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Cherating Turtle Sanctuary

#4 of 9 things to do in Cherating Features Animals
Cherating, Malaysia
+60 9-581 9087
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Cherating, Malaysia
+60 9-581 9087
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been bringing groups here over 20 years and so happy to see the place has upgraded and the conservation work bearing fruit. Last year they rear more than 20+k hatchlings. Good time to visit this few months. You can request for hatchlings to be...More

Thank 1roadboss
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to learn more about the danger our turtles are facing. Would have been great if it was a guided tour. We were lucky to join the group from Club Med. Those visiting on their own do not have anyone explaining in details to...More

1  Thank Eina Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For a small donation to the Santuary, you can release 50 or so hatchlings into the sea. Super cute to see the tiny turtles flapping their way into the waves!

Thank PeggieMalaysia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the sanctuary as part of the Club Med tours from Cherating beach Club Med and were taken there by GO Uni. Uni answered all our questions and showed us around and told us how they were making a difference to turtle numbers....More

Thank DomandEllie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked to release the turtle activities by calling the center earlier. Release time is around 6pm++. Got 10 baby turtles (donate RM50 for the center). The center is closed after 4.30pm so you need to wait at the beach side gate and they will open...More

2  Thank Iny S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Entrance is free, they just require you to make a small donation of your choice when you leave. it was definitely an amazing experience seeing the turtles up close!

Thank Chris_Mackenzie17
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This property is next to Club med. you may visit the sanctuary during the day. Ask when leaving what afternoon they will be releasing 2 day old turtle into the sea & can you do so. For a donation you get your own bucket of...More

Thank charandnoel
Reviewed 19 May 2017

I went to Kemaman, Terangganu, Malaysia to company a friend who is a member of turtle conservation society of Malaysia. I had the most extravaganza amazing experience of seeing turtle nesting and laying eggs. the season is from April-Oct(low season end in Sep) and many...More

Thank tatfahim
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Good chance to see live turtles swimming in the ponds. From very young ones to adults sizes. I am fascinated with their flaps or flippers that God designed which really are very hydrodynamic. The edges are jagged similar to bird's wings.

Thank Razakbv
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

My heart broke for all the turtles trapped here. There were no guides to explain what goes on here, but for some out-dated generic charts & sad-looking displays.

Thank Tracy T
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Shiraz J
Hi, I am in the country at the end of January 2017 & would love to visit. It is a good time of year to come as I understand that the east coast of Malaysia will be very wet and windy. Do you stipp operate tours then?? Many thanks, Shiraz
7 November 2016|
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Response from Sharon L | Reviewed this property |
Hi Shiraz, if you want to see turtles laying eggs, it is best to visit Cherating during April to September period. There are tours available in most of the hotels here. For your information, if you want to experience turtle... More
Kelvin H
Open on hari raya o not?
6 July 2016|
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Response from Dominic O | Reviewed this property |
I do not think so. It is not the turtle season of laying eggs. Last to.e I was there was in April when it was the season. You may double check.
What is the best time to reach to the center?
29 May 2015|
Response from Eefa F |
Visiting Hours Exhibits Tuesdays to Sundays : 9am to 1pm, 2pm to 5:30pm (The lunch break is from 1pm to 2pm. The centre is closed on Mondays.) Fridays: 9am to 12:00pm, 3pm to 5:30pm (The centre is closed from 12pm to... More