Matura Beach Turtle-Watching Experience

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    07:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Matura Beach, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up at hotels in Port of Spain and environs. Any pick-up outside of Port of Spain requires an additional cost.
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Head to the north east coast of Trinidad and watch annual turtle egg-laying at Matura Beach! The season is between March - August. Beach stop is approximately 2-3 hours.The tour is in conjunction with an authorized local turtle protection group. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.

Highlights

  • Ideal choice for families
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Get up-close to native wildlife

Know More about this tour

SeasonalMarch to August, this is an organizednight time excursionto view the giantLeatherback turtleslay their eggs on Trinidads eastern coast. From May to August there is also the chance of seeinghatchlingsgoing back into the water.

Departing Port of Spain at 6.30pm, drive through several villages towards the northeast coast. You'll arrive at Matura Beach at approximately 8pm. Here a small group of villagers whopatrol the beach during the egg-laying season await us.We are guided along the beach to view the nesting turtles in the moonlight, well away from all houses it is just you and the turtles!

Weighing up to 1,500 pounds and measuring 3 meters across, these giant creatures have undergone few evolutionary changes in their 150-million year history. The female turtle swims thousands of miles, returning to the beach of her birth to layher eggs in the sand, a moving 2 hour process. Often you will see more than one turtle and if youre lucky the chance to see baby turtles hatching and quickly running towards the sea. Each nest contains approx. eighty eggs from which only two-three mature turtles remain.

Depending on the arrival of the turtles, arrive back in Port of Spain at approx. midnight. Basic covered waiting and toilet facilities are provided.

Inclusions

Bottled water

Driver/guide

Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)

Hotel drop-off (selected hotels only)

Permits & Entrance Fee

Light Refreshments

Entry/Admission - Manzanilla Beach

Exclusions

Gratuities

Other Food and drinks not mentioned in inclusions

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Dress code is smart casual

This tour requires a 2 person minimum to book

Not wheelchair accessible

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival