St Lucia Turtle Tours

Please Note: On a St Lucia Turtle Tour, we do not always see turtles!

“I am so happy I could cry! Everyone deserves to see this.”

Michelle Garthforth Venter (Wild Ltd, TV program in conjunction with EuroZulu)

St Lucia Turtle Tour Season (NOV-MARCH) allows our knowledgeable and very experienced guide, to take you on a magical and life changing experience, to watch one of natures most amazing circles of life, the egg laying process of the leatherback and loggerhead sea turtles.These turtles’ instinct is so amazing, to think that they are returning to their “place of birth”, after years at sea, to lay the next batch of eggs. St Lucia Turtle Tours run after sunset because the turtles generally emerge from the sea to lay their eggs after dark.

We collect you from your accommodation, and the St Lucia Turtle Tour duration is approximately 6 hrs. The reason for this is we do a night drive through the iSimangaliso Wetland Park (a World Heritage Site), in order to travel to Cape Vidal and then back again. On these night drives we often see leopard, hippo, buffalo, hyena and other antelope. Once at Cape Vidal we then drive onto the beach where we drive 23km up the beach, further into the iSimangaliso Wetland Park wilderness, in search of our “secretive” leatherback and loggerhaed turtles. The duration on the beach is approximately 4 hrs as we are only allowed to be on the beach 2 hrs before and 2 hrs after low tide. Sometime during the night we will stop and have a lovely dinner under the stars which includes a variety of cold meats and salad with drinks. 

PLEASE NOTE: THE ST LUCIA TURTLE TOUR IS “WEATHER DEPENDENT” ON OCCASION WE DO NOT SEE TURTLES