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TURTLE WATCHING AT NIGHT in Cherating

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RM70 RM66.5
Child (4 - 11 years old)
RM45 RM42.8
Total : RM0

What’s Included

  • Access to the Cherating Turtle Sanctuary
  • English & Malay speaking guide

Important Info

  • Minimum of two (2) pax required to confirm booking
  • FREE for children under three (3) years old

TURTLE WATCHING AT NIGHT in Cherating

Can’t decide what to do for the night in Cherating? Why not watch giant turtles come up shore and lay eggs! This experience is something that you should not miss out on. It’s not like everyday you get to see turtles laying eggs on the shores of Malaysia.

If you are in Malaysia, the state of Pahang is an amazing tourist destination that you should consider visiting before bidding goodbye to Malaysia. Being the largest state in the Peninsular of Malaysia, Pahang promises its visitors an amazing experience close to nature with the beautiful scenery, top-class marine environments, and beautiful sunsets to go along with your trip.

The beautiful Malaysian sea turtles have been making their “homes” and birthplace on the pristine, white beaches of the country for centuries in states such as Pahang and Terengganu.

It is so because Malaysia has a long coastline, with the western part of Peninsular Malaysia facing the Straits of Malacca, while the coasts of the eastern states of Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah and Sarawak face the waters of the South China Sea.

Throughout the length of the coasts, since time immemorial, the sandy beaches have been used by the various species of turtles for landing and nesting, laying their eggs in the thousands, especially in Cherating, Pahang.

The landings and nesting of the sea turtles are said to occur throughout the year at various locations of the Malaysian coastlines.

Leatherback, Green, Hawksbill, and Olive ridley turtles. These gentle reptiles of the sea swim great distances and come on land only to nest. They are known for their longevity among local cultures. Sadly, the number of marine turtles in most places has plummeted and some populations are on the brink of extinction.

Turtle in the Malaysian language is Penyu. Cherating in Pahang has 5 major landing and nesting areas for these sea turtles: Pantai Chendor, Cherating, Tioman, Sri Buat Island, and Rompin Beach. The most common turtle found in these areas is the Green-Chelonia Mydas, which usually lands on the shore between April and September.

Turtles are the oldest ever living reptile group, with the largest specimen of chelonian being the leatherback sea-turtle, or Dermochelys coriacea, a turtle living in either freshwater or sea that can reach 2meters in length and weigh over 900kg!

These long-distance swimmers have to travel across great oceans every 2 to 3 years to return to the same breeding ground to nest.

The beach terrain in Cherating is favorable as its steep and deep slope allows the turtle to ‘land’ straight up the beach. Here the females come ashore in the cover of night, seeking a suitable nesting site closer to the vegetation line up to lay her eggs. The male, on the other hand, never comes ashore. These graceful creatures nest between 5 to 9 times per season laying 50 to 150 eggs per nest.

Turtles normally lay their eggs when it is a full moon and accompany with hiding tide. Once having laid her eggs, she then covers them; she rests for a bit and then makes her way back into the sea.

A turtle’s eggs incubation period is around 50 to 60 days, and the eggs usually hatch at night. In order to prevent baby turtles from being killed by other predators, they are immediately released to sea by the center. The period for a turtle to become mature is around 20 to 50 years, and only one in 1000 turtles is believed to live that long.

Did you know that the sex of turtle is determined by the temperature of the sand? The sex of sea turtles, like many other turtles, is determined by the temperature in the nest. Cooler incubation temperatures produce male hatchlings and warmer incubation temperatures produce female hatchlings. Temperatures that fluctuate between the two extremes will produce a mix of male and female hatchlings.

Watch these majestic animals make their way up to shore and lay their eggs. Take part in this beautiful birth-giving experience. The experienced guides tell you exactly what you can and the part you can play in ensuring that these turtles do not go extinct.

In the dark night, you will have this National Geographic experience of watching the huge turtle waddle their way up the shore, finding the perfect place to nest. Watch and wait patiently as these turtles lay their eggs slowly. The excitement you get is worth the trip. Knowing that these endangered species are kept safe from poachers will give you the exact reason why it is important to preserve and save them as much as you can.

So if you are in Pahang, don’t miss out on the opportunity to see these beautiful creatures lay their eggs and appreciate the saving acts of conservation that make the beautiful experience possible.

Location

7/ 1156, Cherating Lama, 26080 Kuantan, Pahang
8:30 pm – 10:00 pm | Daily

  • Access to the Cherating Turtle Sanctuary
  • English & Malay speaking guide

If you are in Malaysia, the state of Pahang is an amazing tourist destination that you should consider visiting before bidding goodbye to Malaysia. Being the largest state in the Peninsular of Malaysia, Pahang promises its visitors an amazing experience close to nature with the beautiful scenery, top-class marine environments, and beautiful sunsets to go along with your trip.

The beautiful Malaysian sea turtles have been making their “homes” and birthplace on the pristine, white beaches of the country for centuries in states such as Pahang and Terengganu.

It is so because Malaysia has a long coastline, with the western part of Peninsular Malaysia facing the Straits of Malacca, while the coasts of the eastern states of Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah and Sarawak face the waters of the South China Sea.

Throughout the length of the coasts, since time immemorial, the sandy beaches have been used by the various species of turtles for landing and nesting, laying their eggs in the thousands, especially in Cherating, Pahang.

The landings and nesting of the sea turtles are said to occur throughout the year at various locations of the Malaysian coastlines.

Leatherback, Green, Hawksbill, and Olive ridley turtles. These gentle reptiles of the sea swim great distances and come on land only to nest. They are known for their longevity among local cultures. Sadly, the number of marine turtles in most places has plummeted and some populations are on the brink of extinction.

Turtle in the Malaysian language is Penyu. Cherating in Pahang has 5 major landing and nesting areas for these sea turtles: Pantai Chendor, Cherating, Tioman, Sri Buat Island, and Rompin Beach. The most common turtle found in these areas is the Green-Chelonia Mydas, which usually lands on the shore between April and September.

Turtles are the oldest ever living reptile group, with the largest specimen of chelonian being the leatherback sea-turtle, or Dermochelys coriacea, a turtle living in either freshwater or sea that can reach 2meters in length and weigh over 900kg!

These long-distance swimmers have to travel across great oceans every 2 to 3 years to return to the same breeding ground to nest.

The beach terrain in Cherating is favorable as its steep and deep slope allows the turtle to ‘land’ straight up the beach. Here the females come ashore in the cover of night, seeking a suitable nesting site closer to the vegetation line up to lay her eggs. The male, on the other hand, never comes ashore. These graceful creatures nest between 5 to 9 times per season laying 50 to 150 eggs per nest.

Turtles normally lay their eggs when it is a full moon and accompany with hiding tide. Once having laid her eggs, she then covers them; she rests for a bit and then makes her way back into the sea.

A turtle’s eggs incubation period is around 50 to 60 days, and the eggs usually hatch at night. In order to prevent baby turtles from being killed by other predators, they are immediately released to sea by the center. The period for a turtle to become mature is around 20 to 50 years, and only one in 1000 turtles is believed to live that long.

Did you know that the sex of turtle is determined by the temperature of the sand? The sex of sea turtles, like many other turtles, is determined by the temperature in the nest. Cooler incubation temperatures produce male hatchlings and warmer incubation temperatures produce female hatchlings. Temperatures that fluctuate between the two extremes will produce a mix of male and female hatchlings.

Watch these majestic animals make their way up to shore and lay their eggs. Take part in this beautiful birth-giving experience. The experienced guides tell you exactly what you can and the part you can play in ensuring that these turtles do not go extinct.

In the dark night, you will have this National Geographic experience of watching the huge turtle waddle their way up the shore, finding the perfect place to nest. Watch and wait patiently as these turtles lay their eggs slowly. The excitement you get is worth the trip. Knowing that these endangered species are kept safe from poachers will give you the exact reason why it is important to preserve and save them as much as you can.

So if you are in Pahang, don’t miss out on the opportunity to see these beautiful creatures lay their eggs and appreciate the saving acts of conservation that make the beautiful experience possible.

  • Minimum of two (2) pax required to confirm booking
  • FREE for children under three (3) years old
  • This ticket is non-refundable if not redeemed on the selected date.
  • If you would like to change your date of visit, please contact our Customer Support at least two (2) days before your selected date.
  • Please note that rescheduling is done on a case-to-case basis and may not be possible at all times.
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