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Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center

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Address: Ras Al Jinz, Sur 411, Oman
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Interesting and informative details are available about the the various types of turtles, and also includes a small museum.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Conrad P
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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32 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited this centre during the day and it looked rather deserted. They charge 1 OMR per person just to enter the beach and you need to walk 1 km on the sun to get there. Beach is very nice. We didn't have time to wait for turtle watching, since they come out of the sea late in the evening.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had good huidence about how to behave on the Beach, and about the turtles process og laying eggs on the Beach. one we arrived at the Beach we learned that people from the center walked around on the Beach with torches in order to find turtles for the tourist. once they were found the guide took us very close... More 

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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve! Thank you for your time & valuable feedback. We have gone through your review carefully. Our Tour guides are professionally trained about the turtles activities, their likes and dislikes and they use very special lights which are not harmful to the turtles. Visitors are well guided by our guides to maintain... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting and informative details are available about the the various types of turtles, and also includes a small museum.

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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve! Thank you very much for reviewing us on Trip Advisor and sharing details abou the reserve. We are glad to know that you had a good time at Ras Al Jinz. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best Regards, Vijay Handa General Manager More 

Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum and scientific data re turtles was interesting and quite well presented although I think if they had someone at reception who spoke better English it would have been better

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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve! Thank you for sparing your valuable time to share your feedback on your recent visit at Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve! I am pleased to note that your visit at our Reserve was memorable and you enjoyed the Turtle Viewing trip. Your positive feedback about the Reserve and suggestion is appreciated.... More 

Muscat, Oman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Couldnt stay there (was full), utilized their turtle watching facility. Booking over phone was easy. Not enough sign roads on the way to the center, we almost missed the turning from the main road. We were told to report by 8:30 pm, the tour didnt start till 11 pm. There were no announcements for the delay or the plan, not... More 

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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us at Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve, Oman and reviewing us on this forum. We are delighted to read your review. As we are a Turtle Reserve we are a preferred choice for Turtle lovers and leisure travelers around the world and your acknowledgement of the same pleases us. It is heartening to... More 

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an experience to see such majestic creatures doing what they do - humbling. Stayed for one night with our two children (17 and 12) in neighbouring eco-tents which were basic yet very well equipped and comfortable. Instructions were clearly explained - dinner from 7pm (a very tasty buffet) and to meet in the lobby from 8.30pm. Our keys were... More 

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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings !! Thank you for choosing to stay at Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve and writing your wonderful review on Trip Advisor. It is indeed very heart-warming to learn that you enjoyed your stay from all aspects. It is our goal to ensure all our guests leave with happy memories of their stay and the Guided Turtle Tour.... More 

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15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you make sure that your expectations match what they offer, your stay here will be brilliant!! We stayed in an eco-lodge with 2 twin beds, inhouse plumbing and airco. The diner and breakfast buffets were fine. But you're probably here for the turtles as ee were. As we stayed here in november (of season) we were very happy to... More 

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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings !! It was a pleasure having you stay with us recently and we truly appreciate you sparing time and posting your comments on Trip Advisor. We pride ourselves in delivering impeccable service standards to all our valuable patrons and I am very pleased to read that you were able to see the Turtles even being low season,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As our visit was at 5am, the time when turtles go back to sea after laying eggs ,we could watch just one turtle.But our group could see the baby turtles hatching and struggling to find way to sea which was just awesome. Would suggest the travellers to go much before sunrise. If opting morning slot it will be sunrise soon... More 

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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve! Thank you for sparing your valuable time to share your feedback on your recent visit at Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve! I am pleased to note that your visit at our Reserve was memorable and you enjoyed the Turtle Viewing trip. Your positive feedback about the Reserve is suggestion for the... More 

Bedford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Travelled here to see the turtles. The main building is very well done and we wished we had of stayed in tents up the road. Lovely setting, told we couldn't go on beach, then saw other family ask if they could go and porter said yes! Then had dinner which was lovely, until we found out the price! Over priced... More 

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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings of the day!! Thank you for taking out time to give us your valuable feedback. We apologize for the inconvenience caused to you. We have addressed the concerns which you have faced and I assure you we are working diligently to ensure a similar situation does not occur again in the future. We hope to have an... More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

This was a great visit and very good value for money. You have to arrive 30minutes before the tour, though I recommend arriving an hour early so you can visit the Information centre upstairs 1st. Don't expect much in the way of a gift shop. There is a restaurant if you turn up very early, I recommend the orange juice... More 

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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this review

ear Guest, Thank you very much for your review and the encouraging comments on your visit to Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center. We are very happy to have given you a wonderful experience, and to have been able to make it memorable and unique. I will share your positive reviews with my team members. We look forward to... More 

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