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Turtle Conservation and Education Center (TCEC)

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Jl. Tukad Punggawa, Serangan, Denpasar 80229, Indonesia
+62 813-3849-0357
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This is not a humane place for animals. In a poorly maintained place, the animals were apathetic... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Southern Finland, Finland

People seem to get confused but this is not turtle island. The turtles here are not for the... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2017
gail b
via mobile
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“tourism area” (2 reviews)
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Jl. Tukad Punggawa, Serangan, Denpasar 80229, Indonesia
+62 813-3849-0357
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is not a humane place for animals. In a poorly maintained place, the animals were apathetic and disturbed by the constant noise. I was angry about the whole visit, how can this be allowed. However, I have seen previously well-kept places.

Thank lelluvaan
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

People seem to get confused but this is not turtle island. The turtles here are not for the tourists to pick up and have pictures taken with. This is a rehabilitation center and rescue place. They do good work here. We visited in the wrong...More

Thank gail b
Reviewed 15 September 2017

This is a great initiative and you get a little tour when you arrive from one of the staff there. The can see all stages of the conservation, from the eggs, to the babies, to the rehabilitation of sick/injured turtles. You can also pay around...More

Thank Maddy C
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

This was a good experience. My daughter got to release a small turtle and she still talks about that. Entry is free. Releasing a turtle is 150k. Would recommend it.

Thank Mambo_DK
Reviewed 2 May 2017

The animals here are suffering in poor conditions and treated terribly. Forced to take picture after picture with tourists and with no rest. Turtles with not enough water! Snakes with mouths taped shut! Other animals just clawing at their gates wanted to escape! Wish I...More

2  Thank Lxnd2
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Those other negative reviews giving to them are truth, adding my own one, I had a bad experience there this afternoon, because of a woman working in the farm : I want to take picture with the animals, then I was waiting in line, she...More

2  Thank Eileen L
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The Turtle Island is a small place with around 10 to 14 giant turtles and a mini zoo attached. The zoo has a few animals and birds. The place is not well maintained. It was sad to see how some visitors were ill treating the...More

2  Thank Seema M
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I found this to be a very sad place. I think the turtles are treated disgustingly. I wish to erase this memory from my mind, who tapes a snakes mouth shut so photos can be taken with it. It's horrible... Please avoid!!!!

2  Thank broniqld
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The turtles were worth seeing but the boat trip was a rip off and on the island itself apart from the turtles is the worst little zoo I've seen in a long time. Poor animals being handed around from tourist to tourist and their cages...More

2  Thank 794Nusia
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

This is the small rescue sanctuary and not the tourist trap that reviewers are getting mixed up with. Very worthy, passionate workers who rescue injured or badly treated turtles. They only ask a donation if you feel you want to. Well worth a look and...More

Thank StephenBurt
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22 April 2017|
Response from broniqld | Reviewed this property |
We accessed turtle island thru apollo sports which is located past Novotel resort in Benoa. Cost us $42 each... I found it very sad.
9 January 2017|
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Response from dragonflies2016 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I can only comment on the Kuta Beach Sea Turtle Conservation-we were there in July 16' about 4-4.30pm. What a fabulous experience-you can participate in the release of baby turtles, watch them hatching ect., I... More