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Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery, Sri Lanka
(2.3/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
At Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery, get up close and personal with some of the world's majestic creatures. The turtle farm breeds, releases, and rehabilitates sea turtles of all ages. Tour the sanctuary with one of the knowledgeable guides, who will teach you about these magical animals. Visitors also have the opportunity to hold and, with some luck, release the creatures into the wild. The turtle sanctuary is a not-for-profit organization that largely depends on donations, which can be made on site or via their website. A visit to Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Ahangama trip generator to plot your vacation.
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  • At first thought you think they shouldn't be keeping these turtles in such small tanks!!! But then you have to consider they release them back into the ocean almost every night and with out these plac...  more »
  • Building by the beach where are placed in tanks injured turtles to recover and where are stored in the sand the eggs that they bury females on the beach. The entry is not paid, getting to the will of each person contributing AIDS. There were turtles of various sizes the largest of which with a severed leg that will never be returned to their habitat. We explained the various species of turtles, especially the 5 species coming from the island. Some live more than 200 years.
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  • The entrance of this place is deceiving, once you pay and enter the area opens up. The guide was friendly and informative. Was definitely worth the 500 rupees.