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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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Turtle tour a must see

We had a great time at the turtle reserve. We made the drive from Sur for the evening show and we were very impressed with the tour. As a side note we had the best coffee of our... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Brodi R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We did this the wrong way round. After Jabal al Akhdar, we went to Nizwa and then to Ras al Jinz. It is a very long drive without much in between to make things interesting. Strongly advise you do this trip from Muscat as you can stop by the sinkhole and Wadi Shaab en route to break up the journey.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time at the turtle reserve. We made the drive from Sur for the evening show and we were very impressed with the tour. As a side note we had the best coffee of our trip here and the service was exceptional.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for choosing Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve and also for sparing time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. My team and I deem it a privilege to have served you and are happy to read such a delightful comment. We thank you for your wonderful words of appreciation of our services. We believe... More 

London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

We stayed in the EcoLodges on site. The overall experience of the visit was wonderful with regards to the turtle beach experience. However, this visitor centre should be inter-active and many of the exhibits did not work. At the end of the visit we saw a sign saying that an audio guide was available. On asking at the entrance to... More 

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

Dear Guest, Greetings !! Thank you very much for sharing your experience at the Ras Al Jinz. We have been always committed to exceeding guest expectations and we are quite elated to know your positive points, we have noted your negative points will try our best to work on. We would be expecting you during your next visit to Ras... More 

Singapore
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40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

We went there in December which was not turtle season so it was an answered prayer that there was a turtle that night considering they could not spot any the few days before. We had to walk quite a Long way to the beach and we had a Young child with us with us so we had to carry him... 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 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

Night time turtle watch is probably why you will travel to this part of Oman and it is is worth it We went December so out of season but managed to see a turtle...even if it didn't lat its eggs, and two banally turtles hatched that day. The fee is reasonable and they don't take your money until they know... 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 very much for reviewing us on Trip Advisor and sharing details about 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 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

Before going, ask yourself - Are you interested in nature and, in particular, turtles? This is not some tourist trap/paid entertainment for bored tourists - this is nature in action. It is prudent to telephone in advance and reserve a place as the number of visitors per night is limited. Not unexpectedly, the main building is located some distance from... More 

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

ear 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 

Ljubljana, Slovenia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

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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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 liked the beach. We look forward to welcoming you soon again in the Future. Best... More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

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 

Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

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 November 22, 2016

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 

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