Paddle With Sea Turtles in the Wild
Paddling the Jupiter Inlet Aquatic Preserve is never anything short of fantastic. Wildlife is abundant throughout this area, including manatees, rays, and turtles, but even locals and visitors may be unaware of the secret cove where green sea turtles abound. Jupiter Outdoor Center has created a new experience that will practically guarantee guests an unforgettable wildlife adventure. Turtle Time will send guests on a paddle experience to the best spot in town for viewing turtles in their natural habitat. Times are based on the tide and will change from day to day.
“Seeing the turtles was invigorating, i felt one with nature and would absolutely do it again. I advise everyone to experience this.”
-Nikki Vorhees, JOC Guest
JOC will direct guests to a secret cove for an hour-long, self-guided, wildlife adventure they won’t find anywhere else. The turtles that are often found in the cove can be seen grazing on the beds of Johnson’s Sea Grass below. This sea grass can be found throughout South Florida and provides shelter for small creatures and food for green sea turtles and Florida manatees. Green sea turtles are the most common turtle to see on this experience, but hawksbills, loggerheads, and sometimes even leatherbacks are also a possibility. They often swim in multiples and mostly stay outside the channel near the shore, making this adventure ideal for paddleboarding and kayaking. Take out one of our Crystal Kayaks for a truly immersive experience. JOC is now the exclusive provider of these clear kayaks that allow for a view unlike any other. The boat suspends you over the wildlife and reefs, providing the clarity of snorkeling with the convenience of kayaking. Paddle right to the turtles and float swiftly along their path as they move just below the surface. You can snap an up-close shot of one peeking its head out of the water or use an underwater camera to capture an even better image. Turtle Time focuses on the beauty Jupiter has to offer and will surely leave you with a lasting memory. JOC is also pleased to announce a collaboration with Dr. Larry Woods of The National Save the Sea Turtles Foundation to assist in collecting research on these beautiful creatures.
Reserve your spot today!
$25 per person for the 1 hour experience
Self-guided tour. Each kayak accommodates 2 people. Each turtle time has 3, 1-hour, time slots available based on the tides you can select from below.
Crystal / See-Through Kayak Rental
Regular Two-Person Kayak Rental – (Make sure to select a date a time listed above to enjoy the sea turtles!)
Regular Single-Person Kayak Rental – (Make sure to select a date a time listed above to enjoy the sea turtles!)
TERMS OF SERVICE & REFUND POLICY:
If Jupiter Outdoor Center Cancels a tour or event due to dangerous weather conditions, or other conditions beyond it’s control, you will receive 100% credit towards another event. Should you choose not to attend or are unable to attend you may get up to a 50% credit towards a future event or rental if you cancel in writing by email to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 48 hours prior to the event or rental. There is no refund or credit if you do not attend or parties in your group are unable to attend.