Releases take place most evenings at 5:30pm (6:30pm during Daylight Saving Time). Check our Facebook page for an announcement on the day of the release. Hatchlings are released the day they are born so please understand that we can never promise in advance there will be a release on a specific date.
The announcement will be made as soon as possible on the day of the release but there are times that we don’t know for sure that we will have hatchlings available and ready until the afternoon.
The release consists of an educational presentation where you will learn about the different species of turtles and some of the dangers they face. Following the presentation, you will have the opportunity to participate by releasing your own hatchling. Remember to bring along some money to shop in our store before and after the release. We have a variety of items available including sets of stainless steel reusable straws, t-shirts, hats, jewelry, and items handcrafted by a local women’s co-op.
Almost all of our funding comes from donations, fundraisers, and sales from our gift shop. Accordingly, a donation of MX$200 per person, MX$100 for Mexican nationals, is requested for participating in the release.