Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary, Park Bay

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#2 of 16 in Wildlife in St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Glimpse sea turtles up close at Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary, a sanctuary dedicated to the conservation and protection of endangered turtles. Observe the creatures in several pools--each one houses a different species. The turtles are raised here until they are 14 inches long and then released into the ocean. The owner offers valuable insight and knowledge, teaching visitors the value of a healthy environment and how they can help save all types of endangered species from extinction. Before you head to Bequia, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Bequia online trip builder , to make sure you see all that Bequia has to offer, including Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary.
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  • This is basically a big shed with a bunch of turtles kept in way too small of concrete pools - some in such tiny pen then can't turn around - when asked why they were in such tight confines - we were ...  more »
  • The turtles are so beautiful and sensible, I was talking to one and he was looking right at me, we saw some 2 year old and a 17 year old as well, very nice.  more »
  • This captain is doing his part in saving the turtles. They are well cared for and this sanctuary was a short walk from the Sugar Reef hotel. I recommend a quick visit and a donation if you can! Visite...  more »
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  • Great place, my son thought s was the best part of the holiday. If you take time to talk to the very enthusiastic guy there, you'll learn how this helps the turtles - and they could do with some help too!
  • Amaxing experience! Full props to the team caring for these animals. At least somebody is trying to do something so ignore people bad mouthing this place
  • Incredible place run by an amazing man. Highly recommend to anyone who gets the chance.
  • Had turtles ranging in age from 3 eeeks to 15 years old. The owner has lots of history to share.
  • I don't see how this is helping turtles. Keeping them in small pens and some even in tiny boxes separated from the others, swimming into the walls. And in the big pens where they keep the small turtles it looks like dead turtles floating around. A great idea for the turtles but the facilities for them are appalling.
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