We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Projeto Tamar

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Av. Farol Garcia D"Avila s/n Praia Do Forte, Praia do Forte, State of Bahia, Brazil
Phone Number: 071-3676-0321
Website
Today
09:30 - 17:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Fri 09:30 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 18:00
Book In Advance
More Info
US$115.00*
and up
Whale Watching Tour in Praia do Forte
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 5,605 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 61
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
A very meritorious sea turtle sanctuary

I have been in several sea turtle sanctuaries and this one is more focus on the educational part than others and they do a great job to ensure the safety of the hatching. The keep... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ricardo B
,
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

5,605 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 148: English reviews
Brighton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's interesting. It's bigger and better than some of the reviews here imply, and some of the signage is now in English. And they have some really good information on how they work with communities and sustainable development not just eco... But some of the pools for the turtles are very small...! And they have tons of space so I... More 

Helpful?
Thank MattyJames2014
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
1,424 reviews
596 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 456 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been in several sea turtle sanctuaries and this one is more focus on the educational part than others and they do a great job to ensure the safety of the hatching. The keep some turtles in pools and I don't like that if it is permanent, they should be at sea

Helpful?
Thank Ricardo B
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Level Contributor
97 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family loved this place ! It is a project that saves sea animals like sea turtles, sharks, and different types of fish. They have a display with all kinds of these type of animals including giant turtles. Incredible ! Don´t miss it if you go to Bahia. It is located about one hour from the airport of Salvador.

Helpful?
Thank Maria Luiza M
Sao Paulo, SP
Level Contributor
17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A nice place to visit with kids , you are going to see everything about Marine Turtles , sharks and stingrays. Great view !

Helpful?
Thank GuiAmaral
United Kingdom
Level Contributor
89 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Tamar Project, a marine turtle conservation programme in Praia du forte.You can see turtles of different sizes and learn about the project.Its a good place to bring kids.

Helpful?
Thank ThomasUnitedKingdom
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
111 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

The area has several displays and tanks with fish and turtles. The cost of entry is low and it supports a good cause. Great for kids.

Helpful?
Thank SportingClays3200
State of Sao Paulo
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

A must go for every child bellow 11 and nature lover. The work Guy and Neca have done for decades is amazing and should be an example to governments and countries throughout the globe!

Helpful?
Thank Nessa87654321
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This is an awesome opportunity to learn more about turtles, all different types of turtles. Tamar runs tours a couple of times per day, so it's pretty easy to find a tour to see. The restaurant inside Tamar is not cheap, but it has a delicious fried fish.

Helpful?
Thank Cintia D
Zug, Switzerland
Level Contributor
62 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We were visiting the Projeto Tamar over several years. My kids 15 and 11 were telling me, that years ago, the Projeto used to be cleaner. The tanks were better taken care of. Please keep on watching it. Maybe Petrobras does not pay as much as they used to. The Restaurant is nice (Moqueqa) good wine list. Thank you for... More 

Helpful?
Thank Gregory W
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed our visit. We saw about a dozen turtles of different types as well as newly hatched babies. We also saw fabulous stingrays and other fish and 2 nursing sharks. Thoroughly enjoyed it. The shop had good quality products too and proceeds go to the project. We also enjoyed a lovely lunch overlooking the Atlantic... More 

Helpful?
Thank J F

Travellers who viewed Projeto Tamar also viewed

Praia do Forte, BA
Praia do Forte, BA
 

Been to Projeto Tamar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Projeto Tamar and other visitors
10 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Projeto Tamar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?