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Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa, Hikkaduwa

3.8
#1 of 143 in Wildlife in Galle District
Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
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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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Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa reviews

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  • Small, all sick or damaged turtles , not what we expected, guide doesn't have a lot of informations , but it was ok to visit fast 
    Small, all sick or damaged turtles , not what we expected, guide doesn't have a lot of informations , but it was ok to visit fast  more »
  • Couple dozen wee turtles looked half dead, couple large unwell looking turtles complete rip off. you are urged to pay to release a small turtle. it all seemed seedy and contrived. 
    Couple dozen wee turtles looked half dead, couple large unwell looking turtles complete rip off. you are urged to pay to release a small turtle. it all seemed seedy and contrived.  more »
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  • Very knowledgeable and dedicated guide who obviously cares for the turtles and provides a lot of detailed information.
  • Not much to see, and what we did see was not ok. A turtle missing a wing or flap to basing its buddy away was in a so small tank that i as a human has that as a bathtub. Think it great what they do, but try harder and do better

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