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Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa

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Galle Road | Colombo, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
+94 77 293 8338
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Small conservation project

It's just a small place with a few tanks for the different turtles. They will tell you about the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
wanderlustbp
Visit at rainy day

Visited Turtle Hatchery on a rainy day. Hopefully the money (500) is well spend. It is really small... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
eXchef22
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“baby turtles” (125 reviews)
“eggs” (113 reviews)
“the owner” (102 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Galle Road | Colombo, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
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+94 77 293 8338
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It's just a small place with a few tanks for the different turtles. They will tell you about the different types of turtle and have one of each to show you, which they keep for a certain length of time before releasing them. There were...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited Turtle Hatchery on a rainy day. Hopefully the money (500) is well spend. It is really small and after a few minutes and photos you’re done. Unfortunately no explanation about the purpose and vision of this hatchery.

Thank eXchef22
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really worth a visit I made friends with the turtles no more plastic now for me. They run the turle hatchery on donations and you can see they are well cared for

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went from Hikkaduwa, it is very close and easy to get to in a tuktuk. It is a small place but has lovely turtles that you can touch and pick up. They do a great job. It is good value at 500 rupees per...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

You cant come away from this place without being genuinely touched by how man kind and all the plastic we use is destroying the beauties of the world. The sanctuary is small but the talk they give and being able to touch and see the...More

Thank bados1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We all learned something today at the hatchery and it was certainly worth it. I'm glad we came. There is a good educational effort on behalf of the hatchery and they help rescue and release turtles back into the wild that have been hurt. A...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A Nice little place to visit. I really like that the turtles Seem to thrive. Worth a visit, and easy to get there by bus from hikkaduwa

Thank Kirstine O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The have a large number of turtles being hatched regularly and they release them in the night due to eagles and other birds of prey. Its an amazing project and a big thank you to the people who donate regularly to keep the place running...More

Thank Loise G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were totally humbled by the great work this not for profit hatchery undertakes purely though the foreign and local visitor donations. It is amazing to hear the 1 to 5 ratio of success rate compared to the 1 to 1000 in the wild. If...More

Thank dburah
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A small place, little pools for the turtles, a quick speech from someone about saving the turtles. Can’t say if that’s true or not, I hope it is but the turtles don’t benefit from you visiting.. very sad!

Thank Lilly364
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Aditi A
May 22, 2018|
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Response from Ann-Marie C | Reviewed this property |
I think it’s open all year round.
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Joanne L
May 18, 2018|
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Response from Sandiheidi | Reviewed this property |
There is no cost just donations for their fantastic work.
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Kate P
June 26, 2017|
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Response from vssd61 | Reviewed this property |
The centre is to protect the turtles and is a govt approved orgn.
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