Where can I see turtles in Thailand?

No marine life encounter is guaranteed but the chance of snorkeling with sea turtles whilst in Thailand is pretty high. Turtles can be seen almost anywhere, the most common places are the Similan Islands (mooring rocks, island number 9), the Surin Islands and the Phi Phi Islands.

Can you see turtles in Phuket?

Mai Khao is one of the last Phuket beaches where you can still find nesting turtles. The Foundation rescues the eggs from the nearby beaches where the environment is no longer safe for turtles. The eggs are the given to the Phuket Marine Biological Centre (PMBC) and Royal Thai Navy.

Where is the best place to look for turtles?

Best places to see sea turtles in the world

  1. Laniakea Beach, Hawaii. …
  2. Playa Grande, Costa Rica. …
  3. Coral Coast, Australia. …
  4. Oaxaca, Mexico. …
  5. Tamarindo Beach, Puerto Rico. …
  6. Gili Islands, Indonesia. …
  7. Perhentian Islands, Malaysia. …
  8. Turtle Islands, Philippines.

Does Thailand have turtles?

The number of sea turtles in Thailand’s waters has fallen drastically over the past century. Samui was a completely different place 50 years ago, says Kosum: “It was only wooden forests, coconut farms and there was no road.” Now the island has more than 2 million visitors in a good year.

Which beach is famous for turtle watching?

1. Costa Rica. Tortuguero, also known as ‘Turtle Beach’ (say no more?!) is the best place to see turtles nest and hatch in Costa Rica, well actually, it’s the only place!

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What is the best time to see sea turtles?

Visitors are often surprised to learn that more than 100,000 threatened and endangered sea turtles nest on Florida beaches every summer. In fact, nearly 90 percent of sea turtle nesting in the U.S. occurs in Florida from March through October of each year.

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