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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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Really enjoyed seeing the baby turtles. The eggs are harvested and re buried in the sand and baby... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Davina E
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Awesome Experience!

I spent almost 2 hrs there though it is a small hatchery but shows you entire liffe cycle of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ShilpiAnand
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New Delhi, India
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“baby turtles” (130 reviews)
“eggs” (116 reviews)
“the owner” (109 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Galle Road | Colombo, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
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+94 77 293 8338
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed seeing the baby turtles. The eggs are harvested and re buried in the sand and baby turtles released into the sea. Caring conservationists.

Thank Davina E
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent almost 2 hrs there though it is a small hatchery but shows you entire liffe cycle of turtles from an egg to a turtle... Life time experience is to hold 1-2 days turtles in your hand!!! Very informative.. place needs more maintenance by...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very emotional visit. Sad to see what is happening to the turtles Very happy to see someone care about this situation

Thank Sujeeva F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good deal of varieties of turtles and associated info, although the pools could be better maintained. Gift shop in a somewhat opportunistic mode at the time of our visit.

Thank Alejandro D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is worth the visit if you are an animal lover. This is an excellent place to see how turtles are being rescued and being put back into the sea. Foundation set up by local family. Watching how the local people takes care of...More

Thank Titus D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It costs LKR500 for a ticket to the hatchery, not much in USD, but relatively speaking a lot. The Tsunami Museum nearby, which is well worth a visit, is by donation. If you are glad to see maimed turtles alive, nurtured and swimming alone in...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the hatchery during the off season. We could pick up baby turtles and participated in setting approx. 30 turtles into the sea during our visit. Great experience and recommendable

Thank Jacob M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was great experience to watch sea turtles at hikkaduwa. You must visit this place if you travel in sri lanka. You may visit lots of baby turtles and can get all information about thire life circle.

Thank Dilantha R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

500 Rupees ti get in. Interesting instructive talk. You can touch the little ones. Additional donations welcome - they ate doing a good job actually.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are traveling with kids, this place just is so exciting and lovely experience. You can see baby turtles.. hold them in your hand and actually look at these rare gentle creatures.. They have a variety of species from one day old to 25...More

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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.
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Joanne L
18 May 2018|
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Response from Sandiheidi | Reviewed this property |
There is no cost just donations for their fantastic work.
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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.
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