MAZATLAN SEA TURTLE TOUR
Join us for a great adventure in the wilds of Mazatlan, this tour will take you for a visit El Verde Camacho Sea Turtle Sanctuary, an important nesting site for the Olive Ridley´s sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea). This natural protected area comprises extensive wetlands and El Verde Estuary, an important coastal ecosystem surrounded by mangrove forests, home to an outstanding biodiversity including a myriad of coastal birds, fish, shrimp, an even a small population of american crocodiles.
A light continental breakfast will welcome you to the area, as you eat you'll be brief on sea turtle ecology and conservation by our guides. Then, we will meet our local guide at the beach to get ready for releasing, sea turtle hatchlings into the sea for the first time. After this experience, we will take a boat or kayak ride to explore the mangrove channels of the estuary. Get your camera ready to grab some great shots of wildlife photography, and if we are lucky enough we might even spot the elusive american crocodiles that inhabit this inland waters.
After our boat or kayak adventure our local
guides will take us on a tour through the sea
turtle camp and explain about their activities
and conservation efforts. Then we will have some
free time to relax or walk along the beach
before returning to Mazatlan.
Release baby sea turtles into the sea to begin its lifelong journey to the sea.
Explore a natural protected area home of numerous species of resident and migratory birds, as to a small population of american crocodiles.
An experience that gives back! When you join this expedition you support the people from the community at El Recreo to sustain their livelihood and continue their conservation efforts at this amazing site.
Cruise Passengers: Yes! This excursion is available to you and will work with most cruise schedules. Pick-up and drop-off from your cruise is even included in the price!
Runs: Thursday and Sunday at 7:00 AM. You can explore El Verde any time of the year. However, sea turtle hatchling release is only from July thru January.
Duration: 5 Hours Approximately.
Departs: Complimentary Pick-Up at Your Mazatlan Hotel. Specific meeting instructions will be included in your confirmation email.
Kids: All ages are welcome. Minimum age for Kayak option is 10 years old accompanied by an adult.
WITH YOUR RESERVATION!