Turtle Conservation and Education Centre, Serangan

4.3
#2 of 21 in Parks in Denpasar
Turtles of all ages and sizes find shelter at Turtle Conservation and Education Centre. For a small donation--which goes straight back into conservation efforts--you can adopt a baby sea turtle and be the one to release it into the wild at a nearby beach. Friendly staff can teach you all about sea turtles and the center's efforts at breeding, rescuing, and rehabilitating them. Our Denpasar online tour planner makes visiting Turtle Conservation and Education Centre and other Denpasar attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • went here to give lesion for my child. recommendation by the people from bali. you can see the turtle from baby until they got big. you can go here and just to pay donation and if you want to release ...  more »
  • Nearly walked past this little area but I am glad they have this in place. Truly hope they don't sell the little babies off behind watching eyes. Too easy to get a hand in there when someone turns the...  more »
  • The Turtle Education and Conservation center is a 20 minutes taxi ride from Sanur. It's probably best to ask the driver to wait for you (a visit does take less than an hour) as taxis are not often see...  more »
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  • It's amazing to get involved and see the conservation work of these guys. Completely donation based aside from their "adopt a turtle" program, which is 200k rupiah, this place is legitimate. The projects for these turtle is amazing as they have a nursery, a turtle holding tank for injured turtles, and the goal is to rehabilitate and release all turtles. 10/10
  • It is very impressive to see the amount of work everyone here puts into rescuing the turtles! There is no entrance fee but you can give a donation in the end. There is a guide who tells you about their work and what happened to the different turtles that you see. You also get to feed the landturtles and we got to hold a tiny newborn landturtle as well. They have lots of baby turtles that mostly have fungus and some bigger turtles that either injured themselves by getting into a boat's rotor or they rescued them from the black market. In June, July and August you can adopt a turtle for 200k INR, give it a name and then they take you out on a boat so you can release it! Very impressive!
  • We were in Bali for a week after a couple of weeks’ diving in Siladen and Raja Ampat, and decided we would try visiting the Turtle Conservation & Education Center. The place is not big, but we still had a very educational and engaging hour there. Unlike other places (which are typically more touristy “swim/pose with a turtle” attractions, more on them later), this place is an actual conservation center, as they really do rescue and rehabilitate sick/bycaught/injured turtles. The work they do is inspiring, and the people we met there were truly dedicated to the conservation and preservation of sea turtles. The guide we had was stellar - not only was her English immaculate, she was also very knowledgeable, articulate, and intelligent. Unlike other touristy attractions, they do not have an entrance fee; instead, they operate on donations. We were only too happy to oblige, as you can imagine other places might charge $15-20 for you to pose with/hold perfectly healthy sea turtles, encouraging the grey market trade of these endangered animals, while this center could definitely use our dollars to continue the good work they do. Definitely recommend a visit while you’re in Bali. Allocate ~30-60 minutes. A word of warning - there are a number of tourist attractions posing as “turtle conservation centers”; ensure you go to this one. (If you have to take a boat to reach the place, you’ve got the wrong place).
  • They do great work saving turtles and educating the locals and tourists about their conservation. There are lot's of baby turtles to see as well as some older ones they have rescued. You can also adopt a baby turtle for 150,00 IDR. You can name it and they will drive you to the beach so you can release it into the wild. It was an amazing experience.
  • Lovely place to get to understand what goes on in our ocean. Staff is extremely friendly and is not pushy to sell anything to you. Entrance is free but they kindly accept donations at the end. Quite interesting visit to get to know baby turtles and the entire conservation project they have going arround. BR

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