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Projeto Tamar

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Address: Av. Farol Garcia D"Avila s/n Praia Do Forte, Praia do Forte, State of Bahia, Brazil
Phone Number: 071-3676-0321
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Whale Watching Tour in Praia do Forte
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Ok so this was nice as the thought of helping turtles but it really did not have much to see. They had a couple of turtles and some fish. Also everything is in potuguese. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Mavis M
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Champagne sur Oise
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is not a musuem, it is not an aquarium so don't expect to see lots of turtles. The main purpose of Projeto Tamar is to show the work of this association in preserving sea turtles. There are some animals and some species of fish, though.

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Thank Gatinho
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ok so this was nice as the thought of helping turtles but it really did not have much to see. They had a couple of turtles and some fish. Also everything is in potuguese. I think they need to find a way to add english on the reading boards to foreigners like me and my family will enjoy the walk... More 

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a nice activity for children. You can see turtles swimming in pools, like a zoo. Some explanatory pannesl.

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Feira de Santana, BA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

It is always good to go there and see the history about the turtles, see small and big turtles, fishes and sharks.

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Thank rafancampos
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Admission fee of BRL 22 for adults and BRL 11 for children, this is a MUST GO PLACE at Praia do Forte. The turtles are the main focus - which sparkled the preservation culture among locals and introduced the Eco tourism concept - but the space also hold sharks (tubarao lixa) and a big skate Enjoy the music at Saturday... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Small facility but with plenty information about marine turtles. You will see adult and hatching turtles as well. Afternoon is the better time to visit since the little turtles that hatch, usually in afternoon get to be released into the sea. Great for kids since they allow the kids to line the little ones to be released on the beach.... More 

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Brazil needs to value more our nature and efforts to take care of them. The Tamar Project is one of these initiatives, made by well intended people in a adverse scenario. If you're in Praia do Forte or nearby, you should definitely drop by. Entrance is not expensive and you can enjoy the space all day (even though you can... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

This park was sad to see. Tiny, shallow pools with no form of stimulation for the turtles, not even sand or rocks. The whole park feels plastic-y, artificial and cartoony. Very aimed at children. The project itself is doing good things with the hatching , but I went home feeling bad for the turtles in the park.

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Thank satsumas11
Sao Paulo, SP
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Children love the turtles (real and fake ones) and the infra structure is good for children, even for babies.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 486 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

When you know other sealife locations, this is a poor one, but location over the ocean, and all the work done to protect the turtles worth a visit and you contribution to this project. Nice contact with the sharks and feed the turtles. A must if you have kids

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