We are excited to introduce you to SEE Turtles, an Oceanic Society-sponsored project that works to protect endangered sea turtles through conservation tours, educational programs, and the Billion Baby Turtles initiative. To date, SEE Turtles has generated more than $700,000 for turtle conservation and for local communities, and has connected more than 1,000 people with community-based conservation programs. SEE Turtles joined Oceanic Society in fall 2014, and we are pleased to share their travel offerings with you.
Some of the programs that we think Oceanic Society travelers will be most interested in are described below. For a full list of SEE Turtles' programs, costs, and departure dates, visit www.seeturtles.org.
Costa Rica Ocean Wildlife Research
Help researchers study sea turtles, dolphins, and whales in Costa Rica’s Golfo Dulce. Spend five days on the incredible Osa Peninsula catching and releasing sea turtles, restoring mangroves, and observing marine mammals by boat. Sea turtles and dolphins can be found year round and humpback whales are found from January to March and July to October. Trip dates and details.
Baja Whale Watching & Turtle Research
Join RED Sustainable Travel on a unique whale watching and turtle research excursion to Magdalena Bay on Baja California’s Pacific Coast. Get up close and personal with gray whales and participate in hands-on green sea turtle research with local conservationists while camping in a beautiful location and exploring the bay. Trip dates and details.
Nicaragua Turtle Volunteer Expedition
Join us for a unique volunteer vacation to a remote corner of Nicaragua. Spend a week working hands-on to help endangered hawksbill turtles while exploring a beautiful mangrove estuary, Padre Ramos. You’ll help study adult nesting turtles, catch and release juveniles, and help release hatchlings to the ocean, as well as participating in service projects. Trip dates and details.
Brad Nahill is the co-founder and director of SEE Turtles, a fiscally-sponsored program of Oceanic Society that works to protect endangered sea turtles through conservation and volunteer tours, to fundraise for key nesting beaches through Billion Baby Turtles, and to undertake educational programs in the US and Latin America. Brad has worked in sea turtle conservation, ecotourism, and environmental education for 15 years is a co-author of the "Worldwide Travel Guide to Sea Turtles."