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Gili Trawangan Turtle Hatchery

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Worthy cause

Such a small hatchery in the middle of the main drag, we almost missed it. It's pretty much run by... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2018
Ballarat, Australia
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You may miss this place if not paying attention. Myself and my partner had a wander along to see... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Do not support places like this. Turtles need to put their eggs in sand, and baby turtles need to go straight to the ocean. They need to learn how to breathhold, find food and shelter. None of these things will happen in an overcrowded dirty...More

Thank Jillvo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The idea of the turtlehatchery is good but the turtles dont hatch in the hatchery,they do it on the beach..even the idea is ok,it doesnt work.Should continue to donate money but also tell the locals that this is not ideal.

Thank Stina K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Do not confuse this place with the real sanctuary on Meno (the one mentioned in Lonely Planet). These guys are scammers, keeping their turtles in awful conditions so they can sell snorkelling tours off the back of it. They don't care about the welfare of...More

Thank Alex S
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Such a small hatchery in the middle of the main drag, we almost missed it. It's pretty much run by an old local guy who just wants to make sure turtles survive in his waters. It was clean and the turtles of various ages looked...More

Thank Ellie_Buffy_Beer
Reviewed 15 July 2018

3 tanks filled with turtles of differing sizes. Pretty uninspiring. Situated right next to the main road. I won't comment on the ecological benefit as I'm not an expert, unlike some of he previous reviewers

1  Thank Jerry P
Reviewed 13 July 2018

You may miss this place if not paying attention. Myself and my partner had a wander along to see some baby turtles as we had been snorkelling with the big mum and dad turtles the previous day. 3 tanks, with shallow water and turtles of...More

2  Thank clairebreaz
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

I read many misleading reviews about this place. This place is taken care properly by the local people and unprofit organization in Gili Trawangan 1. The baby turtles are well cared until they are about 6 to 8 months, then they are released to the...More

3  Thank Andreas K
Reviewed 11 July 2018

It doesn't seem like this little turtle hatchery is run properly and the poor little turtles look as though they could use a bit more help then just sitting in some water as people come around to look at them. I hope they are actually...More

Thank Megan D
Reviewed 3 July 2018

I read many reviews saying that this place is a con. However, I visited twice and not once was I asked for money - even as a donation. The gentleman that explained their process of rescue and release seemed genuinely concerned about the conservation of...More

1  Thank Beverley R
Reviewed 27 June 2018

if you want to support people who steal away healthy eggs from their natural nests - this place is right for you! the turtle hatchlings are kept in 3 crazy small tanks where there is NO current, NO stones or anything for them to relax...More

1  Thank missfreckles_98
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