Trip Planner: Caribbean / St. Vincent and the Grenadines / Bequia / Park Bay / Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary
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.
Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary reviews
In my opinion this is not a Sanctuary at all as the poor creatures live miserable lives and are not prepared at all for life in the ocean. In my opinion it is exploitation of Turtles. more »
This was one of the stops on the island tour. They are in need of donations for building upgrades and turtle food. more »
Really not sure about this place...there were no baby turtles on site and the ones there were between 3 and 5 years old, swimming around in concrete pools. The young guy in there was exceptionally... more »
Just a great place to visit, a wonderful story thst needs your support to keep it going.
Is this a sanctuary, really? A few concrete ponds, each with several turtles. No signage. No one explaining anything. I asked the old guy a few questions, to monosyllabic answers. This would be a rip-off at $1....but they want $6 US.
The turtles are pretty cool to see and interact with. The downside of coming here is that it is pretty free flowing and somewhat unorganized. What I mean is if you come here don’t expect a personal tour guide or staff waiting to meet you whenever you arrive on site. You will have to make the experience what you want to get out of the experience, so you’ll have to ask questions in order to learn. Overall, it was a rewarding experience.
A must, awesome place and work done there
Very nice and the turtle's were great
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