Turtles night watching

From: $79

SEASON: MAY – SEPTEMBER

The turtles have been making this journey for millennia, now they are in danger as humans take over their turf. In the world, there are eight existing sea turtle species – and most of them are critically endangered. Of these eight species, seven of them live and nest on Mexican beaches. And out of those, four nest in the gorgeous, pristine beaches of Quintana Roo. The most common species to nest in the region are the loggerhead and the green sea turtles.
Looking to: Witness the miracle of life. Discover the hidden life under the moonlight.
Difficulty level: Easy

What to expect: Turtle sighting not guarantee. But even if you don’t see turtles, rest assured that seeing the moonlit shore will be well worth your while.

 

Tours, Excursions & Wildlife Encounters. Riviera Maya. Mexico

Product Description

A TOUR OVERVIEW

Safety and professionalism:
Professional and passionate tour guide & guided patrol at the beach.

Pick up – drop off:
Airconditioned transportation from and to any hotel is included. Adventure lasts approximately 3-4 hours.

What to bring:
Dark clothes, long sleeve and trousers, close toe shoes. No perfume. Only biodegradable bug repellent. No flash camera or mobile phones allowed.

Available for purchase:

  • Pictures from your advenure, 100-120 awesome photos, short video and  a bonus “the best of Riviera Maya” 30USD
  • Amazing longsleeve Ecotours shirt 20USD

turtles night watching IN MORE DETAILS

 

We´ll arrive at 21:15 to Xpu Ha Bay. A guide will greet you and give you a brief explanation about the sea turtle project along with the instructions and itinerary of the night. After that you will join our staff as they patrol Xpu-Hu Bay; the beach where the wonders of nature await. We will walk on the beach searching for a sea turtle. If we find one we will witness the turtle making the nest, deliver the eggs, cover the nest and return to the sea. Approximately 60 days later the baby turtles are born and if you are lucky you will go on to observe turtles hatch and fight their way into the ocean. The fact that we are patrolling the beach makes an enormous difference in the preservation of these marvelous creatures. Tours runs for approximately 3-4 hours. Estimated returning time 00:30
Project Night surveys on the beach to find nesting turtles and help protect them from illegal extraction and predators.
Relocating eggs, building new nests. Monitoring nests and baby turtles. Collecting biometric data on the beach. Releasing baby turtles into the ocean. Nest excavation (exhumations. Maintenance of beach and camp.

Tours, Excursions & Wildlife Encounters. Riviera Maya. Mexico