Creating Childhood Memories......
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date we attended which was an LEI daytrip on 21.09.12. My 14 year old son and I
were warmly greeted off the daytrip aircraft at LEI and along with tourists
from around the globe were provided with an informative Island Tour. We were a
couple of minutes in when to our delight from the restuarant floor to ceiling
glass windows we could see whales breaching. It was a glorious day and high
tide so there was no delay in snorkeling out to the Turtle flag point. Our
helpful tour guide had raised our excitement when he advised that he had never
snorkeled out to the flag point and not witnessed turtles. My son and I were
overjoyed when within seconds of reaching the point a beautiful greenback
turtle was in view and making its way towards us. We were very careful not to
disturb it and were thrilled to be so close in the turtles natural environment.
We soon learnt that this turtle enjoyed a soft shell scratch and were surprised
that it leaned into us for more!! The glassbottom snorkel tour, amazing buffet
lunch and friendly staff made our day a memorable one that has resulted in my
son and I becoming more educated and appreciative of the coastal environment
and importance of reef conservation. On the return flight home my son was given
the opportunity to sit in the co-pilot seat and when he and the pilot spotted
breaching whales would alert the other passengers. With a great interest in
snorkeling and our natural environment my son and I agree that LEI is THE family
holiday that we will never forget....