Families Can Vacation With Sea Turtles
on Bald Head Island

Press Release

Bald Head Island Beach

February 20, 2009 – Bald Head Island, North Carolina (NC) - One of the biggest draws to Bald Head Island – a boat accessible, car-free second home and vacation destination located just off the coast of southeastern NC – is its unfettered access to nature. Now, families looking for an extraordinary, up-close experience in the wild can observe loggerhead turtles coming ashore to nest, or the miracle of tiny hatchlings emerging from their nests with the Bald Head Island Conservancy Turtle Walk Vacation.

Travelers who book the Turtle Walk Vacation, which is applicable to stays of a week or longer, will receive 5% off accommodations plus a Conservancy Turtle Walk Package. The package includes a Partner Membership to the not-for-profit BHI Conservancy (a $150 value), which allows up to eight people to participate in a Turtle Walk. Turtle Walks take place every evening during the nesting season and are led by a Conservancy naturalist. Participants will learn about these amazing sea creatures as well as have an opportunity to see a sea turtle in the event a female nests that evening. Later in the summer, during hatching season, the focus of Turtle Walks shifts to observing potential hatching events.

In addition to the membership and participation in the Turtle Walk, the Conservancy Turtle Walk Package also includes a $20 gift certificate toward participation in any Conservancy program such as kayaking, bird watching, or crabbing.

To take advantage of this special, call 1-800-973-8309 and mention the Turtle Walk Vacation. Some restrictions apply. Turtle Walks are subject to availability.

Bald Head Island has long been known as a popular nesting location for loggerhead turtles. Residents and visitors are known to reference this fact, as well as their appreciation for the island’s slower pace, when they claim to be “on turtle time.”

Bald Head Island is a second home and vacation community located just off the coast of Southport, NC. With no bridge connecting the island to the mainland, visitors take a 20-minute ferry ride across the Cape Fear. Once on island, the favored method of transport is electric cart, bicycle, or walking. Of the island’s 12,000 acres, 10,000 have been permanently preserved and will never be developed. To learn more about Bald Head Island, visit www.baldheadisland.com

To learn more about the Bald Head Island Conservancy and the sea turtle programs, visit www.bhic.org.

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