Dominica’s Annual Sea Turtle Hatch is just around the corner. Locals and sailors alike await the first arrivals for what is a yearly highlight.
Dominica annual sea turtle hatch is a popular island activity between March and August and is a delightful sight for visitors who come to witness this awe-inspiring activity.
Hawksbill, Leatherback, and Green turtles have been seen on Rosalie Bay Beach, Londonderry Beach and Bout Sabe Beach in LaPlante. The island anxiously awaits the arrival of the first female sea turtle to swim ashore to dig her nest and lay her eggs. After a gestation period of 8-10 weeks, the hatchlings emerge from the nest before finding their way back to the sea.
Under the watchful eye of the Dominica Sea Turtle Conservation Organization, visitors to the island can be added to the “turtle alert” list to stay updated on the nighttime arrival of turtles. The sea turtle hatch offers visitors a once-in-a-lifetime experience for those who brave this nocturnal challenge! A representative of the Nature Enhancement Team (NET) ensures that spectators follow the rules for interacting with and watching the turtles. The team also records turtle activity, nests, and hatchings.
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Once you have seen the Dominica annual sea turtle hatch, it is time to explore further afield. BVI Airways provides service to Dominica via St. Maarten. Three times weekly, North American travelers wishing to visit Dominica can now connect on the same day with non-stop service to Melville Hall Airport, Dominica (DOM) via BVI Airways from Princess Juliana International Airport, St. Maarten (SXM). Click here to learn more.
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