Tortugueros Las Playitas A.C.

Marine Biologist for a Night

Ever Wonder what a Day in Life of a Marine Biologist is like? 



Don't miss this opportunity to go on Night Patrol to relocate endangered nests and the chance to see nesting turtles!  

Participants will learn about sea turtle biology, environmental threats, Protection strategies and have hands on sea turtle conservation experiences.


Participants will assist in patrols where  endangered nests are rescued and relocated to the incubation greenhouse.

Leatherback Nest Collection


  • 11pm-2am or 3-6am Nest Relocation Patrols (depending on tides and beach conditions)


Students will also learn about Temperature-dependent Sex Determination (TSD), and how the Incubation Greenhouse in Todos Santos is helping increase populations and balance gender-ratios of critically endangered Pacific Leatherback sea turtles. All this in just one day!

Register below:.

Marine Biologist for a Day Registration Form
Nighttime Activities Available October 15- Dec 16
Daytime Activities available Dec 6 - Mar 31.
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Choose Arrival Time:
Nest Monitoring 10am-3pm
Nest escavation/ Hatchling release 5pm
Night Patrol 11pm-2am

Scholarships are available for local students!

¡Becas Disponibles!



Our philosophy is that Environmental Advocates love the ocean and environment because of our positive experiences that have bonded us to them. Help us give positive environmental experiences to young people by sponsoring one of our Education Programs!