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Turtle Hutchery

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Address: Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
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We stopped by for a quick tour & that's all it is. It only takes about a half hour to go through the hatchery with the guide. We found it informative & a good rest stop.

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We stopped by for a quick tour & that's all it is. It only takes about a half hour to go through the hatchery with the guide. We found it informative & a good rest stop.

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We didn't know how to react to this place. We were taken there on a tour of various tourist traps and this one cost overall about as much as the others. If what we were told is true then the hatchery system seems to be a good idea and will possibly result in more wild turtles. I was amazed that... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Very nice sancuaty to save and preserve Turtles of all species native to Sri Lanka. You get a nice guide that will explain and let you carefully hold and pet some of the newborns. You will hopefully learn somethings about the different species and how they breed and how Sri Lankas are trying to save the Tutles.

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Thionville, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

you must visit some turtles hatchery cause , its in sri lanka you can see 5 different turtles; and its nice when you touch them; and we payed 2000rps for 2p; dont forget that the turtles eat food ( fish filet) and it costs 700rps/ kg and they eat, believe me...

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Stavanger, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We had a very good time at Peraliya Sea Turtle Hatchery and the guide taught us many interesting things about the different sea turtles. We were happy to hear that most eggs nowadays are sold to the hatchery and not eaten by the locals as earlier. It's fun to hold the baby turtles and also some of the bigger ones.... More 

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We stopped at this place while going to Galle. This is a nice place for adults and kids too. One gets an opportunity to hold baby turtles. They really do run all over the hand. Touching adult turtles is not allowed as they can bite. There are different types of turtles in the hatchery. There is also a curious handicapped... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This is a must visit. Shows the turtle conservatory process and the good insightful tour to learn about turtles. You get to see and hold both baby and adult turtles.

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BANGALORE, INDIA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Its a cute little place opened by a buy in the memory of his family lost in tsunami. His story is explained on the all. Entrance is 500 LKR per person. On entrance you can see a small area covered in sand where eggs are kept for hatching. Then there are multiple tanks where multiple turtles in different sizes are... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Nice for the kids to hold the baby turtles. They had a lot of fun. I'm not 100% sure of the legitimacy of the place, as in, does it look after the turtles, or does it keep them just to get paying turtles to visit?

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

500 rupees to get in. The owner is very passionate about his work and seems to be doing a good job. As others noted, hard to tell if it's conservation or money making - but I lean towards conservation. Owner buys eggs dug up by locals and hatches and releases most. a handful are kept in the tanks. was surprised... More 

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