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Sea Turtle Hatchery, Ambalangoda

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  • This is worth a visit to see baby turtles as well as mature but injured turtles. A worthwhile project conserving turtles. Aust couple on tour with Travellanka.  more »
  • 相信,每一個人來到斯里蘭卡總有一兩個目的. 有的是想參觀茶園,有的想滑浪,有的想去看海豚,有的是想看大象,有的是想看海龜. 今天真的來到海龜中心. 這裏真的有很多海龜. 職員很用心地由產卵,孵化,海龜寶寶,海龜小朋友,海龜大朋友解說. 看完不同層次的海龜之後,令我感動的就是有一海龜損失了一隻手,心痛呀!  more »
  • Went to this little farm of turtles. Look at the poor turtles, sharks, stricken people and left without feet. Feel sorry for them of course. But it's great that they don't throw the helpless at will and help them. True water in some bassejnchikah grjaznovata ... We have not seen the turtles hatched, but at the beach were many traces of melkashej, who went to save Ocean))) and even if you want to leave a bug, not namazyvajtes' sunscreen before visiting the farm.
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  • Nice project for the baby turtles and a very good explanation by the guide. Unfortunately, the pools seems to small for the big turtles. If you are on the way please visit, but it is not worth to travel an extra hour for this.
  • Not worthy, you will be expecting to see at least educational info, and a good place for turtles to hatch and be released to the see, and keep the ills in a recovery area. They got a tank with young turtles, that they were for at least 2 months ready to be released in the water , add to that several tanks of less than 0.4 m3 (14 cf) for three or more turtles, some longer than 60 cm (2 ft) or more. Three in particular never stop to hit itself against the walls of their cage, specially chocking those younger little ones that should be released long time ago. They got exploited turtles for the solely purpose to catch the money of the tourist. If your propose is learn, or to help the turtles, or do anything ecological sensitive, don't do the same mistake we did (we got a lot of explanations to give to our kids when they asked why we were there)
  • We read some of the negative reviews but went anyway with our children, 6 and 4. Place seemed "legit", there was one person working there that informed us in English about the whole hatchery process and the healing of injured turtles - interesting and if true it seemed like a good place for the turtles even though the tanks may have been a bit small for the largest turtles. Entry was 500 rupees per adult, children free. No petting the turtles seemed to be available (was not offered and we did not ask for it). All in all a nice and short trip (we went by tuktuk from Weligama, cost 1 500 rupees and took 25 min).
  • Tourist trap: it's posing as a refuge / hospital but in fact it's a small money factory for the owners. The "ponds" are way to small and the little explanations they give are contradictory: one will tell you that the small turtles will be released after 4-5 days, another will tell you "a few weeks". Entrance 500, you cannot touch the turtles (but, of course, if you pay extra...) Stay away.
  • Worth a 30 min visit. Small place. Lovely baby seaturtles