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Sea Turtle Protection Association

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Address: Galle Rd, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
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Babies abound

I can understand why tourists are charged 1000 rupees as part of the upkeep. Holding a tiny baby turtle was a lovely experience.

Reviewed 1 week ago
mwbell2000
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Pattaya, Thailand
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Pattaya, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I can understand why tourists are charged 1000 rupees as part of the upkeep. Holding a tiny baby turtle was a lovely experience.

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Melbourne, Australia
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Passionate staff who really care about the job they do. Family affair passed down from father to son.

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Thank Monticat1
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small turtle conservation plot. Very busy as school children arrived just as we were leaving.staff seemed very caring.

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Thank corriemydog
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was nice to see what efforts are being put into ensuring the survival of the animals. They need more support to continue their work. It isn't the nicest place but the work being carried out is great.

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Thank Bradley T
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice tour with lots of infos, got to touch all of the turtles there. If you smile nicely, you get back a lot and they let you hold them cutey turtles.

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Thank belindaercan
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The opportunity to hold a one-day old turtle and marvel at a massive albino and its gorgeous shell...it did something to me. I have a newfound appreciation of these creatures, and delighted in being in their presence.

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Thank askvenus
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a lovely feeling to release my very own five one-day old turtles into the sea in the early evening.

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Thank Lene V
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am proud of Sri Lankans for their abilities to care for and protect their beautiful lush full country and its wildlife Keep it up and sustainable.Make your country a place to always remember and respect your environments. It's very good for everyone including tourists and animal lovers.

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Thank ameeliaramotar079
Kenilworth
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff gave a well informed personal tour. One a tour bus had competed its tour we set the beach to release a batch to freedom. Kids loved it! We couldn't work out whether it was good or bad for them but seemed to make some positive difference

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Thank Danthetan1980
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They really do a good thing...so i recommend to visit them. To see turtules will take a 15 minutes of your time.

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