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July 27-29 2018: Turtle Walk Weekend: Boarding House.


Price: From $450.00 to $700.00

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Walk with the Turtles on Ossabaw Island
 
Depart Friday, July 27, 4:00pm from Delegal Creek Marina on Skidaway Island, just outside of Savannah. After a 30-minute boat ride across Ossabaw Sound, arrive on Ossabaw Island in time for social hour, followed by supper and an evening program that includes an island overview.   Saturday morning, enjoy an early breakfast, then travel by pick up truck to the beach to learn about turtle hatchings.  Enjoy a picnic lunch and then travel to the south end bone yard beach.  Return to the North End for an Ossabaw BBQ dinner. Sunday, July 29, sleep in or rise earlyfor breakfast, followed by time to wander the North End on your own.  First boat departs the island for the mainland at 11:00 am.  

During your time on Ossabaw Island, you may have the opportunity to:
  • Experience a variety of sea turtle monitoring techniques;
  • Participate in a post-hatch nest excavation and data collection;
  •  Learn about sea turtle nesting and conservation efforts to restore their populations in an evening presentation;
  •  View sets of tiny turtle tracks from a nest to the beach;
  • See a hatchling making its way out of a nest and into the ocean.

What you should know:  Wildlife-based events cannot be guaranteed, as they are dependent on location, weather and timing of the hatch. 

 Fees include round trip transportation from Delegal Marina on Skidaway Island to Ossabaw Island’s North End; five farm-to-table catered meals; overnight in the air-conditioned Boarding House on Ossabaw Island, plus the turtle program.  Accommodations are in semi-private rooms with shared bathrooms.  Single room (no roommate) available for additional fee.

This trip is designed for adults and for children age 12 and over.  Minors must be accompanied by a parent or supervising adult.


FEES:
$450 for shared room and transportation,  Boarding House stay,  meals, programming.
$700 for private room and transportation,  Boarding House stay,  meals, programming.
Space is limited.  Your payment secures your reservation.

Please include your best email address.  Trip details will be emailed to you one week before departure.
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