Turtle Conservation and Education Centre

Turtle Conservation and Education Centre

Turtle Conservation and Education Centre
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • j0nbeck1
    Tamworth, United Kingdom48 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best experience of whole ( brilliant) Bali trip!
    Had no real idea what to expect but this was really, really wonderful. Probably at its best since it’s hatching season- even a generally unimpressable (am sure that’s not a word, but sums up the sentiment) 16 yr old lad was delighted by the conservation and hands-on opportunities. Best of all the trip to release a baby into the wild… if it is on offer, you should do it… will stay with us all for a long time. Great that they do 2 week volunteer vacations… gap year opportunity perfection !
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 29, 2023
  • nalindap
    Leeds, United Kingdom29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great family experience to see some turtles.
    Absolutely fantastic experience. No pressure for donation and free to enter. Lots of rescued turtles to see with lots of rescued turtle babies to see also. We had a great young German volunteer guide who was really clear and knowledgeable about the turtles. He made the whole experience much more enjoyable and I wish him well during his volunteering. We were offered the option to adopt a baby turtle which was a great experience. It cost 230000 rupees each but you got to fish out a turtle, short 5 min car ride to a boat where you are taken out about 10mins to release your turtle. You get a little certificate as a token. Great experience for the family to remember. We took a grab from nusa dua (be aware they don’t allow grab pick ups but the taxi drivers on site offered a reasonable price back.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 8, 2023
  • Resort223240
    Waasmunster, Belgium4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great initiative with real motivated and engaged people
    Interesting to talk to the people involved in saving the Balinese turtle population! Free entrance and free contribution. We met some really motivated people and they make you enthusiastic to support their initiative. Although quite small, it was a great experience!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 15, 2023
  • Norchristo
    Oslo, Norway78 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Free a turtle - release a baby turtle in the wild. A cool experience
    Release a week old turtle in the wild. Important center that help the only 7 specimens of the world sea turtles alive. You learn about the challenges the turtles meet and see an area with eggs in sand and lots of very sweet youngsters ready for a life in the oceans. For 250.000 you can adopt tour own turtle, go in rescue car and boat and actually set the turtle free. Cool, although the boat man stopped in the middle of a busy boat traffic area - and that did not really increase the option of my turtle (called Kjell-Pett-Erik).
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 19, 2023
  • alisoncesaro
    Melbourne, Australia21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Extraordinary endeavour!
    What an interesting and wonderful place to visit. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable, informative and passionate about the sea turtles. The work being done here is wonderful. A reminder to arrange transport here and back. Taxis may be hard to come by.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 29, 2023
  • Joaquina S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feeding turtles
    Amazing place!! I didn't know Indonesia has so many species of turtles. Ocha and Rija told me everything about them and where very nice answering all the questions. Tour guidance in english. Best part, when I fed the turtles ☺️💪 Thank you very much!
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written January 9, 2024
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Robyn W
Chorley, Lancashire774 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Solo
What an amazing project. I got a private guided tour and was able to see nests and today's hatchlings. I released 2 of yesterday's hatchlings into the nursery tank for their maiden swim and then sponsored 2 turtles and went on a boat to a beach to release them.
This project do brilliant work rehabilitating turtles who have eaten plastic, got tangled in nets and been poached for the black market. I was there about 90 minutes. It's free to get in and around £14 to sponsor a turtle and release it. An absolute joy, I highly recommend for anyone with a love for wildlife ❤
Written August 5, 2022
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Cara E
10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
Saw the terrible reviews of this place and tried to avoid it, accidentally ended up there as it appears under different names when you look for turtle sanctuaries. Very little money goes towards the turtles it seems, tanks are small and smell. Turtles had a red blush around their fins and necks, signs of illness and probably infection. I'm not sure if the staff truly care about the animals and are just doing the best they can. Also they con you into getting a boat there when it can easily be driven to
Written September 8, 2022
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IanandJ
Denmark,WA19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Fantastic work happening at this centre. We were shown around by two friendly volunteers who explained how the centre worked and how they looked after the turtles. There were many tanks with turtles either recovering ready to be released or injured turtles being cared for and nursed back to health. The facility was clean and well maintained. There is no entry fee but a donation is well received. Very well worth a visit.
Written March 6, 2020
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brandon c
Greenland18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
The centre and staff really dedicate to the conservation of turtles. Unlike many other places, they do not charge an entrance fee. They fund the place by offering turtles for adoption, where you name a turtle and they release it for you - adoption is completely optional and they do not pressure you in handing over money.

While there is a pool with a few larger turtles that ‘look sad’, the staff explain that those turtles were rescued and are missing limbs or have a broken shell, and therefore cannot be released into the sea. Don’t jump to conclusions, these guys do great work!
Written September 4, 2021
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Resort223240
Waasmunster, Belgium4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Interesting to talk to the people involved in saving the Balinese turtle population! Free entrance and free contribution. We met some really motivated people and they make you enthusiastic to support their initiative. Although quite small, it was a great experience!
Written August 15, 2023
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Belinda N
Sydney, Australia62 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We just visited this afternoon had a lovely tour with Leo. Free to visit, no touching allowed and we were given lots of great info about the turtles they are rehabilitating and getting ready to release back to sea. The pools look quite shallow, but the turtles are in good condition. We were two of four visitors that afternoon. No pressure to donate (we did after seeing it was a genuine conservation program with links to a university) and the walk around we did was informative. Do not confuse this place with 'Turtle Island'. There are only turtles here, very few tourists and no charge to go inside.
Written January 22, 2020
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Norchristo
Oslo, Norway78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Release a week old turtle in the wild. Important center that help the only 7 specimens of the world sea turtles alive. You learn about the challenges the turtles meet and see an area with eggs in sand and lots of very sweet youngsters ready for a life in the oceans. For 250.000 you can adopt tour own turtle, go in rescue car and boat and actually set the turtle free. Cool, although the boat man stopped in the middle of a busy boat traffic area - and that did not really increase the option of my turtle (called Kjell-Pett-Erik).
Written October 20, 2023
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nosajknight
Newcastle, Australia110 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Outlines the plight of the turtles, mainly through illegal trade. Whilst the facilities aren’t flashy they show the plight of these majestic creatures. I’m assuming it is run by volunteers which is great. Some of the information they provided was good but it was hit and miss. Perhaps a bit more structured presentation and walk through before letting people wonder? You really only need 20-30 minutes at the site, it is quite small.
Hats off to the centre though for trying to make a difference. Well done.
Written November 2, 2023
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Carolyn-B-L
Sydney, Australia16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
So glad we read the reviews and chose this for our turtle visit. Some sad stories written up about rescues, and graphic images shown on photos, but so educational. Very relaxed, sign in, no fees, a guide meets you and walks you around the educational boards then you're free to roam around inside where rescue turtles are in tanks. Hope the "turtle ceremonies" are weaned out of the Balinese culture. Shame on anyone eating turtle eggs or meat!
Written January 25, 2020
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Tul
Manchester, UK64 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
Cute turtles, very educational, don’t touch them because they’re being nursed back to health.
You get to see all the different turtles that they’ve rescued over the years and see some baby ones as well. Very cool experience.
Written January 8, 2020
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