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Ahungalla Sea Turtles Conservation And Research Center: Tours & Tickets

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You can join in our effort to save these endangered creatures. We welcome local and international visitors to share the experience of the baby sea turtle release or see the process in action for education and awareness of sea turtle issues.
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Ahungalla 80550, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good for children to watch variety of turtles and hold some to get a feel. They claim they are saving turtles coming stuck with the fishermen nets and releasing them back to sea after treating them. Also the hatched turtles are released into sea. The...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank acsanthoshnair
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful place to visit and see and feel the Turtles naturally.In the evening before the sunset you can release new born turtles into the ocean. Very informative place about the life of Turtles.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Ramesh A
Reviewed 12 October 2019 via mobile

We where brought here by an organised tour and sadly had no choice or where already on the middle of it. Fully agree with the other reviews that this has nothing to do with turtle conservation. This is about making money with tourists while not...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank PhilMichSUI
Reviewed 4 September 2019

A great experience seeing turtles aged 1 day, 2 days. They release the turtles when aged 3 upon confirmation that they are healthy enough to survive outside. Any doubtful turtles is kept back in hatchery.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AtulS1196
Reviewed 4 September 2019

This place , as all the places along this same road, is clearly buying eggs dug up by locals, hatching and selling the release to tourists at the wrong time of day, after possibly keeping the turtles for days in a very small tank. They...More

Date of experience: August 2019
2  Thank cfc5mu0
Reviewed 26 August 2019

Ahungalla Sea Turtles conservation and research centre is doing good job and helping hatching of turtles and maintenance of them. Visit gave an educational experience. They are purchasing turtle eggs from fishermen and after hatching they are releasing in the sea. Similarly they are giving...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank balasubramanian16847
Reviewed 15 August 2019

Well worth a visit to see what this Centre does for the turtles to get them back to their environment, others looked after, there is no funding for this well run establishment. There is a cost to enter, plus if you want to donate a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Fay J
Reviewed 13 August 2019 via mobile

Visited this sanctuary and had a lovely tour and guide informing us of all the hard work done by the staff and volunteers to help preserve the way of life needed for these turtles

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank jmpr1875
Reviewed 12 August 2019 via mobile

Visited here for the first time, had a very educational experience, lot to learn, entry price is very reasonable, you can hold and feel a turtle if needed, friendly staff, must visit if you are in the area.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Quality_Matters76
Reviewed 11 June 2019

this place hatches and conserves the turtles and other sea creatures that are hurt in the sea or the land.one can spend an hour here,nice information.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank dharmishm
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