It’s many people’s dream to swim with turtles. At Lord Howe's Old Settlement Beach, it's almost a sure thing! The beach is a picture-perfect spot for picnickers, where the swimming is protected and easy and the soft white sand is perfect for whiling away the afternoon with a good book.  

Lord Howe Island’s pristine, protected marine environment makes an ideal home for both Green sea and Hawksbill turtles. Visitors to the island over the extended summer months (November – April) will likely encounter a turtle or two from the comfort of a glass bottom boat or face-to-mask when snorkelling!

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At Old Settlement Beach there’s a chance to wade or snorkel freestyle above the seagrass beds where turtles like to graze when the tide is right.  

Tour bookings with Islander Cruises and Marine Adventures, snorkels and fins and picnic packs are available from Capella.