If you're staying on Isla Colón or Carenero Island, the easiest and most convenient way to watch Sea Turtles lay their eggs or hatch from them is at Bluff Beach.
Bluff Beach is certainly one of the most beautiful beaches in the entire Archipelago and is known for its vast stretches of pristine golden sand and its powerful surf. Bluff Beach is about a 20 minute drive from Bocas Town and you'll rarely find it crowded with tourists.
The small community of Bluff Beach is in charge of managing tourists visiting the beach for turtle watching purposes as well as patrolling the beach every night during turtle nesting season to ensure the eggs are safely laid and then placed in safe grounds.Turtle Nesting
Both Leatherback and Hawksbill (Carey) Turtles lay their eggs at Bluff Beach. During nesting season (March until September depending on the species), turtles can arrive at anytime during the evening. Sometimes it can be as early as 8 p.m. or a couple of hours before dawn. When you sign up for this tour, we will call at your hotel if the turtles arrive to the beach before 10 p.m. and then you'll be picked up at your hotel and taken to Bluff Beach. If the turtles don't arrive, the tour won't go and in this way you won't waste your time or spend your money. After spending a couple of hours at Bluff Beach you'll then be returned to Bocas Town. It is also possible for us to arrange dinner for you at one of the restaurants at Bluff Beach and then just hang out there until the turtles arrive.Turtle Hatching
Turtle hatching (May until November) can take place at anytime during the day. The same arrangement for the turtle tour is made as with the nesting: the local guides will give us a call once some turtles start to hatch and we will pick you up in Bocas Town and take you to Bluff Beach.Rates
|Habla Ya Student Rate||Normal Rate|
|Turtle Watching Tour at Bluff Beach||$25||$35|
* Prices are in US Dollars. The above prices are per person and do not include Panama's 7% ITBMS Sales. Rates include local guide and roundtrip transportation from Bocas Town to Bluff Beach. Please wear dark clothing, use a red flashlight (white light confuses the turtles).