Turtle Farms

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  • 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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TripHobo Highlights for Turtle Farms

  • Turtle Farms Address: Peraliya, Telwatta, AH43, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
  • Turtle Farms Contact Number: +94-772938338
  • Turtle Farms Timing: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Turtle Farms Price: 4 LKR
  • Best time to visit Turtle Farms(preferred time): 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Turtle Farms: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Turtle Farms

  • 95% of people who visit Hikkaduwa include Turtle Farms in their plan

  • 41.05% of people start their Turtle Farms visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Turtle Farms

Tuesday, Friday and Saturday

93.54% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Turtle Farms

People normally club together Sinharaja Forest Reserve and Natural Moonstone Mine while planning their visit to Turtle Farms.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Turtle Farms Trips

Turtle Farms, Hikkaduwa Reviews

  • Get up close and personal with all kinds of turtles from babies to fully grown adults. This place is quite small and it costs 500LKR to go in, but it is worth it to see these magnificent creatures up close. They even like a good rub on their shells! If you go at certain times, you’ll also be able to release some babies into the ocean. Very recommended!

  • Good place to learn more about turtles. Though it's very small and can barely spend more than 10 mins . they are doing a great job of saving the turtles and getting them back to their natural habitat!

  • This place is small and is well maintained . Saw only few sea turtles. 50 rupees ticket from locals .car prking available . However they dont allow you to touch the sea turtles .safe to bring Kids . You can get down here if you are passing hikkaduwa . Tsunami Honganji Vihara is also in very close extremity and further more the seenigama devalaya. If you are planning you could visit all these places while traveling to this place .

  • Very intersting visit to see how turtles hatch when and how. You can check them in small pools built especially for each type. And according to their size. It is five minutes from hikkaduwwa and it will take one hour maximum. It is on the beach directly with open ceiling and no air conditioning.

  • 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.

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