Cherating Turtle Sanctuary
Cherating Turtle Sanctuary
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132rimis
Singapore, Singapore129 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
It was a wonderful experience .
It felt so great releasing those baby turtles into the open sea .
Me and my family really loved it . 👍🏻
Written 30 December 2023
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Cotswold Hedgehog
5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Read previous reviews and agree with them.
On arrival member of staff only spoke to ask for donation.
No staff around to ask questions. The baby turtle pens were clean. Teeming with small turtles and a few larger. No one to ask when they may be released. The saddest pen was one with a very large turtle who appeared to be wanting to get out. The pen was very small compared to the size of turtle. I hope its released soon. I read that COVID had affected the Sanctuary however, they need to be more proactive to get visitors there to donate. Would I recommend a visit? If only to go and put some money into the donation box then yes. These turtles in releasing back to the wild.

Written 20 September 2023
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G-Mom in Colorado
Colorado Springs, CO28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
I'm so happy to see the conservation work being done here. They have a lot of information about the different types of sea turtles and how to help them.
Written 15 September 2023
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MikeCMelbourne
Melbourne, Australia198 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023
Place where you can see baby turtles, lots of them. There are 2 adult turtles there. All are green turtles.
Written 12 September 2023
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Fiona E
13 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Turtles were in dirty, small ponds. Very sad to see from a conservation point of view. Some info given about turtles in general bur not much on the work the sanctuary does. Don't go out of your way to visit.
Written 4 July 2023
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Daniel
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Sad conditions. Lack of funding due to covid. They need help. Ashame to lose such an important centre to take care of nature. Need fund raising and create more exciting programmes to attract visitors
Written 2 January 2023
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RobinandLexi
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia103 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Free to enter and a fairly detailed set of display boards, but it is not really a sanctuary.

We spent more time there picking up ten bags of litter outside the place. The staff were grateful for us doing this and offered us a free drink.
Written 6 August 2020
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Eisen hong
8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
Extremely disappointed. Should have checked the review before going. There is no releasing turtles into the ocean experience, no touching of turtles or anything like that. Just three poorly-maintained muddy ponds with poorly visible turtles. Also, we were told to take off shoes entering the place but other than the indoor exhibition that has wooden floor, the three ponds are outside where we have to walk bare foot on wet very rough cement floor. I get the respect-the-local-culture thing, but this is not a good idea considering the pandemic now and it is painful for our feet. Another great irony is inside the exhibition we are taught to stop littering, plastic and many materials are harmful to the turtles, but right outside next to the parking, a big pile of rubbish with much plastic is found. Very embarrassing! No one seems to care about managing this place at all?
Written 1 August 2020
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AJG
Kelowna, Canada15 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Please call before going to check if you can release baby turtles into the ocean. There are few if any opportunities to release turtles to the sea. Definitely call ahead. This sanctuary consists of three very small, shallow pools where turtles are kept for viewing. One of the biggest turtles had a large, blue flake of paint from the pool in its mouth when we first arrived. After talking in Malay to the person at the information desk we found out they ‘conserve’ baby turtles from the wild and let them mature at the facility. After about seven years they are released back into the ocean. They also rehabilitate injured turtles that are found in the wild. If you are driving from Swiss Garden or the Hyatt (just under an hour), just a heads up, the experience of viewing the turtles in the three pools takes minutes. If you love seeing animals living in the wild, this place will hurt your soul.
Written 22 July 2020
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MAIZAH
Kuantan, Malaysia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
My family especially my daughters Nina & Nisa have learned the life of a turle. We can watch life turtle in the pool including their baby turtles. Awesome visits
Written 16 July 2020
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