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Watamu Turtle Watch

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Thanks for what you do

I came here with three friends in early November and received a tour through the site. I found it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
cmx51
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Ravensburg, Germany
Amazing refuge for sick turtles

This place inspires me to be a strong environmentalist and advocate for sea turtles. I have so... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2018
7globetrekker
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New York City, New York
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Local Ocean Trust is a private, not for profit organisation committed to the protection of Kenya's marine environment. We love our local ocean and we use practical conservation, community involvement and development, education, research and...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here with three friends in early November and received a tour through the site. I found it to be very interesting with all the facts and numbers about conservation and community involvement. I understand that not actually seeing turtles there is a good...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

This place inspires me to be a strong environmentalist and advocate for sea turtles. I have so much respect for the staff here. Thanks for all their efforts to preseve marine life. Definitely worth a visit-- educational, important work and a few cute turtles in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

I have had a chance of visiting watamu turtle watch twice. My recent visit never disappointed. It is an outstanding conservation program that have seen the perceptions of the community changed towards enhancing and protecting endangered marine biodiversity. Support this project by visit

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank RobertRunya
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Worth a visit but lots of mozzies in the gardens so go with repellent. Educational for all. They are doing some excellent work.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank fahrin
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The Watamu Turtle Watch are doing a fantastic job in conservation of turtles beach cleanups and mangrove restoration. We learnt a lot about various species and the challenges faced in conservation. The involvement of the locals in the efforts are commendable. However there were no...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank SamN001
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Nice tour and information about the local struggles of turtles and sea creatures around Watamu. Interesting livelihoods programs could be added.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Worth a visit to learn about and support the local conservation efforts. But there were no turtles at the moment we visited which limited somewhat the overall appeal.More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank sdmmb
Local_Ocean_Trust, Manager at Watamu Turtle Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Hi and thank you for visiting. Although it is a shame that you were not able to see a sea turtle during your visit, it is important to keep in mind that our sea turtle Rehabilitation Centre is there only to look after animals that...More

Reviewed 14 March 2018

A very educational day with plenty of turtles to see face to face. Rather than many tourist attractions that can exploit sea animals, the turtle watch are doing there very best to save them and allowing people to come and see there progress giving an...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Barnaby H
Local_Ocean_Trust, Manager at Watamu Turtle Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thanks for your review and your kind words!

Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit to the centre with our 11 yr old daughter. We learnt so much from the lovely & knowledgeable staff here. There were no turtles in rehab (which is good!) but the visit made a big impression on all of us. Wonderful...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Local_Ocean_Trust, Manager at Watamu Turtle Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thank you for your kind words!

Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

This is an organization that is doing very good work for turtle and wildlife protection. When we arrived we met a turtle who was being released that day! ty! I was so excited that we had the timing so perfectly. I had read on trip...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Sarah T
Local_Ocean_Trust, Manager at Watamu Turtle Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thanks for your review. We can only apologise that you were not able to see the turtle release. We don't offer the chance to see turtle releases as part of the visit to the centre. This is because we cannot guarantee it and we don't...More

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