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73/23 St Rita Road | Mount Lavinia, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 31000, Sri Lanka
+94 11 4 277195
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Conservation... more like money grabbing

Me and my girlfriend visited this place after a ‘guide’ on the beach told us about it and took us... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Eddie R
via mobile
A hidden sea Turtle Farm in Colombo

This place located in Mout Lavania as now its easy to find the new McDonalds have been open on the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
srilankadrivemytrip
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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73/23 St Rita Road | Mount Lavinia, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 31000, Sri Lanka
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+94 11 4 277195
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"eggs"
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"the mount lavinia hotel"
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"railway line"
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"endangered species"
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"quick stop"
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"local wildlife"
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"these wonderful creatures"
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"conservation project"
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"the owner"
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"these guys"
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"sri lanka"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my girlfriend visited this place after a ‘guide’ on the beach told us about it and took us there. The price was 1000 rupees each. There was lots of turtles to see and you were allowed to handle them. As a marine biologist...More

Thank Eddie R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place located in Mout Lavania as now its easy to find the new McDonalds have been open on the lane top to this place, you have to go down to the lane till you meet the railway lines there after a 100 meters walk...More

Thank srilankadrivemytrip
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

Very good initiative and we had the opportunity to release hatched sea turtles to the sea. Great experience

Thank Mal_2768
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

I have been to other turtle sanctuaries around the world and I must say I found this one very good. Yes the turtles and in blue tanks and some have lost limbs, but they are well looked after from what I could see. We were...More

Thank wendy j
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

I would recommend visiting - they're an endangered species and it's good to see someone trying to help. I don't begrudge the 1000lkr ticket price that some other reviewers have moaned about. Minus one star for almost guilting you into a donation when you sign...More

Thank neileee
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

We read about that project and were lured by all the positive comments. We came along the beach and entered from there. We saw small, blue fish tanks with turtles, varying in size, inside. Some had missing limbs some looked "healthy". Anyhow, we managed our...More

4  Thank BettiniW
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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Was approached by a man on the beach who told us we could see turtles that had hatched. Absolutely no mention of money or paying for a ticket was made. After a long walk we arrived to find a few adult turtles (injured by fishing...More

Thank Claire B
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

I absolutely loved this tour. There is so much to know about turtles which we don't know. We need to protect and nurture them. I was very impressed with the work that they are doing under this project.

Thank nirmala110
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

The plight of these lovely creatures from man made cruelty was sobering and saddening. Turtles with limbs missing from fishing nets and blind ones from fishing gone wrong and alarming harm done to them in hunting them for food and poaching their eggs made it...More

Thank Cwood59
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

I have found that this project is very important to save the turtles. It was very interesting to see the phases of the turtles grow up.

Thank ahmalkhateeb
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