Turtle Season in Aruba

The nesting season runs from March through September.

Hatching takes place from May to November.

Incubation takes approximately 60 to 70 days.

TurtugArurba barricades around a nest
TurtugArurba barricades around a nest.

Did You Know…

  • Sea Turtles return to their natal beach in order to nest.
  • Sea Turtles use the earth’s magnetic field to guide them on their long journeys at sea.
  • Sea Turtles do not nest every year, but rather every 2-5 years.
  • The Leatherback Sea Turtles of Aruba lay about 115 eggs a clutch.
  • The Leatherback female will nest 6 – 8 times a season.
  • It is estimated that only 1 in 1000 hatchlings survives to maturity.
  • All species of sea turtles are endangered and need our protection.

If you wish to help the conservation of Sea Turtles in Aruba, please make a donation to:

Aruba Bank 
Accnt #4006684