Emerald Coast Sea Turtle Adventure FL

EMERALD COAST

SEA TURTLE ADVENTURE

[TRIP LENGTH: 4 DAYS]

Itinerary can be customized to fit within your time frame or budgetary needs

Discover one of the most unique marine habitats in the world! With influences from the gulf stream and rare coastal dune lakes, this area is home to an abundance of sea life such as tropical fish, sea-turtles and dolphins to name a few.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrival and Activites

Check-in to Hotel

Sea Critter Scavenger Hunt
Hike along a coastal dune lake and do net pulls and plankton tows in the Gulf discovering marine sea
life. Students will participate in a scavenger hunt searching for crabs, sand dollars, eels and a variety
of wildlife. We will take these animals back to the lab for further scientific research.

Dinner

Squid Disections
Learn about the internal working systems of squid and other mollusks.

Day 2 – Sea Turtles, Volunteer, Night Wade

Sea Grass/ Sea Turtle Adventure
Head out by boat and snorkel among the sea-grasses collecting urchins, starfish, crabs and a variety of wildlife that inhabit this area. Study species phylum classifications in this nursery ecosystem. Learn about sea turtles and watch them feed on algae.

Lunch

Volunteer at the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance
Help with ongoing restoration and research in the Choctawhatchee Bay. Students would help restore oyster reefs and help collect data on artificial reefs that are already in place.

Dinner

Coastal Marsh Night Wade
Go on a night wade in the evening and do net pulls to study nocturnal organisms.

 Day 3 – Kayak, Biophilia Center and Bon Fire

Breakfast

Coastal Dune Kayak Adventure
Learn about species biodiversity in these unique coastal dunes habitats. Kayak in 4 different habitats.

Lunch

E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center
Learn about research and conservation studies at this one of a kind nature center.

Dinner

Bon fire under the stars
Cook smores and learn about the stars.

Day 4 – Critter Study and Journey Home

Breakfast

Coastal Marsh Critter Study
Along with research scientists from the Biophilia, students will learn about the marsh areas and their ecology.

Check-out of Hotel

Time to travel home and share your stories!

Itinerary subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control including availability with vendors, weather conditions and flight schedules.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Scavenger hunt
  • Scientific research
  • Snorkel with a variety of sealife
  • Kayak mangrove inlets and tributaries
  • Restoration and research in Choctawhatchee Bay
  • Kayak Adventure
  • Bon fire and smores

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Qualified trip leader – Accompanying each expedition is a diverse team of experts from naturalists to regional specialists who will share their knowledge and insights on the wildlife, landscapes and local culture. Your guide is with the group 24/7 and also staying with you at the same hotel
Daily reflections lead by your tour leader
Overnight stays are in hotels with private bathrooms rated 4 star or more on Trip Advisor
All Meals are included but please note: On arrival day only dinner is provided; on departure day, only breakfast is provided
Tour Journal, T-shirt and Luggage tag
Note: Tour cost does not include airline-imposed baggage fees, or fees for any required passport or visa.