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Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa

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Turtles World

Good place if you have tiny travelers with you. They charge you Srinlankan Rupees 1000/- for an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
srishkalyan
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Bengaluru, India
Small hatchery

Based a little out of town, it’s a very small hatchery and you honestly don’t need more than 10... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ignorethecrumbs
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“the owner”(111 reviews)
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Galle Road | Colombo, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
+94 77 293 8338
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

When we first arrive it was Nice, me and boyfriend just walked around and looked at The beautiful creatures. But after a while a group Of Girls came in and The guy that worked there said that they could pick up The turtels... And they...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Majaelias
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place if you have tiny travelers with you. They charge you Srinlankan Rupees 1000/- for an entry and another 500/- if you want to release a baby turtle back to sea. They will explain you everything about turtles and various species. However, these farms...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank srishkalyan
Reviewed 1 week ago

My rating is based upon the condition of the adult turtles, and I do not wish to discredit the big efforts being made to save the baby turtles by the Hatchery. It is great that this work is being done to protect the eggs and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 134karen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good place for kids to learn on turtle life and understand more depth about turtles. Not just a place for kids but even for adults to find out more

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nandinirk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped on our way to Colombo and it was very nice to see tiny turtles swim around. A must see place.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 491hannahh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Based a little out of town, it’s a very small hatchery and you honestly don’t need more than 10 minutes there. We were the only ones there on a rainy day and the tour was informative but very quick, considering the entrance price. Guess they...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank ignorethecrumbs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While I do not doubt the good work being done here, I do doubt if it is worth a visit. We went on a quiet day. Staff were very quick to collect our Rs 500 p/p entry fee but then dissapeared. No one bothered to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Eben v
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The baby turtles are super cute, and you're allowed to hold them... But most of the larger turtles are rescued so have missing limbs which is so sad to see. The organiser also has a sad story about the 2004 Tsunami so you should visit...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 1402damianr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We’d been recommended this by a local. Small hatchery with tanks housing new borns to injured old turtles... these turtles are given care & rehabilitated until strong enough to be released. It’s a shame these places need to exist but it’s great that there are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank daniellekH812YY
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

an amazing place that does amazing work!! after visiting the elephant orphanage, i had lost hope for what to expect here, however i was pleasantly surprised. our guide had so much love for these turtles and there was no questions he couldn’t answer. he showed...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank niamh0105
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901aditia
22 May 2018|
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Response from Ann_MarieC226 | Reviewed this property |
I think it’s open all year round.
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JoanneL2919
19 May 2018|
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Response from Sandiheidi | Reviewed this property |
There is no cost just donations for their fantastic work.
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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.
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