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Watamu Turtle Watch

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Watamu, Kenya
+254 713 759627
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Come here if you want to see sick turtles

This place is not a tourist attraction, they are an organisation wanting to improve the conditions... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
H80
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Oslo, Norway
Super educational!

Loved taking the kids to this educational tour. We got to learn about what they do and even got to... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
Nury Z
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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.
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“local ocean” (2 reviews)
“short tour” (2 reviews)
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Watamu, Kenya
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+254 713 759627
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

This place is not a tourist attraction, they are an organisation wanting to improve the conditions for sea turtles. We had a short tour inside and learned about how they are working with the community to make the area more turtle-friendly. Fishing boats, climate change...More

Thank H80
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Loved taking the kids to this educational tour. We got to learn about what they do and even got to witness and participate ina turtle release, which was a highlight. Really recommend!

Thank Nury Z
Local_Ocean_Trust, Manager at Watamu Turtle Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Thank you for coming and I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

It's a must go place when in Watamu. Lots to learn on environment conservation and marine life protection . Well knowledgeable staff who explain very well. Great and noble work they do. Awesome experience.

Thank Angela M
Local_Ocean_Trust, Manager at Watamu Turtle Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Thank for your kind words and I am glad to read that you enjoyed your tour.

Reviewed 18 April 2017

Go to Watamu Turtle Watch when you're in Watamu. Turtles have a really tough time. Many of their nesting sites have been destroyed by too much development, they eat the plastic in the ocean (which they can't digest and then starve to death), they are...More

Thank Steve V
Reviewed 8 April 2017

A very interesting tour and so educative. Everyone should know these things about sea turtles and every child in the area should visit this place! You shouldn't expect to see many turtles though :) This is not a zoo but a hospital. There are often...More

Thank Ilona K
Reviewed 20 March 2017

A grass roots Kenyan organisation dedicated to marine conservation and the preservation of our marine environment --especially the threatened turtles. The outfit runs programs on environmental education and outreach to local communities, income generating activities and conservation activities for monitoring, scientific research and conservation of...More

Thank hikwam
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I went expecting to see more turtles, and more exotic surroundings. It was more of a learning center that rescues Turtles as locals bring them in. They are doing good work, and should be commended, however it was not what I went there to see....More

1  Thank Sudburyismyhome
Reviewed 7 March 2017

The work that is being done here is amazing and the dedication to help and educate by everyone at Watamu Turtle Watch is inspiring! If you're in Watamu, you HAVE to head down and check it out! You won't be disappointed, I promise you that!

Thank AndrewFlatt
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This is not my first visit to Watamu Turtle Watch, and it won't be my last! I am humbled by the DEDICATION of the whole team. The commitment to the Turtles, and in fact the Marine Wildlife is phenomenal. I am so privileged to have...More

Thank Judy F
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Well worth a visit in Watamu. Very interesting to learn all about Turtles. You can have a tour guide or just read the very interesting information all around the centre. They help protect and support the turtles as they hatch and make for the water....More

Thank Emma M
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