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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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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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12 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
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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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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Newcastle, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Quaint little spot filled with tons of information. The man who cares for all these turtles truly loves them and wants the tourists to respect them and their habitat. It is only 1 cuc to get in and there is carved turtle pendants to purchase that help with medicine, etc for the turtles.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Really nice little place and lovely to be able to feed and hold the turtles. Only 1 CUC to get in - well worth it.

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Fredericton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

It was amazing to see the sea turtles and read about their work saving turtle eggs and releasing baby sea turtles. Having said that, 15 minutes was plenty of time to see everything and there seemed to be nobody to give a tour or give information. The displays were informative though, and your entry fee of $1CUC supports their important... More

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Barrie, Canada
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Definitely would recommend that you visit here! It's only 1CUC per person, plus 1CUC for turtle food if you'd like to feed them. The turtles are in open pools where you may interact with them, like petting, feeding and even picking up the turtles. I don't have any complaints about this place!!

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