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Sea Life in Grenada – Turtles, Whales and Dolphins

 

grenada-dolphins-200x300If you’ve got a passion for sea life, then Grenada is a great place to enjoy it. Not only can you expect to see turtles during the months of March to October, but there are also whales and dolphins to see.


Turtles

Giant leatherback turtles (Dermochelys coricea) visit the island in a bid to mate and lay their eggs on the very same beach that they were born on. This species is the largest of all sea turtles and they are a whopping six foot long and three foot high. It’s really quite breathtaking and remarkable to see them land on the shoreline and make their way up the beach. One of their favourite beaches is Levera Beach – just 15 minutes drive from the hotel.

We can book you in if you want to witness the laying or the hatching of the turtle babies. Other turtles that visit the island include the Loggerhead turtle, the hawksbill turtle and the Green Turtle. All of these species are either endangered or critically endangered unfortunately.

 

Whales

You can expect to see several species of whales off the coast of Grenada. These include the humpback, Killa (orca), Sperm and curvier beaked whales. In fact there are 15 or so different species to see. Whales have been sighted from the restaurant verandah, out at sea.

Dolphins

Dolphin species around the island of Grenada include the Common Dolphin, the Bottlenose Dolphin and the spotted species.

If you’re interested in going on a half day tour of whale or dolphin spotting then we can certainly organize this for you. Just let us know in advance. Please keep in mind that there is no guarantee that you will see dolphins or whales on the trip, but the chances are very good.

 

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