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Turtle Watching Expedition
April 1 @ 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
urtle Nesting Season has begun!!
On Saturday 1st April, 2023 come with us as we witness the miracle of birth.
The Leatherbacks are the largest turtles on Earth, growing up to seven feet (two meters) long and exceeding 2,000 pounds (900 kilograms).
They undertake the longest migrations between breeding and feeding areas of any sea turtle, averaging 3,700 miles (6,000 kilometers) each way.
After mating at sea, females come ashore during the breeding season to nest. Thus, giving us the opportunity to interact with and view this amazing creature.
The night time ritual involves excavating a hole in the sand, depositing around 80 eggs, filling the nest, leaving a large, disturbed area of sand that makes detection by predators difficult, and finally returning to the sea.
Enjoy an educational guided tour and afterwards we congregate under the moonlight to share some light refreshments, create and share memories of friendship and family in the starlight.
$150 Adult TT National
$100 Child TT National (3- 12yrs)
$190 Adult Non TT National
$120 Child Non TT National
Tour & Transportation
$235 Adult TT National
$182 Child TT National (3- 12 yrs)
$275 Adult Non TT National
$205 Child Non TT National
Includes transport on request, Educational tour and Turtle viewing, forestry pass , light drinks.
1) Wear long sleeve tops and pants as this is a night time event.
2) Wear comfortable footwear.
3) Walk with insect repellent.
4) Pack light snacks and refreshments.
Assembly: 5PM JFK Shuttle Stop UWI St Augustine Campus.
Departure time: 5:30pm
Tour starts 7pm in Matura.
Return time is dependent upon sighting of Turtle. The entire tour on the beach can last 3- 4 hours.
( Sal Hall will be dropped back on Hall)
Registration is OPEN and can be done via the following method:
1) FULL PAYMENT at Scotiabank Trinidad- (Whatsapp 268-6608 for banking information)
2) In person registration at Rituals Coffee Shop Uwi on Wednesday 29th March 2023 from 530pm-630pm
Kindly book you space by Wednesday 29th March 2023. This is due to advance notice needed to procure permits.
**NO REFUNDS AFTER FINAL REGISTRATION DAY 29.3.2023**