Swimming with Sea Turtles

Brittany & Scott share one incredible highlight of a visit to the Tobago Cays.

November 18, 2011

Sea Turtles

Brittany & Scott on s/v Rasmus

“The beach is in our blood. Everyone in our family returns to the beach instinctively, just like the sea turtles.”
-Sandy Archibald

One of the highlights of the Tobago Cays in the Grenadines is the opportunity to swim with sea turtles in the wild. They, like dolphins, epitomize the beauty of nature and the magic of the sea. They are such gentle and peaceful creatures; they glide effortlessly along the sea floor, slowly nibbling turtle grass, swimming up to the surface every few minutes to pop up their heads and catch a breath of fresh air before diving down again. There’s no rush, no hurry and their movements are slow and methodical. On this particular day the water was pretty churned up from some weather, but on a clear day you’ll see as many as twelve to twenty turtles feeding here. It’s incredible and a must visit if you ever find yourself in the Grenadines.

Brittany & Scott


_When two people, with the same life long dream of sailing around the world find each other, there’s only one thing to do… make it happen!
Which is precisely what we, Scott and Brittany, are doing aboard our boat, Rasmus, a Hallberg-Rassy 35 which departed from Chicago September 2010! Follow along at _


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