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sea turtle watching

Whether you want to see a sea turtle nesting, baby sea turtles or getting to know more about the incredible work of Programa Tatô team, contact one of our tour partners. This way you will be also contributing to our conservation program.



PRESERVE, RAISE AWARENESS and VALUE the biodiversity and natural heritage of São Tomé and Príncipe through responsible and sustainable tourism.

from 15€ / 375 STN*

*Other taxes can be applied.


Watch sea turtles nesting and support their conservation

During the night female sea turtles come out of the water to lay their valuable nests, which will give birth to the next generation of sea turtles.
Come to have an unforgettable experience with us guided by a sea turtle expert and a local team member and get to know our work.
You can even adopt a sea turtle and receive an adoption certificate by email!


For more information contact us via email:


Hatchlings release

After 2 months incubating in the sand, baby hatchlings sea turtles are born starting their first steps of one of the most epic journeys of the animal kingdom.

Come to watch to the first walk of baby sea turtle hatchlings to the sea, guided by a sea turtle expert.

You can also adopt a baby turtle and receive a certificate of adoption by email.

For more information contact us via email:


Visit the Museu do Mar in the community of Morro Peixe

Here you can learn all about the marine and coastal ecosystems and the most emblematic marine species of São Tomé and Príncipe.

There are games for children available and a small shop where you can buy products made by local artisans and our productive group.


Hours: Open every day from 9h to 17h


Price: 2 euros per adult, 1 euro per child up to 12 years old with guided tour.

Location: North Island, Morro Peixe Community, São Tomé and Príncipe

Coordinates: 0.406408, 6.638377

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- Dates and Information for the 2023/2024 season -



These activities are organized by Programa Tatô, MARAPA and by our local partner

São Tomé Paradise Tours.


For reservations and informations contact Programa Tatô through the emails:

T U R T L E W A T C H I N G @ P R O G R A M A T A T O . P T

or visit us at our headquartes:

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or contact our local partner São Tomé Paradise Tours:


Telephone: +239 988 9600

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Have a sustainable stay at Jalé Ecolodge on São Tomé Island, the ideal place for nature lovers seeking for peace, adventure and that at the same time want to contribute to conservation of nature and local culture.


Jalé Ecolodge is situated in the south of São Tomé Island, on Jalé Beach, next to Obô Natural Park, near the imaginary line of the equator, in an area integrating mangrove, marine and tropical forest ecosystems.

The Jalé Ecolodge has three Bungalows built based on the principles and techniques of Bioconstruction, respecting the principles of ecotourism.

During your stay you will have the opportunity to participate in a night tour for observation of sea turtle females nesting and follow the work of Programa Tatô team. Contact one of our team members during your stay.

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