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You can see turtles in a large pool and different kind of tropical fishes. There are not lot of... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
Alexandre C
Paris, France

We stopped by Kelonia on route to the airport and it was the perfect, relaxing activity for the... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
Sarah S
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
46 rue du General de Gaulle | Pointe des Châteaux, Saint-Leu 97436, Reunion Island
+262 262 34 81 10
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Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Comprehensive information about sea-turtles. Very noteworthy initiative to save diseased or weak turtles. Absolutely worth to visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

We stopped here on our way to Cilaos. The staff was very friendly. We went on the guided tour through the facilities. Alain our guide was very knowledgeable and caring of the turtles. A great instititution that takes care well of their turtels as well...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

For those who want to know more about turtles, visit This old turtle farm converted into a turtle sanctuary and museum. Great knowledge and great life saving programs for this program Very enjoyable !

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We did the guided visit but the guide was not very keen on adapting his speech to a larger audience, namely kids and teens. Otherwise, nice place to see turtles, some of them being really big. Nice place but not a must

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

You can see turtles in a large pool and different kind of tropical fishes. There are not lot of aquarium but the visit is nice. You can join a free guided tour. The centre isn't interactive enough, you won't stay more than 2 hours.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Alexandre C
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

We stopped by Kelonia on route to the airport and it was the perfect, relaxing activity for the occasion. We had to wait in line for about 15-20 minutes for tickets but after we got them, it only felt a little crowded. (We also made...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 28 December 2017

This place gives interesting facts about ocean furtles and tortoises. The turtles live in a nice pool which is equipped with a huge clean concave obersavtion window. We enjoyed watching their feeding and social behaviour.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

The Kelonia Turtle Center has lots of turtles and quite informative pannels, but it is not very attractively presented and stays under the expectations. Ok, if it's a rainy day to pass time, but no more.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

Interesting especially for the kids ................. Some more animations with sea turtles should be offrered ......... Nice but expensive gift shop.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank sotirios502
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

This is such a cute aquarium where you can get up close to the turtles. It is completely dedicated to the rehabilitation and education of the plight of turtles. Entrance isn’t expensive at all - less than a Big McMeal. Definitely worth the visit!

Date of experience: November 2017
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Peri P
8 October 2017|
Response from Charlene S | Reviewed this property |
€7 for adults - didn’t really look at the price for children unfortunately.