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The Kaptan June Sea Turtle Conservation Foundation

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Excellent experience

Who would have thought that by educating the locals you can help save the turtles by fund raising... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Maria C
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Rainy day visit

A little out of Dalyan by 30 minutes but it’s a nice experience to see the efforts made to protect... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nuremberg, Germany
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Kaptan June’s Hut was returned to the beach in 2010. Since then it has been used as a visitor center where people can learn about the turtles that come to the beach every year to lay their eggs.The center is very informative on the history of June's...more
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Kaptan June Sokak 19, Dalyan, Turkey
+90 252 284 28 55
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All reviews injured turtles worth a visit these wonderful creatures turtle hospital worthy cause amazing woman buy something iztuzu beach large turtles rescue centre keep up the good work run by volunteers beach visit free entry interesting visit information boards interesting place
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Who would have thought that by educating the locals you can help save the turtles by fund raising to pay for a guard for locals fishers men’s propellers. Turtles have no enemy’s except for man. This is a well worth visit. The hospital is amazing...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Maria C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A little out of Dalyan by 30 minutes but it’s a nice experience to see the efforts made to protect the turtles. Don’t miss the video presentation with details of their work, otherwise the visit is a little empty.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little hut is set among trees at the car park end of Itzuzu beach. Unfortunately, it would appear to be overlooked by many who visit the nearby turtle 'hospital', as we nearly did, but were so pleased we stopped to have a look and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Audrey S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always visit to see the turtles whenever we are about, apart from being close to these wonderful creatures it is nice to learn about the conservation work carried out here and the range of people who volunteer to help.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MissingLink50
Reviewed 6 November 2018

This project is so interesting and a brilliant hospital for injured turtles that are rescued and bought here to be looked after.The volunteers do an excellent job here.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kwavs
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Interesting chat with the people there, to hear about all the good work they do. The turtle egg and hatching season was over when we visited. There were some large turtles being nursed back to health, pending release back into the sea.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kevgy
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

We took the bus from Dalyan to Iztuzu beach. Beautiful and quick (4.5 turkish lira - 0.61p at time of publishing) with breathtaking mountain views! When we arrived we had the choice of gokng sfraight to the beach or off to the turtle sanctuary. We...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank nsc2001
Reviewed 18 October 2018

It took a long while to get around to visiting but glad we did eventually. 15 mins from Dalyan or can be accessed directly from Dalaman direction. June's small former home, serving as a base for her charity, gives a good insight into the battles...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Robinhbishop
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Kaptan June is one of a kind and this little hut at the east end of the beach is a 'must visit' place. It has pictures and accounts of her early days staying on the beach with the locals and the story of how she...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank VeggiMan
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Found her very interesting and her knowledge was amazing. She is very passionate about the turtles and their conservation

Date of experience: September 2018
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Don't think there are fixed hours but know it's closed on Sunday and certainly open 10am-4pm other days. Most likely to catch Kaptan June herself on a Saturday around lunchtime if you areblucky.
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