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Sea Turtle Hatchery

Villas Iguana, Cayo Largo, Cuba
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Ranked #3 of 5 Attractions in Cayo Largo
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Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Words cannot truly express our experiences with the sea turtles. The hatchery area (1CUC) was great. Lots of picture taking opportunities with a variety of sea turtles. We were told about an opportunity to go to see the laying of turtle eggs on the beach. Just by our word ( no tickets sold) we were picked up and taken to... More

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

It was extremely interesting and exciting experience to go at midnight to secluded beach an wait in silence for the huge mother-turtle to come ashore and lay eggs !

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This was the highlight of the trip. Going to the hotel beach at 10pm and watching the sea tortoise (several) come out of the ocean, dig a nest, four feet down, and lay their eggs. Also participated in the release of newly hatched baby tortoise. Amazing experience.

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Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Leornardo was so lovely with us! He let us take the turtles in our hands, feed them, kiss them and go in the pool with them. We enjoyed our activity a lot, lovely place! Be sure to go :)

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This place was great! Cost us 2 cuc to get in and feed the turtles. My 2 year old loved holding the babies and feeding the big guys. Not to be missed. Bring purell!

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This was a great surprise; I love turtles! The hatchery had containers with turtles in them in many stages of development. But the bigger surprise was that you could join in the setting them free a few days later... The date and time of the release to the sea had to be flexible in terms of the weather etc. so... More

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Huntsville, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Loved this. A must do in town. Could feed all the turtles, could touch some. Interesting. Very cute. Was a special trip and a highlight for some in our group. Don't miss it.

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Peterborough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is a great place to visit - they collect and hatch the sea turtles and then set them free - many more are able to survive! It is very very cool! And the price is sooo right - 1CUC!

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I liked it learned a lot about turlles from the guide they were cute and it was nice that my kids could hold them and pat them

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Ontario
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11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Well worth the 1cuc admission. Sea turtles can be seen at various stages of development in pond/pools set up in the exhibit. We were able to feed all of the turtles and hold the smaller ones and take pictures.

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