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“Very interesting”

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.
Copenhagen, Denmark
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very interesting”
Reviewed May 9, 2014

A nice place, with tons of information. I was guided through and got to hear a lot about the different kinds of turtles, as well as what they and the community are doing to protect the turtles.
There was only one turtle there, and it was hiding.
Don't expect to see turtles when you go, as they are only there if they are injured - so it is of course good for the turtles if there isn't any when you go there ;)

Visited November 2013
Thank Stine C
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Livingston, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“What a team!”
Reviewed March 12, 2014

We were lucky to visit Watamu Turtle Watch on a recent holiday. What a project it is! Everyone we met was totally committed to saving turtles and we were lucky enough to see three turtles released back to the sea. While I can understand some people's disappointment in not seeing many turtles, surely the whole point is to have as few turtles as possible in rehab. They'd only be there if they were sick.
The project's education system is superb, during our visit 25 special needs children visited and we enjoyed sharing educational gifts from Mid Calder Primary School, Scotland with them.
It's just so lovely to see a project helping nature without interfering with it! Well done, keep up the good work!

Visited March 2014
1 Thank Jane W
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Ham, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“A good cause but a bit disappointing”
Reviewed March 7, 2014

We travelled by tuk-tuk to the turtle watch but were disappointed to find out that they only had two turtles (which is a good thing I suppose - means they are doing a good job).

It is a good cause so I am glad we gave them money but it wasn't really worth the effort of going out of town!

Visited February 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed January 24, 2014

Interesting we expected to see more Turtles basically it was educational with a money raising bias The presentation was a long time in the heat I was difficult to retain our Grand Children's attention(aged 13 and 8)

Visited January 2014
1 Thank Philip J
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2014

Expected to see turtles but just one sick one covered up, talk was interesting but the lady does the same one at the hotel.

Visited January 2014
1 Thank darlin08
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