Barbados Turtles

Barbados has a large healthy population of Hawksbill and Leatherback turtles.  The Barbadian people look out for the turtles and protect them and they have become accustomed to people and will often stick around and swim with you.

You can often see them coming to the shore to lay eggs or if you are lucky you can find yourself surrounded by baby turtles that have just hatched or you can attend a turtle release where baby turtles, which have been taken out of nests and kept safe are released into the sea.

If you want to swim with the turtles you can go looking for the turtles yourself or you can go on one of the island cruised that stop to swim with them.


In Barbados the Sea Turtles have become used to people and look forward to being fed
People come to Barbados to swim with the turtles
The sea turtles come up for air and go back down very quickly
Some people are afraid of the turtles but they are safe to swim with
The sea turtles look forward to being fed fish
You can get very close to the sea turtles
The sea turtles come up for air and go back down very quickly
These turtles were found on the south coast
To photograph the turtles takes a lot of patience
The sea turtles are difficult to photograph because they only come up for air for a few seconds