MABARUMA AND SHELL BEACH
Santa Rosa - Moruca
Mabaruma & Shell Beach
Things To Do
Boats to Shell beach to see the turtles leave from
Mabaruma. Send a message to Audley James through Shell Beach Adventures at
the Pegasus Hotel. The turtle season is March to July.
Trans-Guyana fly on Monday/Wednesday/Friday/Saturday, departing Ogle at 10:00 am. The flight takes approx. 1 hour. The plane does an immediate turn-around to Georgetown so departure will be approx. 11:00 am on the same days. Check confirmation procedure.
(Nadine at Kayman Sankar Travel is very helpful with flights
to the interior, Tel: 225-9875).
Charity to Santa Rosa by speedboat takes approx. 2 hours = GUY $3,000. Ask at the stelling in Charity for boats to Santa Rosa.
Private boats are available at other times/days if you are willing to pay from GUY $6,000 upwards for the boat - regardless of number of passengers.
From Santa Rosa (Moruca) arrange for a boat to take you
to Mabaruma through the Waini River. Cost unknown.
At Shell Beach there is a conservation project. Audley James runs the project. If you contact him through the Pegasus Hotel you can sling a hammock or pitch a tent on the beach. At night you can join the conservationists observing the turtles on the beach. Facilities are basic and the sandflies a nuisance!
Shell Beach Adventures,
Shell Beach Adventures does an all-inclusive package from Le Meridien Pegasus to Shell Beach. This costs US $480 (!) - minimum of two people taking 2 nights and three days. You can either travel overland or fly to Mabaruma and then take a boat. They will arrange everything.
“Brother Danny” Tel: (Cell) 624-1272 in Charity, will
arrange a boat for the trip at a far cheaper price. All you pay is
for the boat hire, gasoline, food and drinks and a small donation
to the Conservation Project.
Information supplied by
Hazel Rothery and Jane Saunders.