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Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa

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Few minute stop

Nothing much more to visit but worth to stop by if ur traveling through hikkaduwa,coz it's only few... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Arafath M
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Lovely Small Turtle Hatchery

We went from Hikkaduwa, it is very close and easy to get to in a tuktuk. It is a small place but... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
St Albans, United Kingdom
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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 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth the visit, the owner clearly cares passionately about the survival of the turtles. Good explanation of all the different types of turtles in the hatchery and how he cares for them and rehabilitates the injured. Definitely recommend if you are in the area...More

Thank andyjohnson534
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only takes 15 minutes but we’ll worth the entry fee - proceeds help conservation of turtles. Can pick up turtle hatchlings. Saturday evening at 5pm they release the hatchlings on the beach so if you can, visit around then

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing experience and these guys are doing an incredible thing trying to educate locals and save the sea turtles. The center had a few large, injured sea turtles, in small-ish tanks, however when we asked about this the guys said that they were being...More

Thank kath3777
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing much more to visit but worth to stop by if ur traveling through hikkaduwa,coz it's only few minutes watch....

1  Thank Arafath M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's just a small place with a few tanks for the different turtles. They will tell you about the different types of turtle and have one of each to show you, which they keep for a certain length of time before releasing them. There were...More

Thank wanderlustbp
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Visited Turtle Hatchery on a rainy day. Hopefully the money (500) is well spend. It is really small and after a few minutes and photos you’re done. Unfortunately no explanation about the purpose and vision of this hatchery.

1  Thank eXchef22
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Really worth a visit I made friends with the turtles no more plastic now for me. They run the turle hatchery on donations and you can see they are well cared for

Thank willybobs1986
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We went from Hikkaduwa, it is very close and easy to get to in a tuktuk. It is a small place but has lovely turtles that you can touch and pick up. They do a great job. It is good value at 500 rupees per...More

Thank CheerfulTravellers
Reviewed 9 August 2018

You cant come away from this place without being genuinely touched by how man kind and all the plastic we use is destroying the beauties of the world. The sanctuary is small but the talk they give and being able to touch and see the...More

Thank bados1
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We all learned something today at the hatchery and it was certainly worth it. I'm glad we came. There is a good educational effort on behalf of the hatchery and they help rescue and release turtles back into the wild that have been hurt. A...More

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Aditi A
22 May 2018|
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Response from Ann-Marie C | 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.