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Watamu Turtle Watch

Watamu, Kenya
002 542 02600761
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Ranked #5 of 5 Attractions in Watamu
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

A small place that makes a difference to the turtle population of the world. Doing a wonderful job. Adopt a turtle and help.

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Diani Beach, Kenya
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Very interesting place to visit! You won't necessarily see turtles on your visit as they only have turtles there for treatment/rehabilitation. Our guide was very well informed and could answer the multitude of questions posed by my kids in a satisfactory way. We definitely learnt a lot about turtles and it was great to hear about their conservation efforts and... More

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

A guide showed us around and gave us a lot of information about turtles, and what the Turtle Watch is actually doing. I learned a lot about turtles, very very interesting, and am sure that their approach in conservation is a very effective one - education of the public, education of the stakeholders at sea. Definitely worth a visit.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

A nice place, with tons of information. I was guided through and got to hear a lot about the different kinds of turtles, as well as what they and the community are doing to protect the turtles. There was only one turtle there, and it was hiding. Don't expect to see turtles when you go, as they are only there... More

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Livingston, Scotland, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We were lucky to visit Watamu Turtle Watch on a recent holiday. What a project it is! Everyone we met was totally committed to saving turtles and we were lucky enough to see three turtles released back to the sea. While I can understand some people's disappointment in not seeing many turtles, surely the whole point is to have as... More

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Ham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We travelled by tuk-tuk to the turtle watch but were disappointed to find out that they only had two turtles (which is a good thing I suppose - means they are doing a good job). It is a good cause so I am glad we gave them money but it wasn't really worth the effort of going out of town!

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Northants
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8 reviews 8 reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Interesting we expected to see more Turtles basically it was educational with a money raising bias The presentation was a long time in the heat I was difficult to retain our Grand Children's attention(aged 13 and 8)

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Expected to see turtles but just one sick one covered up, talk was interesting but the lady does the same one at the hotel.

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Franschhoek, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Thank Heaven for the relentless conservation work carried out by the team at WTW. We have been visiting Watamu for the past 15 years on an annual basis, we have watched the Turtle Watch project grow from a humble tank in the back garden of a rented house.to the fantastic centre it is today. The work this dedicated team of... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

You really want to visit here. They do so much good and its heartwarming to hear their success stories. They have a wonderful adult and child education centre. Adopt a nesting site or a turtle, it is all for a very good cause. They have a very informative Facebook page. We took a tuk-tuk from the hotel, making it an... More

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