Sept. 22, 2003 – After two years spent under the able care of Coral World's aquarists, Traveler, a green sea turtle rescued when still a hatchling on St. Croix's Buck Island, will be released back into the wild.
Traveler turned two, according to a Coral World realease, and now will be returned to his natural habitat in keeping with the park's routine practice of turning strong, healthy sea turtles loose in order to make room in the turtle pool for other turtles in need.
So Coral World will bid Traveler adieu, but he will not simply smile a warm goodbye and glide back into the wide, green sea quietly, as the marine park is planning to mark his departure with a "Bon Voyage Celebration" to which you are invited.
Coral World has hired Day Dreamer, a catamaran with room to float 49, and will set sail at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19, for St. John's Rendezvous Bay where staff and guests will tip their hats to Traveler one last time before enjoying the open bar, luncheon and snorkeling which will all be included in the day's adventure.
The cost of the day-sail to Traveler's goodbye will be $100 for Island visitors, $80 for residents, and $75 for Coral World members. Those wishing to make reservations may call 775-1555, ext. 246.
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