Participate in one of Cozumel's best-kept secrets–the Save a Sea Turtle program. Every evening the turtles hatch and make their way to the sea, but only about 80 percent of the hatched turtles make it to their ocean destination. On this tour, you'll help local volunteers rescue the 20 percent hatchlings that are not able to reach the water. Once the turtles recover and their inner-organs have matured, they are released and reintroduced to the wild. Proceeds from this excursion are donated to the Save a Sea Turtle program.
• Mayan Island Tour: Take a relaxing, narrated, scenic ride through a traditional Mayan village.
• THIS TOUR IS OPERATED BY A TOUR OPERATOR THAT HAS BEEN THIRD-PARTY VERIFIED TO AN INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED SUSTAINABILITY STANDARD.
What To Bring:
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Sun protection
• Cash/credit cards
• Insect repellent
What To Wear:
• Hat and sunglasses
• Walking shoes
• Guests that want to actually save the turtles they must be able to make a hole in the sand on their hands and knees.
• Guests must be able to walk on sand. Not appropriate for most guests with physical disabilities or who use walking aids such as canes, walkers, or wheelchairs.
• Depending upon the location of the turtle nest, guests may have to walk some distance in the sand. This may make the tour seem more strenuous to those not used to the heat and walking on the beach.
• Several turtles may be saved in each nest, so those who do not dig may also release a hatchling.