This Grenada turtle watching excursion offered by Caribbean Horizons gives you the chance to witness turtles nesting at night, led by a local community guide.

Grenada Turtle Watching Excursion Highlights

  • Walk along the scenic moonlit beach at Levera National Park in search of turtles
  • Learn about the four species of majestic marine turtles found in Grenada
  • Witness the beautiful creatures laying their eggs before returning to the sea
  • Contribute to local conservation efforts working to protect turtles from extinction

From US$ 65

Duration: 4.5 Hours

Nesting turtle Grenada
Leatherback turtle Grenada
Turtle nest of eggs, Grenada
Nesting turtle Grenada
Turtle nest of eggs, Grenada

Full Tour Description

Each year Grenada welcomes four of the world’s seven species of turtle to our beaches: the small Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), the nesting Leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), the migratory Loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) and the Green turtle (Chelonia mydas). They return to Grenada each year to lay their eggs between April and June, which is when this special eco-adventure is available. After a scenic drive to Levera National Park, on the north coast of Grenada, you will walk along the moonlit beach, led by your local community guide, in search of nesting turtles. Your guide will help you to find your way along the beach in the dark, locate the turtles, teach you all about the incredible creatures and their life cycles, and use turtle-safe red torches so you can see them laying their eggs. These endangered species are facing extinction, and by choosing a Grenada turtle watching excursion from Caribbean Horizons, you are supporting the work of local conservation groups. Marine biologists and conservationists patrol beaches to protect the turtles from poachers, rehabilitate and return injured turtles to the wild, raise awareness in the community record nesting habits and egg numbers and more. You will also be contributing to the local community, with locals hired as guides and research assistants. To find out more about turtle conservation in Grenada, check out Ocean Spirits.

For another close encounter with turtles, try our Fly Sail Catamaran – Grenadines Tour from Grenada, where you can swim with these magnificent creatures in the Tobago Cays.

Things to note:

  • Group tour with minimum 6 pax
  • Travel in AC vehicle with experienced tour guide
  • Tour times: 6pm – 12am (midnight)
  • Suitable for all ages (earlier tour times can be arranged for families with young children)
  • Tour available during turtle nesting season – 1st April to 30th June
  • There is a high probability of seeing turtles, but remember they are creatures in the wild, so there are no guarantees, and you may need to wait for several hours (up to midnight)
  • You may need to walk up to 1.5km (round trip) along the uneven sand in the dark. Your guide will try to point out obstacles and trip hazards
  • Wear dark comfortable clothing, and bring a jacket – the breezy ocean air can get quite cold at night
  • Wear sensible hiking or walking shoes with a grid bottom (not sandals or slippers)
  • Bring insect repellent and cash for gratuities
  • Flashlights and flash photography are not allowed
  • Leave jewellery and valuables behind
  • Guests are required to sign a disclaimer include on all hiking sailing and garden tours