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Watamu Turtle Watch

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Watamu, Kenya
+254 713 759627
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They are doing good work, but not really a tourist attraction.

I went expecting to see more turtles, and more exotic surroundings. It was more of a learning... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
Sudburyismyhome
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Sudbury, Canada
Heartfelt, Heartwarming and just down right awesome!

The work that is being done here is amazing and the dedication to help and educate by everyone at... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2017
AndrewFlatt
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Johannessburg
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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 campaigning to promote the sustainable use of Kenya's marine resources. Watamu Turtle Watch is our flagship programme. It was started by local residents in 1997 to protect nesting sea turtles. Now it consists of our Nest Monitoring and Protection programme, By Catch Net Release Programme, and specialist Rehabilitation Centre for sick and injured sea turtles. The combination of these programmes enables us to make a real difference in ensuring the future of endangered sea turtles.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sea turtles” (7 reviews)
“worth a visit” (8 reviews)
“sick turtles” (3 reviews)
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Watamu, Kenya
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+254 713 759627
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"local communities"
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"local ocean"
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"educational tour"
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"money goes"
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"marine environment"
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"these amazing creatures"
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"knowledgeable staff"
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"really enjoyed our visit"
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"these guys"
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"conservation"
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"release"
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

I went expecting to see more turtles, and more exotic surroundings. It was more of a learning center that rescues Turtles as locals bring them in. They are doing good work, and should be commended, however it was not what I went there to see....More

2  Thank Sudburyismyhome
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Local_Ocean_Trust, Manager at Watamu Turtle Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. We're glad you appreciated the work we are doing and are sorry your visit to us was not what you had expected. We try to make it very clear that a visit to our centre is to learn more about the...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2017

The work that is being done here is amazing and the dedication to help and educate by everyone at Watamu Turtle Watch is inspiring! If you're in Watamu, you HAVE to head down and check it out! You won't be disappointed, I promise you that!

Thank AndrewFlatt
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Local_Ocean_Trust, Manager at Watamu Turtle Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Andrew!

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Reviewed 5 March 2017

This is not my first visit to Watamu Turtle Watch, and it won't be my last! I am humbled by the DEDICATION of the whole team. The commitment to the Turtles, and in fact the Marine Wildlife is phenomenal. I am so privileged to have...More

Thank Judy F
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Local_Ocean_Trust, Manager at Watamu Turtle Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Judy!

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Reviewed 8 February 2017

Well worth a visit in Watamu. Very interesting to learn all about Turtles. You can have a tour guide or just read the very interesting information all around the centre. They help protect and support the turtles as they hatch and make for the water....More

Thank Emma M
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Local_Ocean_Trust, Manager at Watamu Turtle Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for coming to visit us!

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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

It's is just amazing what people can do for the nature! Some couch the turtle in ocean but others are rescue and save... Thank you very much for your work!

Thank Babadogo
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Local_Ocean_Trust, Manager at Watamu Turtle Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2017

Thank you for your review, we hope to see you at our centre again soon.

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Reviewed 2 January 2017

Visited the centre and it was very nice to be informed abt how it is work and what they do to protect turtles. All is on volunteer basis, so any help to them is very appreciated...Luckily there were no turtles ill when visiting. Very good...More

2  Thank fangiolini
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Local_Ocean_Trust, Manager at Watamu Turtle Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2017

Thank you for your visit and for your kind words!

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Reviewed 21 December 2016

I think there is little known about turtles and the danger of turtles being extinct. Can we pull up more resources and support conservation effortts in this area

Thank Herbert D
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Local_Ocean_Trust, Manager at Watamu Turtle Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2017

Thank you for visiting us and for your review. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 28 October 2016

My friend and I Jeannette had the best time visiting the Watamu Turtle Watch. We were ble to meet Big Mama and Big Papa as well as a small hawksbill who has been found with fishing line stuck around his neck. I have visited many...More

Thank AB5Safaris
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Local_Ocean_Trust, Manager at Watamu Turtle Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2017

Thank you so much for your visit in October and for your lovely review. We hope to see you again and very much appreciate your support.

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Reviewed 3 September 2016

Fantastic place! We went to have a look around Turtle Watch one afternoon; we arrived unannounced and Dennis was more than happy to show us around. He walked us through brilliantly presented boards offering information that was educational without preaching and informative of the immense...More

Thank Travel_Like_a_Veggie
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Local_Ocean_Trust, Manager at Watamu Turtle Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2017

Thank you so much for visiting us and for leaving such a lovely review. We hope to see you again if you are in Watamu. Thank you for your support of our work and we are so glad that you enjoyed your tour.

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Reviewed 25 May 2016

We had a guided visit to their turtle rehab center and were impressed with the work they are doing to help marine turtles and other animals and to educate the community and visitors on the importance of taking care of them and our oceans.

Thank allijean2015
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Local_Ocean_Trust, Manager at Watamu Turtle Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2017

Thank you for your visit and for leaving such a lovely review. We hope to see you again and are glad that you enjoyed your tour.

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