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Turtle Hutchery

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Address: Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
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A wonderful learning experience

I visited this place since I had heard a few good things from friends who had been here earlier. I must admit that it was truly a wonderful experience. The staff there is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Ashwin K
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I visited this place since I had heard a few good things from friends who had been here earlier. I must admit that it was truly a wonderful experience. The staff there is definitely doing a wonderful job with protecting the sea turtles. The deformed and blind turtles sort of made my heart sink with sorrow. This place sure needs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

I was not really sure about this review... Rating 5 stars a hatchery that buys turtle eggs from local fishermen that dig the sand to get those, really? Well... We took time to speak with the guy and I understand his reasons. Some locals take the turtle eggs and eat those so the hatchery buys the eggs and then releases... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

A guided tour in the lifecycle of a turtle took us to another world...starting from the egg to a full grown turtle...and best part was touching them and lifting them in your hands..

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Lovely visit with the kids being able to pick up the babies. They are doing something fantastic and should keep up the good work.

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Driffield, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The hatchery relies on tourists for all of its income - amazing work they are doing and a great opportunity to learn about the turtles (and have pictures, of course!!!)

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I learnt so much,visiting the hatchery and seeing all the good work they do in preserving natural life in Hkkaduwa. You see the baby turtles and injured ones that are very happy in their environment , it's a real education and they do so much good, it's quite cheap to go in and you can stay as long as you... More 

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Houston, Texas
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Turtle farm was pretty cool. You might want to visit several because we experience significantly different service and attention at each.

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

All good and definitely worth seeing - you actually get to touch the turtles. As it was very close to our hotel and we did not enjoy too much Sri Lankan driving - it was an excellent choice for quick trip.

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Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

You can visit this turtle farm with guide who will explain you everything you need to know about these sweet animals! Entrance is just 500 rupies

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Castlemaine, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The owner of the turtle hutchery relates how he lost all his family to the tsunami. He carries on the hutchery by himself. He does all he can to preserve and save baby turtles who often get caught in fishermen's nets. Groups of school children come to visit and learn about turtles and their breeding habits.

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