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

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

  • Godagama bus stop
  • Hikkaduwa railway station
  • Tuk Tuks or auto rickshaws

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  • 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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  • 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 Reviews & Ratings

  • This is a zoo. They let you handle the turtles and take pictures with them. The turtles are distressed and the tanks are too small. Any conservation or rescue center would never allow this. Don't give them money so they can catch more sea turtles and keep them for their own profit. Sadly this is not the only place that does this.

  • Horrible place, it should be shut down. The people that own this have no respect or care for turtles. The ones the keep on display are showing all the signs of stress and anxiety. Desperately trying to get out of their pathetic little enclosures and have no stimulation. They could easily educate visitors with pictures and not sacrifice the wellbeing of turtles they keep and jail to gain tourist dollars. Horrible cruelty and should be forced to shut down immediately.,

  • If I could put 0 stars I would. Please please please do not put money towards this cause. My friend and I arrived and there was no immediate information given or anything about what they do for the turtles there. We walked round and read all the boards and saw at least 5 lifeless turtle floating in dirty water. Two of them were going round and round the top of the concrete box, swimming perfectly. I ask over and over what was wrong with either of them and none of them had anything to say but “for the people to see” which is a zoo. One beautiful turtle, which from the reviews, has been there for years. The babies were kept for 2-3 days after hatching and I asked why, and I didn’t get a reply as none of the staff working there had anything to say, they later said it was depending of the roughness of the sea which I replied “that’s a lie” and they all laughed and agreed. I am fuming that there are so many positive reviews of this awful organisation which keeps perfectly capable large turtles in captivity. Please do not put money towards this organisation and make the same mistake I did. It was small, dirty and false advertisement of what they claim to do for turtles. People were rough with the new born babies and some were stationary in their pool of shallow water. The turtles I witnessed there were either lifeless or distressed. The staff know absolutely nothing and it just heartbreaking.

  • This is a very nice place to see a range of turtles and you can spend a lot of time here. Be extra careful when handling the baby ones!

  • This place is clearly a fraud. Any rescue centre that allows you to handle turtles is a zoo and not a conservation centre. The turtles are kept in tiny pools. This place is a scam like all the Ayurvedic "doctors" in the area. If you believe animals should suffer for our entertainment then you'll probably love it.

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