Caribbean Sea Turtle Service Trip

Conservation work with sea turtles

Spend several nights at a remote sea turtle project patrolling the beach in search of nesting leatherbacks and hatchlings, explore local canals for wildlife, visit a butterfly farm and local school.  At the end of the week, relax on a white sand beach before heading back towards the central valley and home.

Read the full Caribbean sea turtle service trip itinerary.

The Highlights:

  • Patrol the beaches for nesting Leatherback turtles, tag turtles, conduct population studies and transplant eggs to a protected area.
  • During the day, release hatchlings into the sea and explore the local canals for wildlife.   You’ll also participate in volunteer activities such as building a hatchery or cleaning the beach of debris.
  • Relax on the white sand beach and swim in the warm Caribbean ocean of Cahuita National Park.

Trip Details

  • Where:
    Costa Rica
  • Trip Length:
    7 day / 6 night
  • Available Trip Dates:
    mid-March through mid‐July (during the turtle nesting and hatching seasons)
  • 2023 Program Fee:
    From $1795 land
  • Program Fee Includes:
    Bilingual Costa Rican Guide, accommodations, private in-country transportation, meals, activity & entrance fees.
  • Free Travel for Trip Leaders:
    With 7 participants, a group leader travels FREE (land and air)
  • Notes:
    Extra nights at the turtle project can be added at a cost of $100 per paying participant per night.
    Rafting or ziplining can be added for $60 per paying participant.