Coexistence Expeditions Leatherback Turtle Watching Review: By Tyrell
Adventurous experiences are supposed to leave you in a state of astonishment and the Coexistence Leatherback Turtle Watching Expedition accomplished just that. Travelling along Trinidad’s North-East Coast road to the small turtle watching village of Grande Riviere provided a striking view of the star filled sky unobstructed by light pollution. Upon arriving at the Grande Riviere Visitor Orientation Center, there was a briefing on the proper turtle watching procedures in addition to the collection of wristbands. This was followed by a short walk to the turtle nesting site.
Though the turtles were the main attraction of the night, the panorama of the star filled night sky provided a sense of awe upon arriving at the turtle nesting site. In its natural state, it was nothing less than mesmerizing to witness the Leatherback turtle nesting process alongside the release of some baby turtles. Immersing in this process contributed to the development of a deeper sense of appreciation for the endangered turtles and thanks to the Coexistence Expedition experience it was a night well spent.