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Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center

Ras Al Jinz, Sur, Oman
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Ranked #3 of 6 Attractions in Sur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Zurich, Switzerland
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72 reviews 72 reviews
20 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I don't understand who says "nothing special". Ok I agree that there are too many people (divided in group), and that would be better to be only a few people, but the experience itself is amazing! The guys who guide you are very friendly and they know many things about the turtles. A small bus comes to pick you up... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Cost to travel to the reserve from your hotel is pricey. Saw a mother turtle burying her eggs and some baby turtles making their way to the ocean.

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Wow this has to have been one of the best experiences of my life. The staff were knowledgeable and very professional yet treated us as adults. They took us straight to see a turtle laying eggs and allowed us all to view it. Then we watched baby turtles newly hatched make there way to the sea all whilst watching other... More

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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your feedback with us. We appreciate your feedback, as it is indeed the pre-eminent barometer by which we can measure our achievements and shortfalls in providing the best of services to our valued guests. We thank you for your kind patronage of Ras Al Jinz Scientific and Visitor Center... More

Muscat Governorate, Oman
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

DrRR Sharma and Mrs Vani Sharma’s write-up: Ras Al Jinz Ras Al Jinz Scientific and Visitors Center is located near the Sur City in Oman. Last weekend, we had been there as a group of 12 doctors-family and this was our first experience in this wonderful resort. First impression of the place begin with the resort attendant is ready to... More

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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this review

Dear Guest!!! Greetings from Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve. Oman Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your feedback with us. We appreciate your feedback, as it is indeed the pre-eminent barometer by which we can measure our achievements and shortfalls in providing the best of services to our valued guests. We are pleased to note your satisfaction... More

Muscat Governorate, Oman
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The Service and the Tents Stay was excellent. We had a very good Turtle watch in the morning time along with Sun Rise. The AC Tents are well equipped

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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your wonderful comments. It was truly encouraging for us to read your detailed and descriptive review on Trip Advisor and a pleasure to know you enjoyed our Luxury Eco Tents. Thank you once again for choosing Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve and we will look forward to welcoming you again in the near... More

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

If you are ever in Oman this is a must see! This is one of the most amazing things I have ever seen. These huge turtles laying eggs, than covering them up before they lumber back to the sea. We even saw the hatchlings going back the sea. Great experience that we will do again.

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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve. Oman Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your feedback with us. We appreciate your feedback, as it is indeed the pre-eminent barometer by which we can measure our achievements and shortfalls in providing the best of services to our valued guests. We thank you for your kind patronage... More

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Great experience for the family, worth visit. you have to make evening visit first. That makes morning visit much more exciting.

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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this review

Dear Guest!!! Greetings from Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve. Oman Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your feedback with us. We appreciate your feedback, as it is indeed the pre-eminent barometer by which we can measure our achievements and shortfalls in providing the best of services to our valued guests. We thank you for your kind patronage... More

Luxembourg
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

One of the most amazing experience in my life! To see turtles lay eggs and little turtles being hatched and trying to reach the ocean. This place is full of passionate experts who share their knowledge with love.

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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this review

Dear Guest!!! Greetings from Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve. Oman Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your feedback with us. We appreciate your feedback, as it is indeed the pre-eminent barometer by which we can measure our achievements and shortfalls in providing the best of services to our valued guests. We thank you for your kind patronage... More

Muscat, Oman
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The saga of the Green Sea Turtle is one of the wonders of nature. And at Ras Al Jinz, one can have a first hand experience of this miracle. We had been to this Turtle reserve two years back. It was an exhilarating experience then as well, but there were many flaws with the arrangements at the resort. Things have... More

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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this review

Dear Guest!!! Greetings from Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve. Oman Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your feedback with us. We appreciate your feedback, as it is indeed the pre-eminent barometer by which we can measure our achievements and shortfalls in providing the best of services to our valued guests. We are pleased to note your satisfaction... More

Paris, France
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
3 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Let me start with the one and only positive point of this experience : the turtles. Massive, impressive females line the dark beach, laying eggs, covering eggs, and heading back to sea, totally exhausted. A wonderful and amazing thing to see. Everything else, however, was awful. We, as did everyone else, had reservations at 9pm. We discovered upon arrival that... More

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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for visit to Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve and be a part of our turtle guided tour. We do appreciate hearing from our customers, as their comments are vital for us to continue improving our services. We are quite perturbed to note your feedback, please accept our profuse apologies for the lapse and the inconvenience caused... More

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