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Induruwa Sea Turtle Conservation Project & Sea Turtle Information Center

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Colombo Galle Main Road, Induruwa 80510, Sri Lanka
+94 77 669 0168
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What a treat

Please understand this is not a zoo. They do have adult turtles you can do the tourist thing with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Clang9
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Quaint Beautiful place

The turtles were gorgeous and well looked after. The boys working there knew quite a few languages... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Revon F
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Sri Lanka
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One of a kind turtle conservation center in turtle hatching location in Sri Lanka. Induruwa is the city which this conservation fall in to. This conservation encourages people to educate Turtle conservation and helping lively hood of people who operate these projects. This location explain clearly and demonstrate conservation and progress towards elimination of poaching Albino turtles
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“baby turtles” (15 reviews)
“eggs” (13 reviews)
“hold turtles” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Colombo Galle Main Road, Induruwa 80510, Sri Lanka
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+94 77 669 0168
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"baby turtles"
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"eggs"
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"hold turtles"
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"life cycle"
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"spoke good english"
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"educational visit"
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"adult turtles"
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"great insight"
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"sri lanka"
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"small turtles"
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"interesting experience"
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"interesting place"
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"interesting tour"
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"sea turtle conservation"
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"souvenir shop"
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"worthy cause"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Please understand this is not a zoo. They do have adult turtles you can do the tourist thing with and pick up but that’s only so they can keep going and the staff get paid (yes they like tips). It is set up to take...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The turtles were gorgeous and well looked after. The boys working there knew quite a few languages fluently so it was good. Payment is very nominal.

Thank Revon F
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Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

Lovers of marine life may get saddened to see the plight of the conservation efforts, needless to say it is more of a tourism attraction... hard work and dedicated labour goes into maintaining the tanks and rescuing/tending/the variety of sea turtles. Children and even adults...More

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Reviewed April 11, 2018

Wonderful experience and very informative about the work done. The Gentleman who took us around made it very interesting.

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Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

Doesn't take long at all, probably find in about 10 mins but I'm glad I went. It was interesting and the beach it backs on to is paradise. Get a tuk tuk here

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Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

We visited in morning hours..Johnny was who took us around...He was just a perfect person to tell us all about turtles and answer all our questions..My kids learned how to hold turtles..We saw just one day old turtles, and they have an albino white turtle...More

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Reviewed February 24, 2018

I admit I'm not 100% that these Turtle conservation projects are that beneficial.This one was run down and the tanks that hold the turtles are on the small side.They charge 500Rs per person admittance. The releasing of the baby turtles was quite magical and does...More

Thank Marshmim
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Reviewed February 23, 2018

We visit here from Weligama pass thru Galle and on the way to Colombo. We are greet and guide explained all about the turtles. First saw the world diagram for the distribution of all kind of turtles type. Then baby egg, sea turtle baby, and...More

Thank limkimkeong
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Reviewed February 19, 2018

What can you say when they are trying to save the species?!. I was just disappointed they live in such small paddling pools for 5 years for 'our pleasure' to view and then they release them! And the locals get paid to collect and bring...More

Thank samantha S F
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Reviewed February 5, 2018

This is a money making scheme and does nothing for turtle conservation. Locals are paid to dig up eggs and take to hatchery where they're incubated and released. So far, so dodgey. You are then taken round a number of small tanks with nothing in...More

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Madhushanka K
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Response from DokiNandy | Reviewed this property |
The entrance fee was not very high but I can not remember exactly. Prices are different for SriLanka people and tourists, but you can negotiate. It is always better to ask the tuktuk or taxi driver to buy the entrance... More
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