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Due to the earthquake and tsunami, the structure and turtle holding tanks were damaged and determined unsafe. All turtles were released following the tsunami (there was no fear of them being caught by fishermen) and no new turtles are being protected at this time. They...More
The turtle hatchery seems to be closed. The building was damaged by the earth crake but we dont know if that is the reason. Anyway it is totally dead so dont go to Trawangan for this reason. On the other hand there are many other...More
I would call this a scam more than a place where tourists can enjoy the process of turtle hatchery. The tank is dirty, the living condition of the turtles is not conducive and the staff certainly do not have any love and concern over the...More
Do not support places like this. Turtles need to put their eggs in sand, and baby turtles need to go straight to the ocean. They need to learn how to breathhold, find food and shelter. None of these things will happen in an overcrowded dirty...More
The idea of the turtlehatchery is good but the turtles dont hatch in the hatchery,they do it on the beach..even the idea is ok,it doesnt work.Should continue to donate money but also tell the locals that this is not ideal.
Do not confuse this place with the real sanctuary on Meno (the one mentioned in Lonely Planet).
These guys are scammers, keeping their turtles in awful conditions so they can sell snorkelling tours off the back of it. They don't care about the welfare of...More
Such a small hatchery in the middle of the main drag, we almost missed it.
It's pretty much run by an old local guy who just wants to make sure turtles survive in his waters.
It was clean and the turtles of various ages looked...More
3 tanks filled with turtles of differing sizes. Pretty uninspiring. Situated right next to the main road. I won't comment on the ecological benefit as I'm not an expert, unlike some of he previous reviewers