Swimming with Turtles, Savai'i

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Feed and meet the sea turtles at Swimming with Turtles, a family project located in a village. Kept in a shallow pond, the gentle turtles love people. Even children can safely swim with the animals as long as they are supervised. Accommodation is available. By using our Savai'i road trip planning site , you can arrange your visit to Swimming with Turtles and other attractions in Savai'i.
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  • Beautiful day to swim with turtles. Tried not to stress them out too much as surely they must get hassled alot by tourists. Fed them papaya & took some pictures with them swimming worth the stop  more »
  • DO NOT support this animal cruelty. Upon arrival and payment of 7 tala, you cannot see the small pools in which the turtles are held. The pool is around 12m across, maximum 2m depth and contains 14 se...  more »
  • Nice, clean and tidy place. Everyone enjoyed their visit. You can hand feed turtles and get in and swim Amongst them. There are changing rooms available and also a visit shop.  more »
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  • Was amazing to swim with the turtles, but the place is run down. And after visiting we bumped into a local who informed us that the turtles have been kept there for years in end and are never released. So more of a profit making prison than an sanctuary. Tarnished the memory.
  • Horrible place. You can swim with the turtles, yes, but is so sad to see how they keep them there trapped. People is also taking them outside to take a damn picture. I even saw Samoan people taking the turtles up with their arms to take a picture and laughing like it was a toy. I told them not to do it and they reply with a few bad words. Please don’t go. They don’t care for the animals.
  • DO NOT COME HERE. There are far too many turtles in a small, dirty lagoon. It is not a sanctuary, but a jail for captured turtles. Sea turtles are amazing creatures that deserve respect and they are not given that here. Besides, you can swim with wild turtles in the ocean just up the road at Manase. This place should really be shut down. It's inhumane.
  • A great place to get up close with these amazing creatures. Could use some work to friendly the place up a bit
  • Great place to go in Savai’i :) I definitely recommend to visit this place
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