Swim with Sea Turtles in Matapalito

A Perk for contributing $500 or more
to Help us get our Fins back in the Water
by Equipo Tora Carey

Want to put your hands on Sea turtle research and don't miss snorkeling a unique coral reef? Get a Matapalito ticket and come with us (4 people max. per trip) to our secret foraging ground where hawksbill and green turtles abound and receive an intimate introduction to our in-water monitoring of sea turtles aggregated at a pristine foraging ground!

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$50 USD
Sea turtle patrolling and hatchling release
ETC is patrolling 5 sea turtle nesting beaches with year-round activity. For the donation of $50 (per adult) you will participate in our nightly patrols and maybe witness the hatching and release of our protected sea turtle babies.
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$100 USD
One night with ETC
Stay at our marine species conservation community in the most beautiful part of Costa Rica in El Jobo, La Cruz, Guanacaste. For the donation of $100 (per person) you receive one night and three typical Costa Rican meals at a community home, joining us at night to patrol the beaches, tag and measure sea turtles and release hatchlings.
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$150 USD
Ray tagging + Whole snapper lunch
Do you want to learn more about the vast biodiversity of marine fauna of Punta Descartes? For the donation of $150, you participate in our unique ray monitoring (catching rays by hand, tagging, measuring, and release) together with our Environmental Protectors (local fishermens' kids club), and finish half a day being in the water with a typical Costa Rican lunch (usually fresh fried whole snapper).
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$250 USD
Sailing the Gulf of Santa Elena
For the donation of $250 (per person) you will receive a private 1/2 day sailing trip in the Gulf of Santa Elena with our Environmental Educator Mathilde Giry, who also happens to be the boat captain. Fresh, French bread and detailed information on the area and our project guaranteed!
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$500 USD
Swim with Sea Turtles in Matapalito
Want to put your hands on Sea turtle research and don't miss snorkeling a unique coral reef? Get a Matapalito ticket and come with us (4 people max. per trip) to our secret foraging ground where hawksbill and green turtles abound and receive an intimate introduction to our in-water monitoring of sea turtles aggregated at a pristine foraging ground!
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$1,000 USD
Whales, turtles and a day on the ocean
Fancy a day out on the ocean having it all together? Come with Surfari Del Mar and help photographing whales for IDing, followed by sea turtle in-water monitoring in Matapalito with our local research assistants. Breakfast, Lunch, snacks, drinks and a lot of fun included!
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$2,000 USD
One weekend with ETC
Become part of ETC for an entire weekend and learn everything on our ray, sea turtle, parrot and whale research, participate in our environmental education activities and learn on local customs by staying at eating at a local community family! You choose the activities you want to participate with and we will be delighted to set you up with a once-in-a-life time experience!
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Here's the campaign that needs your help

  • $1,810 raised
  • 22 contributors
  • 68 Weeks running
Our community-based marine conservation NGO lost everything to the devastating forest fires that impacted the Costa Rican Tropical Dry Forest in May 2018. Please help us to replace our needed equipment and join us for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.