Sea Turtle Adoption Program ( 3D / 2N )
Sea Turtle Adoption Program (3D/2N)
Graceful swimmers that spend most of their time underwater, they have survived almost unchanged since the Triassic period, some 200 million years ago. However, the breeding habits that have served them so well for so long are now contributing to their extinction. Sea turtles mature slowly and only start to breed between 15 to 50 years of age. Females usually produce eggs once in every four or five years.
They largely migrate back to their beach of birth, sometimes across distances of more than 3000 km. The peak seasons for sea turtles nesting range from the month of May to September each year. Sea Turtle Adoption Program (STAP) is a unique eco tourism initiative to save this endangered species which allows volunteers to actively participate in turtle conservation efforts. This program aims to create awareness among public on the importance of sea turtles conservation and at the same time to encourage knowledge sharing on this noble conservation efforts.
Tour Codes: EGH/K27
Duration: 3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS
1400hrs Upon arrival, welcome briefing by Park Warden in “’Get to Know” session. Free at own leisure.
1900hrs Dinner After dinner, Roll call by Park Warden / Conservation Assistant in ‘’Technical Briefing’’ / Turtle Conservation Programme.
2100hrs Turtle Watch on nesting beach (Timing depend on low or high tide schedules).
0800hrs Breakfast, free at own leisure
Proceed for Turtle Management and Hatchery management activities
1600hrs Beach Work
After dinner, Roll call by Park Warden / Conservation Assistant.
Sea Turtle Walk and release of hatchlings
Continuous with ‘Adopt a Turtle’ program (with a surcharge)
1100hrs Depart from Pulau Talang-Talang Besar by boat to Sematan Jetty, then return overland to Kuching
city via the same route with a stopover at a local restaurant for lunch and transferring to the hotel in Kuching or airport.
Things You Should Know :
* Please note that the Sarawak Sea Turtle Volunteer Programme is not suitable for everyone. Accommodation facilities are basic (dorm style hostel rooms, simple toilet, bathrooms, etc) and everyone is expected to help with cooking and cleaning-up. Volunteers join a team of dedicated conservation experts whose mission is to monitor every turtle landing on the island and thus help to preserve Sarawak’s natural heritage. Volunteers can expect a rewarding ‘Back to Nature’ experience but should bear in mind that the programme is not a beach holiday.
Sarawak Forestry offers a set number of volunteer slots per year. These run from May to September each year.
Please let us know which slots you prefer so we can confirm the availability.
Remark: The turtle volunteer programme is for adults (18 years and above). Sarawak Forestry do not allow children to participate.
These tours operate on the principle that you may be in a small group of other people.