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sea turtle nesting season

Sea Turtle Nesting Season

Sea Turtle Nesting Season has already begun! The season runs from May 1st to October 31st. Our friends from the Tybee Sea Turtle Project have provided a conservation initiative of the Tybee Island Marine Science Center. We’re happy to share this with our Mermaid Cottages guests. đź‘« Volunteers will be out at dawn to walk the beach every single day, looking for signs of nesting. Here are some reminders for the season –

Tybee Island Sea Turtle Nesting Season

Tybee Island sea turtle nesting season has begun and Mermaid Cottages invites you to experience the magic. Every May through October some of the seas most spectacular nesting females make their way back to our little barrier island to make their nests and to lay their eggs. Our Mermaids are proud and honored to be among the many volunteers who search for sea turtle nests to help get them counted and to make sure they are protected. It’s our pleasure to help keep them safe until the eggs hatch and the new hatchlings make it back into the sea.

tybee island sea turtle nesting season

In fact, our wonderful guests play just as important a part in this annual homecoming of nesting sea turtles.

Caring For Bobby’s Turtles

This weekend we’ll be caring for Bobby’s turtles.  Bobby Meyer was a valued member of our Mermaid Cottages team and husband to our Mermaid Jan.  He was also very passionate about Tybee Island Sea Turtle Project.  He was a faithful volunteer for many years.  He and Jan spent many very early mornings before dawn on patrol to spot sea turtle crawls and their nests.  Bobby passed away this past December.  We will carry on his tradition of caring for and protecting sea turtles on Tybee Island.

caring for bobby's sea turtles


The 13th annual Tybee Turtle Trot is this Saturday, April 29th, 2017. Our Mermaid team will celebrate Bobby’s desire to help sea turtles and to kick off Georgia’s sea turtle nesting season.  Proceeds from this weekend will help fund the Tybee Island Marine Science Center’s Sea Turtle Project. It’ll be our very special honor to sponsor this year’s celebration in memory of Bobby and his good works.  Tybee Sea Turtle Project watches over the island’s nesting sea turtles and their hatchlings, and as is tradition, there will be the release of a rescued sea turtle back to the sea. tybee turtle trot

Tybee Island Sea Turtle Project is a conservation program of the Tybee Island Marine Science Center. The center is a member of the Georgia DNR’s Sea Turtle Cooperative. Permitted volunteers protect the island’s nesting sea turtles and their hatchlings by monitoring sea turtle activity. During nesting season, May 1 to October 31., volunteers walk the beach looking for sea turtle tracks (crawls) that indicate a sea turtle came on land to nest. After a nest has been laid, they “nest sit” through the night. In addition to nest monitoring, the science center provides educational programs on sea turtles, manages the island’s Lights Out! Campaign, and plays host to Ike, Tybee’s official Marine Debris Ambassador.

caring for bobby's sea turtles

Please join us this weekend for this very special celebration in Bobby’s memory.  We’ll be caring for Bobby’s turtles and we invite you to care for them, as well.  We know he’ll be watching and smiling and celebrating right along with us.  We will carry on and remembering will have to do.  Bobby Meyer volunteered to make a difference and our Mermaids will continue his tradition.  Our love will see us through.

PERC Up With Mermaid Morning Bliss Coffee

Mermaid Cottages loves promoting our brand standards, especially since they help us support and promote so many great causes.  PERC up with Mermaid Morning Bliss Coffee and you can help us support our Tybee Sea Turtles and sea turtle conservation around the world!

Mermaid Morning Bliss Coffee

One of the reasons we are so happy to feature PERC coffee in our cottages is PERC’s committee to taste and quality:

“Hello to our beloved PERC Coffee Family.

We are reaching out to all of our accounts to say thanks so much for your business! 

PERC Coffee was born from the desire to bring the next level of coffee culture to the people of Savannah.  We are passionate about sourcing the most amazing coffees from all over the world.  PERC is dedicated to maintaining the efforts of the farmers who helped get these amazing coffees to Savannah and we know you that are too. 

Whether you are a coffee shop, restaurant, bar, ice cream parlor, hotel, hostel, or cupcake bakery; together we are on a mission to bring the highest quality coffee to Savannah and the southern region. 

Our goal is to empower you with the tools, education, and training to create top-notch coffee programs.  …

Make A Difference: Mermaid Morning Bliss Coffee

You can make a difference by drinking Mermaid Morning Bliss Coffee!

Make A Difference:Mermaid Morning Bliss Coffee


The sun is peeking over the horizon, dolphins are scurrying along their morning commute, and the salty sea breeze wafts over the island.  Oh, what a beautiful morning for Mermaid Morning Bliss Coffee! You heard that correctly…coffee from The Mermaids! We are so excited about it because sales of our Mermaid Morning Bliss Coffee help support the Tybee Sea Turtles program! …