The Hatchery

The Lodge has built a hatchery to help protect endangered sea turtles. We are not funded by any NGO, international organization or charity. Our hatchery is completely sustained by us and our guests! Come help us protect these beautiful animals, and with luck, experience releasing the baby turtles into the ocean. Hatching happens year round, but peak season begins in September through February.
*Please note that these are estimates by our onsite specialist, we cannot guarantee a sighting or a hatching. Mother nature has a beautiful way of not letting us know her plan.



Daily Sea Turtle Release


It’s sea turtle season and we are now releasing turtles on a daily basis.
Come enjoy this one of a lifetime experience!


*Please note that time of release varies.
Also, these are estimates by our onsite specialist, we cannot guarantee a sighting or a hatching.
Mother nature has a beautiful way of not letting us know her plan.


Nesting Turtles at Surfing Turtle Lodge


The Olive Ridley:

The olive ridley is one of the smallest sea turtles, with an adult shell length averaging 60 to 70 cm. The turtle’s name comes from its often green-olive color. The shell is characterized by its distinctive heart-shape. Nesting occurs throughout the year with peak nesting events occurring between September and December.


The Leatherback:

This sea turtle is the largest species in the world and one of the oldest, evolving over 110 million years ago. It can easily be differentiated from other modern sea turtles by its lack of a bony shell, instead it’s covered by skin. They nest year round, but peaks from February to July. The leatherback is one of the most endangered.


The Green Turtle:

The Green sea turtle is named not for the color of its shell, which is normally brown or olive, but for the greenish color of its skin. Unlike most sea turtles, adult green turtles are herbivorous, feeding on sea grasses and algae. They nest throughout the year, although some populations prefer particular times of the year