About Turtle Conservation and Education Centre

The Turtle Conservation and Education Centre (TCEC) at Serangan Island south of Sanur is doing a very commendable job of educating both the local community and school children to help end the turtle trade and support conservation. Turtle meat and eggs have long been consumed in Bali and are still used in certain religious rituals. However, enlightened and educating locals are planning to turn this into a thing of the past. Since its inception in 2006, TCEC has been helpful in eradicating the selling and trading of turtles and turtle eggs in Indonesia. Simultaneously, it has attracted many visitors, activists, and volunteers who come to see, help and play with the turtles. Visitors can get a guided tour of how the turtles are fed and taken care of. And they may even choose to help the conservation center to free the turtles back into the ocean once the latter are mature and ready.

Must See

There is no entrance fee charged to visit this unique rescue center for turtles. There are several tanks at this center for rehabilitated turtles as well as a home to turtles at various stages of growth. It is a perfect place to understand the lifecycle and habitats of various turtles. The Hatchery point is another must-see in this location. More so, tourists can volunteer to assist and receive hands-on experience in this conservation center for turtles.

How to reach

Taxi: It is 11.2 km away and will take 30 minutes to reach via JL. Raya Sesetan

Walk: It is 11.5 km from the city and will take 1 hour to reach.

Bike: It will take 23 min to reach.

Drive: It is roughly a 15-minute drive from Sanur and closer to 30 minutes from Kuta or Seminyak. You could cycle from Sanur and reach in about 30 mins.

Tips

  • They offer you a chance to “adopt” a baby turtle that is ready to be released into the ocean. You can even drive to the beach to watch it with your own eyes.
  • It is illegal to poach or sell turtles and one can be prosecuted with a fine and jail time.
  • Visitors can make a donation if they choose to release a baby turtle back into the sea. It will cost IDR 150,000 per turtle.
  • You get to work with all the volunteers who are passionate about saving the turtles and taking care of the injured ones!
  • Try to help the group as much as possible.
  • Participate in the turtle rescue mission.
  • Take sunshade with you.
  • Take some comfortable clothes and shoes.
  • Carry along a sufficient amount of drinking water.

Visit Time

Sunday:       8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Monday:       8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday:       8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday:  8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Thursday:      8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Friday:            8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Saturday:       8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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Time you can spend

2 to 3 hours

 

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