Rodeo Turtle Capture Tour Jiquilisco Bay

Tour Starts: 08:30 am
From: San Salvador City
Tour Duration: 10 hrs

Through aquatic monitoring with the help of biologists and veterinarians, it has been started a local turtle population census: male, female and young turtles, resident or visitant specimens, weight, size and DNA sample.

This amazing experience will let you to have the possibility to watch sea turtles in their natural environment and be a very close up witness of a progressive scientific work with these beautiful and wonderful wild animals or even help biologists with the task.  Sailing with these experimented investigators in the sea turtles area, you would see how two local fishermen catch the sea turtles in special designed nets for no to hurt them. When sea turtles are on board, investigators team starts with the measurement process, weight, sampling and tagged of turtles.

All of this will be realized in the middle of the beautiful scenery of Jiquilisco bay, surrounded of the most important mangrove forest in El Salvador and one of the most important in Central America, framed by a volcanic ridge on the horizon.

What to expect?

Live a new experience close from the local communities and their initiative with the preservation and protection of their  environment as a mutual benefit through the protection  of natural resources as a support for their economy.
Brand new vehicles, professional and certified bilingual guides, local experiences, personalized travel assistance on day tours, the best tours at the best price.


Private transportation with A/C, free pick up and drop off, bilingual tour , life jacket, local guide, local entrances, local guide payments, bottled water, all taxes.

Important Notes

  • Taking this tour you are supporting the local projects for protection and preservation of natural reserve.
  • Pick up and drop off are included.
  • Lunch for adults is included (Support for communities)
  • Minimum ages is 12 years old. Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an responsible adult.

What to bring?

  • Light clothes
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Bugs repelent
  • Hat or Cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunblock
  • Extra water