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So touching to see a place that the turtles who cannot be released back to the wild are looked after. They also retrieve the hatchlings anf yhen release them when safe to do so to give them the best chance possible. Wonderful and no heavy...More
We were recommended by the hotel staff at Ocean Breeze Hotel in Weligama to come to the Turtle Hatchery on our way to Galle.
My children were very happy they were able to hold baby turtles and learn about gestation period of the turtle and...More
This hatchery was the idea of a local who wanted to save as many turtles and return them to the sea. Apparently turtle eggs are a delicacy in Sri Lankia so these guys buy them take them back to the hatchery and 45 days walla...More
Stressed turtles in pools that are far too small, people groping baby turtles without washing their hands first, and loads of kids running around screaming. Some turtles are kept there for educational purposes, hence being captivated for life in concrete pools with no plants to...More
Where do I begin, the big turtles are either floating in the far too small basins lifelessly or trying to cling onto the edges as they have no rocks to hold onto. Some of the turtles were searching for nonexistent algae on the bottom of...More
Paid 500lkr each to wonder around 30 square metres of concrete holding pools where poorly & bored looking turtles are held in shallow water. Staff took our money & didn't even bother talking to us at all.
Extremely disappointed & quite a sad place to...More
The men working here are really nice and will answer any questions you ask. They breed turtles here and at night time they set them free off to the water when they are ready. You get a chance to hold baby turtles and they then...More
We were on the way to Colombo and stopped there. This was incredibly special. It was very nice to see tiny turtles swim around. This was Good place for everyone to learn turtle life and understand more depth about turtles; it is so important and...More
So the turtles that are kept here are only kept as needed. They are either there long term because they are disabled (naturally or from man made issues like pollution) or short term to ensure a safe entry into the ocean. The... More
So the turtles that are kept here are only kept as needed. They are either there long term because they are disabled (naturally or from man made issues like pollution) or short term to ensure a safe entry into the ocean. The eggs hatch and then after a few days they are released into the ocean. The time period between hatching and entering the ocean is the most vulnerable for sea turtles - so this is where the hatchery comes in! Hope that helps!