I just found out that historically my favorite sea turtle, the leatherback, nested in the Khao Lak area AND that the nesting season is during the time that we will be there (Feb. 2014) AND that they nest during the full moon (which will be 16 Feb and we arrive 19 Feb). I also read that you can go to the NP HQ at Thai Muang Beach and hire a warden to guide you to a likely nesting spot. Is this true and can you reserve a warden ahead of time so that one is available the night you want to go? I know that sea turtles have been getting scarcer and scarcer world wide and especially on the crowded beaches, but since this is a NP, I was hoping that there were some available and that the officials allowed respectful tourists to view them. Thank you for any information.
Sally in Seattle