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Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center

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Address: Ras Al Jinz, Sur 411, Oman
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The place to be to see the turtles

You are there to see the turtles, and staying onsite does allow you the opportunity to sleep a bit more and not have to be bussed in from farther away. It is limiting because you... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You are there to see the turtles, and staying onsite does allow you the opportunity to sleep a bit more and not have to be bussed in from farther away. It is limiting because you are not allowed to wander down to the beach on your own outside of the tours. But one night is all you need. Buffet dinner... More 

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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve! Thank you for sparing your valuable time to share your feedback on your recent visit at Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve! I am pleased to note that your visit at our Reserve was memorable and you enjoyed the Turtle Viewing trip. Your positive feedback about the Reserve and the food is... More 

Highlands
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Literally left in the dark on a beach,with nesting turtles and no light to navigate with.very poor from start to finish.Was glad to get off the beach from the rude and aggressive guide.

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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings !! Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to read that the tour was not up to your expectations & we apologize for the same. We always appreciate hearing from our visitors as we strongly believe that their feedback is important. Thank you once again and I do hope to have you back with us in... More 

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24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here and we missed the beach. So we took the museum. Nothing to see and for taking care about turtles they should have more things about them. How to explaine to kids that? So if you are not going for night watch (was full when we got there so be sure to book it thru internet or in... More 

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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings !! Thank you for choosing Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve and for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. We regret to know that you missed the guide turtle tour because of the reserve being completely booked We will definitely work on improving our Museum part and thereby ensuring a completely wonderful trip or you & our other... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A late evening February visit to the turtle sanctuary was incredible. Tho we visited outside peak egg laying season, we still saw plenty of turtle action. Our guide was very knowledgable, and seemed passionate about turtle conservation. Seeing a turtle lay its eggs then lumbar back into the sea by the light of the stars was an incredible and humbling... More 

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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings !! Thank you very much for choosing Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve and also for taking out your precious time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. We are glad to know that you had a good Guided Turtle Trip. Your constructive suggestion have been noted and will work on it. The team and I thank you... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I use to go to Ras Al Jinz even before they built the scientific Center, it really added a big value to the visitors and all the staff there has wide information about the torture life

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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this review

ear Guest, Greetings !! Thank you very much for choosing Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve once again after such a long time and also for taking out your precious time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. We are glad to know that you enjoyed Guide Turtle Trip. The team and I thank you once again for your time and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We did this the wrong way round. After Jabal al Akhdar, we went to Nizwa and then to Ras al Jinz. It is a very long drive without much in between to make things interesting. Strongly advise you do this trip from Muscat as you can stop by the sinkhole and Wadi Shaab en route to break up the journey.... More 

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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve! Thank you for sparing your valuable time to share your feedback on your recent visit at Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve! I am pleased to note that your visit at our Reserve was memorable and you enjoyed the Turtle Viewing trip. Your positive feedback about the Reserve is really appreciated. We... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We had a great time at the turtle reserve. We made the drive from Sur for the evening show and we were very impressed with the tour. As a side note we had the best coffee of our trip here and the service was exceptional.

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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for choosing Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve and also for sparing time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. My team and I deem it a privilege to have served you and are happy to read such a delightful comment. We thank you for your wonderful words of appreciation of our services. We believe... More 

London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We stayed in the EcoLodges on site. The overall experience of the visit was wonderful with regards to the turtle beach experience. However, this visitor centre should be inter-active and many of the exhibits did not work. At the end of the visit we saw a sign saying that an audio guide was available. On asking at the entrance to... More 

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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings !! Thank you very much for sharing your experience at the Ras Al Jinz. We have been always committed to exceeding guest expectations and we are quite elated to know your positive points, we have noted your negative points will try our best to work on. We would be expecting you during your next visit to Ras... More 

Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

We went there in December which was not turtle season so it was an answered prayer that there was a turtle that night considering they could not spot any the few days before. We had to walk quite a Long way to the beach and we had a Young child with us with us so we had to carry him... More 

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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us at Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve, Oman and reviewing us on this forum. We are delighted to read your review. As we are a Turtle Reserve we are a preferred choice for Turtle lovers and leisure travelers around the world and your acknowledgement of the same pleases us. It is heartening to... More 

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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Night time turtle watch is probably why you will travel to this part of Oman and it is is worth it We went December so out of season but managed to see a turtle...even if it didn't lat its eggs, and two banally turtles hatched that day. The fee is reasonable and they don't take your money until they know... More 

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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve! Thank you very much for reviewing us on Trip Advisor and sharing details about the reserve. We are glad to know that you had a good time at Ras Al Jinz. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best Regards, Vijay Handa General Manager More 

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