Sea Turtle Camp Overnight Adventure

Sea Turtle Camp Adventure



 

This is a wonderful opportunity for volunteers to work with local biologists on the coast of the Pacific to protect endangered Olive Ridley marine turtles. Each night volunteers and biologists patrol the beach, watching for the 100-pound female turtles as they haul their bodies out of the ocean and make their way to the ideal nesting spot. Each female will leave 90-120 white ping-pong shaped eggs in a sandy hole, camouflage the nest with a characteristic belly dance, then leave the offspring to chance.That’s where you come in. Predators, coastal development and illegal poaching all threaten sea turtle populations throughout the world. At this sea turtle research station you can help combat declining populations by volunteering with biologists as they collect the eggs and relocate them to a protective nursery.

2018 Dates for Sea Turtle Camp:

  • September 12, 13, 26, 27
  • October 3, 4, 10, 11
  • The price for Sea Turtle Camp is $125/person based on double occupancy and this price includes:

    • Roundtrip transfer Sea Turtle Camp / Todos Santos*
    • One night in tent accommodations with sleeping bags and thermarests
    • Dinner, bonfire and breakfast (sorry, no alcohol at Turtle Camp)
    • Biologist briefing and orientation; review of research objectives
    • Night patrol on foot, relocation of eggs, hatchling release when available
    • Bilingual guide/driver who is a certified Wilderness First Responder 

    *If you are joining Sea Turtle Camp from Los Cabos please contact us for more information.

    The price covers the following items:

    • Supplies for the biologists who work full time at Sea Turtle Camp. 
    • Food, gas, driver/guide
    • Program administration

    Because of the donations of previous volunteers, the biologists at Sea Turtle Camp now have a Garmin GPD, a GoPro camera and many other supplies to help them with their research. In addition, we were able to help send the two lead biologists to the International Sea Turtle Symposium in New Orleans to present their research and share ideas with turtle conservationists from around the globe. Donations from ew volunteers will help ensure that this great work can continue.

    That´s where you come in. Predators, coastal development and illegal poaching all threaten sea turtle populations throughout the world. At this sea turtle research station you can help combat declining populations by volunteering with biologists as they collect the eggs and relocate them to a protective nursery. In many cases you´ll be able to see mature nests bubbling with turtle hatchlings and have the opportunity to guide the hatchlings on their way to the sea. You can get an idea of the joy of a hatching event in the following video.