Turtle Viewing

One of the most popular eco-tourism activities in Oman is turtle viewing and tours. Oman is home to several important nesting sites of four different species of turtles: the endangered Green Turtle, the Olive Ridley Turtle, the Loggerhead Turtle, and the critically endangered Hawksbill Turtle.

While it’s not known to many, the best time to travel and see the turtle hatching in Oman is during summertime, between May and September. Because Oman is located in the Middle East and understandably so, there is always that hesitation in traveling due to the temperature and humidity. Truth is, Ras Al Hadd (where the Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve is located) enjoys very comfortable weather all throughout the year and during summertime as well, averaging from 25°c to 36°c.

Turtle nesting tours at Ras Al Jinz allow visitors to witness the spectacle in an intimate fashion without fear of interrupting the creatures themselves, and to catch the nightly and/or the early morning guided turtle nesting excursions The turtle sanctuary at Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve combines an interactive museum with research laboratories and a wide range of amenities for visitors to learn all about the wonders of these ancient creatures in a family-friendly environment.

For in-house guests, your room rates are inclusive of turtle viewing dawn and evening.

For non-in-house guests, the fees are:

Omani guests (Please show ID upon check-in):

  • Omani Adult – 03 OMR Per Person.
  • Omani Child – (03 to 10 Years Old) will pay 1 OMR.
  • Child below 03 Years will be free of charge.

 Oman residents’ guests (Please show ID upon check-in):

  • Resident Adult – 06 OMR Per Person.
  • Resident Child – (03 to 10 Years Old) will pay 2 OMR.
  • Child below 03 Years will be free of charge.

Tourist guests:

  • Tourist Adult – 08 OMR Per Person
  • Tourist Child – (03 to 10 Years Old) will pay 3 OMR.
  • Child below 03 Years will be free of charge.

 

Night turtle viewing is from 9:00 pm and non-inhouse guests have to be in the Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve by 8:30 pm.

Dawn turtle viewing is from 5:00 am and non-inhouse guests have to be in the Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve by 4:45 am.

*Please note that timings may change depending on the season. Kindly reconfirm prior to your arrival.

Please contact Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve reservations department for individual bookings and Omani Nationals rates on:

  • +968 9655 0606
  • +968 9655 0707
  • Email: reservations@rasaljinz-turtlereserve.com
Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve is the only legal place to watch turtles within Oman.