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“Snorkelling tour with visit to Turtle Island”
Review of Turtle Island

Reviewed October 31, 2012

Snorkelling was good (from boat) with pretty coral and nice bottom. Water temperature about 24C (75F) smooth as silk. We went from Sanur.
The zoo we went to on the island is a concrete courtyard about as big as a suburban backyard
with a few birds in small cages and a few concrete tanks with little turtles being bred.
Bit of a downer really, but we got a photo of us holding a turtle.
My wife was really upset and asked why no food, no leaves etc and staff said that the creatures would only crap and make work for staff. Everything was barren.
Not recommended.
Staff describe the facility as a "Sanctuary" and ask for donations . Too late we realised that we'd been "had".

1  Thank AussieRossWoyWoy
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

PLEASE DO NOT GO TO THIS DISGUSTING DISPLAY OF ANIMAL CRUELTY!! A snake with its mouth taped down, a bird in small cage with not even a leaf, a poor lizard in dirty water without a log!! We were mislead going there and told owner it was disgraceful. He didn't care!!

3  Thank Sullfear
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

Visiting Turtle Island was a great experience and staff extremely helpful and friendly. Not sure why its called an Island as its just at the back beach of Nusa Dua!

2  Thank flea69
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

This place is turtle prison! Please do not go there and do not support this animal abuse! They catching turtles (some of them 150 years old) and putting them in the small dirty pool with knee high water...Conditions are horrible! Turtles are use for pictures with a tourists... If we do not go there, maybe this place stops to exist..That horrible experience made us understand that Bali has to learn animal conservation, before is too late!

3  Thank Aiste78
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

The turtles are in this enclosed beach pen with little room to enjoy swimming also there were animals which included a very large bat which bit and drew blood on my friends hand as the lady was trying to get my friend to hold it. This then worried us for the rest of the holiday as this country has rabbies and a bite from a bat can be very serious. She had to have it reported back in Australia due to the high risk, so far she has been ok.

2  Thank kim b
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