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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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Not perfect but overall a positive experience.

After some debate over whether we should we decided to visit and see for ourselves. In the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
What a great experience!

The team were so informative and provided a great experience. I would highly recommend doing this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Galle Road | Colombo, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
+94 77 293 8338
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Reviewed 5 days ago

After some debate over whether we should we decided to visit and see for ourselves. In the context of the local situation this Hatchery is doing a lot of good work. They are trying to educate local people against eating turtle eggs and turtle soup,...More

Thank 737David
Reviewed 1 week ago

The team were so informative and provided a great experience. I would highly recommend doing this experience.

Thank Josue P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this place. Doing really good work to help turtles. You are allowed to handle some of them which at first I wasn't sure about but they all have to be handled daily anyway when their water is changed and tank cleaned. All turtles that...More

Thank AJ220789
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this place when we are on our way back to the city, and even its midday the variety of turtles was introduced to us and some of the baby turtles are waiting for sunset for their release to the sea but unfortunately, we couldn't...More

Thank zzmchua
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the trip in - cheap entry fee. Worthy cause to donate some of the money that you've saved from eating at cheap restaurants. Reminder at the beginning of the total devastation of the December 26, 2004 tsunami - rebuilt and still continuing the...More

Thank MGC1969
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decent place to spend an hour as the guide/owner explained about various kinds of turtles and how they operate. They let us play around with turtles and the money we give them is used for sustainability of turtles.

Thank Abhaya T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very enjoyable hour spent here learning about the hatch & release of turtles. Some larger turtles being cared for as they have injuries which mean they can't be released & also turtles which are being rehabilitated ready for release.

Thank Louloubellexx
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The turtle hatchery is very small but worth a visit. you are able to pick up some of the turtles which is nice! And all the money goes to releasing them back into the wild. The manager talks you through a lot of the turtles...More

Thank Russyt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to visit. The owner was very informative, he gave us a tour of the hatchery and was very open about the past of the hatchery (destroyed by the 2004 Tsunami, along with many of his family members). Best time to visit is around...More

Thank Natalie H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed the visit to the hatchery. The owner was informative and went into great detail into how the place is run and the importance of conservation. We learnt a lot about the turtles in his care. He was quite strict about people not touching...More

Thank KAW74
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Kate P
27 June 2017|
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Response from vssd61 | Reviewed this property |
The centre is to protect the turtles and is a govt approved orgn.
1 May 2017|
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Response from Sarz08 | Reviewed this property |
the local bus or take a tuktuk.
Skip B
28 April 2017|
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Response from GrahamWSkelton | Reviewed this property |
There were a number of different hatcheries on the coast road to hikkaduwa. When we went in feb, they had just laid there eggs. I think they only lay once a year. Thats certainly true in florida where i used to live. The... More

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