Baby Turtle Releasing, Bali Indonesia

Back in 2016, when Busy and I are not yet bloggers, we had a trip in Bali. One of the activities that we enjoyed is the Baby Turtle Releasing Activity in Kuta Beach.

Baby Turtle Releasing by Kuta Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center in Bali Indonesia

Organization: Bali Sea Turtle Society  (BSTS)

Website: https://www.baliseaturtle.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/baliseaturtlesociety/

Contact Number: +62 811 3882683

Email Address: info@baliseaturtle.org

Address of the activity: Kuta Beach, Bali, Indonesia

Schedule of release: The activity depends on the hatch of the baby turtles.

 

Please take note that this was 2 years ago, so there might be changes in the activity.

 

Why do the Baby Turtle Releasing Activity?

Indonesia is a country with lots of beach, so there will always be Turtles who bury their eggs within the shore. Bali is a very famous tourist spot, and it is also famous for having high numbers of Sea Turtle trade, which is bad. So, BSTS concentrated in Bali to raise awareness about Turtles and they created a lot of activities, which includes baby turtle releasing.

 

Finding Kuta Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center

We easily found the conservation center along Kuta Beach because of this…

Baby Turtle Releasing by Kuta Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center in Bali Indonesia
A giant Turtle statue which symbolizes a mother Turtle

Yes! A huge turtle! It symbolizes a mom who lays her eggs here in Kuta Beach.

There are a lot of eggs buried in the sand on the shell part of the giant statue.

Baby Turtle Releasing by Kuta Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center in Bali Indonesia

Plus, there are additional enclosed spaces with eggs too! Each batch has a date of when it was laid and when is it suppose to hatch.

Kuta Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center in Bali Indonesia

After we saw the turtle, we immediately asked on how can we join the activity. We are a group of 3, but we were given just one token. There were a lot of tourists who wants to join the activity, and the number of baby turtles are limited. So, every group was just given one token. One token is equivalent to one baby turtle.

Baby Turtle Releasing by Kuta Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center in Bali Indonesia

Each token is given for free, so if there is anyone who would want to sell their tokens to you, please say no and report it to the organization.

Each token is given for FREE

While waiting for the activity to start, we looked into the merchandise, roam around the conservation center, and had our pictures taken.

Baby Turtle Releasing by Kuta Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center in Bali Indonesia

 

Start of Baby Turtle Release

There was an introduction of the activity before each baby turtles were handled over.

Kuta Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center in Bali Indonesia

After the introduction, I immediately fall in line and got our Baby Turtle.

Baby Turtle Releasing by Kuta Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center in Bali Indonesia
Yes that’me, I had long colorful hair in 2016 haha

As soon as we got our Baby Turtle, we went near the ocean.

Baby Turtle Releasing by Kuta Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center in Bali Indonesia

We have to be very careful because our Baby Turtle jumps a lot! Ohh by the way, we called her/him Darina, a combination of our names Dave and Katrina.

Baby Turtle Releasing by Kuta Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center in Bali Indonesia

Meet our jolly baby turtle Darina, ready to be released into the wild

Baby Turtle Releasing by Kuta Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center in Bali Indonesia

She’s even dabbing for joy!

Baby Turtle Releasing by Kuta Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center in Bali Indonesia

Hi five!

Baby Turtle Releasing by Kuta Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center in Bali Indonesia

A guy with the megaphone gives the instruction for the release. First, we fall in line after the rope.

Baby Turtle Releasing by Kuta Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center in Bali Indonesia

Then, when he said “release the turtles” we placed the container on the beach and released baby turtle Darina.

Baby Turtle Releasing by Kuta Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center in Bali Indonesia

It was so emotional to watch your baby taking their first few steps (hahaha)😆

Baby Turtle Releasing by Kuta Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center in Bali Indonesia

I got a few pictures of its first walk on the beach towards the ocean.

Baby Turtle Releasing by Kuta Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center in Bali Indonesia

The activity was fun! Participants were cheering and saying goodbyes to their baby turtles.

Baby Turtle Releasing by Kuta Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center in Bali Indonesia

Baby Turtle Releasing by Kuta Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center in Bali Indonesia

In a few minutes they almost reached the ocean…

Baby Turtle Releasing by Kuta Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center in Bali Indonesia

And they were gone so fast.

Baby Turtle Releasing by Kuta Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center in Bali Indonesia

The ocean has a lot of dangers for these turtles. Do you know that in every batch of eggs, only 1% of the baby turtles will survive until adulthood? There is really a few survival percentage for these animals, so taking care and respecting them is very much appreciated.

Kuta Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center in Bali Indonesia

 

Happy and Busy’s Smileys

Location 

It was just there on Kuta Beach.

Ambiance

The activity is done on Kuta beach, and there is a lot of cheering and joy from the participants.

Value for money 

No money involved! The tokens are NOT FOR SALE! You do not have to pay for the activity, but you can donate to help the organization continue their advocacy.

Fun

We had a great time doing the Baby Turtle releasing activity! We wish we can do this again when we come back.

 

Baby Turtle Releasing by Kuta Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center in Bali Indonesia

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