Unique Turtle Sanctuary & Sunset Experience

Huatulco, Mexico
Turtle Release Experience with Drinks

From USD 79.00

Select Date and Travellers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 7 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Give back while on vacation in Oaxaca. This tour offers you the chance to make a difference by helping to release a baby sea turtle into the wild. After the release, and learning all about sea turtles, you'll have time to relax on the beach and watch the sun setting over the Pacific Ocean.
  • Combine sightseeing with citizen science in Oaxaca
  • Experience the satisfaction of helping a baby turtle into the sea
  • Learn all about turtles and their behavior from your guide
  • Cap off a great day watching the sun set over the Pacific Ocean

What's Included

  • Guided tour of Huatulco and surroundings
  • Live commentary in English or Spanish
  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your Huatulco hotel
  • Food and beverages not listed as inclusions
  • Admission fees

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

03:00 pm

Pickup details

Pickup is available from most centrally located hotels in Huatulco and surroundings, Vacation rentals and almost all points of interest. If your location is not inside of the pickup area we can arrange a meeting point. Please provide your accommodation details as soon as possible.

What To Expect

Santuario La Escobilla

2 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary.
  • You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.
  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
  • You must wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes.
  • Gratuity is not included and is left to individual discretion.
  • You should bring spending cash.
  • Roundtrip transportation is available from most centrally located Huatulco Hotels.
  • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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7 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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We got engaged!
Rodney_I, Nov 2022
Our tour guide was amazing! It was the perfect moment. Sunset on the beach, giving back to Mother Nature and a proposal. Our guide was nice enough to capture the moment with our phone. Highly recommend this excursion.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Dear Rodney Ignacio, Thank you very much for your positive review. We are delighted to hear from you and that you enjoyed our: Unique Turtle Sanctuary and Ventanilla Experience It is a pleasure for us to offer the best possible service to our guests, and we are glad that this commitment has been reflected in your visit. Keep our contact for the next time you visit this paradise The Travel Experience Team
Magical Turtle Experience
Cynthia_v, Feb 2022
Just what we were looking for- 3pm pick up, drive to the turtles, sunset on the beach, and back. Mario was our guide- he was great at explaining everything from papaya trees to the history of various groups in Mexico on our drive. Our kids are young- 4, 7, so it was a lot of driving for them, but hopefully they'll remember the turtles forever! We got exactly what we wanted, no extra stops to sell us things!
Response from Host, Feb 2022
Dear Cynthia von Berg, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review about the Unique Turtle Sanctuary and Sunset Experience. We are very happy to know that the tour met your expectations, our guides do their best to provide you with an enjoyable and well-informed experience. Thank you for your preference, we hope to have you back in the near future. See you soon! The Huatulco Travel Experience team
Long Drive from Huatulco but Worth It
Jacinta_A, Jan 2022
Highlight of this tour was releasing baby turtles right after sunset. The turtle sanctuary is located in Playa Escobilla and the drive took almost 2 hours from Huatulco. I booked a 3pm pick up but was picked up at 355pm on day of tour. Luckily this was the only event so I did not feel rushed. Got back to my Airbnb around 830pm. Mario, our driver, was nice although I don't think he knew the exact location of the sanctuary. We stopped to ask for directions and used Google maps at one point. The sanctuary itself is legit and is a local conservation effort to expa nd the turtle population. The fees you pay for this tour goes on to help the local conservation group with funding. All in all, I was happy with this trip regardless of the travel time from Huatulco.
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Dear Jacinta, We are very grateful for describing the experience you had with us Thanks to people like you, our effort for local conservation to expand the turtle population has been a success.
Remarkable lifetime memories
Edward_E, Dec 2020
What a truly remarkable experience. Our driver Ramiro Alderete was very friendly, courteous, and informative to and from the turtle farm. At the turtle farm the staff was also very friendly, courteous and our guide Flora was very informative and patient with us handling the release of baby Gulfina turtles back to sea. My wife and I were very lucky to have released over 40 baby Gulfina turtles.
Response from Host, Dec 2020
Edward Esquenda once again thank you for the time you give us by leaving us the experience you lived with us. We always take care of assigning our most knowledgeable guides for each of our tours, in this case Ramiro and Flora.
Vida es continuar
Maria_M, Aug 2022
Lindo poder ayudar a preservar la vida acuatica. Proteger nuestro mar en este planeta que es nuestra única casa
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Estimada Maria Muñoz, En primer lugar nos gustaría darle las gracias por el tiempo invertido en hacernos llegar sus comentarios en: Unique Turtle Sanctuary and Sunset Experience Nos alegra saber que ha disfrutado del viaje y haya estado a la altura de sus expectativas. Por ello, sus palabras suponen una fuente de motivación para nosotros. Esperamos volver a darle la bienvenida muy pronto no olvides que tambien ofrecemos servicio de traslados aeropuerto - hotel - aeropuerto El Equipo de Huatulco Travel Experience

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