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Satoalepai, Savai'i, Samoa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went swimming with the turtles & while the water was a bit slimy (don't put you head under) the turtles are friendly when you have some mango. Buy these on the driveway into the turtle spot from the local kids. There were about 7-8...More

Thank Geoff L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the most memorable highlights of my trip to Samoa. I too was skeptical about coming here due to some of the bad reviews I had read previously. When we got there I was pleasantly surprised! The area was very spacious and...More

Thank Culture571866
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a place I enjoyed. Poor turtles kept in a pond. You can do a tour with Dive Savaii and see the turtles out in the open sea so much better

1  Thank markJ3584AP
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Take lots of pawpaw skin.expect the turtles to be slimy, wear reef shoes. I was undecided about whether to visit after reading reviews, but the kids loved this experience.

Thank velonikaa
Reviewed 5 August 2018

It is a long way to go to feed and swim with the turtles. We did think it would be in a ocean pool and were disappointed that it was in a concrete pool at the back of a house. There were quite a few...More

Thank Colleen R
Reviewed 31 July 2018

My husband and I visited this place today and to be honest if we had known what it was like there is NO WAY we would have gone. It is NOT swimming with turtles, it is feeding captive turtles, in a dark, dank pond, with...More

1  Thank gypsygirlCanberra
Reviewed 27 July 2018

Don’t go to Savai’i without visiting this place. A once in a lifeline experience for my kids. The turtles are friendly and easy to swim with. We got some amazing footage with the GoPro.

Thank merata2018
Reviewed 24 July 2018

We were told about this place by a long time resident of Samoa but we had to see for ourselves. (We just looked--no way would we participate.) It's horrible. The entrance sign says you can touch and handle the turtles--just don't ride them. (Apparently the...More

1  Thank triciaoe
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

We visited here several years ago and hated the experience. We’re back in Savaii right now and hearing how troubled many other operators are by the fact that this is even considered tourism. The turtles are not healthy, when they die they are replaced from...More

4  Thank elisa005
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

We were attracted to a day in Savaii by this tourist experience. Very concerned about the murky pool water and no facilities for toileting or showering. The turtles are wonderful creatures but in this situation exploited.

2  Thank Andrew T
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