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Turtle Hutchery

Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Hikkaduwa
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Really lovely. Had a guide explaining all to us. As I remember quite expensive to get in and then at the end of the tour you feel pressured to donate more money to the trust fund.

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london
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

OK, you've got to like turtles, but who doesn't. Recently hatched turtles waiting to be released into the sea, plus some larger wounded ones in turtle hospital. A nice story, although some of the tanks are clearly too small.

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sydney
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Worried that this is a scam, but hope I'm wrong. 500 rupees by Sri Lanka standards is expensive. Would like to hear from visitors who have seen the turtles being released. Is there a timetable showing this? I'm no expert, but feel that multiple visitors covered with oil and sunscreen, picking up turtles to pose for photographs, can do them... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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36 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This place is wonderful if you want to learn about turtles. It's about 25 mins out of Hikkaduwa and down a long driveway, (There is a hatchery closer,) The gentleman running the place was keen to show us the different turtles, new hatchlings as well as older turtles which will remain at the hatchery. You are able to hold them... More

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Netanya, Israel
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We have been here on 20 August 2014. Good explanations from the british volunteer. Our children enjoyed the place very much

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Chennai (Madras), India
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We paid 1500 indian rupees for a family of 5 (3 kids). We got a good detailed explanation from the gentleman who runs the place. Kids were given a chance to handle the little turtles and they loved it!! It just took 45 mts for us to be done with this, but our kids recollect as if we spent the... More

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

the man running this place was really nice and helpful. im glad to see the help that can be done. plenty of information written as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I loved it here j Just a little shack on the beach but doing an amazing job and u can see and hold baby turtles Lots of other turtles maimed by fishing nets which is really sad but at least they have somewhere to live

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Halmstad, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This Turtle Farm is nice to see, the people how work there will gladly show you around the place and tell you about their work. Very interesting and good to learn. This is also a NGO project, so give them a few rs for it.

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Cape Town
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53 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

we were initially surprised at the SLK500 entrance fee but once we saw the good work being done we were very happy to have contributed. There were eggs hatching and we were able to take them out of the sand and place in the tanks. The guide who took us around was well informed and we found it to be... More

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