Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project, Kosgoda

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Visit Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project for an educational and insightful tour of the turtle sanctuary and preservation project. This program, which started in 1988, aims to conserve local nesting sites, which are endangered by humans and predators, as well as monitoring the diminishing sea turtle activity in the area. The sanctuary has a large hatchery for rescued and collected eggs. After taking a tour and learning about all of the different species found in the area, you can take part in releasing the turtles into the ocean. The program relies solely on fundraising and donations, so if you choose to take part in the turtle release, you'll usually be asked to pay a small fee. Add Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project and other attractions to your Kosgoda trip itinerary using our Kosgoda road trip website .
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  • We had a guide who spoke French: great with children. The visit is informative and convincing. You can touch and wear some turtles. The price is reasonable, just missed the guide although friendly is a little expensive. Sometimes, we'd like to take a little more time to admire the turtles.
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  • Only LKR 50 per adult.. I think the area could be made larger and the big turtles can have more space in big tanks.  more »
  • If there was a 0 rating available then that's what these guys deserve. We were taken here by our driver as he informed us that it is a big tourist attraction in the area. It cost us 1000 LKR to go in ...  more »
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  • This was a lovely experience. It is a great to see a working sanctuary, and not pay vast amounts for a tourist amusement park or zoo. The SR1,000 entrance fee is not a lot for us and it all goes towards the work they do. Perhaps when we retire we will come back and volunteer for a while.
  • They do great work and kids loved the baby turtles. We were a bit rushed though by the (nice) guy giving the tour on automatic pilot.
  • The scope of the project is so meaningful and it's really great that they sacrifice their time for this. They have a systematic process and attentive staff. It's a unique experience to visit the place get some knowledge about the sea turtles, see them, touch them and actually to contribute for their wellbeing.
  • You can see different types of sea turtle in small cement block tanks in the area which is about 20 perch area has almost 8 small cement blocks/tanks. People who are interested on marine will enjoy. Others will be disappointed if u expect more. See all turtles photos below.
  • this is turtle conservation project which is enabling turtle survival, you can do volunteering too

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