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Gili Trawangan Turtle Hatchery

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Check the right month to see baby turtles

It is a turtle conservation that has some tanks to keep baby turtles until they can go to free life.

Reviewed 20 November 2018
doberista
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Niteroi, RJ
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
Ellie_Buffy_Beer
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Ballarat, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Due to the earthquake and tsunami, the structure and turtle holding tanks were damaged and determined unsafe. All turtles were released following the tsunami (there was no fear of them being caught by fishermen) and no new turtles are being protected at this time. They...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 43countries_sofar
Reviewed 8 December 2018

The turtle hatchery seems to be closed. The building was damaged by the earth crake but we dont know if that is the reason. Anyway it is totally dead so dont go to Trawangan for this reason. On the other hand there are many other...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 20 November 2018

It is a turtle conservation that has some tanks to keep baby turtles until they can go to free life.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank doberista
Reviewed 3 October 2018

The turtles are not vary. You can only finda several turtles. It should be nicer since children love it.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank bonardob
Reviewed 24 September 2018

I would call this a scam more than a place where tourists can enjoy the process of turtle hatchery. The tank is dirty, the living condition of the turtles is not conducive and the staff certainly do not have any love and concern over the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank TheConciergeSupreme
Reviewed 22 September 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Jillvo
Reviewed 5 September 2018 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.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Stina K
Reviewed 20 August 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 216alexs
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

Date of experience: December 2016
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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