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“amazing experience”

Watamu Turtle Watch
Ranked #6 of 23 things to do in Watamu
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Nairobi, Kenya
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“amazing experience”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

just a great all round experience. we had the privaledge to actually assist the KWS in helping the babies return to the sea after hatching. they had marked a place where the eggs were and were keeping a close eye and in teh evening they hatched and to see this and the caoss so controlled by the KWS and all the staff and tourists alike helping was just amazing

Visited March 2013
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Staffordshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“amazing”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

what a worthwhile project, getting the local fishermen involved. wonderful to see Turtles and help to put them back in the sea. A once in a lfetime experience

Visited March 2013
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London UK
Level 6 Contributor
257 reviews
152 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“This is worth visiting”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

We took a stroll to this place after a storm one morning. The guide was very knowledgable and interesting and showed us how they operate and their conservation techniques. It was a fascinating tour and full marks to the vets and assistants who do a great job.

Visited February 2013
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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
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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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