Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Region
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Management focuses on protecting adult sea turtles and their nests. Many nests are relocated, from areas that would otherwise be lost to natural beach erosion.
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Assistance is given by local students, community groups and volunteer researches.

Sandy Point Turtlewatch Program

Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge, St. Croix USVI
US Fish and Wildlife Service
(340) 690-9452 or (340) 773-4554


Please meet at the entrance gate to Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge (at the west end of the Melvin H. Evans Highway) by 8 pm. The group will gather here and then drive into the refuge. The gate is locked behind us and the group must stay together. Thus, it is not possible for individuals to leave early except in case of emergency. Leatherback turtles nest throughout the night and we ask visitors to be willing to stay until midnight to increase the group’s chance of seeing one. Complete guidelines for adults and students are available in PDF format.

Adult Guidelines.pdf
Student Guidelines.pdf

Visit the following websites for more information about the Turtlewatch Program, Sandy Point NWR, and leatherback seaturtles.,,


Fact Sheet

Sandy Point Fact Sheet

Download the Sandy Point Fact Sheet in English (PDF)


Sandy Point Fact Sheet

Download the Sandy Point Fact Sheet in Spanish (PDF)


Caribbean Buyer Beware Fact Sheet

Caribbean Buyer beware brochure available in a .PDF

Last updated: August 14, 2014
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