Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Sri Lanka  /  Southern Province  /  Ambalangoda  /  Zoos & Aquariums  /  Sea Turtle Hatchery
Sea Turtle Hatchery, Ambalangoda
(3.3/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web)
Sea Turtle Hatchery is located in Ambalangoda. Arrange to visit Sea Turtle Hatchery and other attractions in Ambalangoda using our Ambalangoda tourist route planner.
Create a full Ambalangoda itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Ambalangoda

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Southern Province by other users

9 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM INDIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Tissamaharama BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA February, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: February, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 7 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM INDIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Kuala Lumpur & Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA December, kids, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids, outdoors, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Galle BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA December, kids, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 2 days in Galle BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Galle BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA December, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: December, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Matara & Kataragama BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Kataragama & Galle BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • I paid about 1,500 rubies enter fee. It take about 15 to 20 minutes. They show us 9 different ages turtles and the have one white which as they said it is one of million. I don't recommend it for visi...  more »
  • Here contains the fixes from uvechijami. It is a pity. There is an opportunity to help. The nursery is open. We got there in the morning.
    View original
  • the turtles are very well looked after and seem to have a special relationship with the care taker . you can see many different types of turtles of different ages here . the caretaker allows you to ha...  more »
Google
  • Part of a scam. If a tuk tuk driver offers to take you, walk the other way. It cost 500 Rupees per person to enter. And there are about 5 small water tubs with turtles in them. Its a popular scam which pays the tuk tuk drivers 50%. This stop is normally followed by a stop to the herb garden were things get dangerous. I so hope that some of the money really goes to the animals.
  • Sad place! Turtles are being held captive in very small ponts. Animal abuse! Do not visit!
  • Avoid. Rip-off detected. There are much more pleasant hatcheries on the coast. This one is small and crowded. Touching turtles is prohibited. The reason is simple - they ask for "little donation" (500 LKR) if you want to hold baby turtle and make pictures with it. There's more - if you want to release several baby turtles into the ocean the "donation" jumps to 30 dollars. In something other hatcheries all this was allowed for free. Of course we additionally supported those nice hatcheries by buying souvenirs. The souvenir shop in this place is literally empty and very filthy. Better go to some other turtle spot.
  • Good and small place near Habaraduwa, Galle Matara main road. Good collection of Turtles available.
  • Squeeee, how can you not love the chance to hold a day-old baby sea turtle in your hand? We stopped by on a lark and were NOT disappointed! You'll learn about the various species of sea turtles, see them from infancy to old age, learn about the hatchery's efforts to protect and rehabilitate turtles, and of course, be able to pick one up. A must-see for animal lovers.