On this thrilling turtle hatching experience, with the cover of darkness, you'll see turtle nests and hatchlings on an evening like no other.
Turtle Hatching Experience
At around 8 pm, we'll come and pick you up from your hotel in Cancun and then we'll climb onboard a minibus and take an hour-long journey to Xpu Ha Bay.
When we arrive, a marine biologist will tell us all about the Sea Shepherd Conservation Project that is being undertaken in this area. Then you'll be told all about the activities that you'll carry out throughout the evening and the rules that we should follow when searching for the sea turtles.
We'll then head to the beach, and we'll follow the turtle trails until we find the turtles. The turtles' reproductive period takes place in the summer months, so during this time you'll be able to see nests, turtles laying eggs and you might even be lucky enough to see a hatchling being born.
We'll walk along the beach, learning about these incredible reptiles and we'll even see how the hatchlings are released back into the ocean to be reunited with their mothers; really a remarkable experience!
After you've seen these wonderful marine animals in their natural environment, you'll be given a snack of chocolate cake, fruit and water, as well as soft drinks, to replenish your energy.
At around midnight we'll head back to your hotel in Cancun so that you can rest.
- On the day of the turtle hatching experience, you must pay a 5 dollar ecological fee in cash.
- You must wear dark clothing, a long sleeved shirt and long trousers and closed shoes in order to take part in this experience.
- You can use insect repellant, but only if it is biodegradable.
- For the safety of the turtles, you cannot take flash photography or use mobile phones during the activity.
Pick up from Riviera Maya
This activity is also available with pick up from hotels in Riviera Maya.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.
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Turtle hatching experience
Children between 4 and 11US$ 63
Children under 4Free
3 hours - 4 hours.
This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) guided tour.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Transport in an air conditioned vehicle.
English speaking guide.
Guidance from an expert marine biologist.
Ecological fee (5 dollars).
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Cancun).
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).