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:

STEP 1

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)

Sangre Grande 668-3825
Rio Claro 324-2531
Port of Spain 225-3875
San Fernando 657-7256

 

STEP 2

Once the permits are purchased you can book your tour.

STEP 3

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

  1. Turtle Watching Permits
  2. Insect Repellent
  3. Water
  4. Snacks
  5. Camera
  6. Umbrellas
  7. Extra cash to purchase souvenirs, craft etc.

How to Dress

  1. Comfortable Casual wear – jeans, sneakers, t-shirt and  sweater.