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SeaWorld’s TurtleTrek

From the moment they hatch, sea turtles face many great challenges on their way to the sea.  From mistaking lights on the beach for the moon to the numerous predators, sea turtles must overcome great odds to survive.

 SeaWorlds TurtleTrek

SeaWorld’s newest attraction, TurtleTrek, teaches visitors how to help sea turtles as they make their journey.  With a little education, conservation and awareness, we can make a difference in the life of a sea turtle.  As the exhibit proudly proclaims, each of us has the potential to be everyday heroes to help make the world a better place for all.

 SeaWorlds TurtleTrek

 SeaWorlds TurtleTrek

TurtleTrek’s  up-close observation deck allows guests to encounter West Indian manatees and sea turtles in a naturalistic habitat.

 SeaWorlds TurtleTrek

In one corner of the exhibit, a model of a turtle nest offers a real-life example as to how some everyday heroes protect sea turtles on the beach.

 SeaWorlds TurtleTrek

Also on the observation deck, visitors can play Race for the Beach, an educational video game displayed on massive screens.  After selecting their species of sea turtle, guests swim the ocean munching on favored foods while avoiding hazards like nets and plastic bags.

 SeaWorlds TurtleTrek

As guests follow the TurtleTrek trail below, they become immersed in underwater life.

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Schools of more than 1,500 Caribbean-native fish, sea turtles and manatees greet guests on their way to the world’s first 3D 360 dome theater. With the aid of a state of the art film, Nyah, a sea turtle shares her amazing journey and there are no bad seats in the house.

Once I learned a portion of each dollar spent in the TurtleTrek gift shop benefits in-the-field research to help save animals, I couldn’t resist purchasing some gifts for my children.  With small trinkets, I would be an everyday hero to my little critters as well as sea creatures.

 SeaWorlds TurtleTrek

For residents and locals, the best way to experience TurtleTrek again and again is with a Fun Card or annual pass. Each provides unlimited visits to SeaWorld Orlando and all the park’s special events and festivals including Halloween Spooktacular and SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration.  Even better, there are no blackout dates!

For more information or to buy your Fun Card or annual pass now, go to

*I experienced SeaWorld’s newest attraction, TurtleTrek, as part of a grand opening media event and received no compensation for this review.*

 SeaWorlds TurtleTrek

 SeaWorlds TurtleTrek


Living life as a mom on the run between races and raising three beautiful, brilliant children (ages 11, 7, 2). Before a blissful life as a SAHM, I taught elementary school for 7 years. In 2007, I discovered a passion for running. I'm currently training for a fourth marathon as well as a variety of other races and triathlons. In my spare time, I am the lead organizer for the Tampa Bay Bloggers on Facebook. I'm currently training for two marathons as well as a variety of other races and triathlons. From start to finish, I'm a mom on the run trying maintain an easy pace through it all.

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  • krisranhere says:

    I love turtles!! I had two when I was younger and they were adorable. Great pics!

    2 May, 2012 at 5:18 pm
  • Jennifer Worrell says:

    How cool! I can’t wait to take my children to Sea World…savin’ my pennies!

    2 May, 2012 at 10:00 pm
  • Jennifer Worrell says:

    Crud–here’s my Wordful Wednesday’s link…sorry:(

    2 May, 2012 at 10:01 pm
  • Lauren @ Hobo Mama says:

    What an amazing exhibit! Those turtles would be amazing to see up close. I really hope the world can be a little kinder to them!

    3 May, 2012 at 4:43 am
  • melaniescrafts says:

    What a wonderful exhibit!!

    3 May, 2012 at 12:48 pm
  • Sarah Halstead (@sarahmhalstead) says:

    Great shots!! Looks like so much fun! I love sea world!!

    3 May, 2012 at 3:42 pm
  • Wayne says:

    I so want to go to SeaWorld. It is definitely on my list.

    6 May, 2012 at 10:24 am
  • Molly says:

    Looks like a very cool place,


    6 May, 2012 at 11:49 am
  • Vidya Sury says:

    The pictures of the turtles are breathtaking. Sounds you had fun!

    Happy Sunday!

    6 May, 2012 at 12:20 pm
  • superrelish says:

    What a great place to visit, my guys would love to go there.

    6 May, 2012 at 5:10 pm
  • Keepie DaNiece says:

    I love sea turtles. I’ve always thought their “flight” to the sea after hatching was just amazing.

    6 May, 2012 at 5:59 pm
  • unknownmami says:

    Lucky you! If I were a local I would get those passes because it’s quite pricey without.

    8 May, 2012 at 1:26 pm

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