Bali Sea Turtle Society (BSTS)

Bali Sea Turtle Society (BSTS)

Bali Sea Turtle Society (BSTS)
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  • Ciarán
    Ireland39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Super Trip
    Had an amazing time!!! There were so many turtle types that we got to feed, and pet and hold and had an amazing time with. There was other animals too such as toucans and luwaks. Approximately 50% of the money goes towards the animals too
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 June 2023
  • GlobetrotterJ16
    Seoul, South Korea2,038 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of a kind turtle release
    My wife found out that there would be a turtle release on that day and so we went to this rather small center in Kuta, fairly easy to find. There was already a long queue but it moved fairly fast. One has to donate to be able to release a turtle and there is a limited number of baby turtles for release, so if you come too late tough luck. Once they are ready there is an announcement by the center of how the procedure is and then everyone gets their baby turtle for release. An army of people then goes down to the beach, lines up with the turtle and then upon command releases the turtle, which will crawl into the sea. So this whole process takes a while, so plan at least 1-2 hours for this. It is a unique experience for young and old.
    Visited September 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 July 2023
  • Larissa G
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing!
    Such an amazing experience!! Make sure to get there early to get a token for a baby turtle. I was there an hour earlier and was one of the first ones. In July and August there are hatches almost every day, but they obviously only know when the next hatch is that same day the turtles hatch. this is why they can only tell you on the same day that there’s gonna be a release. they will post it on their FB and instagram! If you’re in Bali, DO IT!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 4 August 2023
  • Holly M
    21 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommended
    This was on my bucket list to do & i felt like they were very appreciative that people were supporting the turtles. The guy kept thanking everyone for being here and was is good spirits. I would definitely recommend this place to release turtles as you can tell that they look after them. I would say to get there hour earlier then the release as people cue for a while and you want to guarantee your place. Its free of charge but you can make a donation
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 25 August 2023
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leeandmandytownsend
Bristol, UK10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
This is place is terrible, all they care about is the donations from people, they just want money, theres no education centre, theres no information on what they are doing nothing. We queued up about 45 minutes before the time thinking it would open soon and we could go inside to see what work they were doing. But it’s nothing like that. There’s absolutely no organisation there we were just given a ticket and told to come back later, but we stayed to see what was happening and what we seen horrified us. They only had about 100 turtles to release that day but as there was about another 150 people in the queue rather than saying sorry no more a couple of the men went into the big turtle where the eggs are buried and started digging them up out of the sand!! Some of these small turtles were being dug up some still in their shells just so they could get more money off people. It was really horrible to witness.
Please don’t go here go to Turtle Conservation and Education Centre in Serangan, Denpasar there they have a proper education centre and you can see what conservation work they are actually doing.
Written 4 October 2023
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bradley p
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Got to release 1 day old baby sea turtles on the beach as part of their conservation efforts, bucket list thing to do personally and really memorable
Written 12 September 2023
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Holly M
21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
This was on my bucket list to do & i felt like they were very appreciative that people were supporting the turtles. The guy kept thanking everyone for being here and was is good spirits. I would definitely recommend this place to release turtles as you can tell that they look after them. I would say to get there hour earlier then the release as people cue for a while and you want to guarantee your place. Its free of charge but you can make a donation
Written 25 August 2023
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Lyn M
Nambucca Heads, Australia18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
First day in Kuta and had this Lovely experience with releasing the baby turtles. All for a donation
Written 8 August 2023
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Larissa G
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Such an amazing experience!! Make sure to get there early to get a token for a baby turtle. I was there an hour earlier and was one of the first ones. In July and August there are hatches almost every day, but they obviously only know when the next hatch is that same day the turtles hatch. this is why they can only tell you on the same day that there’s gonna be a release. they will post it on their FB and instagram! If you’re in Bali, DO IT!
Written 4 August 2023
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Kelly lee S
66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Amazing charity, my family and I where so happy to be able to be involved.
PLEASE PLEASE check them out if you can.
Written 4 August 2023
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Alison
St. Albans, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Great time releasing baby turtles, got there 45 mins before tokens were given out already a queue but got a token and an amazing experience!
Written 23 July 2023
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GlobetrotterJ16
Seoul, South Korea2,038 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Family
My wife found out that there would be a turtle release on that day and so we went to this rather small center in Kuta, fairly easy to find. There was already a long queue but it moved fairly fast. One has to donate to be able to release a turtle and there is a limited number of baby turtles for release, so if you come too late tough luck.
Once they are ready there is an announcement by the center of how the procedure is and then everyone gets their baby turtle for release. An army of people then goes down to the beach, lines up with the turtle and then upon command releases the turtle, which will crawl into the sea. So this whole process takes a while, so plan at least 1-2 hours for this.
It is a unique experience for young and old.
Written 9 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Ciarán
Ireland39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Had an amazing time!!! There were so many turtle types that we got to feed, and pet and hold and had an amazing time with. There was other animals too such as toucans and luwaks. Approximately 50% of the money goes towards the animals too
Written 26 June 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Tate S
Hemel Hempstead, UK10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Amazing once in a life time experience. Staff were super friendly and enthusiastic, the experience was well organised and easy to navigate.

The staff were informative about the conservation and how they help the species on Kuta beach. Emphasised there passion when finding out it was a non profitable organisation encouraging us to be generous when donating to the turtles.

We were so lucky to be able to do this as from what they were saying on some turtle releases they have over 600 people turn up!

If you are in kuta make sure to check out these guys ocial media to see if you have a chance to go! You won’t regret it!
Written 6 October 2022
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