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Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center

#2 of 7 things to do in Sur Features Animals
Ras Al Jinz, Sur 411, Oman
+96896550606
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Hotel is functional

Not the busiest time for turtle when we visited. Saw a couple , but it is a drag when baby turtle... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
AdrianH_9
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Wellington, United Kingdom
Interesting even in low season

We got to see two turtles that evening and one was laying eggs which was fascinating! I still... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2017
GoranWembley
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Ras Al Jinz, Sur 411, Oman
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

Not the busiest time for turtle when we visited. Saw a couple , but it is a drag when baby turtle magically appears from nowhere and the guide amazingly is able to spot it - twice ! Hotel was better than I expected, reasonably functional....More

Thank AdrianH_9
Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Dear Guest, Greetings from Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve! Thank you for sparing your valuable time to share your feedback on your recent visit at Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve! I am pleased to note that your visit at our Reserve was memorable and you...More

Reviewed 7 July 2017

We got to see two turtles that evening and one was laying eggs which was fascinating! I still don't know about the best way of getting tickets: online or coming to the centre directly? We visited Ras al Hadd from Sur and got the tickets...More

Thank GoranWembley
Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Dear Guest, Greetings from Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve! Thank you for sparing your valuable time to share your feedback on your recent visit at Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve! I am pleased to note that your visit at our Reserve was memorable and you...More

Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

You have to visit this place for turtle watching , they only are authorized to arrange for it . I stayed in an eco tent which is excellent with a standing 2 ton AC very spacious with comfortable beds. Has a attached bathroom . Very...More

Thank Rasweth K
Vijay H, General Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2017

Dear Guest, Greetings from Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve! We thank you for your feedback. We are also pleased to read that you all had enjoyed the your stay in our Eco-Tents located on a hillock. We have noted your comments about the choice in...More

Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

The ras al jinz scientific and visitors centre is the hotel where the ras al jinz turtle reserve. I'm the hotel there is free turtle museam. It is very nice in knowing about turtle habitat and from where they come. And in the morning you...More

Thank sahajanya s
Vijay H, General Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2017

Dear Guest, Greetings from Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve! Thank you so very much for sparing your time to post your reviews on this website. We are pleased to know that you had good experience at our reserve. Feedbacks like this really motivate our teammates...More

Reviewed 25 April 2017

Stayed 1 night in the reserve. 9pm tour - Yes, it was crowded, and it was low-season, but we got to see 2 turtles laying eggs. 5am tour - Only about 15 people this time. Saw 1 turtle and a great sunrise over the sea....More

Thank Rob A
Vijay H, General Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Dear Guest, Greetings from Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve! Thank you very much for your encouraging feedback. We really appreciate your time. Positive feedbacks like this encourage of teammates at every stage. We will be delighted to have again at our reserve sometime. Regards, Vijay...More

Reviewed 17 April 2017

Years ago the little museum in the center was awesome. Sadly it has fallen into dis-repair. There is no help from any staff except the Omani guy who found us to take our tickets, then promptly disappeared. There use to be a good video on...More

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Vijay H, General Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Dear Guest, Greetings from Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve! We sincerely thank you for your feedback & are sorry to note that we did not meet your expectations. We have carefully noted down all your points & have taken up with our colleagues and assure...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017

A nature reserve where the green turtle comes to lays its eggs. Unpredictable as you never know if a turtle (or more) will appear. We booked as recommended, but on arrival (at 9pm) were told there were no turtles and we'd have to wait ......More

Thank Bradley G
Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review and the encouraging comments on your visit to Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center. We are very happy to have given you a wonderful experience, and to have been able to make it memorable and...More

Reviewed 3 April 2017

We went in December. It was low season for turtles. We saw 2 big turtles at night, and some tourists saw 2 in the morning. There is a slight chance that you won't see any turtles during low season. If you are flexible on your...More

Thank Cassandra095
Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

Dear Cassandra095, Greetings from Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve !!! Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your feedback with us. We appreciate your feedback, as it is indeed the pre-eminent barometer by which we can measure our achievements and shortfalls in providing...More

Reviewed 1 April 2017

This is quite a small but informative Visitor Center. It tells you about turtles, turtles in Oman and the settlement of Oman. Well worth popping in to if you are seeing the turtles.More

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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for sharing your experience at the Ras Al Jinz. We have been always committed to exceeding guest expectations and we are quite elated to know you had a wonderful experience at our reserve. We would be expecting you during...More

Reviewed 14 March 2017

You are there to see the turtles, and staying onsite does allow you the opportunity to sleep a bit more and not have to be bussed in from farther away. It is limiting because you are not allowed to wander down to the beach on...More

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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

Dear Guest, Greetings from Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve! Thank you for sparing your valuable time to share your feedback on your recent visit at Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve! I am pleased to note that your visit at our Reserve was memorable and you...More

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Louise C
8 September 2016|
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Response from ozair k | Reviewed this property |
This is turtle season from May till Oct . There are two option either to stay at Turtle beach reserves or you can stay at SUR or Ras AL Hadd (Turtle beach resort). Turtle beach reserve is 1 hour drive where as from Ras al... More
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saffaa2002
29 November 2015|
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Response from Anupam329 |
Dear Sir, Thanks for the appropriate question. The best time to reach Ras Al Jinz is in the late afternoon or evening as the program will start in the evening . But you must settle in the accommodation before that and get... More
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