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Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa

#4 of 32 things to do in Hikkaduwa Features Animals
Galle Road | Colombo, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
+94 77 293 8338
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Awesome place to learn and touch Turtles

One of the best turtle hatchery in sri lanka. They teach about the Turtles in sri lanka and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kasun L
via mobile
Worth a Visit

The staff here seemed very committed to the conservation and preservation of turtles and the man... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Melbourne, Australia
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“baby turtles” (103 reviews)
“eggs” (95 reviews)
“the owner” (91 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Galle Road | Colombo, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
+94 77 293 8338
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of the best turtle hatchery in sri lanka. They teach about the Turtles in sri lanka and speciality of the each type. If you wanna touch or cuddle a baby turtle this is the best place to visit. Never miss this place if you...More

Thank Kasun L
Reviewed 5 days ago

The staff here seemed very committed to the conservation and preservation of turtles and the man who showed us around gave a good explanation of the species and life cycle of turtles. The messages about the effects of environmental pollution came through loud and clear....More

Thank DennisJA
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was interesting and a lot of fun. You can get all cuddly with the baby turtles and you are also allowed to hold the bigger turtles. Definitely great to do if you have children.

Thank Kim S
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Hikkaduwa or passing through, you should stop by the turtle hatchery. It is a place where turtles are reared and taken care of. The turtles are in big tanks. The turtle hatchery we visited is a little north of the railway...More

Thank Hiranya G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very cute turtles and nice to see them up close. Very impressed with their work with the injured turtles.

Thank Polly M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Generally the sanctuary appears to be managed by individuals who seem earnest in their concern about turtle conservation. However the kitsch tourist shop kind of spoiled it for me. However all said and done, for those who have never had the opportunity before, this visit...More

Thank klmal61
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing experience. The guy who looks after the turtles is so passionate about that he does and you even get to hold the turtles.

Thank Caroline M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little place where my daughter enjoyed meeting the turtles. We had a lady who walked us through the various types. We got to hold the small ones and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thank chewycheeks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am sure this is a worthy cause but we did not feel comfortable about the way the turtles were treated. They are taken out of the pools for the tourists to pose with, not what we wanted to be part of. Our guide also...More

Thank mrsslkelly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an amazing experience as we where able to gently hold the baby turtles and our boys loved that, the staff where lovely and we where fortunate enough to release a baby turtle each to the ocean. The only thing was in my heart...More

Thank Alison W
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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.
1 May 2017|
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Response from Sarz08 | Reviewed this property |
the local bus or take a tuktuk.
Skip B
28 April 2017|
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Response from GrahamWSkelton | Reviewed this property |
There were a number of different hatcheries on the coast road to hikkaduwa. When we went in feb, they had just laid there eggs. I think they only lay once a year. Thats certainly true in florida where i used to live. The... More