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Turtle Conservation Center

#10 of 14 things to do in Tahaa Features Animals
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No longer active - April 2017

We attempted to see this place and the proprietor of the Hibiscus Restaurant who had taken-on... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Robert M
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Vero Beach, United States
not much to see

we have been to Mexico a few times and swam with turtels there many times but a little disapointed... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2016
davey2828
,
Almeria, Spain
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Tahaa turtles have a savior in their midst: Leo Morou, center founder, rescues turtles caught in fishing nets, caring for them until healthy enough to be set free. Children, especially, will enjoy their visit here.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
4 weeks ago
“No longer active - April 2017”
7 Nov 2016
“not much to see”
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We attempted to see this place and the proprietor of the Hibiscus Restaurant who had taken-on running the Conservation Center told us it had been shut down.

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 7 November 2016

we have been to Mexico a few times and swam with turtels there many times but a little disapointed here as they stoped letting people swim with the turtles now unless you pay to have a private swim and then it is in a small...More

Thank davey2828
Reviewed 18 December 2015

I learned quite a bit about the turtles...but the best part was feeding them! (10:30am every day). What a wonderful thing for Le Meridan to have on their property. Of course there is a gift shop- but proceeds help the turtles. This is something appropriate...More

Thank cakelady162
Reviewed 15 August 2015

You have the chance for a tour with a biologist, visiting the coral reefs and watching the turtles get fed. You can learn about how he rehabilitate them, and some days watch a release. There are baby turtles at the end, if they have any...More

Thank Lauren S
Reviewed 1 November 2014

We loved swimming with the turtles, they are such majestic creatures!! It's free and you just need to book it over at reception. Tip: Wear shoes when swimming as there's coral and ect you wouldn't want to step on!

Thank Quang C
Reviewed 16 October 2013

During a 4x4 tour trough the Tahaa Island, I asked our guide to stop in the Turtle Conservation Center, since I love turtles and I wanted a lot to see that. This stop wasn't predictable in the itinerary and, maybe, because of that, the time...More

Thank Maria S
Reviewed 30 April 2012

Worth requesting if you do the 4x4 jeep tours as it is not typically on the itinerary for the tour.

Thank moragatravelers
Reviewed 26 February 2012

It is a very small conservation center, but they had some rehabilitating turtles that we could see and handle. I think this was combined with the vanilla farm visit, and that was very informative, not to mention the great vanilla we bought there!

Thank BonnieBeeGood
Reviewed 22 November 2011

It was right at our resort. Fun to watch especially during the meal feeding. Some turtles are impressive by their size. Interesting attraction for kids and adults. I read some reviews where people were saying they could swim with the turtles. However, it wasn't the...More

1  Thank gege514
Reviewed 14 November 2011

This was not a polished facility but a true working simple conservation effort. The turtles were all brought there injured, then they are brought back to health and released. They are beautiful!

1  Thank packedpat
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