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Watamu Turtle Watch

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Address: Watamu, Kenya
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+254 713 759627
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Local Ocean Trust is a private, not for profit organisation committed to...

Local Ocean Trust is a private, not for profit organisation committed to the protection of Kenya's marine environment. We love our local ocean and we use practical conservation, community involvement and development, education, research and campaigning to promote the sustainable use of Kenya's marine resources. Watamu Turtle Watch is our flagship programme. It was started by local residents in 1997 to protect nesting sea turtles. Now it consists of our Nest Monitoring and Protection programme, By Catch Net Release Programme, and specialist Rehabilitation Centre for sick and injured sea turtles. The combination of these programmes enables us to make a real difference in ensuring the future of endangered sea turtles.

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Saving endanger turtles!

A grass roots Kenyan organisation dedicated to marine conservation and the preservation of our marine environment --especially the threatened turtles. The outfit runs programs on... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
hikwam
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A grass roots Kenyan organisation dedicated to marine conservation and the preservation of our marine environment --especially the threatened turtles. The outfit runs programs on environmental education and outreach to local communities, income generating activities and conservation activities for monitoring, scientific research and conservation of marine turtles.

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Sudbury, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went expecting to see more turtles, and more exotic surroundings. It was more of a learning center that rescues Turtles as locals bring them in. They are doing good work, and should be commended, however it was not what I went there to see. Maybe it was my misconception. If you have a passion for Turtles and the sea,... More 

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Johannessburg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The work that is being done here is amazing and the dedication to help and educate by everyone at Watamu Turtle Watch is inspiring! If you're in Watamu, you HAVE to head down and check it out! You won't be disappointed, I promise you that!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not my first visit to Watamu Turtle Watch, and it won't be my last! I am humbled by the DEDICATION of the whole team. The commitment to the Turtles, and in fact the Marine Wildlife is phenomenal. I am so privileged to have spent time with these amazing creatures.Fact is, each time I come here, I see the... More 

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Thank Judy F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Well worth a visit in Watamu. Very interesting to learn all about Turtles. You can have a tour guide or just read the very interesting information all around the centre. They help protect and support the turtles as they hatch and make for the water. They heal turtles who have been injured and keep them in an environment until they... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

It's is just amazing what people can do for the nature! Some couch the turtle in ocean but others are rescue and save... Thank you very much for your work!

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Local_Ocean_Trust, Manager at Watamu Turtle Watch, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we hope to see you at our centre again soon. More 

Genoa, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Visited the centre and it was very nice to be informed abt how it is work and what they do to protect turtles. All is on volunteer basis, so any help to them is very appreciated...Luckily there were no turtles ill when visiting. Very good job and thanks Ruth for yr clear explanation

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Local_Ocean_Trust, Manager at Watamu Turtle Watch, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and for your kind words! More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

I think there is little known about turtles and the danger of turtles being extinct. Can we pull up more resources and support conservation effortts in this area

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Local_Ocean_Trust, Manager at Watamu Turtle Watch, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us and for your review. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

My friend and I Jeannette had the best time visiting the Watamu Turtle Watch. We were ble to meet Big Mama and Big Papa as well as a small hawksbill who has been found with fishing line stuck around his neck. I have visited many conservation rescues around the world and Watamu Turtle Watch is right up there with the... More 

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Local_Ocean_Trust, Manager at Watamu Turtle Watch, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your visit in October and for your lovely review. We hope to see you again and very much appreciate your support. More 

England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Fantastic place! We went to have a look around Turtle Watch one afternoon; we arrived unannounced and Dennis was more than happy to show us around. He walked us through brilliantly presented boards offering information that was educational without preaching and informative of the immense work undertaken by Turtle Watch. Their work doesn't stop at simply helping sick turtles, they... More 

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Local_Ocean_Trust, Manager at Watamu Turtle Watch, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting us and for leaving such a lovely review. We hope to see you again if you are in Watamu. Thank you for your support of our work and we are so glad that you enjoyed your tour. More 

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