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Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project

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13A Galle Road, Kosgoda 80570, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited this turtle care centre last week which located in the village of Kosgoda. This centre is a part of sea turtle conservation project in Sri Lanka. Kosgoda turtle care centre was established in 1988 with the purpose of protecting Sri Lankan turtles from...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Silver W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really worth spending time and some money towards this project! Though the work can be tough, smelly and hot, the handson experience of working with and for the help of Sri Lankan seaturtles is truely worthwhile. And you also get to be able to do...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Intesting information nice to see different species of turtle. Guide spoke a very good english . Great project,

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Dinor_gen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Kosgoda turtle hatchery on our way from southern Sri Lanka to Colombo. The hatchery is very informative and interesting place and gives a lot to think about our environment. And little turtles are super cute!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Liisa J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are two of these 'turtle hatcheries' in Kosgoda, not sure if either is a certified conservation operation or are fronts for locals trying to make a buck. If you want to release a baby turtle back to the sea, entrance is around $15AU (2000...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sorrento444
Reviewed 11 February 2019

My daughter loved this place and wanted to go back the next night to release more turtles. They really seemed to care about their animals. They were in cement cases because the thick glass needed to protect them is SO expensive. We saw them dig...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jennifer E
Reviewed 11 February 2019 via mobile

Lovely moment with the turtles and our guide. At first we were a bit inconfortable to see people grabbing the turtles but after asking to our guides a lot of questions we realized that he knows what we can do with them and he loves...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 February 2019 via mobile

Touching experience, a must visit if you want to see how we are combating damage done to nature. Takes about 20 minutes to complete a guided tour around the hatchery.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 February 2019 via mobile

Wow what an incredible experience we had this morning at the project, we learnt so much about the beautiful creatures and you can tell how loved, cared and looked after these turtles are. From hatching to sending back to the ocean, to the ones left...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank annabelsims
Reviewed 3 February 2019 via mobile

We were greeted by a man who spoke basic working English who rushed through a presentation in two minutes of the 5 types of sea turtle that visit Sri Lankan beaches. He clearly gives this speech numerous times a day and has become bored with...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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17 June 2017|
Response from gary J | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sheilapickles its not local to kahanda kandy. Its on the coast towards Bentota. There are many turtle sancturys in your area. If you ask reception i am sure they can help. Best regards Gary. Ps enjoy your holiday sri... More
17 June 2017|
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Response from Chisi76 | Reviewed this property |
agree with above
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Response from Croidin | Reviewed this property |
There are indeed touroperators that have this project included in their price (meaning they will buy the ticket(s) for you upon arrival). However, there is NO actual pre-booking possible, except from making a phonecall to... More