Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, Kosgoda

4.8
#8 of 56 in Wildlife Areas in Galle District
Wildlife Area Nature / Park
Observe and get to hold baby turtles at Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, a prime turtle nesting site. Victor Hasselblad, the world-famous manufacturer of digital and film cameras, founded the first turtle hatchery on the island in 1978. During the years, the center has released nearly four million turtle hatchlings into the sea. It has also gradually put an end to illegal fishing, saving the coral reefs from further devastation. The center operates with the help from the locals, who collect the eggs at night. Put Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center into our Kosgoda trip generator and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
map
Create an itinerary including Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center

Plans in Kosgoda by other users

14 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM INDIA September, kids, outdoors, romantic, beaches, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, kids, outdoors, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 21 days in Southern Province, Eastern Province & Sigiriya BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Southern Province BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM JERSEY February, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Southern Province BY A USER FROM INDIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM POLAND September, kids, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Southern Province BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Southern Province BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM INDIA August, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM INDIA October, kids, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, teens, kids, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Southern Province BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, relaxing, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans

Plan your trip to Kosgoda

  • 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.

Where to stay in Kosgoda

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
53 reviews
  • We lived in SL for 4 years, we had many visitors staying with us whom we took to visit Galle and always on our way we had to make a stop here. Everyone, without exception felt this is one very special...  more »
  • These guys really do care for the future of this planet's turtle population. Any facility that provides a safe home for even the most injured testudines [turtles] deserves a mention here in trip advis...  more »
  • We enjoyed the walk around this small Turtle hatchery. It was very informative and a joy to see that their are people passionate about the work they do. Rs 500 is a small price to pay. Although it is ...  more »