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Tortuga Lodge

Standard Turtle Nesting

July to October only

Visitors will have the opportunity to see a major nesting beach for the Atlantic Green Sea Turtle up close. Tours are at 8PM and 10 PM and are subject to weather and the National Park Service Lottery, which determines who can go. You will actually stand a few feet from a 300-pound Green Sea Turtle while she lays 80-100 eggs, covers up her nest, perhaps digs a false nest to throw off predators, and, finally, after more than an hour, returns to the sea. Escorted by the best Tortuguero Guides available, you will have the opportunity to see a major nesting beach for the Atlantic Green Sea Turtle up close. There are two, 2-hour tours per night. One leaves at about 8:00 p.m. and the other at 10:00 p.m. Start times are by lottery run by the Park Service and cannot be guaranteed. Groups of up to 10 people gather at a dispatching point within 15 minutes of the hotel and wait their turn for a tracker who is on the beach with a radio to report a turtle. Then up to five groups (of up to 10 per group) are dispatched per turtle. If it is raining too hard the tour is cancelled and you will receive a full refund.

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Min pax: 1

Minimum age: 7 years old

Duration: 2 hours approx.

Schedule: 08:00pm

Difficulty: easy

Includes: Naturalist guide, transportation and entrance to the National Park.

What to bring? Dark clothes, Tennis or hiking shoes, mosquito repellent.

Private Y/N: No

Restrictions: photos are not allowed.

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