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Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa

#4 of 32 things to do in Hikkaduwa Features Animals
Galle Road | Colombo, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
+94 77 293 8338
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Definetly worth a visit

By visiting here you're also giving to a good cause, which is the conservation and hatching of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Esbjerg, Denmark
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This was a nice visit to a small Hatchery. I think there were about 15 tanks with a variety of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chuck B
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“baby turtles” (102 reviews)
“eggs” (93 reviews)
“the owner” (90 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Galle Road | Colombo, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
+94 77 293 8338
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

By visiting here you're also giving to a good cause, which is the conservation and hatching of turtles. We saw how the eggs were out in the sand, the small pools with turtle baby's and also the bigger ones which was regaining strength from injuries...More

Thank NikolajOlesen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a nice visit to a small Hatchery. I think there were about 15 tanks with a variety of types of sea turtles. Some injured and recovering and others from babies to growing up. Good informations on types of turtles and best ways to...More

Thank Chuck B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must see for everyone. The staff are very positive and informative. This place allows people to get really close and actually handle the turtles. A very positive experience and only 500 Rs.

Thank WillTheWombat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great short tour and hope their work helps to increase turtles in the ocean - they really need the help. Keep up the great work!

Thank Loveanimals_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small turtle hatchery where the workers there save the turtles from other wild life on the beaches ect, look after them then set them free. It was a lovely experience for very cheap and it was just a nice experience to see...More

Thank Danni K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

good effort by the guy who runs the place.... it is a real heart warming experience to get up close with these awesome creatures but also heart breaking to see a few of the large turtles injured by fishing nets ...

Thank Sharesarun
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the sanctuary with my partner and her sister. We had no idea what to expect but were blown away with how friendly and interactive the staff were. We were given a 10-15 minute explanation of the different turtles and the danger they face....More

Thank emiday91
Reviewed 17 June 2017

You can see just born turtles and some old turtles up, close & personal. Great place to learn a bit about turtles. Go in the morning to see the hatching.

Thank AnuradhaGoyal
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Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

It was just sad to see this caged turtels.. personal wasnt friendly... the price was to high.. i expectet complete different thing.. sorry but this was just bad

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

It's always so nice to see people who genuinely care about animals & devote their lives to helping them.Well worth the visit & the entry fee should be more!!! It's clear to see this is not for profit and is purely to help turtles, especially...More

Thank Katy R
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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.
30 April 2017|
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Response from Sarz08 | Reviewed this property |
the local bus or take a tuktuk.
Skip B
27 April 2017|
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Response from GrahamWSkelton | Reviewed this property |
There were a number of different hatcheries on the coast road to hikkaduwa. When we went in feb, they had just laid there eggs. I think they only lay once a year. Thats certainly true in florida where i used to live. The... More