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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
Review Highlights
Great turtle hatching place

I went here to see some sea turtles and wasn't disapiointed at all. Very nice to see and even... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kortrijk, Belgium
A business not a sanctuary.

We found out that even though the hatchery has government accreditation, it is not a sanctuary but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Aussie on holidays
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“baby turtles” (101 reviews)
“eggs” (91 reviews)
“the owner” (90 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Galle Road | Colombo, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
+94 77 293 8338
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I went here to see some sea turtles and wasn't disapiointed at all. Very nice to see and even touch them. The people working there were very nice to ley tou hold the turtles and give a good explanation. Not so far from hikkaduwa (just...More

Thank WarAss
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found out that even though the hatchery has government accreditation, it is not a sanctuary but is a business. What they are doing to protect the turtles is good but I feel that the ponds/tanks the turtles are kept in should be a lot...More

Thank lizray74
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was a wonderful experience. A turtle conservancy run by the world wild life federation where they take care of the worlds rarest species of turtles and also hatch new ones. For srilankan RS. 1500 per person you get to release 10 tuttles into the sea....More

Thank Ally S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good initiative. Appreciate the work they are doing. Nice interactive session. Kids will love the experience. Especially when you get to hold the young turtles.

Thank SreejithSreekumar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited in April and found we were the only ones there due to it being the off season. It was great to walk around and get hands on the turtles. The sanctuary looked like a genuine conservation effort which was good to see and...More

Thank Luke A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved it. Saw lots of turtle babies and rescued turtles. They rescue the turtle eggs and hatch it on their own release them when they are ready.

Thank Muntazar R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my friends visited here on a weekday and it is located at a convinient place. Realy appriciate that their aim is to make a better and safer home for the turtles. Learnt a lot about turtles, good place for kids too.

1  Thank Prabha K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good hatchery located on amazing beach. Kids will love to see turtles. Beach is good specially at Sunset time.

Thank amol_pande
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's amazing to see baby turtles up close. The older turtles are beautiful all in their own way even when they are missing a limb.

Thank AVB87
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The folks over there do a good job trying to maintain the balance of nature and help the turtles survive.

Thank Dallas M
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How can i get there? any public transport?
1 May 2017|
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Response from Sarz08 | Reviewed this property |
the local bus or take a tuktuk.
Skip B
Hi, I see so many classic photos of baby turtles walking back into the sea after being hatched. Is there a certain area where this happens and when is the best time of year to see this?
28 April 2017|
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Response from Nick K | Reviewed this property |
Hello , I visited sri lanka this march and i watched many releases of newborns The releases take place almost every day at 6 pm , it depends on when the eggs hatch ( they need one month after the birth ) You can ask at the... More
Candice P
Is there any good time to visit (season) or any day. We plan to visit in April
8 March 2017|
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Response from Danny E | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's good to travel there if it's not rain season. Rain season starts in April. Anyway local people told us that even its rain season its not raining all the time :)
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