TURTLE WATCH RESERVATIONS BEGIN ON MAY 15TH FOR PROGRAMS SET IN JUNE 2010Starting Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 9:00 a.m., staff at Canaveral National Seashore will begin taking telephone reservations for this year's June Turtle Watch programs. The number to call is (386) 428-3384 ext 18.
The programs are open to all persons eight (8) years of age and older. Programs are limited to Forty (40) persons per night with a maximum of six (6) persons per reservation call. The fee for this program is $14.00 per person ages 16 and above, 15 and under are free. Persons with Access or a Senior Pass receive a 50% discount for the cardholder only. Children must be 8 years old to participate. While visitors are not guaranteed a view of a nesting sea turtle, the 2009 success rate exceeded 80%. Fees will not be refunded if a sea turtle is not found; however unfavorable weather conditions may be cause for a refund of fees if the program is canceled. During June 2010, programs are scheduled on most Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
The programs for 2010 will be provided in the South District of Canaveral National Seashore, Playalinda Beach. Programs will run from 8:00 p.m. until Midnight on June 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26 and 30. Please have several dates in mind when you call and we ask that you keep your calls brief. Further information and instruction will be sent to you within two (2) weeks of your phone call. Turtle Watch programs give park visitors a unique opportunity to learn about sea turtles and the role that the National Park Service plays in their conservation.