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Bluewater Island Resort Aquarium

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Address: Miles (15 Km) From Port Vila 13 | at the mouth of the Rentapao river, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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+678 27588

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I enjoyed visiting the location however I think you have to keep an open mind. They are raising the young turtles from hatchlings which you can pick up and put in your hand... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Yvonne H
Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I enjoyed visiting the location however I think you have to keep an open mind. They are raising the young turtles from hatchlings which you can pick up and put in your hand. They release them back into the ocean when they are a couple of years old. The also had an ocean pen where they kept Billy the 100... More 

Thank Yvonne H
Ipswich, Australia
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37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the Bluewater Island Resort when our ship was in port. Have been to Vanuatu a number of times so our cab driver suggested thought we try something different. It cost us more in the taxi fare but it was well worth it. During the drive we were able to see more of the island and we took a different... More 

Thank v_milham
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

This was the worse thing we did in Vanuatu. It was a complete waste of money - 30,000 VAT which is about $35. There were 11 normal turtles, apparently 1 x 100 year old turtle (which we did not see) there were about 100 tiny baby 1 month old turtles. You could not swim with the turtles as the water... More 

Thank Samantha W
Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Unfortunately, we were caught in a weak moment by a tout in town and schmoozed into doing this "tour" (read: being driven out - a long way out - and back) to a place where we were assured we'd be able to see turtles in their natural habitat. We were absolutely horrified and really quite upset by the conditions (as... More 

Thank Jennifer C
Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I believe this attraction is reviewed under both this heading and Blue Lagoon aquarium. It should not be confused with the East Coast of Efate swimming lagoons - completely different spot. We paid 4,200VTV for admission plus lunch for two adults (1,700VTV) each, a seven year old (800VTV) and a three year old (free). Soft drinks were 200VTV each. The... More 

Thank brisgasman
Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

My husband and I went here two weeks ago it was a great place to visit. There were lots of turtles to see and swim with ranging from baby to adult ones part of our tour was to have a lovely lunch which was cooked for us and it was great. The fruit salad was to die for.

Thank Christine W
Queensland, Australia
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87 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

This was a must to see in Vanuatu. You get to hold and touch baby turtles and then there is several large turtles you can get in the water with and feed and touch. Great for adults and kids.

Thank Chels87
Geelong, Australia
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160 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We were taken here by our private tour guide. I should have turned around and walked back out. I was devastated to walk in and find baby turtles swimming around in a crowded concrete trough, with people picking them up and dropping them back into the water willy nilly. No supervision by the operators. Then we spied the 2 large... More 

Thank Mel_Cat75
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

We visited Bluewater after our swim at the blue lagoon. It was wonderful to see the turtles up close though it was sad to see them in a small lagoon enclosure. We had a nice BBq lunch included with our visit.

Thank Fiona M
Canberra, Australia
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30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

I believe this is now called Crystal Blue Lagoon or swim with turtles but if you are trying to support turtle conservation I would encourage you to research further and visit Moso Island/Tranquillity Island Resort. I wish we had done the Coongoola Day Cruise which visits there. I admit I was delighted to hold a baby turtle and feed the... More 

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