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Turtle Hutchery

Address: Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #3 of 5 Attractions in Hikkaduwa
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums

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Nottingham
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

the reviews below are a bit confusing because there are a number of hatcheries, some more business orientated than others. The original hatchery is at Kosgoda. The owner pays local people for the eggs to prevent them being sold for food illegally. they are then re-buried until they hatch and then kept in tanks until their release, 4 weeks later,... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We visited one turtle hatchery near to Kosgoda on our half-day trip by tuk-tuk to maddu river safari. Entry is 500 LKR per person. The guide explained and showed various type of turtles in different stages of their lifecycles and you can hold the turtles in your hands and take photos. Overall a good half an hour of experience -... More 

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Thailand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

we so very cute turtles and especially the small ones were so cute.. you can experience and get to know more facts about turtles from this place.. XO XO

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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114 reviews 114 reviews
17 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The turtle hatchery was interesting in that you were able to pick up the turtles so that you could be photographed with them and the owner provided some really interesting facts about turtles and conservation efforts. I also do somewhat agree with some of the criticisms that the tanks seemed small and the owner was doing a good job of... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I liked playing with the turtles and taking photos and that the people there are taking care for 10 years even for the turtles which they are hurt and disabled. I disliked that they employees are begging for donation saying sad stories that it just ruin you vacation mood. Anyhow people are giving donations ant tips, so there is no... More 

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Portugal
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

a very nice place to get to know about sea turtles. the guys teach you and also lets you to touch the little ones.. nice experience.. totally worth it.

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Narbonne, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

These people are trying to help the turtle population to grow back. Visit them is a cool experience and moreover you support their environmental-friendly activities. Go there if u have the chance!

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Basel, Switzerland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Worth a visit, but to expensive to recommend. We didnt see the nightlife of the turtles, but during days, its just ok,

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Oslo, Norway
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

the children were totally fascinated by the turtles, seeing the illustrations of the life cycle (hatching eggs), and the different pools for different sized turtles. I personally couldn't help escape the feeling that something got rather lost in translation and felt unsure if it truly was a sanctuary or a business opportunity

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

there are many hutchery and they are privately owned your guide keeps commission in your visit charge being the follower of buddhism , remember u can offer tips to guides or helper as per ur wish, they will accept anything

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