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Night Turtle Nesting Tour from Tamarindo
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Night Turtle Nesting Tour from Tamarindo

By Native's Way
from
S$63.38
per adult
from
S$63.38
per adult

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Ages 5-99, max of 20 per group
Duration: 4h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English, Spanish
Features animals


  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Hotel drop-off
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup


Departure details
  • Native's Way Costa Rica - Tours and Transfers, 200 meteres south of Diria, Guanacaste Province, Tamarindo, Costa Rica 5:20 PM @ Native's Way Tamarindo Office Please contact us if you would like to arrange pick up from a different location
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 17279P11

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for children age 4 and under
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Night Turtle Nesting Tour from Tamarindo
  • We intensify cleaning measures for frequently touched surfaces (exterior and interior handles, etc.), control measures to reduce people, masks are not required during the tour, but please bring a mask for the quick transport from hotel to tour start point in case there are other travelers.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Night Turtle Nesting Tour from Tamarindo?
Night Turtle Nesting Tour from Tamarindo price starts from S$62.09. Discover and book Night Turtle Nesting Tour from Tamarindo on Tripadvisor
What is the Night Turtle Nesting Tour from Tamarindo cancellation policy?
Night Turtle Nesting Tour from Tamarindo cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Night Turtle Nesting Tour from Tamarindo on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Night Turtle Nesting Tour from Tamarindo?
Night Turtle Nesting Tour from Tamarindo is hosted by Native's Way. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Native's Way on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Night Turtle Nesting Tour from Tamarindo on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Night Turtle Nesting Tour from Tamarindo?
On average, this experience will take approximately 4h. Discover and book Night Turtle Nesting Tour from Tamarindo on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 17279P11

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Native's Way Costa Rica - Tours and Transfers
    200 meteres south of Diria, Guanacaste Province, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
    5:20 PM @ Native's Way Tamarindo Office Please contact us if you would like to arrange pick up from a different location
    See address & details
  • 1
    Native's Way
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Playa Mina
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

stewm2023
stewm2023
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Kevin Pena is a fantastic guide
As spectacular as all the sights were, our guide Kevin Pena was the best part of our experience. Kevin Pena shared
ktu_12
ktu_12
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Great guide for a full day!
Just back from the Guachepelin Adventure Tour at Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. A great action packed morning and rela
PKFelix
PKFelix
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A fabulous journey
We had a fabulous day trip with Hugo, who is quite funny and knowledgeable about Costa Rica and its incredible flor
Yolanda L
Yolanda L
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Fun day with the family - enjoying the countryside and a little adventure.
The ATV ride is great for all ages - nothing stressful or reckless. We loved seeing some countryside and driving t
Jen M
Jen M
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Highlight of our trip to Costa Rica!
This is well worth doing if you’re in Guanacaste. It’s a full day - 630am until 6pm, but it’s very close to most of
919bruceg
919bruceg
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Very good
Variety of birds and knowledge of guide. Guide enlightened us with mimicking the call of the howler monkey
Yolanda L
Yolanda L
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If you are looking for a family friendly, yet still FUN day on the water, this is the charter for you!
Great food, lots of drinks, staff was amazing, saw a whale and dolphins! Good mix of all ages - we met a ton of fun
Scot M
Scot M
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Patsy is the best!
Patsy is a fantastic surf instructor and had our entire group of 5 surfing by the end of our lesson. I would defini
Odyssey780340
Odyssey780340
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Awesome fun team, Pura Vida
The guys did a great job for my family and friends. Fun and engaging. Very helpful for my daughter who was scared b
KC_20142014
KC_20142014
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Nice ride on the beach
A nice ride on the horses thru the conchal beach and a forested trail. The guide was very nice and brought water bo
vely55
vely55
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Great half day!
Wonderful excursion into nature. Our guide Hugo was friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about Costa Rica. We saw
whiteunicorn25
whiteunicorn25
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Knowledgeable guide, perfect timing, great weather
Loved this trip. My guide, Kevin P was very knowledgeable about the area, plants and animals. The weather was great
sharoninak
sharoninak
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Long drive for a short tour
Wonderful time on the river. We saw a lot of wildlife. But the very long drive from Tamarindo and the rough roads m
mikar826
mikar826
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Yum.
Crew was awesome. Drinks and food were excellent. Best mojito we’ve had on our visit. Well worth the money.
johnpL6185HV
johnpL6185HV
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A day well spent!
What a fabulous experience! Our guide, Kevin, shared his thorough knowledge of the flora and fauna of Costa Rica du
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Len W
Bedford, UK44 contributions
Mar 2022
This was my second tour of the and my guide was Ivan both times, he looked after the group very well and ensured that everyone had a good view with time to take photos. After a few minutes exploring alone Ivan announced that more than one turtle could be seen digging a nest for her eggs. while we waited for egg laying to start Ivan found a nest of turtle hatchlings just as the reach the surface, we were able to follow their progress down to the water. We then went back to the adult Green Turtle and watch her eggs being laid. It was a once in a lifetime experience and I recommend it.
Written 5 March 2022
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Tricia S
Rawmarsh, UK4 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
We were driven to a dark deserted beach where we had to sit quietly under the light of the moon. After about half a hour large dark shapes( Green turtles) could be seen appearing from the ocean and moving up the beach, we all held our breath. We closely observed one, by the guide’s infra red light, who started to prepare a nest clearing sand with her back flippers. She was struggling as the sand was too dry so two of us gently helped her to dig deeper to a wetter level by moving the sand away with our hands. We were rewarded with a once in a lifetime experience as she started to lay her eggs. We watched her lay about fifty and then we respectfully retreated to leave her to finish her task and return to the ocean. We also saw new hatchlings making their first perilous journeys from the beach to the sea. One was momentarily grabbed by a Ghost crab and nearly did not make it but a guy in our party saved the day as he startled the crab and the hatchling managed to escape and took its first ever plunge into the Pacific waves. A totally awesome experience led by an excellent, knowledgeable guide that truly cared for the turtles and their habitat. This experience we will never forget.
Written 14 February 2022
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Katie P
Chicago, IL23 contributions
What a great experience last night! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and made sure to keep turtle safety and comfort in the forefront. We ended up seeing mama green turtles coming up on the beach, baby turtles coming out of their nest and making their way to the ocean, and a mama turtle laying eggs! Kids (9,6) had a great time. One note- we were gone for about four hours and the only bathroom is when you leave the office unless you are willing to pee outside.
Written 25 February 2023
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Sarah B
2 contributions
Mar 2021 • Couples
Native’s Way Tours was terrific to work with. Morgan and other staff helped us set up a series of tours including a sunset catamaran, night time turtle nesting, and snorkeling. I couldn’t be more pleased with the experience.

Our tour guide for the turtle nesting tour, Ivan, was extremely knowledgeable and able to answer all of our questions. He was respectful of the turtles and careful not to disturb them, which we greatly appreciated. He was friendly and kind and made the entire experience delightful.

Ivan found us a turtle. We watched the entire process, from her beginning to excavate her nest, to digging the deeper hole in which she buries her eggs, to laying ~75 eggs, to covering them in the end. We were able to lay on our bellies and watch, with our faces only about two feet from her tail.

It was an incredible and profound experience. It was one of the things I most wanted to see while in Costa Rica and it far exceeded my expectations. Native’s Way Tours was instrumental in this process. You’ll be in good hands working with them!! I couldn’t recommend them more.

Thank you Morgan, Ivan, and others for making our time in Costa Rica so magical!
Written 18 March 2021
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Nancy M
United States5 contributions
Jan 2022 • Solo
The guide was amazing. He found 3 huge turtles nesting and laying eggs and baby turtles. Only 3 stars and no tip because there was no enforcement of mask wearing on the small bus. We are 75 years old and were afraid to be quarantined if we tested positive the day before our return home. It would have cost us $1,000’s. Also, the meeting location was very out of the way and difficult to find. To make matters worse, the person in charge made the bus turn around after driving 10 minutes to pick up a guy who showed up late!
Written 29 January 2022
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Christopher M
London, UK14 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
This was an absolutely amazing experience and it was thanks to the expertise and organisation of the guide that it was so good. He clearly knew his stuff and was able to provide information and answer any questions on turtles. This included where to find the turtles (both hatchlings and mothers laying eggs) and was skilfully able to direct our group around a dark beach so as minimise and give respect to the turtles and their habitat without disturbing them. Would highly recommend.
Written 7 January 2022
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Tugboatgirl
Kamloops, Canada81 contributions
Ivan, our guide, was great. He let us know what to expect and made sure that everyone knew the rules. I also liked that the different tour guides work together and there does not seem to be rivalry between operators. Overall, it was really exciting seeing baby and mama turtles. My only hesitation about the experience is that it felt somewhat invasive (especially around the mamas). I know that the guides are trying to bring the best experience to guests, but in doing so, they disturb mama by moving sand out of the way, putting lights over her nest, and even moving her back flippers out of the way so that everyone could see her dropping eggs. Crowds of people surround her, during the egg-laying, and follow her (too closely IMHO) while she makes her way back to the ocean. I do wonder if this stresses her out. The baby turtles also seemed confused by the red light and our guide had to show them to the ocean (in nature, they are guided by moonlight). Just be aware that by participating in this, we are not having zero impact.
Written 23 February 2023
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ayelet1212
London, UK80 contributions
A life time experience that I will never forget. Our great guide showed such a great respect to the turtle while insuring our enjoyment. His knowledge of the environment was to admire. We must protect these magnificent animals.
Written 1 January 2020
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TeacherJudy2015
Caledon, Canada15 contributions
Mar 2021
The tour guide worked diligently managing the safety and experience of the guests and the turtles. We saw two Pacific Greens heading back to the water after laying their eggs and we were all very happy. The guide encouraged us to stay for another half an hour and our patience was rewarded. A Pacific Green came out of the water and laid her eggs right in front of us!
Written 23 March 2021
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Olivier G
2 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
Incredible!!
It was without a doubt the most impressive night of my life, seeing turtles and at the same time having a sky full of stars above us was an experience beyond my expectations.
Iván, the guide, is undoubtedly very respectful of the natural environment and always kept us informed about what the turtles were doing.
4 turtles in one night!
Written 7 December 2022
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