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Tamar Project

Rua Professor Ademir Francisco s/n | Barra da Lagoa, Florianopolis, State of Santa Catarina, Brazil
(48) 3236-2015
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Ranked #29 of 108 attractions in Florianopolis
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Aquariums
Description: Daily 9.30am-5.30 (low season) 10am-7pm (high season)
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Curitiba, PR
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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.

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Madrid, Spain
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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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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Mentor, Ohio
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

This is one unique spot to be visited in Florianopolis. The Projeto Tamar supports research and preservation of the areas that s of Brazil that serve as birth place of new baby turtles. Without Tamar many of the eggs would be taken by man and many turtles would be hunted and killed as they are a easy target on land.... More

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Florianopolis, SC
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

After hearing great reviews of this place and seeing advertisements everywhere, I became really excited about visiting here. I think perhaps a bit too excited, because it failed to meet my expectations. It's cute and a great for children, but small. I expected to spend an afternoon there, but i was in and out in about an hour or so.

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Joinville, SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

Tamar is great! In Floripa they have a nice structure where you can see and interact with turtles and the biologists who take care of them. Children love it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011 via mobile

They have about 5 different pools with different species of turtles in them. You can get close to take good pictures but can't touch them. It cost 8 reals and probably you might spend 30 minutes there observing the turtles.

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