We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa: Tours & Tickets

Features Animals
All photos (1,209)
Full view
Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa Tours and Tickets
from USD 28.80
More Info
from USD 504.00
More Info
from USD 1,380.00
More Info
from USD 2,788.00
More Info
from USD 56.00
More Info
from USD 56.00
More Info
from USD 88.00
More Info
from USD 380.00
More Info
from USD 960.00
More Info
from USD 55.00
More Info
from USD 75.00
More Info
See all tours & tickets
Reviews (1,425)
Filter reviews
951 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Traveller rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews baby turtles eggs turtle hatchery the owner different species life cycle worth a visit adult turtles small turtles conservation work small place entrance fee bigger ones great place to visit these beautiful creatures lovely experience their lives
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 951 reviews
Reviewed today

This is a fake place. They act like they are looking after turtles, but it’s not. Don’t waste your money for these silly things in Sri Lanka

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Harry B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in turtles hatchery and were super excited to see what people doing in Sri Lanka to save the turtles and help them. There were a couple of pools where was little baby turtles and then other pools where were bigger turtles. One thing...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ruthmariaemily
Reviewed 5 September 2019 via mobile

My initial thoughts on this place were not good, I saw the small tanks that the turtles were kept in and assumed the worst until I read ino the process. All the turtles there have been brought in due to being injured, they remain there...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank NicolaB4444
Reviewed 25 August 2019 via mobile

We were reluctant to go initially after seeing several bad reviews, however glad we bit of bullet and went anyway. Clearly those who wrote the bad reviews hadn’t actually spoken to the gentle who owned this place, we did: When turtles loose a limb at...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank bentaylor1998
Reviewed 23 August 2019 via mobile

It‘s great to see all the turtles and how they grow up. You can see many baby turtles and also bigger ones.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank sunnymaddy1
Reviewed 20 August 2019 via mobile

Loved the place, we got to see a lot of turtles in their various pools. It's a family owned sanctuary.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank nabiam5
Reviewed 15 August 2019 via mobile

My wife and I came to see this place and we were over whelmed with sadness. They take in injured turtles that are sick and heal them until they are better then release them back into the ocean. They say every three days they take...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank alwaysluckey
Reviewed 3 August 2019 via mobile

Animal protection agencies should inspect these kind of minor end animal shelters. Its just merely a prison for turtles who were captive for rest of their lives to sole purpose of financial benefits

Date of experience: August 2019
3  Thank Harith Sanuja K
Reviewed 25 July 2019 via mobile

Interesting place. Guides give a good explanation in English or German. They help sea turtles to survive.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Sofie_Vercoutere
Reviewed 8 July 2019

Plain cement tanks, no oxygenation of the water or stimulus for the turtles. Really depressing, some turtles close to dead.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank jelixxm
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 45 nearby hotels
Blue Sea Top Hotel
4 reviews
2.00 km away
Hikkaduwa Beach Hotel
228 reviews
3.01 km away
Coral Sands Hotel
899 reviews
3.27 km away
Coral Rock By Bansei
607 reviews
3.45 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 166 nearby restaurants
Isira Coffee Shop
195 reviews
3.40 km away
Get Fresh Restaurant
469 reviews
3.52 km away
Aroma Restaurant
445 reviews
3.46 km away
Tigri Beach Resturant
538 reviews
3.51 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 128 nearby attractions
Community Tsunami Museum
617 reviews
.55 km away
Tsunami Photo Museum
200 reviews
.65 km away
Tsunami Honganji Vihara
565 reviews
.54 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
16 January 2019|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from Meagan N |
So the turtles that are kept here are only kept as needed. They are either there long term because they are disabled (naturally or from man made issues like pollution) or short term to ensure a safe entry into the ocean. The... More
21 December 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from nandinirk | Reviewed this property |
There are no timings. Our guide brought us there and we just went in. But I think normal morning and afternoon and closed I think from 4 or 5pm
22 May 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Ann_MarieC226 | Reviewed this property |
I think it’s open all year round.