Turtle Island Tanjung Benoa Bali offers the concept of tourism while studying is very enjoyable and suitable for family groups. No wonder this place becomes one of the tourist destinations that are crowded with both local and foreign tourists.
Turtle Island is a captive of several types of protected and almost extinct turtles, including green turtles, Lekang turtles, hawksbill turtles, and Pipih turtles.
Not only children, but many adults are also very pleased to visit the Turtle Island of Tanjung Benoa Bali because it can see and hold the turtle directly. And we can also see the newly hatched turtles and see how they are handled.
Not only children, but many adults are also very pleased to visit the Turtle Island of Tanjung Benoa Bali because it can see and hold the turtle directly. Besides, we can also watch the newly hatched turtles and see how they are handled.
In Turtle Island, there is not the only turtle. But also there are various other interesting animals such as Kalelawar fruits, snakes, monkeys, birds of an eagle, birds of the old brother, and many more.
Besides being able to take pictures with sea turtles and other animals, you can also provide food that has been provided by the organizer.
How to get to Turtle Island Tanjung Benoa Bali
At first, Turtle Island that is close to Tanjung Benoa Beach, Bali is a small island breeding and rehabilitation for turtles that accidentally caught the net of fishermen.
The local government then made the island a breeding place to protect the green turtle and some other types of sea turtles are less popular.
Far earlier, the location that is now called Turtle Island has since been made by the local people as a conservation area of turtle animals. The area is an emerging land of sand with swamps surrounding it.
The land will be covered by seawater when the tide arrives. As time goes by, the location has been developed as a tourist attraction called Turtle Island Tanjung Benoa Bali and quite crowded with tourists.
To get to Turtle Island, tourists must take a boat from the coast of Tanjung Benoa Beach. The boat used is not regular, but a type of boat named Glass Bottom Boat where the floor is made of transparent glass.
The time required on the way to Turtle Island is about 15-20 minutes. During the journey, you can see the beautiful underwater scenery with coral reefs as well as various beautiful fish colors through the transparent glass that is on the floor of the boat.
Things to do in Turtle Island Bali
Upon arrival at Turtle Island, tourists can look around how rare turtles are protected. Besides turtle, there is also other wildlife protected such as snake Piton, Kalelawar, Javanese eagle, crocodile, and several other animals.
You can interact and take pictures with turtle and some other animals. This activity is certainly very interesting for children, as well as introducing a variety of Indonesian sea richness that is so enchanting to them.
In addition to the adult turtles, some turtles are still small or commonly called hatchlings. Visitors can not only take pictures and carry turtles but also allowed to feed turtle with the food that the manager has provided.
In addition to being nurtured, small turtles or hatchlings that are 1 month old will usually be released to the sea to adapt to their natural habitat.
But not all of Turtle’s children are released because it is likely that only a small fraction can survive. Only about 50% of the 1-month-old hatchlings were released to the sea because of the fear that many predators were prey to.
With the conservation of green turtles on Turtle Island Bali, making the population of these endangered animals increasingly increasing. Especially during the mating season, the eggs produced will be saved by the citizens and reaffirmed to survive the threat of predators.
Upon arrival at Turtle Island in Tanjung Benoa, tourists will be guided by the local people while they are invited to see turtles and other animals around the conservation area.
However, before the domestic tourists are required to purchase a Turtle Island admission ticket of Rp 10,000 which is a donation for Turtle Island Conservation Area. For children under the age of 8 years old usually charged half the price of admission.
Money raised donations, will be used as operational funds for the maintenance and management of the captive turtles and other animals on the island.
When arriving near the Turtle Island of Tanjung Benoa Bali, if the seawater receded, the boat could not reach the beach because of the condition of its very shallow waters. Therefore, visitors must walk down the seawater as high as the ankles to reach Turtle Island. But if the water is in pairs, the boat can still lean on the beach lips.