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Sea Turtle Hatchery

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We went at around six in the evening as the turtles are let into the sea at around 6-30pm There... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Christopher W
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Rochester, United Kingdom
Good work done here

These people genuinely care about the animals they are helping. Some will never be able to return... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2018
Roya D
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Toronto, Canada
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Ambalangoda, Sri Lanka
+94 77 424 8237
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went at around six in the evening as the turtles are let into the sea at around 6-30pm There are several tanks with baby turtles in waiting till they’re old enough to be released into the sea and some larger turtles in, unfortunately, small...More

Thank Christopher W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a must to visit. The work being carried out by the staff and volunteers is fantastic. Very educational and enjoyable experience

Thank Amanda N
Reviewed 30 May 2018

well worth the money doing good job. You get to hold the turtles .You can buy a few things tea shirts bracelets which helps with the up keep

Thank sandrak8573101
Reviewed 30 March 2018

Our family loved this place so much we visited twice during the week we were in Ambalangoda. The children (and us!) learned so much about turtles during our visits, and it was amazing to see the work being done to save these beautiful creatures. Sri...More

Thank cgwarr
Reviewed 26 March 2018

We were given a big buildup of this place and drove down from Colombo on our way to Galle to visit this place. They have the entire lifecycle of sea turtles covered - from eggs inside the sand (with markers to indicate the type of...More

Thank Shutterbug35
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

it is fun thing to do , learn about turtles and see different types of them and interact with some . also you get to see injured from different accidents turtles and handicapped turtles. and it costs only 500 rupees

Thank Nabil I
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

It’s not big. Does not have the ambience but once we see the nature of work you will be impressed. We gain insight and knowledge about how the conservation is done. They buy the eggs from locals by offering good price and bury under sand...More

Thank atluris
Reviewed 6 February 2018

These people genuinely care about the animals they are helping. Some will never be able to return to the ocean but they have a permanent home. Lots of turtles to see in different stages of their lives, and they do releases once in a while--...More

Thank Roya D
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Excellent to see locals protecting the enviroment by saving the turtles.They even buy the turtle eggs for around 30 rupees each from the locals.At night we even let baby turtles go into the sea , the grandchildren loved this.

Thank Trevor S
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Second time in Sri Lanka we visited the Sea Turtle Hatchery. Impressing and most important work conducted in order to save the turtles. Keep up the good work you are doing!

Thank Magnus R
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