Aruba Beach
Aruba Nights Island Guide
Results 1 to 7 of 7
Like Tree8Likes
  • 1 Post By Pegmeister
  • 1 Post By Andrea J.
  • 5 Post By OneHappyTraveler
  • 1 Post By Mitchyd

Thread: Turtle Hatching Season

  1. #1
    Senior Member Pegmeister's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Any beach!!
    Posts
    4,431

    Turtle Hatching Season

    I believe turtle hatching season runs from May until November? Wondering how many on the forum have witnessed one? We came close once missing the hatching on Divi AI beach by about a day. Hoping we’ll be fortunate to see one in May.

  2. #2
    Aruba since 1979
    Moderator
    Andrea J.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    32,242
    i hope so peg.
    you will undoubtedly see the caution/keep away barriers on the beach near the bucuti.

    i would love someday to see a hatching in aruba.

    a couple of years ago we were at condo on New Smyrna Beach (north of Cocoa) and there was a hatching!
    the police barricaded the area blocking any kind of viewing from people that had gathered.
    Quote Originally Posted by Pegmeister View Post
    I believe turtle hatching season runs from May until November? Wondering how many on the forum have witnessed one? We came close once missing the hatching on Divi AI beach by about a day. Hoping we’ll be fortunate to see one in May.

  3. #3
    Senior Member kemperato's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Palm Beach, The Beach Bar, Arashi Beach
    Posts
    260
    There are quite a few barricades around every year in May - mainly on Eagle beach and I've seen at least one if not two every year on Arashi. In past years, there has been a number/email address on the barricades for Tortuga, where you can sign up to receive a message if a hatching is taking place. I have signed up 2-3 times, but have never received an alert. I think May is a bit early to actually witness a hatching - I pray every year we will catch one, but never have.

  4. #4
    Senior Member Pegmeister's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Any beach!!
    Posts
    4,431
    Quote Originally Posted by kemperato View Post
    There are quite a few barricades around every year in May - mainly on Eagle beach and I've seen at least one if not two every year on Arashi. In past years, there has been a number/email address on the barricades for Tortuga, where you can sign up to receive a message if a hatching is taking place. I have signed up 2-3 times, but have never received an alert. I think May is a bit early to actually witness a hatching - I pray every year we will catch one, but never have.
    Good info! I agree that May is early but the year we just missed it, it was in May. So we can hope!

  5. #5
    Senior Member OneHappyTraveler's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Boca Catalina, Baby beach, the lighthouse at sunrise & Pure beach
    Posts
    167
    We have seen the turtles hatch twice.....first time we saw a crowd on the beach and went to check it out .....about 4 hours later they finally hatched.....pretty amazing..second time they were already hatching when we got there....I love the fact that our granddaughters were with us both times. Diane

  6. #6
    Super Moderator Jacki's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    7,055
    I still haven't caught a hatching. We've seen the barricades up in July & August. Hopefully someday!
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

  7. #7
    Senior Member Mitchyd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    113
    We got to see two nests hatch one year in June. Both on Eagle Beach, one was while we were eating dinner at Passions. They were definitely a highlight of our Aruba vacations. It was so amazing (and super cute).

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO