Royal Thai Navy Sea Turtle Conservation Center Phang Nga

Royal Thai Navy Sea Turtle Conservation Center Phang Nga

Royal Thai Navy Sea Turtle Conservation Center Phang Nga
4.5
06:00 - 18:00
Monday
06:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 18:00
Thursday
06:00 - 18:00
Friday
06:00 - 18:00
Saturday
06:00 - 18:00
Sunday
06:00 - 18:00
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  • Kelly S
    Malton, United Kingdom13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    lots of turtles and plastic
    Lots of turtles of all ages. You can wander around for as long as you want. There is a beach there which has lovely views. Could do with a bit of litter picking, they tell you how bad plastic is for the turtles but the beach is full of it. Might be an idea to have guests do some litter picking on the beach as an activity.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 August 2023
  • danpro99
    Moscow, Russia18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to visit while in Khao Lak
    Enjoyed our visit to Navy base at Khao Lak. Turtle Conservation Centre is a nice place to see sea turtles. Also marines and workers and very friendly, good vibes guaranteed. Don’t forget to take your ID, it is required to enter the facility.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 August 2023
  • Kayleigh haigh
    Mirfield, United Kingdom19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant place well worth paying as the money goes towards the sea turtles.
    Brilliant place, we was unsure about going as we didn’t know if they was captured or not. After reading reviews and speaking to local people of the area we decided to go. The place is fantastic it’s 100bart to go in and you spend around 1 hour there. There are so so many sea turtles to look at, babies to adults, a little hospital for the injured. The man who runs it comes out and tells you a story about how they started the sanctuary and how it runs from the money you pay, donations and volunteer work, how they find the turtles take them in and when ready they are released into the sea again in great detail he also shows you pictures of work they have done over the years. A beach to look at and how’s how much plastic has washed up from the sea. The day we went the man also offered us to come along with him the next day as it was a realise day for some turtles over on the island we was gutted we couldn’t as we had another day trip planned.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 September 2023
  • Rachel R
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Learn about turtles
    We really enjoyed our visit to the turtle conservation centre, great that this project has started and hope it continues to get supported to continue. You get an opportunity to look around the turtle tanks, from a few days to 6 months (near release). The leader of the centre was so kind, he is keen to teach others about turtles and gave time to talk to my girls and answer questions. Thank you so much!!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 December 2023
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GreetingsfromHEL
Helsinki, Finland23 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
The turtle nursery is located in the navy base. Local taxi driver took care of the formalities at the gate. Entrance fee was 60THB per person (adult/child). The turtle pools were quite small and not decorated at all which was a bit sad. Toilet facilities were okay (toilet paper and soap available). There’s also a small cafe in the area to buy ice cream etc.
Written 16 February 2020
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Englishlakedistrict
Lake District, UK414 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We took photocopies of our passports in case they were needed (as someone mentioned) to enter the Navy base, but our taxi driver showed his which seemed to be enough. At the sanctuary you need to pay 100TB per adult to each get the Visitor badge which you hand in at the base exit on leaving... so don't take it back to the ticket booth! The tank areas for turtles of various sizes were shaded, but still very hot wandering about. The nearby beach is worth a look...check out the washed up Cuttlefish skeletons. The cafe is air-conditioned selling icecream bars and drinks and the iced coffee was good (60TB). We didn't see food for sale (as one review mentioned?) but there were T-shirts and keyring souvenirs etc. Overall yes it was worth a visit if you are based nearby, but we have seen better facilities for hatching/rescuing turtles in other parts of the world.
Written 5 March 2024
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Carina Seidel
Augsburg, Germany31 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
The work is very underrated, we paid like 3,-€ for the entrance.
It’s sad, that there‘s nobody to tell you something when you don’t go with a tour.

There are different aged turtels, they are injured or they breed them so they don’t die out.

They let the most of them back to the ocean after 6 months to 1 year.
Written 16 October 2022
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Phil M
London, UK38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Family
Easy to locate, off the main road. Turtles are taken and reared from young from the Similan islands off the east coast of Khao Lak/Phuket until they are large enough to be released.

Tanks are according to age of the turtles. Staff were informative and helpful, especially Jimmy who spent time explaining the set up and showing us the different species of Turtles there. Kids really enjoyed it there and learned a lot.

Bring a passport for ID for entry if not travelling with a tour guide. Tsunami memorial site is also here. Toilets are available here.
Written 2 November 2021
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Sarah V
Johannesburg45 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Worth a short visit. We had 20 min there enough time to see the turtles but not enough to read and information (if there was any). The little turtles are so very cute.
The sentiment to ensure turtle survival is great but the enclosures did nothing to emulate the natural environment.
But if this is what it takes for us to see huge green turltes in the ocean (scuba diving in the Similan Islands as we did) them in all four this.
Written 6 January 2023
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Henrik C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Family
We went for this as a small activity on a cloudy rainy day. Randomly, we got an informal tour with one of the staff that takes care of the turtles and got the whole story - interesting for adults and kids, so it’s recommended to ask one of the staff to show you around. Obviously, considering the price, you should not expect a fancy aquarium, it’s just a simple attraction that you can go spend an hour on, have a coffee break in the cafeteria and support a good cause.
Written 4 November 2022
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Rachel R
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We really enjoyed our visit to the turtle conservation centre, great that this project has started and hope it continues to get supported to continue. You get an opportunity to look around the turtle tanks, from a few days to 6 months (near release). The leader of the centre was so kind, he is keen to teach others about turtles and gave time to talk to my girls and answer questions. Thank you so much!!
Written 29 December 2023
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ian b
Manchester, UK31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
We got there by taxi half hour away which cost 900 baht return. Entrance was 60 baht (£1.50). Only stayed an hour or so but well worth it. Watch the baby turtles playing and feeding etc. Has a few tanks with the age of the turtles but others could be added. The staff looking after the turtles seem very decicated to their work. Don't use deet spray near the tanks because it can harm them (also sun cream) I got told of for it, fair enough. Again more signage needed. At the entrance is a boat that was left from the 2004 tsunami where it was taken inland. Small shop and also a cafe.
Written 9 November 2022
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candddancemusic
UK48 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Visited here on a trip, felt very sad and uncomfortable for the turtles, the tanks were dirty, not much water in them, though they said they were changing the water. Supposed to be rescuing them but wondered why so many hadn’t been released. Felt very uncomfortable about the whole place.
Written 19 March 2020
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Tuokat
Hollola, Finland190 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
This was a really good visit, to see the protected turtles.
Admission is 60 THB.
The project consists of a series of holding tanks where turtles range from newly hatched to much larger turtles, some of which had been rescued after being caught in discarded fishing gear or had tried to eat plastic carrier bags, mistaking them for jelly fish. Some were injured and received "care" from one of the volunteers. Although it seemed sad that the turtles are only in tanks and nothing to do, this is still an important work.
Written 14 March 2023
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