Cherating Turtle Sanctuary, Cherating

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Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
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To get your share of the adorable during your trip, visit Cherating Turtle Sanctuary. Baby turles inhabit little pools in this sanctuary until they are old enough to be released into the wild. Entry is free and the center provides information on the local turtles and conservation efforts. Adult green turtles also make their home here, and if you wish, you can pay a fee for a chance to release ten baby turtles into the sea. Work out when and for how long to visit Cherating Turtle Sanctuary and other Cherating attractions using our handy Cherating tour itinerary maker app.
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  • Free to enter and a fairly detailed set of display boards, but it is not really a sanctuary. We spent more time there picking up ten bags of litter outside the place. The staff were grateful for us....  more
    Free to enter and a fairly detailed set of display boards, but it is not really a sanctuary. We spent more time there picking up ten bags of litter outside the place. The staff were grateful for us....  more »
  • Extremely disappointed. Should have checked the review before going. There is no releasing turtles into the ocean experience, no touching of turtles or anything like that. Just three... 
    Extremely disappointed. Should have checked the review before going. There is no releasing turtles into the ocean experience, no touching of turtles or anything like that. Just three...  more »
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  • It's a small educational center on sea turtle not sure where they do the conservation work, there are 4 turtles confined in two small pools which I feel they can do better to house them, they look healthy though. No payment is required but a donation is encouraged. Time spend around 20 to 30mins depending on your pace.
  • An excellent turtle sanctuary that has been here for almost 50 years. Juvenile turtles are a guarantee here while you can try your luck to see the baby turtle (definitely not available during non-nesting season). You can learn a lot about the ecology, life cycle, threats and importance of the turtles in both Malaysia and the world. You will find precious specimens of turtles, corals and even dugong here. You should not touch the specimens as they are very fragile and precious. Do donate to them and support their excellent work by not purchase any turtle products outside!

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