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Sea Turtle Conservation Project (Koggala)

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Turtle Hatchery

Interesting place to see the effort being made to hatch turtle eggs and return the young turtles to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
DEandHLewis
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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
Quality Time with Turtles

On our sojourns to look around, we visited this place as we were intrigued by hearing about white... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
Pradeep T
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Mumbai, India
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The "Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery" is a non - profitable organization which is maintained for the survival of Sea Turtles for the next generation. The "Turtle Farm" is situated in Koggala (southern part of Sri Lanka - Galle District) near to the...more
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Mathara Road, Koggala 80630, Sri Lanka
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+94 77 311 1365
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Reviewed yesterday

A very informative visit where we learnt a lot about turtles and saw a wide variety of them. Our guide was very good and answered all our questions.

Thank Alan F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here for our Honey Moon during our stay in SriLanka. A group of wise volunteers will guide you through the steps of rescuing and rehab of unlucky and baby turtles. Must go

Thank lorbag
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting place to see the effort being made to hatch turtle eggs and return the young turtles to the sea. Also has examples of different types of larger turtles, some of which have sustained injuries

1  Thank DEandHLewis
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Not very pleasant the chap showing us round must have told us ten times that he was a volunteer so could we pay him. Tell me once fool me tell me twice fool you. Poor turtles though.

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 23 July 2018

On our sojourns to look around, we visited this place as we were intrigued by hearing about white turtle and also the kids were very keen. So the visit was a big learning experience not only for the kids but also for us in terms...More

1  Thank Pradeep T
Reviewed 11 July 2018

This is an interactive tour. You get to touch and pick up baby turtles. There is also a full grown turtle-Monica that we were also able to hold. This is located by a nice unswimmable beach. Thus us a non profit doing good work for...More

Thank ald3114
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

I usually look up any type of animal sanctuary before visiting but this place was recommended by our trusted driver so we thought it would be ok. The guide seemed very knowledgeable about the turtles but then huge red flags went up in my mind...More

3  Thank jmtillyer
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

This place really shocked me. I was expecting to see genuine care shown to sick/injured turtles. However what I saw was quite the opposite. Many healthy large turtles, either isoloated or packed into small dirty concrete pools. It shocked me that I seemed to be...More

4  Thank Hannah S
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

I really don’t know what I was thinking, going here. I hate animal tourism, but I sort of assumed it was actually doing something for conservation. Maybe it is somehow, but the whole experience made me very uncomfortable. As other reviewers have pointed out, the...More

4  Thank LulubelleBlighty
Reviewed 27 May 2018

Entrance was very basic and once you enter you will see the full scope of the project when you get a ticket its a donation to save turtles. The guides explain in thoroughly and their so friendly and let you ask questions. Its kid-friendly and...More

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