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Address: Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
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Hikkaduwa Road littered with turtle hatcheries

The people running seemed to care about the turtles.Also there was also an albino turtle. Some turtles were without flippers damaged by fishing nets.I guess they are doing a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
Diptesh B
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Moscow, Russia
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156 reviews 156 reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

The hatchery itself is just a small sandbox with eggs and several concrete baths with different types of turtles - nothing much to look at. There is a little information on the signs by some of the baths, and the place owner provides some additional information verbally. At the same time, the story of the hatchery owner made me feel... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

The people running seemed to care about the turtles.Also there was also an albino turtle. Some turtles were without flippers damaged by fishing nets.I guess they are doing a commendable job.You can do voluntary work at the hatchery.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Hutching happens only night-time (on the beach); and disappointingly, requires a separate guided tour and fee. Only different types of turtles in various age groups were on display at the Hutchery.

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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19 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This turtle hatchery is 'low key', it has the feel of a personal project of a family's aim to protect these lovely animals. It is a long-way off being a 'tourist attraction', thank goodness. I hope that it stays true to its cause. The family background is that of a tough history, illness and sudden death of the founder, tragic... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is a great little excursion where you can see and touch the turtles at different stages of growth. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable, and we were able to see various different turtle breeds. We also saw disabled turtles, born blind or disfigured who are cared for in the sanctuary. Also turtles injured by motor boats or nets. My son... More 

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Dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Make sure you speak to the old man behind this hatchery. He has some amazing stories... Very educational visit with hands-on experience... it inspired the kids to even volunteer for this great cause... learned a lot...

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Zurich, Switzerland
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This guy does a fantastic job to save the eggs of the turtles before they hatch. The locals dig out the eggs and sell them for a few ruppees, but this guy buys them at a higher price and consequently saves turtles.

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Khobar, Ash Sharqiyah, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We learned a great deal. They explained the whole process of how they get the eggs to where they release the turtles. You get the hold some of the baby turtles, it is great for kids to visit this location. I would highly recommend it !

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Eskilstuna, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

It was nice to see and hold the small turtles. By passing the different pools you were able to se a turtle from one day old up to several years old. It was a nice and quick visit with good staff how answered every question in a professional way.

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Shiraz, Iran
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The turtle hutchery is formed after the tsunami in 2004 to save the regional turtles kind . It is consist of different tanks to rais baby turtles and release them in the sea after 3 to5 years

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