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Sea Turtle Conservation Project (Koggala)

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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 2 days ago via mobile

We visited and learnt about all the different species and plight of these wonderful creatures. We also released a few turtle babies while we were there.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kim H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thought turtle welfare was their priority but turns out it was making money. The guides handle the turtles far too much!! The size of tanks for the long term injured turtles are too small. So much so they looked didjected and sad. No doubt their...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ThomasL1236
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a sad little place which is purely a money-making venture, pretending that they are working to promote turtle conservation. We were talked into going there by our driver, and, I'm sorry to say, naively parted with our 1000 LKR for 2 people. The...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jenny188644
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You walk in, pay your 500 rupiah then you go into a room filled with tanks. You don’t know what’s going on and then luckily we had a very competent young man guide us through a mini tour about turtles. He was extremely knowledgeable and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JHendren123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The turtles in this are numerous but diminishing. This place is trying to hold back the tide of threatening extinction for these gentle creatures but it must be like trying to hold back the tide itself. While motor boats, pollution and diminishing safe egg laying...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sally M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Like other reviewers we arrived feeling somewhat sceptical and left feeling even more so. Odd that they had one of each type in the 'hospital' and very briefly mentioned that they had released 1,000 babies the previous day...I would have thought that would have been...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Clare D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is only about money, and not turtles unfortunately :( They say it's turtle "hospital", but I don't believe that. 2 meter-long turtles can't feel good in 4 m^2 pool. Also, the staff working there don't care about visitors using a flash when doing...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank annakH1281DZ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an uneasy feeling from the beginning to the end. 500 Rps/Person, then you go into a small area behind a wall, where turtles at all ages are kept in small concrete tubs. At each tub, the staff tells you some information about the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank PaulinaMax1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with 2 teenager and the guides made it short and interesting. A little place but very caring. They really wants to make a difference and they are using the center to get donations in order to help the spieces. Great experience

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Worldwide_eventyr
Reviewed 14 February 2019 via mobile

This place was awful, the turtles that are ‘sick’ or injured are kept in tiny concrete baths. They were all clearly extremely distressed, swimming back and forth along the tiny enclosure and trying to climb out. The ‘guides’ regurgitated some facts about turtles but otherwise...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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