Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa, Hikkaduwa

3.9
#1 of 138 in Wildlife in Galle District
Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
Stop off at Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa to meet the little critters born and raised at this conservation center. Marked by a number of colorful turtle murals on the outside wall, this beachside facility aims to protect populations of olive ridley, leatherback, green, hawksbill, and loggerhead turtles. The center includes a sandy area where the turtles hatch under small hills, and multiple tanks where you can see the variety of species swimming around. You even get the chance to release some of the infants back into the wild. For Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa and beyond, use our Hikkaduwa travel planning tool to get the most from your Hikkaduwa vacation.
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  • Amazing conservation experience, was wonderful to be able to hold baby turtles and release them into the ocean - so cute!! Definitely a cause worth supporting, and especially good to support them now....  more »
  • Amazing centre and amazing man, I got sent there from Harald, he does amazing work and well worth donating money too. Keep up the amazing work  more »
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  • One of aTurtle rescue center that doing a great job on protecting & rehabilitating the turtles. You can have a close look on different kind of sea turtles while having a great experience in here.
  • Turtle Hatchery was started by the Sri Lankans with a view to protect the turtles from extinction. Earlier, people usually fishermen used to collect the turtle’s eggs and sold it to whoever would pay the higher price. With the commencement of the Turtle Hatchery these eggs were fed and cared for until they were 2 to 4 years old. You can find different species of turtles such as Green Turtle, Leatherback and Olive Ridley. Despite their extinction turtles are still caught by the fishermen for fish and shells which is indeed a very lucrative market. Location: 10 to 15 minutes tuk tuk ride south from Bentota Highlights: You should visit the Kasgoda Turtle Hatchery where you can spend an interesting time watching the baby turtles grow. Things to keep in mind: Avoid disturbing the nesting turtles with light. Price: Approximate price starts from 500 LKR.

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