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Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa

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Turtle Hatchery

This place conserves the turtles that are injured in the ocean. The turtles that come & lay eggs... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Mumbai, India
Conservation centre but not sponsored by government

These are private setup where people volunteer to conserve any stray, injured or endangered... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bengaluru, India
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Galle Road | Colombo, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
+94 77 293 8338
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Turtle Hatchery is a basic facility highlighting the need for protection of turtles of all kinds in the coastal regions of Sri Lanka. There is a small area set aside for egg protection & hatching with around 12 tanks housing injured, juvenile and local...More

Thank lexiim803
Reviewed yesterday

This place conserves the turtles that are injured in the ocean. The turtles that come & lay eggs here are then released in the ocean close to sunset time. This place is not government aided so people who visit can put in some amount of...More

Thank Kaiz_sm
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped on our way from Galle to Hikkaduwa. Very worth while stop and your ticket helps with the conservation work.

Thank sandra m
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So nice to visit a place working so seriously with conservation of turtles 😊 Good information from the guide, he did very well 😎 Really worth a visit 👍

Thank Solskov
Reviewed 3 days ago

These are private setup where people volunteer to conserve any stray, injured or endangered turtles. They feed them till they are old enough to survive on their own. They completely take care of the injured turtles till the last breath.

Thank manjuklr
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were so impressed by the work which is being carried out at this turtle sanctuary. It is so important and everyone needs to visit to not only visit , but to help promote its importance. It was quite extraordinary being able to actually touch...More

Thank Kerrie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were glad to visit this place! You can pet the turtles! And get a lot of knowledge about them. Very cool for kids!

Thank daalla
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was incredibly special. Thank you to our guide around the sanctuary (wish I'd gotten his name) he was beaming with passion for his job! Very informative & such great work is being done with these babies. They also show so much care for their...More

Thank TnT P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After seeing it so high on the to do list in Hikkaduwa we went along and found it to be a let down and kind of sad to see the large turtles in small pools. I wish the people working there would give you a...More

Thank henriikkal2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pay 500 each to get in and it’s not a happy experience. One lady ahead of us lifted a baby out of the tank which was obviously dead. The older turtles swim in circles hitting the sides attempting to get out. The tanks are plain...More

Thank niallquinn1989
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Aditi A
22 May 2018|
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Response from Ann_MarieC226 | Reviewed this property |
I think it’s open all year round.
19 May 2018|
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Response from Sandiheidi | Reviewed this property |
There is no cost just donations for their fantastic work.
Kate P
27 June 2017|
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Response from vssd61 | Reviewed this property |
The centre is to protect the turtles and is a govt approved orgn.