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Cute turtles

We had a lovely time here. We got to hold the turtles and even the baby ones which were only a few days old.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Its the only place where you get up close to Turtles, their life cycle. You can learn all about turtles. Also get a chance to photo op with these beautiful creatures. A learning experience indeed.

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Homagama, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Before the tsunami disaster, this was there and now they are helping to many more turtles. Last time when I went there they had around about 200-300 turtles. People in here, doing a very hard work to protect this little creature for the future without any donations from responsible parties.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had a lovely time here. We got to hold the turtles and even the baby ones which were only a few days old.

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Pune, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Good effort by locals to run a charitable conservatory. Saw 5 types of turtles. The entry fee for foreigners is high.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

First time to visit Turtle Hutchery Farm. The owner have a very sad background after he lost his family in Tsunami. An close experience with sea turtles, can feel the solf eggs, baby sea turtles, adult turtles, and some handicap turtles after rescruced by the team. Please do your donation, because this is non-profit organization.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I will always remember the wonderful time spend at Turtlw Hatchery. The stuff is really nice, turtles are extremely nice, you can play with the little turtles. Wonderful experience!!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A bit out of Hikkaduwa on the main road close to the Tsunami memorials, get up close to baby turtles and see how they help injured turtles.

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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is a must see if you are in the Hikkaduwa area. The owner has taken on a task of changing people's perceptions of turtles in Sri Lanka from a common animal to an endangered one. He does a sterling job of teaching local school children. The business and the turtles need patronage and 500 rupees per head is very... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This is a wonderful place, hundreds of tiny turtles hatched and safely taken to the sea. If you are lucky you can carry some into the surf.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Really lovely sanctuary set up by a man with an incredible back story about his survival through the civil war and tsunami. Sanctuary itself is basic and turtles are quite crowded but there survival chances here are a lot higher than in the sea. We were allowed to pick up the turtles and take pictures with them. entry is 500... More 

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