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Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary

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Union Vale, Park Bay, Bequia
+1 784-458-3245
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Will never go back

Some of what he does is great but there are far too many large turtles confined in a small area for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Basic but passionate

This sanctuary was founded by a gentleman who is passionate about saving turtles from extinction... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Janet C
Brixham, United Kingdom
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A local fisherman, Orton (Brother) King, constructed this sanctuary in an effort to preserve the hawksbill turtle.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good23%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“brother king” (21 reviews)
“his life” (10 reviews)
Union Vale, Park Bay, Bequia
+1 784-458-3245
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some of what he does is great but there are far too many large turtles confined in a small area for him to be doing this just for the good of the turtles. There is one very large turtle in a tiny, tiny pool with...More

3  Thank TAtravellin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This sanctuary was founded by a gentleman who is passionate about saving turtles from extinction. He will come personally and explain his work. Displays of turtles from little babies up to adults - all in a beautiful setting.

Thank Janet C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They are doing a great work here, saving turtles who cannot live on their own. The statistics are amazing. Wish they would have a grant to fund the work they do with more efficient equipment. It's a short visit, but beautiful area of the island...More

Thank Kate E
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

This is a very minimal sanctuary - it does exactly what it says on the tin: TURTLE SANCTUARY They are doing a great job to protect the turtles.

Thank rugbyh
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

A great little place to get to see the turtles close up and understand the conservation work that is taking place. The guide who took us round was very knowledgeable.

Thank CLind01
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Small sanctuary in a lovely location on the island. Interesting talk by the owner and an insight into what a small group are trying to achieve in the area. Visited as part of a wider island tour. Not sure if some reviewing folk missed the...More

1  Thank Tiggerwilde
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

The staff at this site did not give a very informative tour. It took less than 5mins to walk around and take a few pictures. Personally did not find it was worth the drive.

Thank GCLB
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

A perfect afternoon visit to see the work of a local team protecting the turtles of the surrounding ocean. The staff are very approachable and engaging with excellent knowledgible about their turtles and natural habitats.

Thank mikesarah2017
Reviewed 6 August 2017

I have visited several reputable turtle sanctuaries and rehab facilities; this is NOT one of them! I do not know what the other reviews are basing their opinions on but my observations of this facility made me angry and left me with the opinion that...More

4  Thank John H
Reviewed 12 June 2017

If you visit Bequia, make sure to stop at Old Hegg! This turtle sanctuary tucked back on one of the prettiest parts on the island overlooking the ocean is such a cool experience and bonus, there are tons of cute pups running around to say...More

Thank LoveandSpecs
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11 January 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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30 May 2015|
Response from maxime c | Reviewed this property |
i bet you cant : there is no public transportation in bequia. all you can have is a pickup taxi who will take ec$80 (oct 25th 2015). but all what we had over there was large deception