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Sea Turtle Hatchery

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Address: Villas Iguana, Cayo Largo, Cuba

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Three species, several ages

Small - just a few tanks of turtles up to one year old. They grow fast. You can touch them and feed them.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Brighton, Canada
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Brighton, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
6 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Small - just a few tanks of turtles up to one year old. They grow fast. You can touch them and feed them.

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Chatham, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The best dollar you can spend in Cayo Largo! Located near the marina and includes food for you to feed the turtles. Kids will love this!

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Saint Thomas, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Small sanctuary it was worth a peso to see this place . I love to see how the turles are being rehabilitated and preserved for the futre.

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Parry Sound, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Not much to it but it is 2 cucs. Some some "pools" with different ages of sea turtles. Get up close and can touch. Some were picking them up but not sure you should do that.

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Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Closed between 11:45 to 1:15, normally 12-1 but cuban time, you know... not really on time...and even some...so go at 2 or 10 am...

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I love animals and this place was great. It's definitely a short visit, you don't need to be here longer than 30 minutes. It cost 1 CUC/person. They have baby turtles all under a year in different pools (2 months old turtles in one, 7 months old turtles in another, etc). THey provide food there to feed them and they... More 

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Uxbridge, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We took a little bus trip into the village and a visit to the Sea Turtle Hatchery was part of the tour. It was so interesting to see these beautiful creatures so closely. We were able to pick up and touch the turtles. The turtles loved having the back of their shell stroked and actually swam pressing against your hand,... More 

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California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Similar to the ones we have seen elsewhere in the Caribbean. The talk was interesting. Not too many turtles to see.

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Montreal
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We went here in order to get a mini break from the hotel. For 1 peso per person and 1 peso for a handful of fish food, you can feed several (5-6) tanks filled with various sized turtles. It was a short 15 minute visit but fun and well worth it. Afterwards you can visit the vendor carts near by... More 

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Southampton, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We wandered in and around. There were some turtles sorted by size swimming in circles in very small pools. No staff anywhere to be seen.

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