Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa, Hikkaduwa

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Stop off at Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa to meet the little critters born and raised at this conservation center. Marked by a number of colorful turtle murals on the outside wall, this beachside facility aims to protect populations of olive ridley, leatherback, green, hawksbill, and loggerhead turtles. The center includes a sandy area where the turtles hatch under small hills, and multiple tanks where you can see the variety of species swimming around. You even get the chance to release some of the infants back into the wild. For Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa and beyond, use our Hikkaduwa travel planning tool to get the most from your Hikkaduwa vacation.
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  • They are very passionate about their mission and that is marvelous. Visit if you can, donate if possible and we can enjoy seeing turtles in the beach many years to come.  more »
  • We went to Turtle Hatchery in the morning and got a tour and explanation of the various pools. Totally amazing to hear how much they do for skilpadderne, especially the disabled skilpadder. The man burned really for it, it was obvious. In the evening, we were allowed to come back and be with 17:30 to send the 1 day old skilpadder into the sea. It was a very special experience, perfectly timed with the sunset. If i'm off, so be sure to come back in the evening when skilpadderne is sent out into the sea, it was amazing to be with! ♥️
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  • If you wish to see several types of turtles in various age groups, even those who are of one day old, this is quite teh place to be. If you are a foreigner who travels in LK, you should purchase a tic...  more »
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