We're thinking of staying at the Turtle Lodge and Gardens-- but the only turtle tour they offer is a very fancy pants one that is way too expensive. They state that you can to to the National Park and put your name in for the "lottery" to go on a tour at either 8 or 10 pm. I guess I would like more of a 'sure thing." Is there a way to book at another hotel to go on their night tour? Or do most folks hire a private guide? Or do most folks go through the lottery system? Don't the guides who lead the turtle nesting tours need to be certified guides by the National Park? I'm very very confused.
Thanks in advance,
Tresha in Memphis