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Kosgoda Turtle Care

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Kosgoda, Sri Lanka
+94 77 641 4237
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One conservationist's small effort

On Youtube we can still watch Katherine Hepburn's "Sebastian saw the face of God," a scene from... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Staidthere
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My wife and I visited while staying at at the rui hotel it's only ten minutes away. Our guide was... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2018
George B
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Kosgoda Turtle Care program aims to protect sea turtle eggs and increase hatching rates. We not only do hatching, but also we treat disabled Turtles and treat the weak ones due to fishing. Our staff patrols the beach all night looking for mother sea turtles that come out of the ocean to lay their eggs. Entry fee 500 RS, release of baby turtles (in the evening) 1000 RS. Please tip your guide if you enjoyed the tour. Additional donations to the centre is warmly welcomed. Call Santha if you are in any doubt or want to experience a turtle release in the dawn.
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Kosgoda, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On Youtube we can still watch Katherine Hepburn's "Sebastian saw the face of God," a scene from "Suddenly Last Summer." In the story, Sebastian found truth watching newly-hatched baby sea turtles race to the sea to escape the flesh-eating birds that tore their soft undersides...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited while staying at at the rui hotel it's only ten minutes away. Our guide was excellent and spoke good English. It's not expensive so worth a visit to see the turtle's and learn of there care. I'm against anything in...More

Thank George B
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

Interesting experience but was not sure that tourists should be handling the baby turtles. Our 'guide' was also quick to leave us when we hesitated at the 'donation' box (we did later contribute).

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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Nice place to visit! It take abaut 30 minutes to see all atractions. Entrance cost 1000 LKR. You get a guid. Who talks about facility and shows all animals. Ofcours place is litle bit dirty. But ale staf are nice and frendly.

Thank Dorota R
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

we were charged 1000 rupees each to get in and although there were some turtles there , we went round in about 10 minutes

Thank 14travelingAl
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

This was hands down the best thing I did in Sri Lanka. It was great to see the care shown to the injured turtles who are cared for here, and getting the chance to release the babies into the sea at sunset was just incredible.

1  Thank CarolVonTrapp
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Kosgoda Turtle Care program aims to protect sea turtle eggs and increase hatching rates. Not only do hatching, but also they treat disabled Turtles and treat the weak ones due to fishing.

Thank etraveller-Sri-Lanka
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

Went there with my two kids. Nice place with a lot of guides to educate you. There are several species of turtles living. This is the place where the famous 'white turtle incident' happened.

Thank Tharaka D
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

everything was nice and tidy and kids had a great time more than the 2 days of holiday at the hotel they enjoyed this

Thank ashhonours
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Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit here. It was 1000 R entry but you got a really informative guide that spoke excellent English. Got to hold the hatchlings as well as an adult turtle. They have 5 different breeds and also had a couple of albino turtles,...More

Thank johnboy3bw
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