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Address: French Polynesia
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Tahaa turtles have a savior in their midst: Leo Morou, center founder,...

Tahaa turtles have a savior in their midst: Leo Morou, center founder, rescues turtles caught in fishing nets, caring for them until healthy enough to be set free. Children, especially, will enjoy their visit here.

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Turtle and Vanilla farm visit

It is a very small conservation center, but they had some rehabilitating turtles that we could see and handle. I think this was combined with the vanilla farm visit, and that was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 February 2012
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Durango, Colorado, United States
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Almeria, Spain
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we have been to Mexico a few times and swam with turtels there many times but a little disapointed here as they stoped letting people swim with the turtles now unless you pay to have a private swim and then it is in a small pond and you can not get close. the turtles we saw at the centre were... More 

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Statesville, North Carolina
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

I learned quite a bit about the turtles...but the best part was feeding them! (10:30am every day). What a wonderful thing for Le Meridan to have on their property. Of course there is a gift shop- but proceeds help the turtles. This is something appropriate for families with young children.

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Thank cakelady162
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41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

You have the chance for a tour with a biologist, visiting the coral reefs and watching the turtles get fed. You can learn about how he rehabilitate them, and some days watch a release. There are baby turtles at the end, if they have any rescued, who are adorable and well taken care of. It is a very Eco-friendly environment... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2014

We loved swimming with the turtles, they are such majestic creatures!! It's free and you just need to book it over at reception. Tip: Wear shoes when swimming as there's coral and ect you wouldn't want to step on!

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Amarante, Portugal
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013

During a 4x4 tour trough the Tahaa Island, I asked our guide to stop in the Turtle Conservation Center, since I love turtles and I wanted a lot to see that. This stop wasn't predictable in the itinerary and, maybe, because of that, the time we spent there was so short. We arrived there and the guide took us to... More 

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Moraga, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2012

Worth requesting if you do the 4x4 jeep tours as it is not typically on the itinerary for the tour.

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Durango, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

It is a very small conservation center, but they had some rehabilitating turtles that we could see and handle. I think this was combined with the vanilla farm visit, and that was very informative, not to mention the great vanilla we bought there!

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Montreal, Canada
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12 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2011

It was right at our resort. Fun to watch especially during the meal feeding. Some turtles are impressive by their size. Interesting attraction for kids and adults. I read some reviews where people were saying they could swim with the turtles. However, it wasn't the case during our stay. The staff even said it's been forbidden for a while because... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2011

This was not a polished facility but a true working simple conservation effort. The turtles were all brought there injured, then they are brought back to health and released. They are beautiful!

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