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Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project

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13A Galle Road, Kosgoda, Sri Lanka
+94 91 2 264567
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USD 55.00*
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13A Galle Road, Kosgoda, Sri Lanka
+94 91 2 264567
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Reviewed today via mobile

This place does do conservation work by releasing over 40,000 turtles a year but they do keep some that have disabilities ( totally blind, deformed shells and missing limbs) In my personal opinion they should be euthanized as they are kept in very small concrete...More

Thank Steven H
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Only LKR 50 per adult.. I think the area could be made larger and the big turtles can have more space in big tanks.

Thank Sajida A
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

If there was a 0 rating available then that's what these guys deserve. We were taken here by our driver as he informed us that it is a big tourist attraction in the area. It cost us 1000 LKR to go in and we were...More

1  Thank Bianka F
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

This place purely exists to profit from turtles. You pay an exorbitant 1000 rupees to see some clearly distressed turtles swimming in tiny pools. Saw one of the staff kick an adult turtle back into a pool when it was trying to climb out. There...More

1  Thank Nathan O
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Conveniently located by the main Galle Road and the beach, the hatchery is an educational visit with regard to the different types of turtles that visit the Kosgoda shores to lay eggs. The place should make itself more attractive by improving the appearance of the...More

Thank Max J
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Place is located by the side of the road and it is very easy access through a public tansport. you could experince different sizes of sea turtles and different types. rare albino turtle can be found here. if you happen to talk with the owner...More

Thank Duminda H
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

There were hundreds of tiny turtles of different stages in different tanks.Its nice to see them being safe. We get a chance to donate money for the conservation projects.

Thank Chathuri D
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

We visited this place today and unfortunately left feeling very sad and sorry for the turtles. As others have mentioned, there are large turtles kept in concrete containers which seem far too small, leaving them hardly any room to move around in some cases. Felt...More

Thank Holly C
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

We arrived in the pouring rain and was greeted by Dudley (lovely guy)! He gave us a tour of sanctuary, you can tell he genuinely cares for the turtles and is not doing this for a tourist attraction, the money he makes purely goes to...More

Thank Yemsy1994
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Wow What a place Here you can feel and touche the turtle. All sizes are freely moving around. When we went the eggs were incubating in the warm sand. Went with family .Sweet memories

Thank Dhiraj N
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17 June 2017|
Response from Gazzter | 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
Lauren H
17 January 2017|
Response from Graham C | Reviewed this property |
We attended as part of a day tour on route to Galle, so if there was an entry cost it was "pre-paid". I did'nt notice any information on arrival relating to pricing, though for sure you will be asked for a small donation and... More