Turtle FarmsCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: Peraliya, Telwatta, AH43, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
- Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +94-772938338
- Ticket Price: 4 LKR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, Garden, Park, Observatory, Aquarium, Entertainment, Family And Kids, Adventure, Nature
Turtle Farms - Review
Another place that is a must see in Hikkaduwa is the Turtle Farm. It is a small scale research centre that is working towards protecting endangered species of turtles. You may even get a chance to hold one day old turtles! You will get to see a variety of sea turtles accompanied by plenty of informative sign boards about them. The greatest excitement for most of the people lies in watching that section where the turtle eggs are hatched. Just keep in mind that most of the species present here are endangered and are to be treated with care as well as affection.
That will be an incredulous experience, don’t you think?
How To reach Turtle Farms by Public Transport
- Godagama bus stop
- Hikkaduwa railway station
- Tuk Tuks or auto rickshaws
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Things to Know Before Visiting Turtle Farms
95% of people who visit Hikkaduwa include Turtle Farms in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
32.8% of people start their Turtle Farms visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Turtle Farms
94.44% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Turtle Farms
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Turtle Farms, Hikkaduwa Reviews
This is a nice turtle hatchery here one can see many types of turtle at one place . There is one guide here who is very polite and will describe all the details about the turtles , you may ask questions to him about turtles if you have any , he knows almost more than 7 languages , he will show you all turtles , and eggs of them too . Here turtles are very friendly , you can play with them you can take all turtles in your hands don't forget to take pictures with them, they are very cute and friendly.
Definitely worth visiting. The manager took us (and all other visitors) through the whole running of the hatchery and we even got to come back see the release of the newborn turtles of the day at 5.30pm - purely magical. He’s working for a great cause, saving hundreds of baby and adult turtles every year and educating the local community and visitors. His dad started this hatchery and sadly died in the tsunami in 2004 with almost the entire family. He rebuilt everything from nothing. Truely an inspiring man.
Visited this place in the month of April, got a rare chance to release the baby turtles of 3 days old into sea, good place to know about turtle breeds.
It was a small nice hatchery near the Hikkaduwa beach. The staff charged me around 500 LKR which they take to maintain the hatchery. They explained that locals eat the eggs or sell them for cheap to make money. So they get them from the turtle beach where the turtles during laying season come to lay thousands of eggs. The hatchery also has some turtles rescued and have some disabilities and are unable to swim. The hatchery is doing a great job and we should support this. Must visit.
Seems like a good cause, but really didn't seem well run. Not very much information and poor conditions for the turtles. There's some very basic information about the problems the turtles face, and a little more about what they do. The tanks are very small, not that it seems to matter as when I went only two of the turtles were swimming, the rest were staring into the wall of the tank. The tanks are open, so the turtles get constant attention from the visitors. This seems harmless enough, although I saw a turtle get picked up out of the water for a photo. Worst of all I saw someone (I think a guide) push a still turtle to the bottom of the tank just so that it could entertain the visitors. The tanks didn't look clean, and one turtle was covered in algae where it was in such a small tank and so rarely moved. Lastly, as other reviewers have mentioned, more information about what they are doing and how much it helps would really go a long way.