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Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa

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Address: Galle Road | Colombo, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: 77 293 8338
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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The first owner of this amazing institution was killed by the tsunami in 2004 together with almost his whole family. The place is now in the capable hands of the one son who were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Eirik-44
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Oslo, Norway
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India
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

this place is small but has maximum types of turtles , even you can find 1 day old turtles. best part is you yourself can touch turtles and have a close look into their habitat

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You must go there at around 5-5:30 because at 6 or 6:30 in the evening you have a chance to set 3 days old turtles to the sea to set them free. It was one of a kind experience

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Thank shaunkocak
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We expected this to be a bit bigger even after we read some reviews its a about 30m2 in size and your welcomed by a guy saying "YOU GO 500RUPIES!" whilst ofcourse locals can go in for free they have a couple Of cute baby turtles and some poor older ones who will probably stay there till they die. The... More 

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Thank Julien V
Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The first owner of this amazing institution was killed by the tsunami in 2004 together with almost his whole family. The place is now in the capable hands of the one son who were away from home when the huge wave struck. We were met by this person, who more than willingly informed about the hatchery and the work that... More 

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Thank Eirik-44
North Yorkshire
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160 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great work is being done here - please visit and support. A chilling reminder greets you - the original proprietor and his family were killed in the tsunami. Now a son who was away from home runs it.

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Thank johnson6
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a unique experience. A small hatchery and rescue centre thag does some truly good work! Please come here and help support a great cause! It's really fun!!!

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Thank Luke N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a really humbling place to visit after learning about the owners story you can view and learn about the various turtles waiting to be released into the sea. I really enjoyed seeing the turtles be fed and even have there pool cleaned as well as having the pleasure of speaking with the owner.

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Thank MrsZebby
Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with our tour guild Ajith such a great educational time and so worth the visit and would recommend to all..

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Thank Dee123280
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

i loved this! cute little Turtle Factory run by a man who helps breed and rescue injured Turtles. you even have the opportunity to hold some. they provide you with information on the different types of turtles and the entry fee goes towards helping them. definitely worth a visit!

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Thank Phoebek123
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The venue is owned by a man that lost his family in the tsunami. He gave us some information on the turtles in his care. We even got to hold some of the turtles! 500 rupees entry per person, but this was definitely worth it for the experience.

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