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Turtle Conservation and Education Centre

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Behind Bali Dolphins, Serangan, Denpasar 80229, Indonesia
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This was a wonderful place to visit and we were so impressed with the love and care given to these... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
RogNevT6161
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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Very interesting trip, and a chance to see the wildlife up close and personal!

This is a major Turtle Conservation effort, and their breeding programme relies on re-introducing a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Timea S
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“baby turtles” (62 reviews)
“free entry” (15 reviews)
“small donation” (13 reviews)
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Behind Bali Dolphins, Serangan, Denpasar 80229, Indonesia
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"baby turtles"
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"free entry"
in 15 reviews
"small donation"
in 13 reviews
"different species"
in 12 reviews
"donation box"
in 8 reviews
"serangan island"
in 13 reviews
"bigger turtles"
in 7 reviews
"turtle eggs"
in 15 reviews
"beautiful animals"
in 6 reviews
"taxi driver"
in 15 reviews
"tanjung benoa"
in 7 reviews
"short visit"
in 5 reviews
"love turtles"
in 7 reviews
"adult turtles"
in 8 reviews
"kuta beach"
in 6 reviews
"an amazing experience"
in 10 reviews
"run by volunteers"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a wonderful place to visit and we were so impressed with the love and care given to these amazing creatures. Thank you to our guide from New York who couldn’t have done more to make our visit special. Thank you for everything you...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a major Turtle Conservation effort, and their breeding programme relies on re-introducing a large proportion of their hatchlings back into the wild. An opportunity to see all sizeds (and therefore ages) of turtles, from the "almost just hatched" to their very old (and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Turtles from newborn to 100 years. Ok for a short visit. Not a must see in bali. Could have maintained better.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved our visit to the TCEC. You aren't there for long but you learn a lot if you get a great guide like we did. I would've liked to release a turtle but it wasn't available when we were there. Free entry but I...More

1  Thank Nadine J
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

went here to give lesion for my child. recommendation by the people from bali. you can see the turtle from baby until they got big. you can go here and just to pay donation and if you want to release the babby turtle, you can...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Nearly walked past this little area but I am glad they have this in place. Truly hope they don't sell the little babies off behind watching eyes. Too easy to get a hand in there when someone turns their back for a second. Not much...More

1  Thank Filmtraveller8
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

The Turtle Education and Conservation center is a 20 minutes taxi ride from Sanur. It's probably best to ask the driver to wait for you (a visit does take less than an hour) as taxis are not often seen in the area. There is no...More

2  Thank barbaraa889
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

10km from Tangelle. Tuk Tuk both ways from Tangelle: 1500,- Entrance: Adults 1000,- and kids 500,- Tour every night at 20.00 You don't need to book - just find a tuk-tuk-drive that have the time. They will wait for You at the site for 2-3...More

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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Love it! So clean and well run, turtles looked after. Pay to release but money goes back to centre and received 2 little souvenirs.

1  Thank Trisha B
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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

We checked this place out compared to the other turtle “sanctuary” which was apparently a tourist trap. You can tell they care here and they are trying to make the effort of taking care of the turtles. Entry fee is by donation.

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trish1224
16 January 2018|
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Response from Adam J | Reviewed this property |
I was a guest :) br Adam
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Jordan R
As a marine biologist I'm mystified as to why this is being called conservation!? Baby Turtles are IMMEDIATELY well equipped to head straight out to sea and swim far out to their feeding sites with reserves left from their eggs... Keeping them in very shallow tanks without flow, live food or mental stimulation is cruel and setting them up for failure in the wild. They need deep water to allow proper development of their lungs and cramped, stressful environments like these lead to increased infections and diseases. People should also absolutely never be allowed to touch or hold them as it's very stressful and again increases their chance of getting infections/diseases. This is a money making scam if they are being kept to only be released once people are there willing to pay for it. Yes some injured turtles do need medical care and rehabilitation but again ridiculously shallow tanks with no mental stimulation or similarities to their wild environment does nothing but make them less able to cope IF they are released.
1 November 2017|
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Response from Josh L | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jordon, This is most definitely a conservation and the onus is on rehabilitation and conservation rather than tourism. You are not at any point allowed to hold them obviously unlike some nearby establishments. The baby... More
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StripePerth
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Response from Zoë P | Reviewed this property |
Check the website for seasonal times. I'm not too sure. I can't see it being that much different to be honest. As long as they've got hatchlings, they'll always let you adopt.
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