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Join STC for our 4th Annual Sea Turtle Expedition to Cuba!

STC and Holbrook Travel are working together again to bring you another incredible Sea Turtle Expedition to Cuba! From July 1st – July 8th, 2018 you can join some of STC’s sea turtle experts and take part in green sea turtle conservation efforts, all while experiencing the beautiful culture and landscape of Cuba.

Led by STC’s David Godfrey and Dan Evans, the expedition will take participants throughout the western coast of Cuba, stopping in Havana, the Guanahacabibes Peninsula and Viñales.  Participants will have the opportunity to witness the amazing nesting process of green sea turtles and work alongside biologists collecting data. Deadline to sign up has been extended to April 22, 2018!

 Program Highlights

  • Travel with experts from the Sea Turtle Conservancy to observe the nesting process of green sea turtles and collect data with biologists.
  • Snorkel the clear waters of the coral reef at María la Gorda (optional scuba diving may also be available at an additional charge).
  • Meet with local conservationists and marine researchers.
  • Visit the picturesque Viñales Valley, known for its unusual limestone formations.
  • Stop at Ernest Hemingway’s home, Finca La Vigía.

In addition, participants will enjoy activities such as a walking tour of the historical city of Havana, birding in the ecologically-rich Guanahacabibes Natural Park, and a visit to a local cigar and guarabita rum factory in the picturesque town of Viñales. In between activities, participants will be able to enjoy leisure time and a variety of delicious cuisine.  CLICK HERE FOR FULL ITINERARY

Pricing – $4,375

What’s included:

All activities and meals mentioned in itinerary
Donation to sea turtle conservation programs
Carbon Offset
Cuban Visa and health insurance
Full time guide for the duration of your program
Non alcoholic beverage with meals
Snorkeling equipment

*Does not include international airfare*


Information and Registration

To read more details of the expedition and to secure your spot, visit Holbrook Travel’s website here

For questions or any further information, contact Lisa Palmese-Graubard at 800-451-7111 x339 or

Check out the video below to see some cool footage from STC’s previous Cuba Expeditions!