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Tour of Praia Do Forte and the Tamar Sea Turtle Project

Salvador, State of Bahia 41940-350, Brazil
+55 71 3015 2235
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Ranked #3 of 23 activities in Salvador
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

The turtle project is a little commercialised and light weight, but it's a nice enough place for kids. The town with its boutique shops and restaurants are quite charming and relaxed. The best part is the beach which is quite idyllic with its palm trees. The fishing port/village has character and is very colourful. Worth a trip if you are... More

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Monterey, California
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9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This is a really cool place to visit if you are in the area. The turtles are cool, the beach is beautiful, and the shops are fun. The restaurants are plentiful and delicious too. We were just there for the day but I could definitely see spending several days here.

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Goiania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Visiting Praia do Forte was a good idea, but it was not totally worth it because my family and I had already visited the Tamar Sea Turtle Project in Ubatuba. The colorful fishing village is picturesque. Trying the local corn on the cob and "cocada" was the obvious choice,but great anyway.

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Yorks England
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We have seen other turtle conservation projects but we thought this was the most professional one yet. It was very encouraging to see the care being taken with these beautiful creatures. The cafe/restaurant was very good

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Frozen north
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

There is really quite a lot to see at Projeto Tamar! If you arrive at the right time, you can watch as all of fish and turtles are fed. There are plenty of places to sit and take it easy, so plan for a relaxing visit of 1.5-2 hours.

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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
7 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012 via mobile

Complete waste of time to do so, spent most of the day in a tour bus and Praia do Forte and Guarajumba beach where you stop after are really not noteworthy. We stayed in Salvador 3 days so we could do this tour and regretted it. Salvador needs 2 days max, and you can happily skip this knowing you missed... More

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Køge
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Nice small place but No guided Tour - no service only selfservice - and a big souvenir shop whith a lot of personel

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NC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

do NOT book with tours. you are better off with a cab. otherwise you will have to wait for 1-2 hours until they pick you up

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18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

The info. about the turtles was good and there is a decent selection of shops just outside the sanctuary. On the tour we did with Prive Turs we then went to a nice beach, but didn't see anything else at Praia do Forte. The tour was hampered by a lot a pick ups and drop offs which made the tour... More

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Madrid, Spain
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Good selection of turtle specimens and other sea animals. They release baby turtles every afternoon. I recomend to go by afternoon to see the baby turtle release.

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