St Simons Island Activities for August 6 to August 12


The Georgia Sea Turtle Center’s (GSTC) Egg-sperience Dawn Patrol program offers participants the unique opportunity to assist sea turtle biologists with nest monitoring efforts on Jekyll Island. The morning will be spent patrolling Jekyll Island’s beaches on all-terrain vehicles locating and protecting nests, checking for signs of predators, and conducting nest inventories. The opportunity to work alongside a seasoned sea turtle biologist and contribute to efforts to protect the sea turtle population on Jekyll Island will make this a worthwhile experience one will never forget.

Cost: $50 plus tax, ages 4+ only, reservations required

Time: 6:45 A.M.; patrol starts promptly at 7:00 A.M.

August through September. Reservations must be made at least 72 hours prior to your program.

  • July 13, 2018 – September 30, 2018
  • Recurring Daily
  • Great Dunes Park
  • Beachview Dr. N & Shell Road, Jekyll Island, GA 31527
  • (912) 635-3636
  • 6:45 AM



Early morning risers will explore barrier island ecology. One of the potential activities could be the opportunity to witness an excavation of a recently hatched sea turtle nest. To adhere to excavation permits, we cannot guarantee there will be a nest excavation during these walks. Group size is limited to 25 people per walk.

Sunrise Walks are offered Thursday-Saturday at 6:30 am in August and on Thursdays and Saturdays the first couple weeks in September. Advance reservations are required as group size is limited by DNR permit restrictions (25 guests) and programs fill quickly.

Cost: $26.75 per person* (w/ tax)

*Price includes general admission into the Georgia Sea Turtle Center

10% off for GSTC Members

  • August 2, 2018 – September 29, 2018
  • Recurring Weekly On Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Georgia Sea Turtle Center
  • 214 Stable Road, Corner Of Hopkins & Stable Rd., Jekyll Island, GA 31527
  • (912) 635-4141
  • 6:30 AM
  • $15