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“kind of torn as to whether this place is good or not”

Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa
Ranked #5 of 10 things to do in Hikkaduwa
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed December 8, 2014

The turtle hatchery was interesting in that you were able to pick up the turtles so that you could be photographed with them and the owner provided some really interesting facts about turtles and conservation efforts. I also do somewhat agree with some of the criticisms that the tanks seemed small and the owner was doing a good job of trying to get more money out of tourists after you paid the admission to get in. Theres a sign asking for donations for other costs and you can also pay to buy and release a baby turtle into the ocean. I'm hoping the money is going to the purpose stated and there is a lot of good being done here. All that being said I do feel it's at least worth a visit.

Thank nlaguilera
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Reviewed December 7, 2014

I liked playing with the turtles and taking photos and that the people there are taking care for 10 years even for the turtles which they are hurt and disabled.
I disliked that they employees are begging for donation saying sad stories that it just ruin you vacation mood. Anyhow people are giving donations ant tips, so there is no need to extort money from them.
Anyhow it was worth the visit.

Thank Maya T
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Reviewed November 28, 2014

a very nice place to get to know about sea turtles. the guys teach you and also lets you to touch the little ones.. nice experience.. totally worth it.

2  Thank Tony S
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Reviewed November 24, 2014

These people are trying to help the turtle population to grow back. Visit them is a cool experience and moreover you support their environmental-friendly activities. Go there if u have the chance!

1  Thank GabriCapToxo
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Reviewed November 11, 2014

Worth a visit, but to expensive to recommend. We didnt see the nightlife of the turtles, but during days, its just ok,

Thank RomanWeiss
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