Turtle Farms, Hikkaduwa
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Turtle Farms, Hikkaduwa - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Peraliya, Telwatta, AH43, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
Ticket Price: 4 LKR
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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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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It seems that the place is helping turtles but I think the process should be more transparent. Adding more evidence of their effort and implement a system to publish their effort will bring more transparency to the system. Probably adding video documentary of collecting eggs, hatching and releasing of baby turtles to the sea would help us to understand how actually the process goes. Also if they can provide a booklet or a DVD for a reasonable cost it will be added advantage to the visitors. As a whole the place is good and thankful for the owners for saving the turtles.
Had a nice visit. Best place to watch some sea turtles also can get a good knowledge about them
I did not like this place!!! Turtles, alone in a concrete tank, nothing from the ocean to stimulate it. Being taken out to photo with tourists or stroked. When asked why they were kept there, was told they were handicapped and wouldn't survive, so they spend the rest of their lives in a dingy concrete tank just bobbing from side to side!!! Some life!!!! Also why are younger turtles and babies kept in a tank??? Again for the benefit of selfies with tourists. This is suppose to be a conservation project but is just a turtle sea world!!!! DON'T SUPPORT!!!!!
It’s a different and a wonderful experience. Compliment for Hikkkaduwa for having a place like this in many ways.
Nice place onway to Hikkaduwa to see Turtle live