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Turtle Island

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Tanjung Benoa, Indonesia
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It's Ok - not really worth it

It's an OK place , not very well maintained. It's a good experience to see the turtles but then... read more

Reviewed yesterday
pv1123
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Rip off!!

We were sold a day trip, and told that it included turtle island once we arrived at the destination... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
montyfern2015
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Perth, Australia
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  • Excellent6%
  • Very good8%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible63%
16 Aug 2017
“Stay away unless u want to be depressed”
13 Aug 2017
“Ehh ”
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Tanjung Benoa, Indonesia
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Reviewed yesterday

It's an OK place , not very well maintained. It's a good experience to see the turtles but then you realise their plight and realsie it's no sanctuary but a small zoo! We just didn't stay long, boat ride+ visit about 30 minutes

Thank pv1123
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were sold a day trip, and told that it included turtle island once we arrived at the destination we had to pay $150 AUS dollars, which was a 15min boat ride to this so called turtle island, which was a big rip off we...More

Thank montyfern2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is horrendous!!!! I felt sick to the bottom of my stomach that people like us are unwillingly funding animal cruelty! The trip said 'turtle island sanctuary'!!!! It was none of these things! There were many animals subjected to the cruelty of tiny spaces,...More

2  Thank ahjh2011
Reviewed 1 week ago

We agreed to visit after our Supir said it will be fun for the kids. NOT AT ALL!!! They're simply doing it for the profit. We spend around OR LESS than 15 minutes in the farm. The staff keep rushing us from one cage to...More

Thank Hazz H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tought we were going to the nearby island Serangang for the Turtle conservation. But by accident we ended on Turtle island because the names are confusing apparently. It was awful! It was a turtle farm with turtles stuck in a enclosure for tourist purpose...More

1  Thank Chantal L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I couldn't even look at all the poor animals, and as we walked around it just kept getting worse. I wanted to take them all home with me. This experience really upset me and my mum, we had to walk out. This would definitely not...More

Thank Jules O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great place, lots of animals to see, be prepared to walk in the water, as deep as your knees, upon arrival and departure as the boat only gets so close. definitely worth a visit

Thank SJ M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a horrible, disturbing experience. The animals are treated terribly, even worst than us tourists. They clearly want to squeeze every dollar out of tourists at the expense of the turtles. Should be shut down. Avoid!

1  Thank Effingpot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Avoid this place at all costs. The turtles are kept in a very poor environment. There are too many turtles for the space they are kept in and the guides there seem to treat it as a circus. Picking up and putting down the turtles...More

1  Thank Craig O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Please dont go there as it is a prison for these beautiful creatures and Bats, Iguanas, Parrots , a chained Monkey and a sad snake in a tin box! The turtles are desparate to get out of their metal bath tubs and the sectioned off...More

Thank yesha146
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Bronwyn M
10 September 2017|
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Response from Bronwyn M | Reviewed this property |
i don't expect to get an answer. Both the facility and the government have managed to totally ignore me so far, but i cant let this happen and i intend to keep pushing this until these animals are rescued. I suppose they are... More
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Bronwyn M
26 August 2017|
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Response from Pam H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's been reported many times. Unfortunately, disgusted western tourists are such a small percentage of visitors... So many other tourists flock there that it keeps the place going.
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itzmeshie
22 January 2017|
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Response from Pam H | Reviewed this property |
You'll need to pay before you leave the mainland - for the boat trip and entry - then there's a minimum compulsory donation when you get there. It could cost as much as $100/person - the more people in the boat, the cheaper... More
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