Baby Turtles

TURTLE WATCHING

from $2,550.00

Turtle Watching/Camping boat package can be split by up to 8 people @ $213 each

Book the entire package for yourself or book singles and meet new friends.

We will pickup and drop you off wherever you are staying, boat tour starts off in Dampier.

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(November to end of March)

(3 days & 2 nights)

Boat tour – Beach walks –  Sun bathing – Warm water to swim in – Skin diving – Fishing – BBQ’s  

Island tour – Incredible sunsets – Camping – Total relaxation and fun

Tour includes:

  1. Site seeing
  2. Boat tour
  3. Island tour
  4. Beach Fishing
  5. Beach walks
  6. Swimming
  7. Skin Diving
  8. Sun bathing
  9. Turtle Watching
  10. Historic Presentation by a Traditional Aboriginal Land Owner
  11. BBQ Meals
  12. 3 days on the island
  13. 2 nights camping

Pickup location is the Karratha Visitors Centre.  

Don’t want to boat out to the West Lewis Island? Helicopter out instead ! ($750 extra – for a group of up to 6 people and take a 1 hour tour of the local area)

 

Six of the world’s seven species of turtles are found in WA waters:

All marine turtles in Australian waters are protected species at both State and Commonwealth levels.

  • Marine turtles have existed in the world’s oceans for more than 100 million years.
  • These ancient mariners have cultural, spiritual and economic importance to coastal Indigenous Australians.
  • Turtles feature in many stories, ceremonies, traditions and contemporary activities of Indigenous people, and are often a food source in remote coastal communities.

Marine turtles generally live for a long time and are slow to reach sexual maturity—it can take between 20 and 50 years for a turtle to begin to breed. The only time they leave the ocean is when the adult females lay their eggs on beaches, and occasionally to bask during the nesting season.

Nesting

  • Male and female turtles return to the region where they were born to mate and nest, sometimes migrating thousands of kilometres between their nesting and feeding grounds—a mean feat when it may have been decades since they were last there!
  • Females nest every two to eight years, and lay between one and 10 clutches of 30 to 180 eggs. The number of eggs laid and the number of times a turtle nests in each season varies between species and between different populations of the same species.
  • When nesting, the female turtle slowly crawls up the beach, one to two hours on either side of the evening high tide.
    • She selects a nesting site based on the height above the high tide mark, sand composition and moisture content, then digs a pit using all four flippers.
    • She may abandon the site if she hits an obstacle or the sand is not moist enough.
    • After creating a body pit, she digs a vertical egg chamber with her hind flippers and lays the eggs, then covers them with sand, camouflages her nest and returns to the water.
  • Nest temperature, in the early stages of embryo development, determines the sex of hatchlings. The temperature must be between 25-33°C for the embryos to grow. If the nest temperature is towards the cooler end of this range the hatchlings are all male, while warmer temperatures produce female hatchlings.
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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
      Beach Walks, Boating, Camping, Skin Diving, Turtle Watching
    • Activity Level 3 Moderate
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    • Group Size Medium Group
      8

    Any type of food wear will do for this tour.

    Yes alcohol is permitted in moderate quantities

    Sorry no pets are permitted.

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