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Where Can I See Sea Turtles in Florida?

If you want to see a sea turtle in Florida, please visit one of the state-permitted captive sea turtle facilities listed below, admission fees may be charged. Please call the number listed for more information.

To watch a female loggerhead turtle nest on the beach, please join one of the permitted public turtle watches below.

If you happen to see a nesting sea turtle or hatchling while you are on the beach, please keep your distance, remain quiet, keep hands and other objects off the turtles, and keep all lights off (including cell phones, flashlights, flash photography, and video equipment).

Call the Wildlife Alert number immediately if you find hatchlings wandering on a road, parking lot, or in a direction other than toward the water at 888-404-FWCC (888-404-3922) or cellular phone users can also call *FWC or #FWC.

Sea Turtle viewing map is available for download

A. Clearwater Marine Aquarium
249 Windward Passage
Clearwater, FL 33767-2244
727-441-1790 or 888-239-9414
Admission Fee

B. Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife
3883 Sanibel-Captiva Rd
Sanibel, FL 33957
239-472-3644
Can only be viewed via closed-circuit tv

C. The Conservancy of Southwest Florida
1450 Merrihue Dr
Naples, FL 34102
239-403-4230
Admission Fee

D. Environmental Studies Center
2900 Northeast Indian River Dr
Jensen Beach, FL 34957
772-219-1887

E. The Florida Aquarium
701 Channelside Dr
Tampa, FL 33602
813-273-4000
Admission Fee

F. Florida Oceanographic Society
890 NE Ocean Blvd
Stuart, Florida 34996
772-225-0505

G. Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory
222 Clark Dr
Panacea, FL 32346
850-984-5297
Admission Fee

H. Gulf World Marine Park
15412 Front Beach Rd
Panama City, FL 32413
850-234-5271
Admission Fee

I. Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
1010 Miracle Strip Parkway SE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
850-243-9046 or 800-247-8575
Admission Fee

J. Gumbo Limbo Nature Center
1801 North Ocean Blvd
Boca Raton, FL 33432
561-544-8605

K. John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
10900 S.R. 703 (A1A)
North Palm Beach, FL 33408
561-624-6950
Admission Fee

L. Key West Aquarium
One Whitehead St
Key West, FL 33040
800-868-7482
Admission Fee

N. Loggerhead Marinelife Center
14200 US Highway One
Juno Beach, FL 33408
561-627-8280
Donations Accepted

O. Marineland Dolphin Adventure
9600 Oceanshore Blvd.
St. Augustine, FL 32080
904-471-1111 or 877-933-3402

P. Marine Science Center at Lighthouse Point Park
100 Lighthouse Dr
Ponce Inlet, FL
386-304-5529
Admission Fee

Q. Miami Seaquarium
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
305-361-5705
Admission Fee

R. Mote Marine Laboratory
1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34236
941-388-4441
Admission Fee

S. Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW 2nd St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
954-467-6637
Admission Fee

T. Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Center
8740 Gulf Blvd
Navarre, FL 32566
850-499-6774

U. Nova Marine Environmental Education Center
Carpenter House

4414 Surf Rd
Hollywood, FL 33019

954-357-5161

V. Sea World Adventure Park
7007 Sea World Dr
Orlando, FL 32821
407-351-3600 or 866-258-5798
Admission Fee

W. Theater of the Sea
84721 Overseas Highway
Islamorada, FL 33036
305-664-2431
Admission Fee

X. The Turtle Hospital
Hidden Harbor Marine Environmental Project
2396 Overseas Highway
Marathon, FL 33050
305-743-2552

Y. Walt Disney World, The Living Seas at EPCOT
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
(407) WDW-MAGIC
Admission Fee

The following organizations have been permitted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to conduct public sea turtle watches. Watches are usually held during June and July and reservations must be made in advance.

1. Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge
Vero Beach, FL
321-723-3556

2. Canaveral National Seashore
Titusville, FL
321-267-1110

3. Disney Beach Resort at Vero Beach
Vero Beach, FL
407-WDW-TOUR (407-939-8687)

4. Environmental Studies Center
Jensen Beach, FL
772-219-1887

5. Florida Oceanographic Society
Stuart, Florida 34996
772-225-0505

6. Florida Power and Light Company
Jensen Beach, FL
800-334-5483

7. Gumbo Limbo Nature Center
Boca Raton, FL
561-544-8605

8. Hobe Sound Nature Center
Hobe Sound, FL
772-546-2067

9. John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
North Palm Beach, FL
561-624-6950

10. Dr. Von D. Mitzell-Eula Johnson State Park
Dania, FL
954-923-2833

11. Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Juno Beach, FL
561-627-8280

12. Museum of Discovery and Science
Fort Lauderdale, FL
954-467-6637

13. Sea Turtle Conservancy
Barrier Island Ecosystem Center
Melbourne Beach, FL
321-723-3556

14. Sea Turtle Preservation Society
Melbourne, FL
321-676-1701

15. Sebastian Inlet State Park
Melbourne Beach, FL
772-338-2750

16. Turtle Time, Inc.
Fort Myers, FL
239-481-5566