On Wednesday April 4th, we broke the record for the number of turtles spotted in the river — with 25 viewings in just one lesson! From just young guns to big 380 pounders, we saw them all. Basking turtles, mating turtles, swimming turtles, a turtle missing a fin, even a large turtle that ended up being a snorkeler and not a turtle! Haha!
They were all enjoying the safety and calmness of the river. Since they are used to stand up paddlers in the river, they’re not shy in popping their heads up to say “hi”.
These gentle green sea turtles are currently on the endangered list. This is a good sign they are making a comeback!