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Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center

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Address: Ras Al Jinz, Sur, Oman
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Beautiful Experience & friendly staff. Although a bit over crowded. DOWN point plenty of fisherman boats and nets and ropes on the beach!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Hadeel H
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Very well organised Turtle Watching Tour in night as we all enjoyed very real experience of Turtle hatching .

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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! Thank you very much for your feedback posted on this website. Please visit us again. Best Regards, Vijay Handa General Manager More 

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7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Been there last year u need to make booking before go and it didnt worth we hardly seen two turtles while i met ppl who visited Ras Al Hadd which is free and they seen more what we seen. U have to pay 3 omr per person not worth at all.

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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! Thank you very much for your feedback posted on this website. Please visit us again. Best Regards, Vijay Handa General Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I am not sure why there are separate entries for Ras al Jinz turtle reserve and Ras Al Jinz scientific and visitor center. They are the same place. I have just submitted a review under the turtle reserve listing. Here is what I said: Ras al Jinz markets itself as a turtle reserve but in reality it is a family... More 

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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 feedback posted on this website. We are extremely sorry to note your dissatisfaction and apologize for the inconvenience caused. We have carefully gone through your each & every input given. We will surely take corrective measures for the same. We always appreciate hearing from our visitors as we strongly believe that their... More 

Muscat, Oman
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This weekend I went with some friends to visit Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve, this is the nesting site for green turtles. We stayed in an Eco Tent, and from the warm welcome at reception, to the accommodation, tour and turtles - we had a truly amazing time. What a wonderful example of eco-tourism. The young Omani guides were not... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your detailed review and rating us as a five star. We are delighted to learn that you had a luxurious stay, enjoyed our hospitality and services. I will be pleased to share the positive feedback with the entire team. Thank you once again for admiring the Turtle Reserve and its features. Look forward to see... More 

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This is the place where visitors go to watch green sea turtles lay eggs. The reserve also has a hotel which is a great place for a one-night stop as it enables to watch turtle at dawn and again at night. The beach is beautiful, however it is very wavy so not ideal for swimmers.

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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 taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor and recommending us. We are happy to know that you had a wonderful time. Thank you for your kind comments and it would be our pleasure to host you during your next visit. Best Regards, Vijay Handa General Manager More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

WOW- moved to tears by this experience, nature at night, green turtles laying their eggs with predators all around, black sky, twinkling stars, the sound of the surf with silence. Truly awe and wonder.

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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 that you enjoyed Turtle Guided Tour. We will surely share your feedback with our team. Thank you once again for visiting Ras Al Jinz Scientific Visitor Center and we... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Our guide to the evening and morning turtle safari was the same. And he was excellent. He really enjoyed taking our group through the experience, informing us about turtle behaviour. So happy to see this safari and centre managed well with such caring environmentalists.

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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 that you enjoyed Turtle Guided Tour. We will surely share your feedback with our team. Thank you once again for visiting Ras Al Jinz Scientific Visitor Center and we... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Beautiful Experience & friendly staff. Although a bit over crowded. DOWN point plenty of fisherman boats and nets and ropes on the beach!

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for visiting Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center. We do appreciate hearing from our customers, as their comments are vital for us to continue improving our services. We are delighted to know that you have enjoyed your overall experience. Please feel free to connect with me at manager@rasaljinz-turtlereserve.com if you have any further questions or... More 

Yorkshire
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Worth visiting - learn about the different types of turtles. we were the only visitors at the time so very quiet but we were 'out of season' as such i.e. not the right tiome to see hatchlings but see previous info regarding our evening visit and experience of seeing a turtle laying and covering its eggs- superb!!

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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 taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor and recommending us. We are happy to know that you had a wonderful time. Thank you for your kind comments and it would be our pleasure to host you during your next visit. Best Regards, Vijay Handa General Manager More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
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191 reviews 191 reviews
60 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

With limited time I passed by in the middle of the day on a Friday. The centre was closed, so walked to the beach, although a kindly staff member (i think) spotted me and drove me there in his pickup. No charge. Its a good 1km walk, but dont let that put you off. What a tremendous location! A truly... More 

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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 taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor and recommending us. We are happy to know that you had a wonderful time. Thank you for your kind comments and it would be our pleasure to host you during your next visit. Best Regards, Vijay Handa General Manager More 

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