Kelonia, Saint-Leu

#1 of 68 in Parks in Reunion Island
Must see · Aquarium · Zoo / Aquarium
Observe various species of marine turtles at Kelonia, a former turtle ranch turned public aquarium. The descriptions are mostly in French, so it is worth taking an English audio guide to learn more about these ancient sea reptiles, including their migratory and mating habits. Discover the many ways that people used their shells in the past, before they became endangered. Apart from the aquarium, this turtle center rehabilitates injured and sick turtles, conducts research programs, and organizes educational workshops. Make your Saint-Leu itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • I lived on the island for 8 months and visited Kélonia multiple times - if I ever had visitors, it was one of the first places I took them. This isn't just an aquarium, it's a conservation centre, so....  more »
  • We visited Kelonia on the last day of our holiday. It's a really great attraction (several pools and aquaria - not just turtles), lots of information about all of the species (but could really do...  more »
  • Good that a previous farm was transformed into a conservation and scientific location. Lots of self-read panels, if you don’t arrive on time for the guided tours. Both kids and adults enjoyed it.  more »
  • Nice location. Big lovely pool with panoramic underwater view. Not much else to see.
  • I gave them 1 star for every tortoise we saw saw swimming in the pool. (3). Its more of a museum than a zoo and most of the information is written in French. Anyway they are doing a marvelous job helping distressed tortoises and they deserve all our support.
  • Interesting. Don't miss the tortoises part!
  • Learned a Lot about turtles. They have an Audioguide im english and german (and probably more) which I really liked.
  • A nice place for both adults and children. Learned a lot of things and enjoyed watching the turtles!!!

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