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Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project

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Address: 13A Galle Road, Kosgoda, Sri Lanka
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+94 91 2 264567
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US$ 41.25*
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Private Day Tour: Coastal Ride to Galle from Colombo
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Private Day Trip to Welligama, Jungle Beach and Galle from Colombo

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who in the world would dedicate their life to caring for a blind turtle all of their life? Theres a person here who does precisely that!

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

who in the world would dedicate their life to caring for a blind turtle all of their life? Theres a person here who does precisely that!

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Cabarita Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You don't need to book an expensive tour, the ticket in includes a very informative guide around the hatchery, where the process from buying the eggs from the fisherman through to the releasing the turtles is explained. Great conservation work all through ticket sales and donation. A must do

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Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A short and nice trip educating you with the different turtles and their history and upbringings will make you feel with the tremendous efforts the persons in charge are putting to make this conservation successful. Do pay a visit!

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the most important activities of the project is its hatchery. Within the sanctuary of the project, collected and rescued eggs can hatch safely away from predators before being released into the sea. In addition, a certain number from each hatching are kept back for a short period for 'headstarting' before release.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are several turtle conservation places on the west coast of Sri Lanka, though what we heard from the locals is that the Kosgoda Turtle project is the best. The guide was good, gave us detailed information of turtles as well as their project. He let us play with the turtles, let us pick up the large ones as well.... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first time at A Sea Turtle Conservatory. The Mother Turtles arrive on Kosgoda Beach in the Dark to lay their eggs and never return again. The Eggs are Incubated for 3 days before the little ones are released into the Indian Ocean - also after sunset. Sadly only 20% survive - the rest are devoured by predators. This site... More 

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Noida, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice and informative place to visit if you like turtles, the manager explained complete process of turtle conservation and you get to see turtle in all stages of life from egg to big ones, they are doing good work without any government help.

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Durban, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Informative visit. Kids enjoyed carrying the baby turtles. Guide was clearly knowledgeable about his field, and English as medium of communication was efficient. Good conservation initiative

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place worth a visit if you live nearby in Induruwa. Or if you pass by going north/south. Not worth a long trip. Friendly and knowledgeable guides speaking a good English.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The guides are volunteers from around the world so you'll have pot luck range with knowledge provided. Key thing is that they won't force-release babies to sea.... no eggs had hatched when we were there so there were no babies to release. The guide discouraged handling the babies as well. Informative information was provided re feeding, daily handling, washing etc.... More 

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