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Watamu Turtle Watch

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Watamu, Kenya
+254 713 759627
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Turtle release but we did not get to participate

This is an organization that is doing very good work for turtle and wildlife protection. When we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sarah T
via mobile
Very educational and well explained

Our interpreter did a nice job of explaining and educating us (even though I am already pretty... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
Kisumu, Kenya
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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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Watamu, Kenya
+254 713 759627

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an organization that is doing very good work for turtle and wildlife protection. When we arrived we met a turtle who was being released that day! ty! I was so excited that we had the timing so perfectly. I had read on trip...More

Thank Sarah T
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Our interpreter did a nice job of explaining and educating us (even though I am already pretty environmentally aware I learned a lot), and the work of this NGO is very impressive. Very worth a visit, and was very interested (but very sad) to see...More

Thank EAZG
Reviewed 12 August 2017

This place is not a tourist attraction, they are an organisation wanting to improve the conditions for sea turtles. We had a short tour inside and learned about how they are working with the community to make the area more turtle-friendly. Fishing boats, climate change...More

Thank H80
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Loved taking the kids to this educational tour. We got to learn about what they do and even got to witness and participate ina turtle release, which was a highlight. Really recommend!

Thank Nury Z
Local_Ocean_Trust, Manager at Watamu Turtle Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Thank you for coming and I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

It's a must go place when in Watamu. Lots to learn on environment conservation and marine life protection . Well knowledgeable staff who explain very well. Great and noble work they do. Awesome experience.

Thank Angela M
Local_Ocean_Trust, Manager at Watamu Turtle Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Thank for your kind words and I am glad to read that you enjoyed your tour.

Reviewed 18 April 2017

Go to Watamu Turtle Watch when you're in Watamu. Turtles have a really tough time. Many of their nesting sites have been destroyed by too much development, they eat the plastic in the ocean (which they can't digest and then starve to death), they are...More

Thank Steve V
Reviewed 8 April 2017

A very interesting tour and so educative. Everyone should know these things about sea turtles and every child in the area should visit this place! You shouldn't expect to see many turtles though :) This is not a zoo but a hospital. There are often...More

Thank Ilona K
Reviewed 20 March 2017

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...More

Thank hikwam
Reviewed 16 March 2017

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....More

1  Thank Sudburyismyhome
Reviewed 7 March 2017

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!

Thank AndrewFlatt
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