See turtles up close this summer with Loggerhead Marinelife Center

A female loggerhead turtle makes her way up the beach looking for a place to lay her eggs on Juno Beach. Courtesy of Greg Lovett/The Palm Beach Post

It’s no secret that sea turtles steal the show in South Florida. During nesting season, Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s popular summer beach programs will once again give local or out-of-town guests the unique, unforgettable experience of seeing sea turtles up close, including Turtle Walks, Hatchling Releases and Biologist Beach Walks.

Turtle Walks – Guests can safely observe sea turtles’ nesting process through an interactive, informative presentation, a behind-the-gates tour of the Center and the opportunity to witness the unique experience of a loggerhead sea turtle laying her eggs on the beach.

  • When: Wednesday-Saturday evenings in June and July
  • Cost: $18/person; $15/person for LMC members

Hatchling Releases – Guests can learn about sea turtles’ hatching process, including an exclusive tour to meet LMC’s sea turtle patients, an interactive presentation on South Florida’s sea turtles and a trip to the beach to watch LMC staff release sea turtle hatchlings into their ocean home.

  • When: Every evening in August
  • Cost: $18/person; $15/person for LMC members

Biologist Beach Walks – Guests can gain an in-depth look at LMC’s research department and the sea turtle nesting survey process, including the chance to witness a live nest excavation (with sea turtle eggs and hatchlings.) As they learn about these processes, guests can also create their own take-home data sheet as a memento.

  • When: Wednesday-Sunday mornings in August and September
  • Cost: $15/person; $12/person for LMC members

For more information on LMC’s beach programs, visit