Registration for FY2020 is now closed.

New program from 2020!

This is a summer-only program that combines the Marine Center’s standard 3-hour sea turtle class with a nighttime hatchling turtle release!

Learn about sea turtle ecology and conservation activities in the sea turtle class, and then release the hatchlings (hatched from eggs protected at Omura Beach) the day before during the night with your own hands!

 ⇒【About our egg protection program

Why don’t you make precious memories of your summer in the Ogasawara Islands with a program full of learning about sea turtles that both adults and children can enjoy?

You’ll be impressed by the cute appearance of the hatchlings!

See the following link for more information on the course content of the sea turtle class⇒【Sea Turtle Class 3-hour Course


Date & Time: The day before sailing 

Afternoon session (Sea turtle class 3-hour course): Start ~13:30 *After September 22, the course will be 2 hours

Evening session (release of baby turtles): Start ~19:00

*Held during the hatching season from July to September

*Even if you make a reservation, we may not be able to hold it due to hatching conditions, weather, or sea conditions. We appreciate your understanding.



Adults (Junior high school students and older) 7,700 yen (tax included)

Children (elementary school students) 5,500 yen (tax included)

Option with baby turtle figure: +1,000 yen (tax included)

*Sea turtle class 2 hour course: Adults 6,600 yen (tax included), Children (Elementary school students) 4,400 yen (tax included)

*Cancellations for reasons other than ship transportation cancellations will be subject to a cancellation fee


Eligibility: Please apply by purchasing a boat ticket and reserving a place to stay

*We do not accept participation by elementary school students only

*Preschool children (infants) are free of charge


Time Required[Daytime session] Arrive at the Marine Center by 13:30 ⇒ Sea turtle class (13:30-16:30)

Pick up and drop off at the Marine Center (18:30-19:00) ⇒ Release turtles at the Seihyo Beach (19:00-19:30) ⇒ Pick up and drop off (19:30-20:00)


Note: Pick-up service is available for the evening session. Please make sure to include the name of your lodge when you make your reservation.

If you have a means of transportation, please cooperate with the local assembly and dismissal.

If you would like to have the option to have a hatchling figure, please indicate that when you make your reservation.

If you would like to take a two-hour course (not including the egg-touching experience), please let us know.    

For directions to the Ogasawara Marine Center, please see our Access page.

Please wear clothes and footwear that are comfortable to move around in and that you don’t mind getting wet.

Reserve Sea Turtle Workshop de Night!

For any other inquiries, please feel free to contact us by email:

If you are using a cell phone, please make sure your phone is set up to receive e-mails.