Day Tour - from £140
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 above the high-water mark. Join the local efforts to protect and preserve their habitat and hatchlings
Your Tour Includes:
- Pickup from Bali hotels
- Turtle Education Centre
- Turtle release
- Certificate for conservation efforts
Your Day Tour
Turtles arriving on the beach during April to October dig a nest in the sand, the reptile will lay up to 100 eggs, which incubate in the warm sand for about 2 months. During this time, feral dogs, monitor lizards and human predation of turtle eggs, fishing accidents and beach erosion can become major threats to sea turtles in this area. Saba Asri continuously does egg-rescue and beach cleaning to provide a safe hatching facility and treatment for 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 local 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