Turtle Viewing - Ras Al Jinz

Turtle Viewing

Turtle Viewing

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

Not known to many, the best time to travel and see the turtle hatching is during summer time, between May and September. Being 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 enjoys a comfortable weather all through out the year and during summer time averaging 25°c and 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. The turtle sanctuary at Ras Al Jinz 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.

Catch the nightly and/or the early morning guided turtle nesting excursions.

For in-house guests, your room rates are inclusive of breakfast, turtle viewing (dawn and evening), entry to Turtle Visitor Center (Museum), tax and service charge.

Fee for non in-house guests:

  • OMR 7 for adults
  • OMR 1 for children aged 12 and 5 years
  • Complimentary for children aged 4 and under
  • Advance booking required due to limited number of visitors allowed per viewing.

For Omanis and Oman residents: [Your Residents ID will be asked to be presented to the hotel personnel]

  • OMR 3 for Omani adults
  • OMR 5 for Oman Residents 
  • OMR 1 for children aged 12 and 5 years
  • Complimentary for children aged 4 and under
  • Advance booking required due to limited number of visitors allowed per viewing.

Night turtle viewing is from 9:00pm and non-inhouse guests have to be in the Reserve by 8:30pm and Dawn turtle viewing is from 5:00am and non-inhouse guests have to be in the Reserve by 4:45am. Please note that timings may change depending on the season. kindly reconfirm.

Please contact Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve reservations department for individual bookings and Omani Nationals rates on + 968 9655 0606, +968 9655 0707 and email: reservations@rasaljinz-turtlereserve.com