Family Fun!

Did you know

Fun Turtle Facts

Cruise Whitsundays often has a visitor to our reef site, the turtle. Here are some interesting facts about turtles in the Whitsundays:

  • Sea Turtles tend to only nest and lay eggs every 2 – 5 years and they return to the beach where they hatched to nest.
  • They may travel thousands of kilometres to return to their beach
  • Unlike most land turtles, sea turtles can not retract their heads into their shell for safety
  • Boy or girl? The turtles lay their eggs in the sand. Cooler sands means there is likely to be more boy baby turtles born.
  • If you are lucky enough to see a turtle’s nest next time you’re at the beach, make sure you keep your distance. The turtles don’t like disturbance and if you get too close they will most likely abandon their eggs. If it is dark, please don’t shine lights on them
Sign up to receive our latest news & exclusive offers