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Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary

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Union Vale, Park Bay, Bequia
+1 784-458-3245
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Lovely Turtle Sanctuary

Small sanctuary in a lovely location on the island. Interesting talk by the owner and an insight... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
Highbridge, United Kingdom
Self touring

The staff at this site did not give a very informative tour. It took less than 5mins to walk around... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
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A local fisherman, Orton (Brother) King, constructed this sanctuary in an effort to preserve the hawksbill turtle.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good23%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Union Vale, Park Bay, Bequia
+1 784-458-3245
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Small sanctuary in a lovely location on the island. Interesting talk by the owner and an insight into what a small group are trying to achieve in the area. Visited as part of a wider island tour. Not sure if some reviewing folk missed the...More

Thank Tiggerwilde
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

The staff at this site did not give a very informative tour. It took less than 5mins to walk around and take a few pictures. Personally did not find it was worth the drive.

Thank GCLB
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

A perfect afternoon visit to see the work of a local team protecting the turtles of the surrounding ocean. The staff are very approachable and engaging with excellent knowledgible about their turtles and natural habitats.

Thank mikesarah2017
Reviewed 7 August 2017

I have visited several reputable turtle sanctuaries and rehab facilities; this is NOT one of them! I do not know what the other reviews are basing their opinions on but my observations of this facility made me angry and left me with the opinion that...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 13 June 2017

If you visit Bequia, make sure to stop at Old Hegg! This turtle sanctuary tucked back on one of the prettiest parts on the island overlooking the ocean is such a cool experience and bonus, there are tons of cute pups running around to say...More

Thank LoveandSpecs
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Love this place... Will be back for sure tgus time with the kids. The love turtiles so. They will enjoy this.

Thank trippie890
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This sanctuary was set up by a local who used to hunt turtles in his youth. He gave us a tour, it's not a vast facility, but interesting all the same. The turtles are beautiful and you can see why the shells were so highly...More

Thank Jurassictraveller
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Adorable place. Great for kids and animal lovers. The turtles are so happy here. You feel like they are smiling. I believe they self fund this place so it's nice to make a contribution, but I don't believe you have to. They sell t shirts...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

It is not a big facility, but they are doing important work, so you have no excuse not to go! The Hawksbill turtles are an extinct breed, and these folks are taking such great care of the creatures. We "only" saw about forty because the...More

Thank numberonueve
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Is this a turtle sanctuary, a turtle rescue center or a zoo? It seems that many of the turtles here would be better off released into the ocean. Mostly they weren't injured and seemed to be there solely as a business opportunity. I hope I...More

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12 January 2016|
Response from AnneDu44 |
No appointments. It's open Monday to Friday from 10.30 to 5pm 6 dollars per person but even small donations are greatly appreciated.
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31 May 2015|
Response from maxime c | Reviewed this property |
i bet you cant : there is no public transportation in bequia. all you can have is a pickup taxi who will take ec$80 (oct 25th 2015). but all what we had over there was large deception