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Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa

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Great activity for all ages

My wife and I visited the Kagoolga Turtle Hatchery- it was a special experience and we loved it. I... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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Few minute stop

Nothing much more to visit but worth to stop by if ur traveling through hikkaduwa,coz it's only few... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2018
Arafath M
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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 today via mobile

500lkr entry fee - we got a talk for around 5 minutes on the 3 different type of turtle they had there and the effects of humans/pollution has on them and how big they can get l. There is maybe 10 tanks all very small...More

Thank ryantyson09
Reviewed yesterday

Every time i visit Sri Lanka, I make sure i come here. To hold the turtles and interact with them up close is an unique experience which one should not miss.. Also commendable is the way they protect these creatures who come here to lay...More

Thank mgprabhu
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I visited the Kagoolga Turtle Hatchery- it was a special experience and we loved it. I think if you can do-ordinate a time when they release the turtles to the ocean that is when it is best to go- unfortunately our timing...More

Thank coll612
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here on the way down south. So interesting to hear the information about the turtles and great to see how they look after the injured turtles. There were a number of little baby turtles that we all loved, especially our two year old great...More

Thank trubal
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky enough to visit the hatchery and see the work being carried out there. Beautiful little hatchlings and larger Green Turtles and Oliver Ridley turtles. Some injured turtles also being cared for. We happily paid the 500 rupee admission.

Thank LikeTraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There wasn’t a whole lot going on in Hikkaduwa when we visited off season, so we took a walk up to the turtle hatchery from our villa. Entry was 500r each and the blokes just sat in the doorway reading the newspaper. They left us...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Well worth the visit, the owner clearly cares passionately about the survival of the turtles. Good explanation of all the different types of turtles in the hatchery and how he cares for them and rehabilitates the injured. Definitely recommend if you are in the area...More

Thank andyjohnson534
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Only takes 15 minutes but we’ll worth the entry fee - proceeds help conservation of turtles. Can pick up turtle hatchlings. Saturday evening at 5pm they release the hatchlings on the beach so if you can, visit around then

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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

An amazing experience and these guys are doing an incredible thing trying to educate locals and save the sea turtles. The center had a few large, injured sea turtles, in small-ish tanks, however when we asked about this the guys said that they were being...More

Thank kath3777
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Nothing much more to visit but worth to stop by if ur traveling through hikkaduwa,coz it's only few minutes watch....

1  Thank Arafath M
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Aditi A
22 May 2018|
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Response from Ann-Marie C | Reviewed this property |
I think it’s open all year round.
18 May 2018|
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Response from Sandiheidi | Reviewed this property |
There is no cost just donations for their fantastic work.
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.