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Address: 46 rue du General de Gaulle | Pointe des Châteaux, Saint-Leu 97436, Reunion Island
Phone Number: +262 262 34 81 10
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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observatoire tortues

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Turtles galore

It's a nice place to drop in & have a look at all their turtles. Hard to find out anything about them though or the research programs being undertaken because there's no... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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sydney
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a nice place to drop in & have a look at all their turtles. Hard to find out anything about them though or the research programs being undertaken because there's no information in English. Could have been a lot better for this reason but in any case I'm glad they're doing something to protect them.

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Thank zenonSydney
Vilafranca del Penedes, Spain
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83 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The turtles are very well cared, it's not an aquarium because they use to return the turtles to the sea when they are sane. We needed an english guide, they don't have... And we didn't see the little turtles, it would be a unique thing! We don't like people who touch the turtles, even there is a sign forbidding it.... More 

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Cape Town
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30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

A very well run facility, with lots of displays and informative signs. Unfortunately they're all in French, so makes understanding the descriptions a problem if you don't speak French

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Seremban, Malaysia
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56 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

I have been to few turtles sanctuary in Malaysia, compare to those, it is more organize and well facilitated, all the turtles are well taking care. However I just feel like the turtles are no more freedom, and being locked in the big "pool" to ensure all the visitors are able to view it. I believe it doesn't have a... More 

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Thank WeilekHo
London
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132 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

I enjoyed my visit to this museum/ turtle sunctuary. It does a good job of explaining the life of marine turtles. And offers close encounters with turtles, most of which seem to be here for their protection (one was missing a flipper for instance) rather than for pure display purposes. A great experience for families and kids, too

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

nice place to visit . shame that you need to hire extra equipment if you do not understand French. Very nice

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

Great little attraction with lots of sea turtles to look at, only downfall is none of the displays are in English but enjoyed looking in the tanks at the turtles.

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Bredasdorp, South Africa
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

You cannot miss this spectacular institution right next to the road between ST Pierre and ST Gilles. here you can observe several species of sea turtle in their environment of safety. A well informative visit in world class facility. See the history of sea turtles, as well as their future... Browse in the well stocked shop. An amazing experience.

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Thank RudyMarietjieVisser
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015

Walked here from our hotel in St Leu, it is a great place to spend an hour or two. You get great views of the turtles from both above and below the water, and it only costs €7 to get in. Was happy to be helping their conservation work.

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Thank BrooksyMEB
U.K.
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66 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015

Spent a good hour or so wondering around this fantastic place. A little tired in places but staff great and to see the turtles up close was worth every penny. Some good conservation work done.

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