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Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary

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A place of great purpose

On the hopper flight over I was told by a previous visitor to give this a pass as it is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Toronto, Canada
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Cute place!

This is a cute place to visit! There are tons of sea turtles at various ages. The guide we had... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Denver, Colorado
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A local fisherman, Orton (Brother) King, constructed this sanctuary in an effort to preserve the hawksbill turtle.
Union Vale, Park Bay, Bequia
+1 784-458-3245
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All reviews the owner brother king sea turtles eggs his life worth the trip island tour atlantic side visiting bequia labor of love nice walk their natural habitat young turtles interesting visit worthy cause well worth the visit various stages
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited this facility unannounced and all seemed inconceivable. To us the project didn't add up. One small tank containing probably 50 or more tiny turtles, another larger with a few mature specimens, a third, larger drained tank with 15 or twenty medium sized turtles. Where...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Richard J
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I fear that things have gone down hill since previous reviews of this turtle sanctuary. This morning large turtles were without swimming water caused by a malfunctioning pump. The young man looking after them was very upset and concerned that the pump had not been...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Everroving
Reviewed 3 days ago

There are no experts on the sea turtle at this facility. Good intentions are not enough to save an endangered species.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank caroline s
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the pleasure of visiting this beautiful Sanctuary. What they do to help these amazing creatures is priceless. You will get to see babies to adults. Very interesting. A must visit when you are on Bequia.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bequia4Life
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the most popular sights on Bequia and worth a visit. Interesting to see the turtles at close hand (before then seeing them in the sea in the Tobago Cays!). MIxed views from some on the 'accommodation' but hopefully in a good cause and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank John W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On the hopper flight over I was told by a previous visitor to give this a pass as it is runny-dink. I say ‘p-shaw’ This is a place born out of a simple mans conviction of the importance to protect the Hawksbill Turtle specie. Don’t...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Brent_of_Toronto
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a cute place to visit! There are tons of sea turtles at various ages. The guide we had was super fun to chat with. We learned new facts and even got to hold a few (although we are not sure if that’s really...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank roundtheworld30
Reviewed December 13, 2018

The other reviews are accurate in that this is a very small, one-man operation. But, that doesn't take away from the gentleman's mission or getting to see lots of sea turtles of all ages in their pools. There were lots of baby turtles when we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jackiew25
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

We went to Brother Kings turtle sanctuary and was so impressed with his dedication and committed to helping this beautiful turtle breed. It was very educational to learn about the local marine history and threat to this gorgeous species! Enterprises such as this deserve Gov...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 51nialls
Reviewed October 31, 2018

Turtles are under great pressure in the marine environment. This sanctuary aims to raise turtles from hatchlings to eventual release. It was very interesting indeed to see the turtles up close and to understand better the reasons why they are endangered. Highly recommended if the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David P
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Jenna W
January 5, 2019|
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Response from John W | Reviewed this property |
The ferry from St V to Bequia takes one hour but they run very frequently. The ferry docks in Port Elizabeth (the capital and only town) and the taxi ride will take 15 minutes. We spent 30 minutes at the sanctuary which is... More
January 11, 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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