Where is the best place to swim with turtles?

Is it OK to swim with turtles?

A new study finds that green turtles (Chelonia mydas) can enjoy a few interesting benefits and a number of dangerous risks when tourists are allowed to swim with them. … As the researchers wrote in their paper, many of the attractions that offer swimming with turtles allow tourists to feed the animals.

Where is the best place to find sea turtles?

Best places to see sea turtles in the world

  1. Laniakea Beach, Hawaii. …
  2. Playa Grande, Costa Rica. …
  3. Coral Coast, Australia. …
  4. Oaxaca, Mexico. …
  5. Tamarindo Beach, Puerto Rico. …
  6. Gili Islands, Indonesia. …
  7. Perhentian Islands, Malaysia. …
  8. Turtle Islands, Philippines.

Is it illegal to feed sea turtles?

Today green sea turtles, like all other species of sea turtles, are federally protected under the Endangered Species Act. If you ate one in the United States, you would be committing a felony. … But harvesting too many for food has played a key role in driving down turtle populations in this country and across the world.

Can you swim with turtles in St Thomas?

At Turtle Cove/Buck Island you will have snorkeling gear to explore coral reefs that are home to tropical fish such as snapper, hamlets, parrot fish, sturgeon fish, squirrel fish and you can even swim with the turtles.

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How much is it to swim with turtles in Barbados?

Cool Runnings ($95usd) and Jammin’ ($95usd) offer per person rates that include lunch and drinks all day and they usually stop at Paynes’ Bay or Alleyne’s Bay to see the turtles. They also include a stop at one of the shipwrecks along the west coast where you can snorkel and see many colorful fish!