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Unique Turtle Sanctuary and Sunset Experience

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Huatulco, Mexico
Unique Turtle Sanctuary and Sunset Experience

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icon5 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Give back while on vacation in Oaxaca. This tour offers you the chance to make a difference by helping to release a baby sea turtle into the wild. After the release, and learning all about sea turtles, you'll have time to relax on the beach and watch the sun setting over the Pacific Ocean.
  • Combine sightseeing with citizen science in Oaxaca
  • Experience the satisfaction of helping a baby turtle into the sea
  • Learn all about turtles and their behavior from your guide
  • Cap off a great day watching the sun set over the Pacific Ocean
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Guided tour of Huatulco and surroundings
Live commentary in English or Spanish
Roundtrip transportation to and from your Huatulco hotel
Food and beverages not listed as inclusions
Admission fees (200 MXN)

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3:00 PM
Pickup is available from most centrally located hotels in Huatulco and surroundings, Vacation rentals and almost all points of interest. If your location is not inside of the pickup area we can arrange a meeting point. Please provide your accommodation details as soon as possible.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Children 3 and younger are complimentary.
  • You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.
  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
  • You must wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes.
  • Gratuity is not included and is left to individual discretion.
  • You should bring spending cash.
  • Roundtrip transportation is available from most centrally located Huatulco Hotels.
  • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Huatulco Travel Experience
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Unique Turtle Sanctuary and Sunset Experience?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Unique Turtle Sanctuary and Sunset Experience.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitisation during Unique Turtle Sanctuary and Sunset Experience?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
See all safety measures taken by Unique Turtle Sanctuary and Sunset Experience.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Unique Turtle Sanctuary and Sunset Experience?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Unique Turtle Sanctuary and Sunset Experience.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Unique Turtle Sanctuary and Sunset Experience?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Unique Turtle Sanctuary and Sunset Experience.

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star-5
Magical Turtle Experience
Cynthia_v
, Feb. 2022
Just what we were looking for- 3pm pick up, drive to the turtles, sunset on the beach, and back. Mario was our guide- he was great at explaining everything from papaya trees to the history of various groups in Mexico on our drive. Our kids are young- 4, 7, so it was a lot of driving for them, but hopefully they'll remember the turtles forever! We got exactly what we wanted, no extra stops to sell us things!
icon Response from Host , Feb. 2022
Dear Cynthia von Berg, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review about the Unique Turtle Sanctuary and Sunset Experience. We are very happy to know that the tour met your expectations, our guides do their best to provide you with an enjoyable and well-informed experience. Thank you for your preference, we hope to have you back in the near future. See you soon! The Huatulco Travel Experience team
star-4
Long Drive from Huatulco but Worth It
Jacinta_A
, Jan. 2022
Highlight of this tour was releasing baby turtles right after sunset. The turtle sanctuary is located in Playa Escobilla and the drive took almost 2 hours from Huatulco. I booked a 3pm pick up but was picked up at 355pm on day of tour. Luckily this was the only event so I did not feel rushed. Got back to my Airbnb around 830pm. Mario, our driver, was nice although I don't think he knew the exact location of the sanctuary. We stopped to ask for directions and used Google maps at one point. The sanctuary itself is legit and is a local conservation effort to expa nd the turtle population. The fees you pay for this tour goes on to help the local conservation group with funding. All in all, I was happy with this trip regardless of the travel time from Huatulco.
icon Response from Host , Jan. 2022
Dear Jacinta, We are very grateful for describing the experience you had with us Thanks to people like you, our effort for local conservation to expand the turtle population has been a success.
star-5
Remarkable lifetime memories
Edward_E
, Dec. 2020
What a truly remarkable experience. Our driver Ramiro Alderete was very friendly, courteous, and informative to and from the turtle farm. At the turtle farm the staff was also very friendly, courteous and our guide Flora was very informative and patient with us handling the release of baby Gulfina turtles back to sea. My wife and I were very lucky to have released over 40 baby Gulfina turtles.
icon Response from Host , Dec. 2020
Edward Esquenda once again thank you for the time you give us by leaving us the experience you lived with us. We always take care of assigning our most knowledgeable guides for each of our tours, in this case Ramiro and Flora.
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