Sal Turtle Watch Group Tour

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The Sal Turtle Watching Group Tour is an extraordinary opportunity to witness the magical nesting process of loggerhead turtles on the pristine beaches of Sal Island. Available only between July and October, with peak observations in August, this tour offers a rare and unforgettable experience for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers. Guided by knowledgeable local experts, you’ll have the chance to observe these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat, learning about their behavior, conservation efforts, and the importance of protecting these endangered species. This tour promises a unique blend of education, excitement, and wonder, providing memories that will last a lifetime.

Important Things to Know Before Your Trip:

Please be ready and waiting at the reception (outside or within sight) 10 minutes before your scheduled departure. Pickup times may vary slightly depending on the route.

  • Wear dark clothing.
  • Wear shoes suitable for walking on the beach.
  • When taking photos, do not use flash. Check if your phone has a “night mode” for better pictures.
  • Avoid using strong fragrances.
  • Please do not consume alcohol excessively.

These guidelines help protect the turtles, ensuring they can safely lay their eggs and return to the sea, increasing the chances of their return in the future.

Why Choose a Group Turtle Watch Tour?

  • Seasonal Spectacle
  • Educational Experience
  • Conservation Support
  • Evening Adventure
  • Evening Adventure
  • Shared Experience

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Costs

Included

  • Pick-up and drop-off.
  • Local driver and guide.
  • Group transport on pickup.

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Recommended Items:

Essentials:

  • Red Flashlight or Headlamp: Regular white light can disturb turtles. A red flashlight is less intrusive and will help preserve your night vision.
  • Comfortable Clothing: Wear layers suitable for the night weather. Long sleeves and pants are advisable to protect against mosquitoes and the cool night breeze.
  • Sturdy Shoes: Closed-toe shoes or hiking sandals with good grip are ideal for walking on uneven terrain, you can also go barefoot.
  • Water Bottle: Staying hydrated is important, even at night.

Optional:

  • Camera (with red filter): If you wish to take photos, use a camera with a red filter or cover the flash with red cellophane to avoid disturbing the turtles.
  • Binoculars: Helpful for spotting wildlife from a distance.
  • Towel or Small Blanket: Useful if you plan to sit on the beach while waiting for turtles.

FAQ for Sal Turtle Watch Tour

What is a turtle watch tour?

A turtle watch tour is a guided nighttime excursion to observe sea turtles, usually during their nesting or hatching season. It’s an opportunity to see these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat while learning about their behavior and conservation efforts.

When is the best time to go on a turtle watch tour?

The best time for turtle watch tours is typically during the nesting season, which can vary depending on the location. On Sal Island, the nesting season usually runs from June to October.

What should I wear?

Wear comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing. Long sleeves and pants are recommended to protect against mosquitoes. Closed-toe shoes or sturdy sandals are best for walking on the beach at night.

Why are red lights recommended?

Red lights are less disturbing to turtles compared to white lights. They help prevent disorienting the turtles, which is crucial for their natural behavior during nesting or hatching.

Is the tour suitable for children?

Yes, turtle watch tours are generally family-friendly. However, children should be able to stay quiet and follow the guide’s instructions to avoid disturbing the turtles.

What are the main rules to follow during the tour?

  • Stay quiet and minimize movement.
  • Follow the guide’s instructions at all times.
  • Avoid using bright lights; use only red lights sparingly.
  • Do not touch the turtles or their nests.
  • Maintain a respectful distance from the turtles.

Can I take photos during the tour?

Yes, but only without flash. Use a camera with a red filter or cover your flash with red cellophane to avoid disturbing the turtles.

Is there a limit to how many people can join the tour?

Yes, to minimize disturbance to the turtles and ensure a quality experience, tours often have a limit of 8 people per group. We try to make different groups but it’s best to book in advance to secure your spot.

Why are turtle watch tours important?

These tours raise awareness about sea turtle conservation and help fund local conservation efforts. They provide valuable education on the challenges sea turtles face and promote sustainable tourism practices.

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Guidelines and Tips:

  • Stay Quiet and Still: Turtles are very sensitive to noise and movement, so try to remain as quiet and still as possible.
  • Follow the Guide’s Instructions: Always adhere to the guidelines provided by your tour guide to ensure the safety and comfort of the turtles.
  • Avoid Using Bright Lights: Any bright light, including phone screens, can disorient the turtles. Use red light sparingly and only when necessary.
  • Respect Nature: Do not touch the turtles or their nests. Keep a respectful distance at all times.
    Be Prepared for Delays: Wildlife tours can be unpredictable, so be patient and ready for a potentially long wait.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Sal Turtle Watch Group Tour
From €35
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From €25
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  • Guided Tour
  • Reception Entrance
  • 4x4 Pickup Truck
  • English, Portuguese
  • Limited
  • Yes, before 24 hours