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Bluewater Island Resort Aquarium

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Address: Miles (15 Km) From Port Vila 13 | at the mouth of the Rentapao river, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Phone Number: 678 27588

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Devestating to see Turtles in tiny enclosures!

We were taken here by our private tour guide. I should have turned around and walked back out. I was devastated to walk in and find baby turtles swimming around in a crowded... read more

1 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Geelong, Australia
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Geelong, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were taken here by our private tour guide. I should have turned around and walked back out. I was devastated to walk in and find baby turtles swimming around in a crowded concrete trough, with people picking them up and dropping them back into the water willy nilly. No supervision by the operators. Then we spied the 2 large... More 

Thank Mel_Cat75
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

We visited Bluewater after our swim at the blue lagoon. It was wonderful to see the turtles up close though it was sad to see them in a small lagoon enclosure. We had a nice BBq lunch included with our visit.

Thank Fiona M
Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

I believe this is now called Crystal Blue Lagoon or swim with turtles but if you are trying to support turtle conservation I would encourage you to research further and visit Moso Island/Tranquillity Island Resort. I wish we had done the Coongoola Day Cruise which visits there. I admit I was delighted to hold a baby turtle and feed the... More 

Thank jaybee1965
Lismore, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2016

I had a wonderful experience at Blue Water...I met two locals John and Ester..John played guitar and sang..He borrowed the Church Pastor's guitar and I taught him some songs...We had a wonderful time with the locals and swam in Blue Water every day... I am visiting again this year with my Choir (Lismore Winsome Community Choir) and I hope to... More 

Thank Diane S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2015

This is a good place to swim and be a kid jumping in the lagoon the water is crystal clear we did this as part of the Melanisan Tours around the island

Thank lampardTauranga
Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2015

Not only is it over priced, but the poor animals stuck in there are in a small enclosure full of stagnant water.

Thank Kylie-anne M
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2015

We didn't want to go here but ended up tagging along with another tour. The turtles are kept in small concrete enclosures WAY too small for them. The man showing us around dragged one of the larger older turtles by its fin out for the feeding and while he was doing so he proceeded to flip the poor creature over... More 

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2015

We travelled down a very long road to get to see the turtles to be "greeted" by VERY RUDE staff in the office. There seemed to be a problem with the number of people in our group and we spent at least 30 minutes waiting around while a man in the office called someone. After the wait, the guy didn't... More 

Thank Shasza
Matakana, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2015

We didn't realise the turtles were in captivity, maybe should have asked more questions, but still enjoyed swimming with them, bit expensive if you do the tour etc, but they need the money so we didn't feel ripped off - snorkelling was better at hideaway, and current quite strong. Nice lunch and great views - interesting drive out there, our... More 

Thank J9nDale
Mackay, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2014

We were staying in Port Vila for a week. We bussed out there with friends. Our driver enquired about price, and he came and told us $15 AUS each. Then a worker from resort came over and told us it was $18 each. I enquired why the change of price, and he blatantly ignored me. I asked him about swimming... More 

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