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Turtle Island

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Tanjung Benoa, Indonesia
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If you care at all about animals DO NOT go here!!

My fiancé and I were mislead by our driver into coming here. When we arrived what we saw was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lisa K
via mobile
Interactive experience, great for children

A short boat trip and Turtle Island provides interaction with turtles, snakes, birds and plenty of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Nigel P
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Perth, Australia
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  • Excellent6%
  • Very good8%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible63%
3 weeks ago
“It's Ok - not really worth it”
16 Aug 2017
“Stay away unless u want to be depressed”
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Tanjung Benoa, Indonesia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My fiancé and I were mislead by our driver into coming here. When we arrived what we saw was disgraceful. Turtles being pulled from the water so tourist could pose for photos. Clearly distressed animals pulling out their fur. Tiny cages where animals had been...More

Thank Lisa K
Reviewed 4 days ago

A short boat trip and Turtle Island provides interaction with turtles, snakes, birds and plenty of opportunities to get the camera clicking for a very modest entrance price.

Thank Nigel P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I really wish we had read the reviews first. We came hear as a suggestion from our driver. Lost in translation I thought we would be snorkelling with turtles in the wild. FAR FROM IT. It's an island with caged animals that look miserable. If...More

Thank Hayley C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

In here we will see a lot of kind of turtle...The green turtle is one of the rare animals that protected by the Indonesian government. Due to protect the green turtle and its habitat! Therefore, Indonesian government works in close collaboration with the local community....More

Thank balideltatransport
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went on with a thought that 1 it was an island and 2 it was a conservation project. Be warned it is neither it's just like a cattle market they herd you in and get you out asap, turtles are kept in appalling conditions...More

1  Thank 535karlw
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We paid $60 each to go out in a glass bottom boat and go to Turtle Island. Our viewing through the glass bottom lasted two minutes if we were lucky, we saw and appreciated nothing. Turtle Island is an abomination. Turtles are disrespectfully handled, birds...More

1  Thank Leigh M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Low light was see a tiny monkey chained up in an equally tiny cage. Picture a cage the size of 3-4 shoe boxes stacked on top of each other with a terrified monkey in it in the middle of an area with dozens of tourists...More

Thank Rowan H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything is set up so you go through each animal quite speedily. Animals include more than just turtles: owls, monkeys, snakes and bats. Souvenirs are over-priced here though.

Thank Lily X
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is horrible. The way they treat the animals is completely disgraceful. The baby turtles are left in there’s tiled bathtubs and picked up every two seconds by a different tourist or a guide who just throws them back in. The larger turtles are...More

1  Thank Courtney H
Reviewed 1 week ago

There were some wonderful turtles that you could learn about and hold but wasn't too impressed with tiny cages with animals that really look like they should be released. I didn't like the fact that they were proud to own animals for a few years...More

Thank Lyndee N
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Bronwyn M
10 September 2017|
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Response from Hayley C | Reviewed this property |
Can you please provide the link for the change org petition. I would like to sign and also share on Facebook. Thanks
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Bronwyn M
26 August 2017|
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Response from Pam H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's been reported many times. Unfortunately, disgusted western tourists are such a small percentage of visitors... So many other tourists flock there that it keeps the place going.
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itzmeshie
22 January 2017|
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Response from Pam H | Reviewed this property |
You'll need to pay before you leave the mainland - for the boat trip and entry - then there's a minimum compulsory donation when you get there. It could cost as much as $100/person - the more people in the boat, the cheaper... More
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