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It is good to have a turtle conservation project

On 22.06.2018 we visited the turtle conservation project. It was really a great experience to see... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2018
gentleman492001
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Thrissur, India
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Very good initiative and we had the opportunity to release hatched sea turtles to the sea. Great... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2018
Mal_2768
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Sydney, Australia
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73/23 St Rita Road | Mount Lavinia, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 31000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

This is more for the money than anything else. The entrance fee is LKR 1000 per person. The eggs are brought and hatched and the baby turtles are kept in a pond.It might have started out as a conservation project, but now it is more...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank StevenP3423
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

What a lovely afternoon we had here very friendly and lots to see very informative can hold the turtles and feed them x keep up the good work

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Diane C
Reviewed 26 June 2018

On 22.06.2018 we visited the turtle conservation project. It was really a great experience to see the breeding and also protecting the injured ones.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank gentleman492001
Reviewed 4 June 2018 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

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank Eddie R
Reviewed 3 June 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank srilankadrivemytrip
Reviewed 19 May 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Mal_2768
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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank wendy j
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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank neileee
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

Date of experience: February 2018
5  Thank BettiniW
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

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank clairebramford
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