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Address: Watamu, Kenya
Phone Number: 002 542 02600761
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Essential part of any trip to Watamu

Visiting the Turtle Watch was definitely a highlight of my trip to Watamu. Seeing the staff being so passionate about what they're doing to save the local turtle community is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Chad S
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London
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32 reviews 32 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Visiting the Turtle Watch was definitely a highlight of my trip to Watamu. Seeing the staff being so passionate about what they're doing to save the local turtle community is really great - they're doing all they can to help save these amazing animals and educate both tourists and locals about the work that needs to be done. Having heard... More 

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Mombasa, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

turtle watch is one of the best places to visit. i have been a volunteer there and by helping, i learnt that sadly turtles are endangered and here in watamu the local ocean they are trying to save them. in my opinion everyone should go and contribute to help saving our precious. i am counting on all of you who... More 

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Kampala, Uganda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I took time to visit the local turtle conservation project and Casper, the Director, took me around and had his assistant give me the red carpet tour. This is a must visit place as it shows how turtle conservation works, what challenges they have and how one can support them financially - and where the money goes. I was privileged... More 

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Ever seen a sick turtle under a blanket? Me neither, but efforts to help sea turtles at Watamu deserve your support. Thousands of sea turtles have been rescued from fishermen's nets and returned to the wild, plus there is a rehab center where seriously ill turtles are treated by vets, which is expensive. Bus loads of school children come here... More 

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Bransgore Dorset
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Really enjoyed our visit, with the knowledge and commitment of the staff to saving and helping the local turtle population. It is free to visit and I expect most visitors with sponsor turtles by donation which personally we think is worthwhile given the work being done by the Turtle Watch team

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I really enjoyed coming here. My mum and I have been here before, but it was great coming back and seeing what Watamu Turtle Watch does. They're really fighting for such a good cause and I learnt stuff I didn't know before

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Tunis, Tunisia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

see one massive rescued turtle and a few others that probably won't make it back into the wild-some amazing results though and testament to educating the locals about these precious animals-need to make a 300 shilling donation per person which seemed a little heavy.

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OC, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I liked everything!! I will never forget!!....I will keep this place close to my heart!! Amazing place....You will discovert Kenya and yourself!!

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Nairobi
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Watamu turtle watch have very passionate and knowledgeable staff, who devote much of their time to looking after turtles. This establishment is a must-see for anyone to get up close to turtles and understand the challenges the species faces. They also run a volunteer programme, which is fully recommended to anyone who wants to visit the Kenya coast and get... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This is the best hotel in Watamu this is where you can realy enjoy a wonderful break and you always get treated as part of the family and they do wonderful weddings

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