Head out from Darwin for this unforgettable opportunity to see the natural phenomenon of sea turtles nesting on the beach around sunset.
Head out from Darwin for this unforgettable opportunity to see the natural phenomenon of sea turtles nesting on the beach around sunset. Your eight hour adventure begins with a scenic 1.5 hour fast boat ride to (Njulbitjlk) Bare Sand Island, where you'll learn about the area's history and wildlife, enjoy a delicious dinner, and look out for the turtles that come up to nest on the beach in the evening. This experience takes place on dates especially picked around the lunar cycle for conditions to be right for turtle nesting.
Leaving Darwin around 4pm, you'll enjoy the rush of cruising out of the harbour and over the tropical water of the Timor Sea to a remote island. With the permission of the Kenbi Traditional Owners, you'll be taken ashore to explore the beach with marine specialists sharing insight about the Flatback and Olive Ridley turtles. You'll also learn about the island's unique war history and its importance to the Kenbi Traditional Owners.
Savour the incredible sunset, and begin scanning the shore line for turtles. This experience is very much dictated by nature, so you might see nesting turtles when you first arrive, they could come soon after, or they could come up later after the sun has set. Nesting turtles or hatchlings cannot be guaranteed on any tour, though the sighting success rate is near 100%. The timing of your turtle watching, your dinner, and your departure back to Darwin, is entirely up to the turtles, and it's well worth the visit.
This experience is part of our Low-Footprint Adventures range because it’s ECO certified and Respecting Our Culture certified by Ecotourism Australia.
Stokes Hill Wharf (Darwin)