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Turtle Conservation and Education Centre

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Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Turtle conservation

Really great organisation we were able to adopt and release a baby turtle, learned a lot about them... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
zzzzk2017
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Gold Coast, Australia
Very impressive to see the good work done here.

The TCEC offers you a free guided tour by one of the volunteers and the chance to look around their... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
df86
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Really great organisation we were able to adopt and release a baby turtle, learned a lot about them and the conversation program they foster. I liked the fact they emply local community to rescue and release turtles and to hand make tourist souvenirs

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The TCEC offers you a free guided tour by one of the volunteers and the chance to look around their facility. There is no pressure to donate. I spent about an hour here just watching the different turtles! My only regret was that I didn't...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit. The centre does excellent work and the guide was very knowledgeable. The kids loved playing with the baby turtles. It's sad to see the injured turtles but heart-warming that they are cared for by such passionate people.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very impressed with the dedication of the volunteer workers, they seemed very knowledgeable and caring. They had some beautiful turtles there which had been injured with fishing net, eating plastic etc. Really sad to see this happening to such beautiful creatures.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I recommend stopping by if in the area. We love turtles! The center has turtles of all sizes, along with some injured ones. They sell turtle figurines, which are made from plastic bags and painted. The center runs on donations and there is an option...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would highly recommend a visit here to see the turtles and witness the great work these volunteers are doing. There is no entrance fee and the donations are entirely voluntary. Turtles are kept in different amounts of water according to their medical condition. Those...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not a very good conservation center. The whole place consists of four or five tiny pools where they "rehabilitate" the turtles. My wife and I think it is a place where they can scam tourists out of "donations". They are also running a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a very informative and educational centre attempting to reverse some of the damage down to turtles via fishing nets, illegal collection of eggs and boat strikes. Some of the animals are about to be released into the environment, some are recently hatched...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like others, a short visit. Well worth it. I am glad I got to experience this place. People, we need to reuse and stop the plastic waste - We, I, can do better. You get to see various stages of turtles in the rehabilitation process....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 36kima
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family of 5 had just few months ago watched a TV document on how turtles are struggling due to the human influence, mainly the plastic pollution. So, this place as a tourist wrap would be wrong, but don't mistake it for such. The people...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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torib785
November 8, 2018|
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Response from an_v_sz | Reviewed this property |
You can go anytime during the day, they are open every day. Better to go in the morning, early afternoon and not leave it for late otherwise you will be in a hurry and don't have time to go around.
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jennedwards1
October 1, 2018|
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The turtles are released depending on when the eggs hatch and therefore there is no set day. When it does happen they will make an announcement on Kuta beach at about 4 or 5 pm which can be heard from a distance. You go to... More
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sugiowono
July 5, 2018|
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Anytime have hatchlings all the time Go it’s great
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Welcome to the Bali forums! As you will also be travelling to the Gili Islands you should keep in mind that Ramadan starts the end of May and Idul Fitri is June 25. If you post on the Lombok forum you can ask any questions about how that might affect your trip, if at all. In 8 days in Ubud you can and should do lots of trips in a car with private driver to see a lot of things, volcanos, lakes, temples, etc. Depending on the location of where in Ubud district you are staying, you...More
Kiwiana34
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Hi, I'm wondering if anybody is interested in sharing the cost of a driver/taxi from Seminyak area to Bali Safari & Marine Park on Sunday 8th or Monday 9th June? I'm also planning to visit the Turtle Conservation and Education Centre at Serangan on the way back. I'm a 34yo New Zealander travelling solo in Bali. Thanks! Amy
June 06, 2014|
Response fromKiwiana34|
Hi there, thanks for your message. I didn't realise they had a shuttle service and that it was free. The taxi was going to charge 400 for about 8 hours... I'll investigate that. Thanks so much.
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