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“Turtles on the beach”

Watamu Turtle Watch
Ranked #6 of 23 things to do in Watamu
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Owner description: Local Ocean Trust is a private, not for profit organisation committed to the protection of Kenya's marine environment. We love our local ocean and we use practical conservation, community involvement and development, education, research and campaigning to promote the sustainable use of Kenya's marine resources. Watamu Turtle Watch is our flagship programme. It was started by local residents in 1997 to protect nesting sea turtles. Now it consists of our Nest Monitoring and Protection programme, By Catch Net Release Programme, and specialist Rehabilitation Centre for sick and injured sea turtles. The combination of these programmes enables us to make a real difference in ensuring the future of endangered sea turtles.
New York City, New York
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Turtles on the beach”
Reviewed March 9, 2013

We watched the WTW release turtles into the Indian Ocean after they had been nursed back to health. Truly moving!

Visited January 2013
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Hexham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Tiny turtles making for the ocean”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

This was a very informative way to pass the time. I learned alot about turtles and even adopted one!

Visited February 2012
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Ripon, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“An Excellent Organisation”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

Works non stop to protect an endangered species. You can watch rescued turtles being released back to open ocean.

Visited September 2012
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

We popped into Watamu Turtle Watch whilst on holiday in Watamu. What an eye opener that proved to be, especially for our children who had no idea about the effects plastic bags have on our ocean environment. We were lucky enough to watch a turtle being released back into the sea so saw first hand how this project works. Congratulations Watamu Turtle Watch on your ceaseless efforts to help Kenyan turtles.

Visited January 2013
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Fantastic Resource.”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

The woman who showed us round had only been there two years and had no previous training, she worked in a boutique. However she knew everything about the turtles and had formed a bond with them all and was very upset when telling some of the tragic stories.

Visited December 2012
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