Day Tour - from £125
Enjoy the unique experience of releasing a newly hatched turtle into the ocean as part of a conservation effort where you will get hands on with helping the volunteers in their valuable work.
Your Tour Includes:
- Pickup from Bali hotels
- Turtle Education Centre
- Prepare and feed the turtles
- Turtle release
- Certificate for conservation efforts
Your Day Tour
Each year from April to October, the black-sanded Saba Beach in East Bali becomes a nesting habitat for sea turtles. Pregnant turtles return to the beaches where they themselves hatched years before, searching for a nesting spot.
Saba Asri is an organisation that continuously retrieves the eggs from the sand where they are at risk from predators such as feral dogs, monitor lizards and of course humans to provide a safe environment at their hatching facility as well as treat injured turtles. The self-funded conservation centre is operated by local fishermen who care about sustaining the existence of these endangered marine reptiles.
The simple facility offers you the opportunity to volunteer and support the conservation efforts and get a first-hand experience of working with sea turtles. After an introduction and briefing about the life of sea turtles, get ready and be involved in preparing turtle food, feeding turtles, cleaning their tanks and the beach, or assist in research, monitoring and record keeping.
Once your work is completed, you will be rewarded with the unique opportunity of releasing the hatchlings safely into the ocean. A certificate will be provided as appreciation for your valuable efforts to give sea turtles a better chance of survival.
Pick up from: Bali hotels
Approximate Time: 08:30
Duration: 5 hours