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Turtle Island Tour

Tanjung Benoa, Bali, Indonesia
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Ranked #16 of 18 attractions in Tanjung Benoa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

I was taken to this place by our driver - I unfortunately did not know mucho out his place that I did. It is a rip off. They charge $35 $ US for an hour. They take you in a boat to this place called turtle island. They drag poor turtles out a small enclosure in the ocean for tourists... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

It was good fun for my 5 yo to see and hold turtles etc, but otherwise, the place is not that great. Turtles are kept in very small enclosures and the big ones dragged out of the shade from their dirty pool to scotching sun for us to take pictures. the visit was even more degraded by our 'guide' from... More

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Kusadasi, Turkey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

We were taken to Turtle Island as part of our snorkelling package. It was awful! Stay away at all costs. Hundreds of baby turtles in a time pool with no plants, sand or rocks. Dirty water and very over crowded. Guests were climbing into the bigger pool with the larger turtles and the horrified creatures flapped about trying to get... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

We visited with our two children (aged 7 and 5) - if I didn't have kids I would not have bothered to visit Turtle Island. Overall, the trip is very over-priced (make sure to negotiate!), but made for a great experience for the kids, who loved seeing animals up close and having their photos taken. Our guide was friendly and... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Truth be told, we were excited.I mean, who wouldnt be, getting a chance to see endangred baby green turtles! And Snakes, eagle, owls, hornbills, bats, lizards, iguanas and monkeys. But minutes after seeing how these animals were being treated, we felt bad. Dont get me wrong, handlers were very freindly and just wanted to please tourists but they were really... More

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Bali, Indonesia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Terrible , at first we they try to to charge us $45 USD of which negotiated down to $15 Aussie but the trip is a short boat trip not to an island but to a place where they have turtles in captivity quite cruel. They also have other animals in small unclean cages. Don't support this scam.

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Singapore River, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Totally waste of time and money, please do not plan this location on your trip. Driver will get commission from here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Only interesting for families with young children.The only good value is photo taking with big turtles,python,bats etc. The monkey is quite naughty so dont touch it or go near it coz it actually grab my daughter's hair.

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Oslo, Norway
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is a rip-off of the legitimate turtle conservation and education centre in Serangan. The animals are healthy individuals who have been captured, and live in terrible conditions in captivity. Most taxi-drivers will try to take you here if you ask to be taken to turtle island unless you explicitly tell them to go to Serangan. Do not visit!

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This place is slightly bigger than a backyard, and the turtles are in captivity as are some other wild animals. It was a far cry from what we expected. All the other review about it being disgusting and cruel to animals are true. Wasn't worth the money for the tour. They are selling you something way overpriced. Spend your money... More

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