Bald Head Island Conservancy

Turtle Walks

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Turtle Walks - Exclusive Member Benefit

Many who have observed 300 lb. loggerheads coming ashore to nest, or the miracle of tiny hatchlings emerging from their nest, tell us that these are among the most extraordinary events you can experience in the wild.

During the summer season – May 25 to August 17 – Conservancy Members may join the Sea Turtle Protection Program Team for a nightly Turtle Walk at 9:00PM to learn about this extraordinary process. After a 45-minute presentation about our program, what to expect, and basic sea turtle biology, you are led to the beach to await word from our beach patrol for directions to any nesting or hatching sites. 

We are granted permission to conduct Turtle Walks through a special state permit that restricts us to 20 participants per night, in order to protect this natural resource. Turtle Walks are only available to BHI Conservancy Members and due to limit space, fill up very quickly. If you are a member, you are encouraged to register as early as possible to ensure space for you and your guests. Reservations are required for this program. The Turtle Walks meet at the Fleming Environmental Center.

 

Personal golf cart transportation is required.

Bug spray strongly recommended!

Flash Photography is prohibited!

Red flashlights only on the beaches!

*We cannot guarantee seeing sea turtles on any specific night.*

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Turtle Walks are an exclusive benefit for BHIC members only. Membership level determines the number of turtle walk tickets offered; no additional turtle walks can be purchased.

Membership Levels:

$125 – Friend – 2 tickets
$300 – Family – 6 tickets
$450 – Sponsor – 12 tickets
$600 – Patron – 18 tickets

Additional member benefits include 10% discount at Turtle Central and on all BHIC education programs.

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