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Address: 46 rue du General de Gaulle | Pointe des Châteaux, Saint-Leu 97436, Reunion Island
Phone Number:
+262 262 34 81 10
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

observatoire tortues

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Plentiful of information about all kinds of turtles! Large aquarium with huge sea turtles! Less attractive for young kids, but still great to see those giant sea creatures! Good... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2017
Dominik A
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Mazamet, France
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57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely first class. Fantastic work going on at this Sanctuary. Very modern facility with best care for the turtles. Very informative. The stars are the turtles - amazing!

Thank Goatshave
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260 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

About 30 mn from St Denis, Kelonia propose many explanations about indian ocean turtles and you could see acquariums with some specimen and nursury, overall about 50 turtles not more, all rest is pictures and other elements. You'll not need more than 1 hour and useful for kids. Looks like not updated since 2008...

Thank Tekaia R
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Plentiful of information about all kinds of turtles! Large aquarium with huge sea turtles! Less attractive for young kids, but still great to see those giant sea creatures! Good to stop there when you are in the area! Nice juice bar with refreshing choices

Thank Dominik A
Level Contributor
43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Good for kids to get some basic notions on ecology and on turtles and to approche them. But for adults a bit a waste of time. But interesting to help the turtles care unit and rehab.

Thank Patrick H
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269 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Nice up-close viewing of variety of sea turtles. Appear to be well cared for. Convenient location off main road between St. Leu and Saline les Bains.

Thank BunkyVA
Johannesburg, South Africa
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47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

This place provides an excellent amount of information - if you understand French. A real pity, as we were not the only English-speaking visitors there. The opportunity to sit in front of a massive sheet of glass looking into the aquarium provides time to watch more than just turtles - we found it mesmerising. It seems this place does lots... More 

Thank Tinisa
West Pennant Hills, Australia
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94 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

It's a nice place to drop in & have a look at all their turtles. Hard to find out anything about them though or the research programs being undertaken because there's no information in English. Could have been a lot better for this reason but in any case I'm glad they're doing something to protect them.

Thank zenonSydney
Vilafranca del Penedes, Spain
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90 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

The turtles are very well cared, it's not an aquarium because they use to return the turtles to the sea when they are sane. We needed an english guide, they don't have... And we didn't see the little turtles, it would be a unique thing! We don't like people who touch the turtles, even there is a sign forbidding it.... More 

Thank nur1063738
Cape Town
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

A very well run facility, with lots of displays and informative signs. Unfortunately they're all in French, so makes understanding the descriptions a problem if you don't speak French

Thank TakiTraveller
Seremban, Malaysia
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57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

I have been to few turtles sanctuary in Malaysia, compare to those, it is more organize and well facilitated, all the turtles are well taking care. However I just feel like the turtles are no more freedom, and being locked in the big "pool" to ensure all the visitors are able to view it. I believe it doesn't have a... More 

Thank WeilekHo

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