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Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary

#1 of 2 things to do in Park Bay Features Animals
Union Vale, Park Bay, Bequia
+1 784-458-3245
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Our Favorite Bequia Activity!

If you visit Bequia, make sure to stop at Old Hegg! This turtle sanctuary tucked back on one of the... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
Phoenix, Arizona

Love this place... Will be back for sure tgus time with the kids. The love turtiles so. They will... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2017
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A local fisherman, Orton (Brother) King, constructed this sanctuary in an effort to preserve the hawksbill turtle.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good23%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“the owner” (43 reviews)
“brother king” (21 reviews)
“his life” (10 reviews)
Union Vale, Park Bay, Bequia
+1 784-458-3245
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

If you visit Bequia, make sure to stop at Old Hegg! This turtle sanctuary tucked back on one of the prettiest parts on the island overlooking the ocean is such a cool experience and bonus, there are tons of cute pups running around to say...More

Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Love this place... Will be back for sure tgus time with the kids. The love turtiles so. They will enjoy this.

Reviewed 30 May 2017

This sanctuary was set up by a local who used to hunt turtles in his youth. He gave us a tour, it's not a vast facility, but interesting all the same. The turtles are beautiful and you can see why the shells were so highly...More

Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Adorable place. Great for kids and animal lovers. The turtles are so happy here. You feel like they are smiling. I believe they self fund this place so it's nice to make a contribution, but I don't believe you have to. They sell t shirts...More

Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

It is not a big facility, but they are doing important work, so you have no excuse not to go! The Hawksbill turtles are an extinct breed, and these folks are taking such great care of the creatures. We "only" saw about forty because the...More

Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Is this a turtle sanctuary, a turtle rescue center or a zoo? It seems that many of the turtles here would be better off released into the ocean. Mostly they weren't injured and seemed to be there solely as a business opportunity. I hope I...More

Reviewed 6 May 2017

We visited here as part of a taxi tour of the island. As we were the only visitors to the sanctuary at the time, we had the owner's undivided attention, and he gave such an interesting insight into the work he did with the turtles....More

Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Arrive with a party of eight adults and ten excited kids too see turtles. We greeted the owner and a worker when the owner started carrying on with us because kids was so excited they started too go through the door. The owner acted like...More

Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We landed at the tiny town of Port Elizabeth on the island of Bequia, which is the second largest island in the country and the most northern of the Grenadines. The deeply protected Admiralty Bay on which the town is located, contained at least a...More

Reviewed 27 April 2017

Mr King has spent his life building up and saving turtles. He is extremely passionate about what he does and if he is there take the time to chat to him. So far he has returned 933 turtles back to the wild, around Bequia but...More

Questions & Answers
12 January 2016
Response from AnneDu44
No appointments. It's open Monday to Friday from 10.30 to 5pm 6 dollars per person but even small donations are greatly appreciated.
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31 May 2015
Response from maxime c | Reviewed this property
i bet you cant : there is no public transportation in bequia. all you can have is a pickup taxi who will take ec$80 (oct 25th 2015). but all what we had over there was large deception