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Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center

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Ras Al Jinz, Sur 411, Oman
+968 9655 0606
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A great location and experience but poor guides

First the guides are late for the night tour, then did our guide chat with an acquaintance in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
IGNAZ H
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Basel, Switzerland
via mobile
Dirty water

We spent the afternoon on the beach of Ras Al Jinz, the one where the turtles are supposed to lay... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2018
chi2307
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Rome, Italy
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Ras Al Jinz, Sur 411, Oman
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+968 9655 0606
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First the guides are late for the night tour, then did our guide chat with an acquaintance in Arabic all the time. Though he was careful in keeping the crowd from disturbing the turtles. The guide in the morning was worse. After leading us to...More

Thank IGNAZ H
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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We certainly do apologies for the inconveniences you faced during your recent stay with us, as this is not up to our normal standards. As far as the delay in Evening tour is concerned it...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We spent the afternoon on the beach of Ras Al Jinz, the one where the turtles are supposed to lay their eggs. Unfortunately the water was dirty (foam on the water surface). The tide was low and we also saw four whirlpools about two meters...More

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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

Dear Guest, Greetings from Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve! Thank you for your feed back, we will surely take up the issue with the concerned authorities to look into this. It is unfortunate but we will put in efforts to resolve this soon. It is...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

This is one among the best points of visit if you are at Sur. The turtle reserve is a must watch. The tickets can be pre booked online. The reserve have ample car parking outside.More

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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review and the encouraging comments on your visit to Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center. We are very happy to have given you a wonderful experience, and to have been able to make it memorable and...More

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Reviewed 16 February 2018

We were very impressed by the whole experience at the turtle centre. An interesting modern building and museum was followed by a walk onto the beach with a knowledgeable guide in a small group that respected the rules. We saw a turtle nesting and two...More

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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2018

Dear Guest, Greetings from Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve! Thank you very much for your so positive feedback, we are glad to know that you had enjoyed your trip. This is truly an amazing experience which is not to be missed by all. Your compliments...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2018

Decided to stay at the reserve on 24th August and booked ourselves about 10 days in advance using their website. On 24th we left Muscat at about 4.20PM and with a few short stops, reached the place at about 7.30PM. At the reception we were...More

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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Dear Guest, Greetings from Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve! Thank you very much for your so positive feedback, we are glad to know that you had enjoyed your trip. This is truly an amazing experience which is not to be missed by all. Your compliments...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

The turtle reserve has a welcoming staff and the Omani guide was well informed and engaged in interactive sessions while taking us on spotting turtles. We were lucky to spot one big one in the night and proper care was taken to get few shots...More

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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review and the encouraging comments on your visit to Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center. We are very happy to have given you a wonderful experience, and to have been able to make it memorable and...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

We had planned to visit the reserve for a long time and had the opportunity of visiting the place.It was an awesome trip,got to see these huge sea turtles(approximately 1.5 meters in length and got to know the entire journey that they go through from...More

Thank Junaid K
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Stayed at the reserve which was in a basic room with a very hard bed, however, it was the best night sleep I had during my whole 10 day stay in Oman. Seeing the turtles was amazing in the moon light at 10pm which lasted...More

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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us at Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve !! I am glad you had a amazing guided tour experience but sorry to read that that you found the bed not very comfortable...More

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Reviewed 17 November 2017

After reading the comments on TA we decided to pay a little extra and book the tent. They are great an functionnal, though do not expect to have a seaview- the tents overlooked each other. I did not see the rooms in the building but...More

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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for sharing your feedback on Trip Advisor. It is a delight to know that you were pleased with the tour experience. On the other hand, we are sorry to read that you found the Buffet Dinner slightly expensive. Your...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We had a turtle viewing at the turtle reserve at 5:00 am. We saw several nests but we only found one turtle digging up nest while laying eggs. We watched it until it was finished and we enjoyed taking pictures and videos of the sea...More

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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Dear Jennilyn S, Greetings from Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve! Thank you very much for reviewing us on Trip Advisor and sharing details about the reserve. We are glad to know that you had a good time at Ras Al Jinz. Please note that our...More

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pdaetty
30 August 2017|
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Response from Rob A | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is possible to see turtles all year, but the best month is August when there can be 100 per night! We were there in April and saw 2 at night, and 1 in the early morning. Best to contact the centre to check.
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Louise C
8 September 2016|
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Response from ozair k | Reviewed this property |
This is turtle season from May till Oct . There are two option either to stay at Turtle beach reserves or you can stay at SUR or Ras AL Hadd (Turtle beach resort). Turtle beach reserve is 1 hour drive where as from Ras al... More
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saffaa2002
29 November 2015|
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Response from Anupam329 |
Dear Sir, Thanks for the appropriate question. The best time to reach Ras Al Jinz is in the late afternoon or evening as the program will start in the evening . But you must settle in the accommodation before that and get... More
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