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Watamu Turtle Watch

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Great work and helpful tour even though there were no turtles that day.

Worth a visit but lots of mozzies in the gardens so go with repellent. Educational for all. They... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
fahrin
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UK
Very Educative and Interesting

The Watamu Turtle Watch are doing a fantastic job in conservation of turtles beach cleanups and... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
SamN001
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Mombasa, Kenya
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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...more
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth a visit but lots of mozzies in the gardens so go with repellent. Educational for all. They are doing some excellent work.

Thank fahrin
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The Watamu Turtle Watch are doing a fantastic job in conservation of turtles beach cleanups and mangrove restoration. We learnt a lot about various species and the challenges faced in conservation. The involvement of the locals in the efforts are commendable. However there were no...More

Thank SamN001
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Nice tour and information about the local struggles of turtles and sea creatures around Watamu. Interesting livelihoods programs could be added.

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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Worth a visit to learn about and support the local conservation efforts. But there were no turtles at the moment we visited which limited somewhat the overall appeal.More

Thank sdmmb
Local_Ocean_Trust, Manager at Watamu Turtle Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Hi and thank you for visiting. Although it is a shame that you were not able to see a sea turtle during your visit, it is important to keep in mind that our sea turtle Rehabilitation Centre is there only to look after animals that...More

Reviewed 14 March 2018

A very educational day with plenty of turtles to see face to face. Rather than many tourist attractions that can exploit sea animals, the turtle watch are doing there very best to save them and allowing people to come and see there progress giving an...More

Thank Barnaby H
Local_Ocean_Trust, Manager at Watamu Turtle Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thanks for your review and your kind words!

Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit to the centre with our 11 yr old daughter. We learnt so much from the lovely & knowledgeable staff here. There were no turtles in rehab (which is good!) but the visit made a big impression on all of us. Wonderful...More

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Local_Ocean_Trust, Manager at Watamu Turtle Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thank you for your kind words!

Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

This is an organization that is doing very good work for turtle and wildlife protection. When we arrived we met a turtle who was being released that day! ty! I was so excited that we had the timing so perfectly. I had read on trip...More

Thank Sarah T
Local_Ocean_Trust, Manager at Watamu Turtle Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thanks for your review. We can only apologise that you were not able to see the turtle release. We don't offer the chance to see turtle releases as part of the visit to the centre. This is because we cannot guarantee it and we don't...More

Reviewed 26 October 2017

Our interpreter did a nice job of explaining and educating us (even though I am already pretty environmentally aware I learned a lot), and the work of this NGO is very impressive. Very worth a visit, and was very interested (but very sad) to see...More

Thank EAZG
Local_Ocean_Trust, Manager at Watamu Turtle Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thank you for visiting us!

Reviewed 12 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

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Local_Ocean_Trust, Manager at Watamu Turtle Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thanks for your review and sorry that you didn't find the tour so interesting. We invite tourists to visit our centre as we believe it's important for us all to know what impact us as humans are having on the marine environment and how we...More

Reviewed 4 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.

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