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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  • Location on the map not specified correctly, the farm is located at 3 km from the Centre of Hikkaduwa, got on a tuk-tuk for RS 600 return. Farm enjoyed, albeit very little. The goal is to keep farm pleases and increase the population of turtles. There are no tours, information stands, only where it would not hurt to fix errors.
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  • A really well run and environmentally concious turtle sanctuary. Great to interact with newly hatched turtles and see injured animals rehabilitated. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Lucky enough...  more »
  • This is a place you will know more about turtles, their lifespan, types etc. There are amazing stories of the rescued turtles and you can actually see and touch them.  more »
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