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Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa

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Address: Galle Road | Colombo, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: 77 293 8338
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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A lovely little place

Took a Tuk Tuk up here one morning. It is such a lovely little place! Lots of different breeds of turtle, varying sizes. The man is very knowledgeable. Can even hold some of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Took a Tuk Tuk up here one morning. It is such a lovely little place! Lots of different breeds of turtle, varying sizes. The man is very knowledgeable. Can even hold some of the smaller ones. Not a big place, or somewhere to spend all day, we were there an hour or so, but definitely worth a visit.

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london
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very interesting and a worthwhile cause. Good English speaking guide. Lovely to see the baby turtles hatched and ready to go back into the sea. It is a shame the tanks aren't bigger for the larger turtles though. It did make me feel sad for the ones that don't get to go back for whatever reason - I'm not sure... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went here instead of going to the ones recommended by the tour rep. The guy who owns it explains how he buys the eggs stolen by the poachers to save the turtles. He also has turtles that have been injured in fishing nets. It's a great cause and a very informative hour. We all enjoyed it, and wish him... More 

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MUMBAI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I am unsure if u visited this Hatchery or some place else but let me warn the all who come here sorry I am being specific as they think they have te right to dirty the water tank. Kids throw tissues in the tank it's their home. Don't do it. The tanks also take care of handicap turtles and hatch... More 

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This hatchery is definitely worth a visit, the man who runs it explained everything perfectly and we saw every stage from eggs buried beneath the sand waiting to hatch to disabled turtles that he takes care of. We all thoroughly enjoyed a couple of hours here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went hear this morning. The guy there have us a talk all about the turtles. We were even able to hold them. It cost 500r to get in and then you could leave a donation which we did. Fantastic morning! Thanks

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Izola, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After reading some reviews we decide to visit this hatchery. We expected it to be a bit bigger not just 12 basins. Nevertheless the visit was nice. There are various species of turtles in preparation for their back to the wild. The owner of the hatchery gives description on each of the types of turtle and the problems they face... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this place. Paid LKR 500 to enter hatchery (price for Foreigners) Not a large place, nor modern, but hey this is Hikkaduwa Sri Lanka and they are doing there best after losing so much in the Tsuanami. Owner was there and gave a great informative talk. Kept it simple which didn't make it so boring. Nice to see... More 

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Manama, Bahrain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My kids had a great time and loved the visit. Staff were very friendly and informative. The place is small but packed with different types of turtles found in Sri Lanka. My youngest son is turtle mad and is now a very happy camper!

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing much to miss. May be just a visit enroute should be fine. There is a old city place. Must go.

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