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Address: Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
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Educational and interesting

We found this place interesting as the guy showed us round, explaining all about the types of turtle there. He said that poachers steal the turtle eggs and sell them on the black... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Whitby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

make a point of going, ask if you can release some and for a small fee you can help the little turtles go. something you will never forget.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We found this place interesting as the guy showed us round, explaining all about the types of turtle there. He said that poachers steal the turtle eggs and sell them on the black market, and he doesnt like this (Although he buys the eggs from them, i found this confussing). There is a turtle there who has eaten a plastic... More 

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Axminster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We experienced a very nice personal tour given by an intern student from the UK. See various species of turtle at different ages and cast your eyes on protected areas of sand where egg batches have been carefully buried pending the "big hatch". Small yet charming and not expensive. Nice place for a 30 minutes stop.

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Surrey, UK
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20 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

You never know if these places are just scams for making money, I do hope not. At 500RS it seems a bit expensive for what you get but you get a guided tour of the small establishment which displays different types of turtles you can expect to see in the oceans around Sri Lanka. These creatures are so cute and... More 

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Sharm el Sheikh
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This is a lovely little local run attraction. They hep conserve the turtles, allowing them a few days of safety before being released into the sea, they also rehabilitate or care for injured turtles. It is a shame that the actions of people have rendered these establishments necessary but they have. Visit, your entry fee will help support this worthwhile... More 

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Edinburgh
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The visit to the turtle hatchery was one of the highlights of our Sri Lanka holiday. The enthusiasm and devotion of the staff and owner was amazing, they really have the turtles survivals close to their hearts. The care and devotion they give brought a tear to our eye, it was amazing. The care and attention they give to injured... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I liked the care and dedication with which the staff tended to the baby turtles, the eggs and the injured adults.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We was in Hikkaduwa turtle farm, ticket 500 rupees, 100 m from Tsunami Buddha statue by main road to Colombo side. It's not very interesting and small. Maybe in Kosgoda Sea Turtle Farm more interesting. For me more interesting big wild turtles at Hikkaduwa beach. We also saw how release small turtle on this beach.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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

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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