Turtle Watch Rekawa

Turtle Watch Rekawa, Tangalle: Address, Turtle Watch Rekawa Reviews: 3.5/5

Turtle Watch Rekawa
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flynettie
Munich, Germany40 contributions
Cruelty to animals and rip-off under the guise of protecting species
Mar 2020 • Couples
DO NOT GO THERE - DO NOT PAY THEM! Hordes of tourists plague defenseless sea turtles with their smart-phone cameras on the beach, whilst local ‚turtle-activist‘ want to make you believe that this is normal and doesn‘t harm the animals at all. Idiotic tourism spectacle - nothing more!
Written 12 March 2020
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Chris
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Well worth the time and effort to watch nesting turtles.
Aug 2019
I had read some cynical reviews online about this tourist attraction, but in my experience those claims were completely unfounded.

On the day of my tour we were lucky enough to watch a green turtle as she carefully covered her nest (that took her over an hour) and then returned to the ocean.

We did not pay any money until one of the scouts had notified the main office that a turtle had been spotted.

Once we got close to the turtle smaller groups of 10-12 people approached to within 2 meters of the turtle and had our turn taking photos.

Our guide was very knowledgeable and his team have been helping to protect the turtle at Rekawa Beach since 1996.

This was one of the highlights of Sri Lanka trip.
Written 23 August 2019
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Eoin B
Dubai, United Arab Emirates9 contributions
Excellent
Aug 2019 • Couples
We arrived at about 8.30 on to the centre. Tickets are about 5 euro per person. It will depend on the day how lucky you are. But we got very lucky. We witnessed a green turtle laying her eggs. But also turtle eggs hatching and the baby turtles entering the sea for the first time. The only negative is lots of tourists and some are really annoying with their cameras. I think our group had maybe 30 people. Total time was about 3 hours. Amazing experience. Guides are very nice. You will find yourself standing around in the beginning not knowing what is going on, whilst guides are finding the turtles and getting the torches set up. Such a great experience.
Written 16 August 2019
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