Turtles at sunrise
Setting moon, rising sun...we're mixing it up at Sea Darwin this year with our Sunrise Turtle Cruise.
Imagine standing on a remote beach in Northern Australia watching the moon set over one horizon, while the sun rises on the other, all the while as ancient flatback sea turtles plod up the beach around you.
For something completely different in 2016, Sea Darwin has introduced Sunrise Turtles into their product mix. This eco cruise is only for those with a spirit of adventure, who seek a completely unique and world class experience, and who have the ability to get out of bed at an obscenely early hour.
Leaving Darwin at 4am the journey on one of Sea Darwin’s fast boats will take you out of Darwin Harbour as the night draws to an end. Arriving on remote Bare Sand Island by first light – just in time to witness the dipping of the full moon into the sea, and at an optimum time for flatback turtles to make their way up the beach to lay a clutch of eggs. As dawn passes, the raw harshness of the island environment will be appreciated, and it will be time for us to retreat back to the sea for breakfast aboard as we make our way back to Darwin, arriving mid morning.
This cruise is a photographers dream, with the stunning light of dawn combined with viewing sea turtles in their own environment, on their own terms. Sunrise Turtles is a very special experience, and can only be scheduled a few times each year.