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Bluewater Island Resort Aquarium

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Great experience

If you can ignore the fact that the animals are caged then it is a great experience. Such close... read more

Reviewed June 28, 2018
jodir18
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Newcastle, Australia
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Just ok...

It was a nice place with nice people, but I think that the staff should be more stringent to... read more

Reviewed February 19, 2018
Rennmaus90
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Augsburg, Germany
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Jun 28, 2018
“Great experience ”
Feb 19, 2018
“Just ok...”
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Miles (15 Km) From Port Vila 13 | at the mouth of the Rentapao river, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is truly horrible, wild animals kept in totally inappropriate and appaling conditions. Fed paw-paw and chased by bratty out of control kids and their bogan, tattoo riddled parents off cruise ships. The Vanuatu tourist authorities must close this establishment, for the betterment of...More

Thank samoht103
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This review is for the Bluewater Aquarium, sometimes known as Naiwe Beach Turtle Sanctuary. Please do not come here. Whilst in a lovely location, there is absolutely nothing about this which is a sanctuary and the turtles are allowed to be manhandled by anyone without...More

1  Thank MeaganW169
Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

If you can ignore the fact that the animals are caged then it is a great experience. Such close interaction with turtles was great

Thank jodir18
Reviewed February 19, 2018

It was a nice place with nice people, but I think that the staff should be more stringent to tourists, that are just rude to the turtles and animals and do not regard the signs like "do not touch the baby turtles"... I don't understand...More

Thank Rennmaus90
Reviewed October 22, 2017

The baby turtles were a hit with the young kids. Hand feeding the adults and getting in the water with them is a great introduction for my future young divers (5 and 8). Nice to see endangered coconut crabs. Great photo ops. BBQ lunches available...More

Thank Grant W
Reviewed October 8, 2017

Loved seeing the turtles, but did not love seeing the sharks contained in concrete cages. My kids wanted to know why they were there. I wonder if the turtles are really released back to the wild? Loved that the kids could hold the turtles and...More

Thank Anna G
Reviewed August 11, 2017

Pretty much feel the same way everyone else does. A 2 metre bull shark stuck in a small pool. A 200 year old turtle pushed to shore by a worker, then dragged by its flipper! A much prettier part of efate than port vila though....More

Thank jewel_58
Reviewed June 15, 2017 via mobile

It's such a beautiful experience to get to swim with & feed the turtles but I feel awful for them at the same time... being kept in a small concrete enclosure is not nice. There's loads of gorgeous baby turtles which we were told they...More

1  Thank Suzie D
Reviewed April 22, 2017

I enjoyed visiting the location however I think you have to keep an open mind. They are raising the young turtles from hatchlings which you can pick up and put in your hand. They release them back into the ocean when they are a couple...More

Thank Yvonne H
Reviewed March 29, 2017

Visited the Bluewater Island Resort when our ship was in port. Have been to Vanuatu a number of times so our cab driver suggested thought we try something different. It cost us more in the taxi fare but it was well worth it. During the...More

1  Thank v_milham
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