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Tortugranja (Turtle Farm)

Carretera Sac Bajo Km 5 | Fraccionamiento Mar Turquesa, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
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Ranked #8 of 19 attractions in Isla Mujeres
Type: Aquariums, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Marinas
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Phoenix, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We were not impressed at ALL with the volunteers they have working for them. The ones at the farm, do not speak English at all. People were touching and taking flash pictures of the turtles in the pen- and no one said anything to them. The volunteers on the beach did not speak English, and the one night we actually... More

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Perth, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This place is more about housing a place for some of the turtle eggs that hatch than anything else. It is pretty basic. We went there mostly to ask about where/when to go to watch the turtles laying their eggs at night and the woman we spoke to didn't seem to know much.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

It is great to see the community trying to preserve the natural sea life around their island. Not much there, but interesting to see. You can see the turtles in all the stages from being eggs buried in the sand all the way to large creatures about to be released into the wild.

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Key West, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

There was way to many people picking up baby turtles and there was no supervision The farm needs experienced turtle conservationists telling people to only look, but not touch!!! Lifeless hatchlings very sad. Needs more nature lovers and turtle activists to take over. Help the tortugas!!!

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South Florida, USA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The local effort to sustain this turtle sanctuary is wonderful, but my guess is that tourist support is vital to its success, so anything they can do to encourage more visitors would be great. Perhaps a few more staff who spoke English? It was a bit hard to find - is far away from the tourist-y beach area.

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Camas, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Entry is only 30 pesos and it goes for a good cause. The kids will love seeing the sea turtles. If you're lucky, there will be some newly hatched young ones. The adults and nurse sharks in the lagoon are cool!

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Vancouver
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

It was great for us to be able to see small and big turtles so close up. However, I think the staff looked uninterested. I read reviews on how visitors were holding and touching the turtles. On the day I went I didn't see anyone touching them which was good. The water was overflowing with the turtle food that they... More

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Snellville, Georgia
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110 reviews 110 reviews
43 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The Tortugranja assists with turtle eggs, hatching and getting them to a good size before they are released so that they have more of a chance for survival as well as providing medical care to injured turtles. Beautiful way to see sea turtles up close.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Please take time to come and learn about the tortugranga sanctuary. It works on donations only and many volunteers work sometimes all night to help rescue the eggs to the sanctuary so they can be hatched in a safe environment away from the elements of nature. There they bring them inside till they get enough to release into the wild.... More

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Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I'm not sure how this place is funded but they need some help. Hearts are probably in the right place. The turtles were in tanks way to small with nothing but water, not a rock, not a plant, nothing. The tanks were over crowded. I also saw little kids putting their hands in the water of several different tanks, not... More

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