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Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center

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Ras Al Jinz, Sur 411, Oman
+968 9655 0606
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Terrific visitor's centre

This experience is a must if you plan an Oman holiday. Simply a must - and stay at the hotel for 2... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Aulani M
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Stroud, United Kingdom
It was amazing!

We’ve been here in June. It was no anymore people in the all reserve only me, my husband and our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Iuliia1105
,
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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Ras Al Jinz, Sur 411, Oman
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+968 9655 0606
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This experience is a must if you plan an Oman holiday. Simply a must - and stay at the hotel for 2 days so you can do night tours with ease.More

1  Thank Aulani M
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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review following your recent visit at Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve. I am delighted to learn that you thoroughly enjoyed your experience at the reserve. Myself and the team do sincerely appreciate your kind...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve been here in June. It was no anymore people in the all reserve only me, my husband and our two year old kid. We stayed in the hotel room right in the turtle reserve and it was our best decision as we could see...More

1  Thank Iuliia1105
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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review following your recent visit at Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve. I am delighted to learn that you thoroughly enjoyed your experience at the reserve. Myself and the team do sincerely appreciate your kind...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For the privilege of seeing magnificent, enormous green turtles join an evening or dawn tour. There are approximately 15-20 tourists per guide. The tour lasts approximately an hour. From the visitors center, you are led down a long sandy path to the beach where the...More

1  Thank newtella
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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are delighted to hear that you had a great stay with us. Hospitality is all about people and the greatest compliments we can receive are those that highlight the commitment...More

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Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

First the guides are late for the night tour, then did our guide chat with an acquaintance in Arabic all the time. Though he was careful in keeping the crowd from disturbing the turtles. The guide in the morning was worse. After leading us to...More

1  Thank IGNAZ H
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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We certainly do apologies for the inconveniences you faced during your recent stay with us, as this is not up to our normal standards. As far as the delay in Evening tour is concerned it...More

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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

We spent the afternoon on the beach of Ras Al Jinz, the one where the turtles are supposed to lay their eggs. Unfortunately the water was dirty (foam on the water surface). The tide was low and we also saw four whirlpools about two meters...More

Thank chi2307
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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2018

Dear Guest, Greetings from Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve! Thank you for your feed back, we will surely take up the issue with the concerned authorities to look into this. It is unfortunate but we will put in efforts to resolve this soon. It is...More

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Reviewed March 9, 2018

This is one among the best points of visit if you are at Sur. The turtle reserve is a must watch. The tickets can be pre booked online. The reserve have ample car parking outside.More

1  Thank Vinu C
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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2018

Dear 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...More

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Reviewed February 16, 2018

We were very impressed by the whole experience at the turtle centre. An interesting modern building and museum was followed by a walk onto the beach with a knowledgeable guide in a small group that respected the rules. We saw a turtle nesting and two...More

Thank writingfran
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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2018

Dear Guest, Greetings from Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve! Thank you very much for your so positive feedback, we are glad to know that you had enjoyed your trip. This is truly an amazing experience which is not to be missed by all. Your compliments...More

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Reviewed January 6, 2018

Decided to stay at the reserve on 24th August and booked ourselves about 10 days in advance using their website. On 24th we left Muscat at about 4.20PM and with a few short stops, reached the place at about 7.30PM. At the reception we were...More

Thank alanjoro
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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2018

Dear Guest, Greetings from Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve! Thank you very much for your so positive feedback, we are glad to know that you had enjoyed your trip. This is truly an amazing experience which is not to be missed by all. Your compliments...More

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Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

The turtle reserve has a welcoming staff and the Omani guide was well informed and engaged in interactive sessions while taking us on spotting turtles. We were lucky to spot one big one in the night and proper care was taken to get few shots...More

Thank Ashok P
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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2018

Dear 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...More

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Reviewed January 3, 2018

We had planned to visit the reserve for a long time and had the opportunity of visiting the place.It was an awesome trip,got to see these huge sea turtles(approximately 1.5 meters in length and got to know the entire journey that they go through from...More

Thank Junaid K
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pdaetty
August 30, 2017|
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Response from Rob A | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is possible to see turtles all year, but the best month is August when there can be 100 per night! We were there in April and saw 2 at night, and 1 in the early morning. Best to contact the centre to check.
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Louise C
September 8, 2016|
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Response from ozair k | Reviewed this property |
This is turtle season from May till Oct . There are two option either to stay at Turtle beach reserves or you can stay at SUR or Ras AL Hadd (Turtle beach resort). Turtle beach reserve is 1 hour drive where as from Ras al... More
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saffaa2002
November 29, 2015|
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Response from Anupam329 |
Dear Sir, Thanks for the appropriate question. The best time to reach Ras Al Jinz is in the late afternoon or evening as the program will start in the evening . But you must settle in the accommodation before that and get... More
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