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Sea Turtle Hatchery, Ambalangoda
(3.3/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web)
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  • We desert little about sea turtles and are now a lot smarter. The staff explain extensively about their work and the reptiles to. It also cares for injured, sick and disabled animals. The only point of criticism: eggs are collected and hatched, then allegedly fired into the sea. It would probably better to shut off the beach to prevent the human predator for the turtles.
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  • We were visiting in November 2016. There were some small turtle but not any big one. There were several pools but seems all turtles are the same kind. 
  • 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 »
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  • 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.