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Projeto Tamar Visitors Center

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Address: Rua Professor Ademir Francisco | Barra da Lagoa, Florianopolis, State of Santa Catarina 88061160, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 48 3236 2015
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9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Daily 9.30am-5.30 (low season) 10am-7pm (high season)

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Saving turtles

It's a good place to take your kids. There they can see some species of turtle and what can we do to preserve them.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Sao Carlos, SP

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Sao Carlos, SP
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's a good place to take your kids. There they can see some species of turtle and what can we do to preserve them.

Thank marcelobj
Porto Alegre, RS
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

TAMAR struggles to protect marine turtles in Brazil and they do a great job. Totally independent from governmental funding. Really worth a visit. Try the guided tour or the feeding times.

Thank Felix A A
Aurora, Canada
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

This is a great place to bring little kids that are keen to nature. It is situated off the beach and is a turtle rehabilitation centre. I really enjoyed seeing the number of different turtle species - sad to see so many in rehab. Every once and a while the centre releases some back into the wild - was a... More 

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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Nice place with beautiful huge turtle. amazing work what these people are doing. You can see different kinds of turtles and sometimes there is a day when they let the turtles free and you can partcipate it on beach !

Thank Sim0naVAL
Curitiba, PR
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94 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Tamar is a project sponsotred by Petrobrás and is spread all over Brazil´s coastline. In Florianoólis, one can see different species of turtles, some natural of Brazil and others from the Caribbean for instance. There´s a video at the beginning of the tour which is recommended that one sees so to fully appreciate the turtles they´ll see afterwards. Feeding is... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

It was a nice trip, but there isn't much to do there. Small, but nice place. Interesting and very informative. There is a very well done video explaining the projects and the you can go around and look at the turtles. You might want to plan to be there at the feeding times.

Thank chani1
Curitiba, PR
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Tamar project deserves the visit for the great work in the protection of sea turtles. This is smaller than the one i visit in Fernando de Noronha, but is also very informative with good oportunities to see the turtles. Excelent place to take children.

Thank eghack
Madrid, Spain
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Though Tamar is a pretty small place, it's definitely a great place for any nature or animal enthusiast. If you're a family with children, I highly recommend visiting the Tamar project. Tamar has several small pools with some pretty large sea turtles. There are also dozens of information boards that explain everything there is to know about sea turtles. Overall,... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

The site is good to inform people about the effect, actions of people have on see life in general and Turtles in particular. What I don't like about the site is they keep the different sorts of adult turtles, you'll find around the beaches of Brasil,, in small swimming pools. And you can see the turtles are stressed because of... More 

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

If you're in Floripa and have done everything already (walked along Beira Mar, Praca XV, Lagoa de Conceicao, sand boarding, etc), then this is a worthwhile endeavor. Tamar Project has multiple sites all over Brazil where they discuss and promote saving the various local turtle species. Don't expect anything super fancy though -- it's a pretty small place. You do... More 

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