Watching turtle hatching and releasing into the sea requires permission from the Protected Areas Commission and camping at the beach with modest facilities. Serious wildlife lovers typically opt to sign up with tour operators to see the entire process. Female turtles dig an egg chamber and fill it with around 100 eggs before covering it with sand. The hatchlings emerge around 45 to 70 days later, making their way to the water, furiously moving their flippers. Experts say that between 15 and 40 years later, many of these same hatchlings will return to Shell Beach to continue the cycle. This is a great adventurous and educational trip as a weekend getaway from Georgetown.