Turtle Walks

See Nesting Sea Turtles

Nesting Season is typically May through July.

On a typical turtle tour, visitors are led to a spot on the beach where a sea turtle is digging a hole a foot or two deep with her hind flippers. The turtle then starts filling the nest with soft-shelled eggs the size of table tennis balls.  After laying her eggs, she refills the nest with sand and heads back into the ocean. The whole process takes 30 to 60 minutes.

On turtle walks, a hushed circle of humans watches the spectacle. Two months later the eggs hatch and scores of tiny turtles emerge from the sand at night and clamber into the water. 

Florida’s most common variety of sea turtle is the loggerhead. The loggerhead turtle averages 200 to 250 pounds. Larger leatherbacks and green turtles nest here in smaller numbers, but turtle walk participants are not allowed to watch them lay eggs because leatherbacks and greens are endangered, and the presence of people might disturb the nesting.

To see a nesting turtle you must go with a group:  Turtle walk guides know the federal and state laws about what is and isn’t permissible. For example, no flashlights (except for guides who must have permits) and no flash photography are allowed.

To Schedule a Turtle Walk contact the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center


International Fishing Pier

The 976 foot Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier is the crowning jewel on our beach, attracting thousands of visitors and fisherman annually. In addition to renting fishing rods, the pier concession stocks live, fresh and frozen bait, tackle, fishing accessories, ice, and t-shirts.

You can also schedule group fishing lessons, private fishing lessons, and fishing excursions. Find out more at their website.


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Scuba and Snorkling

Learn to dive or charter a scuba or snorkling tour with Dixie Divers. Find out more on their website


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Learn to Wakeboard

Ski Rixen offers a fun water skiing system that pulls you silently over glassy smooth water. No boats and no boat hassles. Just have fun! In addition to wakeboarding and water skiing they also offer slalom, trick ski, kneeboard, wakeboard and more.  

The Ski Rixen Wake Camps are a great way to learn to wakeboard for the first time or even improve on existing skills. Professional staff are there to help campers get active, have fun, and make new friends. Their wakeboarding camps are great for ages 7-15.

Find out more at their website.


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Schedule a Boat Tour

Tour the Intercoastal with Captain Dane of Admiral Water Taxi

Captain Dane is a great tour guide and "Boomer" the dog is excellent First Mate. He provides an Informative tour of intercoastal from Deerfield Beach north to Boca Raton for reasonable price. The boat seats 30 and Capt Dane can accommodate groups.

Typically November to June.

Find out more at their website


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Visit the Arboretum

The Deerfield Beach Arboretum is home to more than 200 different species of trees and palms from five continents around the world. Housed in Constitution Park, the Tree Zoo is perfect for a wonderful natural escape. Take a walk along its lovely paths as they wind through the trees, play tennis or perhaps basketball. There is also a children's playground lined with recycled rubber for safety and comfort. Find out more at their website


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The Butler House

A great little piece of Deerfield Beach Architectural history! This Mediterranean Revival style building was the home of Deerfield Beach pioneers and civic leaders, James D. and Alice Butler. The plans for the house came from the September 1923 issue of the Ladies Home Journal. It cost $10,000 to build and is situated on almost four city lots. The house is built of hollow clay tile, the interior walls are plaster on lath and the roof is made from Spanish terracotta tiles. The property also features a gorgeous Bayan Tree. 

 There is no entrance fee, but call before you go and check your local newspaper for events that they usual have on the weekend. Live music the last Sunday of every month

 Call for more information 954-429-0378