We were up bright and early on Thursday morning and decided to head to the beach to see the sun rise and to check out the turtle nest situation!
During June and July, DVBR offers guests the chance to go on a night time Turtle Walk. If you are interested, you will need to put your name in the lottery the morning before the walk and the kids in your group must be 7+ due to the fact that there is a lot of walking.
We didn’t get to do this as it was offered for Friday night and we were leaving Friday morning. But, they have a sign in the lobby suggesting that you meet their Turtle Team on the beach at 7am daily to check the new nests.
We met up with one gentleman who was on the Turtle Team and he explained what he was looking for and what he does. By the time we got to him, he already found and staked out 4 new nests from the night before. We followed him down the beach until it just go too far and then headed to the pool.
Here are some pics from the beach… (Did you know that the Turtle Team will dig up the turtle nests to make sure there are actually eggs in there??? I had no idea!) Look at the turtle tracks the turtles make when they head back into the ocean!