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Turtle Conservation and Education Centre

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Behind Bali Dolphins, Serangan, Denpasar 42162, Indonesia
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This was interesting and educational . We had come at the wrong time to release a baby turtle but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Erica M
Adelaide, Australia
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It's a good place to visit........but!

It is a worthwhile place to visit but. .... . and it's a big but....... the cost of making the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Essen, Germany
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Behind Bali Dolphins, Serangan, Denpasar 42162, Indonesia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was interesting and educational . We had come at the wrong time to release a baby turtle but were still happy to donate . Please make sure you go to the right centre . We had been told to go to turtle island ,...More

Thank Erica M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a worthwhile place to visit but. .... . and it's a big but....... the cost of making the short journey across from the mainland is a "rip-off" even if it's in a high speed glass bottomed boat , with little to see!!! The...More

Thank tonyking8652
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am so glad we stopped by here for a visit. It was about a 20 minute drive from our hotel in Nusa Dua so we hopped in a cab and had the cab driver wait for us. You can tell staff is passionate about...More

Thank Jenny S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved my visit to the Centre. A local volunteer showed me around and knew the story of every turtle in rehabilitation there. One turtle was about 80 yo & had been rescued from a dinner table, others had swallowed plastic, others had had their...More

Thank Jo4travel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with my family after reading TripAdvisor's reviews. A very worthwhile visit as we learnt about why the turtles ended up in the centre, rescue & treatment. They will provide you with vegetables to feed the turtle. This centre is operate base on donation...More

Thank Toh C
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Fabulous place to visit on Serangan island. Very basic place run on donations with staff passionate about turtle conservation and so interesting to listen to and learn. Quite hard to find, our taxi driver hadn't even heard of it but persevered to find it after...More

Thank JaneBas
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We did many water activities and chose the Turtle Island as we had kids with us. The Turtle island is a must for kids, they have many turtles, few fishes, some animals. I doubt if the animals are well kept or not. But we got...More

Thank Dhara S
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

This place is worth a visit. Especially with kids. It’s not polished and fancy but doing great work. Releasing a small turtle into the sea for $15 is well worth it!

Thank Tim_M_MMelbourne
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Best ever tour for my children. Up closed with Turtles and the mini zoo. Fun day off with full pack of knowledge. Bravo!!

Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Really lovely experience. You get to see turtles from egg to adult. The visit is free of charge but you can adopt a baby turtle for 10$ and release it in the ocean from your own hand. Kids loved it!

Thank GHD-Sweden
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Jordan R
As a marine biologist I'm mystified as to why this is being called conservation!? Baby Turtles are IMMEDIATELY well equipped to head straight out to sea and swim far out to their feeding sites with reserves left from their eggs... Keeping them in very shallow tanks without flow, live food or mental stimulation is cruel and setting them up for failure in the wild. They need deep water to allow proper development of their lungs and cramped, stressful environments like these lead to increased infections and diseases. People should also absolutely never be allowed to touch or hold them as it's very stressful and again increases their chance of getting infections/diseases. This is a money making scam if they are being kept to only be released once people are there willing to pay for it. Yes some injured turtles do need medical care and rehabilitation but again ridiculously shallow tanks with no mental stimulation or similarities to their wild environment does nothing but make them less able to cope IF they are released.
31 October 2017|
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Response from Genevieve J | Reviewed this property |
Jordion. Have you visited this site.? If mot i suggest you do. The eggs are rescued from the beaches where they would have otherwise been destroyed by animals or the careless tourists that utilise the beach where eggs have... More
27 September 2017|
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Response from Zoë P | Reviewed this property |
Check the website for seasonal times. I'm not too sure. I can't see it being that much different to be honest. As long as they've got hatchlings, they'll always let you adopt.
29 July 2017|
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Response from Michal S | Reviewed this property |
20 min. by car. You can see turtles, from eggs, to adulthood. You can adopt a turtle and drop it into the sea.