How to Organize a Turtle Tour
The Matura Beach becomes a Prohibited Area each year during the period of March 1st to August 31st according to the Forest Act. Therefore persons coming to view turtles must obtain a permit to enter the prohibited area. Without a permit on the beach you can be fined up to TT$20,000.00. We can facilitate tours any night you wish during this period. Here are the steps:
Visit any of the following Forestry Division offices to obtain permits for you and your group. The cost for permits are‐ TT$5.00 (per adult) and TT$2.00 (kids under 12yrs)
|Port of Spain||225-3875|
Once the permits are purchased you can book your tour.
How to find us : Click this link on your phone and put on your GPS feature. On arrival at the Visitors Facility at Orosco Road Matura, groups present their permits and then pay a minimum guide fee of:
|Visitors||Adult||Child (under 12)|
|Locals (per person)||TT$20.00||Free|
|Foreigners (per person)||US$20.00||Free|
Your activity begins with a safety and general information briefing. After, groups are then taken to the beach by a community guide for the turtle watching experience.
Tours begin from 8:00pm nightly and last for approximately 2 – 2 ½ hours.
What to Bring
- Turtle Watching Permits
- Insect Repellent
- Extra cash to purchase souvenirs, craft etc.
How to Dress
- Comfortable Casual wear – jeans, sneakers, t-shirt and sweater.