Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond

Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond

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annikanikadiamond
Franschhoek, South Africa22 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
We enjoyed feeding and swimming with the turtles. What a beautiful sight they are such peaceful animals. Do not mis visiting the aquarium you feel so relax leaving there. It rained a bit when we where there but it made the experience just more beautiful. Our guide told us loads of interesting facts and was very helpful, thank you.
Written 10 November 2022
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Georgia H
Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK16 contributions
Oct 2022
Lovely afternoon trip to the marine turtle sanctuary!
Very helpful guide who takes plenty of photos whilst you feed and swim with the turtles.
Written 7 November 2022
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Tottimusy
France17 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
If you want to know the different between tortoise and turtles visit prison island and then mnarani acquarium.most tourists confuse in their reviews btwn turtles and tortoise .
I really liked what the locals do here taking good care of the turtles.
What i didnt like is tourists swimming with them.feeding them is ok.
Written 4 November 2022
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Pierrevz
Hartbeespoort, South Africa1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Couples
Totally over commercialized and over crowded - the more tourists they can push thru per day the better!
Rush in, try to squeeze thru to the pool, feed a few turtles some seaweed and snap a few quick photos.
Did not get any impression of a sanctuary or rehabilitation being done.

For what they are charging per person, they can also fix the horrible access road.

Felt exploited!!
Written 19 October 2022
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Andrew H
Sydney, Australia85 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
The turtles appear well looked after. 90% are green turtles. Turtles largely come as rescued frlm fisherman nets. The turtles are released once a year into sea in february. You can swim with turtles here.

Written 6 October 2022
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Glennis B
Whakatane, New Zealand370 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Conservation?
The turtles look well looked after. Supposedly they are released after spending a year, all released just before the breeding season.
My bug bear is us humans being able to swim in with them.
I had the best time just feeding them, and taking photos.
I understand the foundation needs to make money to keep afloat and pay off the fishermen who catch the turtles in their fishing nets. (Rather than eating them or selling them ).
The local guides are good, some quite passionate . Some are just happy to have a job.
So go support the cause but if your really environmentally aware don't swim, just be awed by being so close.
Written 7 September 2022
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xyz
London, UK4 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
A great cause, at a small $ cost, supported by knowledgeable, friendly and engaging locals who show they care and have an active interest in your experience as well as the preservation of the turtles
Written 27 August 2022
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Andy P
Milton Keynes, UK14 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Great experience and our guide was fabulous. Very knowledgable. Swimming was fun and we saw three turtles, one brushed passed my partner (!) and a few other fish too, albeit a bit blurred because of the sand being stirred by the sea as it was windy! Can’t he helped and was still a fabulous experience. The cenotes (caverns) were breathtaking! It is a longish walk and you need to be reasonably able to get around. Otherwise It’s highly recommended!!
Written 26 August 2022
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Odyssey738121
2 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
Unfortunately, this has absolutely nothing to do with animal rescue. rather it is a fun for stupid tourists. a proper sanctuary would separate the tortoise from the humans. In addition, the pool is far too small for the number of turtles. there are no retreat options. So more of a bad zoo than that the operators are concerned with animal welfare. everyone who goes there only supports animal cruelty.
Written 9 August 2022
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Laura B
Braunschweig, Germany5 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
I am quite ambiguous about this experience. The lagoon is small, but they are keeping many turtles. I guess an animal living in the ocean would need more space for its natural behavior. The water didn’t look clean (quite oily on the surface), maybe because people are allowed to swim with the turtles, which I don’t think should be the case in a conservation project. Positive impressions: Visitors get a bit of information about turtle biology and the staff are very friendly.
Written 4 August 2022
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