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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  • While it was amazing to see the turtles up so close and we all had fun being able to hand feed them, my 2 year old included. Great opportunity to take photos of them too. However didnt get in the tank...  more »
  • enjoyed feeding & swimming with the turtles, once you get use to the rocks underfoot, just relaxing & letting them swim around you is a awesome experience. the turtles will come to your food without m...  more »
  • Even local peaople in Savaii feel sorry for turtles there. So if you go there you support greedy owners...  more »
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  • Dirty water and the turtles seem to be in very small confinement. However it is still in a lovely outsetting and is set up well to look at the turtles. I wouldn't call this place a sanctuary, I think that would be stretching the interpretation of the word a bit too far...
  • My kids were having fun feeding the turtles
  • Its a wonderful place and goofofor anyone who wants to swim with the turtles.
  • Everything in the water is dirty, mossy and messy. The rocks are almost dangerously slippery and the turtle shells need cleaning. Make no mistake, this is NOT A TURTLE SANCTUARY! Shower was not working when I was there.
  • Animal cruelty. You can swim with free, wild turtles all along the coast so why pay for these poor creatures to be locked up?
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