitted.


There’s nothing quite like watching sea turtles hatch and make their way to the ocean! Sea turtle watch programs begin with an educational program about Florida's sea turtles and sea turtle nesting in Indian River County. Following, participants are given the opportunity to view a Loggerhead sea turtle nesting on the beach. These educational programs are conducted under a state permit and should not be attempted without a state permitted guide.

What to expect on a tour: Be ready to walk up to a mile on the beach. Bring insect spray to repel mosquitoes. The entire program lasts an average of 3-hours, therefore, you may want to bring a bottle of water. Because of the late program time and the potentially long walk on the beach, this program is not recommended for children under age 7, elderly or disabled. Flashlights, filming and photography with any technological devices are not permitted.


Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge

This 248-acre refuge spans 20.5 miles and is designated to protect the habitat for what is the most significant area for loggerhead sea turtle nesting in the Western Hemisphere, and the most significant area for green turtle nesting in North America. Nesting tours are offered in June and July only. Reservations are required.
 8385 S. Hwy A1A , Melbourne Beach , FL32951

Sebastian Inlet State Park

Don't Miss the Turtle Walks in June-July! Reservations: Turtle Walk programs are presented during the months of June and July. Reservations for the month of June begin on May 15 from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Reservations for the month of July begin on June 15 from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Contact the Sebastian Fishing Museum 772.388.2750 for reservations. Turtle Walks at the Sebastian Fishing Museum are limited to 20 guests and are conducted Friday through Tuesday at the Sebastian Fishing Museum.
 9700 S. Hwy A1A , Melbourne Beach , FL32951