Tortugranja
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Lainey
Cleveland, OH40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Couples
For it being such a low price of $3 USD, it is worth going and spending about 45 minutes to an hour. There are so many turtles of different shapes and sizes and we really enjoyed the insight our volunteer tour guide provided us. I’m not sure where else you’d be able to get so up close to so many sea turtles, so I recommend going!
Written March 9, 2021
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Lilwitch1
Merrickville, Canada17 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
$3 USD will gain you entry into the attraction. Personally I found the indoor part of the experience a little disheartening and likened the fish tanks surrounding the turtle pools to that at a very outdated restaurant.

There is a fenced area in the ocean that we expected to see turtles in, but did not. Just more large 'pools' outside.

The island is quite small and we visited as it was something we saw in passing, it was not a planned attraction.
Written January 19, 2020
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Mick
6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
Visited sea turtle facility of some kind, actually hard to tell nature or intent of mission b/c of lack of personnel available outside of vendors. Some interpretive signing above open water shallow tanks of turtles but children were asking if they could pet them (NO!). Thought plastic wristbands for entry environmentally insensitive (hand stamp?),hand feeding the turtles with seagulls attracted to open tanks outside and exposed tanks to the sun also seemed inappropriate. Hope that there are benefits through breeding programs and local children's interpretive programs to offset these negatives.
Written March 11, 2020
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Molly R
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
I was looking forward to visiting this sanctuary, as I have a great appreciation of wildlife and its preservation. Since the island seems not care too much for the beautiful land they have been given (plastic and rubbish covered every corner I could see) I was hoping the sanctuary would give back what little it could to the native flora & fauna.
What I experienced was heartbreaking. Turtles were kept in small, bare enclosures, swimming around on top of each other, I witnessed a couple of turtles lying lifeless on the bottom of two of their outside enclosures. The indoor section contained shallow, dirty and unprotected enclosures, inviting tourists to put their hands in and touch the animals the sanctuary claims to protect, displaying ineffective signs of how to treat the animals and no supervision.
Please, please, please do not support this business. I wish I had been warned.
Written February 7, 2020
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fitsburgh423
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We went to this place while touring the island via golf cart. There is a small building with shallow tanks that had different sized turtles. There was a dead turtle floating in the tank. There were no staff to be seen, which makes it clear that this is a tourist trap money making scheme. They had larger holding tanks outside however people were feeding turtles and seagulls were divebombing the tanks to take the food-this is clearly a stressful situation for the turtles. I am shocked that an establishment like this is allowed to operate. Just shameful!
Written January 22, 2020
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Alex Billings
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Take the time to stop by. $3 for entry, children are given turtle food. Takes about 5-10 minutes to go through the entire place, but there is a fair variety of turtles and other aquatic creatures!
Written February 24, 2020
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Sandra W
Brighton, MI19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We were exploring the island on golf cart one day during our stay and stopped in to check it out. For a mere $3 USD you can walk through the small aquarium and indoor turtle pools and feed the turtles for another $3. The turtles in the outside pools were more interactive. It is a good cause to help support the preservation of the island turtles.
Written January 29, 2020
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illinoisgirldb
Glen Carbon, IL32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Small turtle sanctuary helping to preserve sea turtles and make more people aware they need our help to survive! $3 admission. Doesn't look like much - but they are doing good things on a very small federal budget. They bring the turtle eggs back to the sanctuary to protect them from being eaten by predators. Out of each hatching, they keep a small number of babies and raise them to different ages and sizes and systematically release them to give them a chance to survive.
Written August 13, 2020
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05ictn04
43 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
No one there to explain about the ‘conservation’ - when we asked the woman on the ticket desk about it she admitted the big turtles were taken out of the ocean just so ‘people could see’ . Disgusting place going under the guise of ‘conservation’ but really a money spinner at the expense of the animals. Do not visit
Written March 2, 2020
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Tommy’s Travels!!
Toronto, Canada31 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
The turtle sanctuary is a great time if you love turtles and fish. It's pretty cheap ($5 USD) and has a dozen tanks with different fish and crustaceans, and a dozen tanks with turtles ranging in size from baby to very large ones. You can buy turtle pellets to feed them. There are also several tanks outside which have the giant turtles and a shark. It's a fun stop along the way to other attractions but there isn't much here if you're planning on spending a day or something. It's about a 15 minute attraction but the proceeds go to raising these turtles who have had their numbers drop over the years so it's a good cause. Great for kids.
Written December 30, 2020
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