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Sea Turtle Hatchery Centre Mahamodara

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Colombo - Galle Main Road | Beach Front, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
+94 75 540 2553
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Sweet turtle hatchery outing

This is a great little outing we learnt a lot about the turtles and it is lovely to see some... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Chloe H
via mobile
Sea Turtles

The place not a huge sanctuary, but it is family owned and maintained by them. The family is very... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Michelle L
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Welcome to Sea Turtle Hatchery - Mahamodara. We rescue turtles who are in danger of loosing their lives to the fishing industry whether they are caught in nets or hunted for meat. We currently have 40 turtles, including 4 types of turtle. All are welcome to come and visit to see and learn about Tara turtles here in Sri Lanka.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Colombo - Galle Main Road | Beach Front, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a great little outing we learnt a lot about the turtles and it is lovely to see some positive rehabilitation and efforts to save these endangered species. Highly recommend.

1  Thank Chloe H
Reviewed 4 days ago

The place not a huge sanctuary, but it is family owned and maintained by them. The family is very friendly and allows the guest to interact with the turtles. It is a fun place to visit. It is also very close to the beach and...More

1  Thank Michelle L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The local people volunteer their time to care for injured turtles and release them back into the wild once the turtle has been rehabilitated. Turtles are often injured due to being caught in fisherman nets or stuck/eating plastic. Thank you to these wonderful people for...More

1  Thank saffiyao
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hatchery is located near Galle and offers a good tourist attraction near the city. It is both a tourist attraction and a sanctuary for turtles, as they told us the turtles there are rescued from fishermen, and the turtles there are nurtured and released...More

2  Thank Bảo T
Reviewed 1 week ago

the turtle hatchery is run by a warm and welcoming family. They were very knowledgeable and passionate when it came to their turtles, they handled them with care and love. A turtle slapped me in the face.

2  Thank Agron V
Reviewed 1 week ago

The refuge is very safe for the turtles, which are released to the sea on a regular basis. They evolve in a caring environment. The family is very welcoming and knowledgeable on turtles. A great experience, very close to Galle!

Thank nate_hnr
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a terrible experience at this location. The owner is not interested in the welfare these poor turtles at all, and is only interested in extorting money and donations out of unassuming tourists! Do the turtles a favor and kindly stay away! This is...More

Thank fathemah2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is probably only a half hour to an hour stop but very much worth it with young children. Our youngest loves it and with gentle care you can handle the babies. The lady there shows a genuine care for the turtles. Note: some of...More

Thank troycav
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This seems to be a family business. They take care of turtles that have been injured (for example by eating plastic) and when they are strong enough they release them. This place seemed good for the animals and you get a really welcoming feeling when...More

Thank Emil E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you spend your Time with Turtles, it's a must to stay here. This family is very kindly and you will understand more about turtles who live in sri Lanka. Don't forget to give some donatation for the turtles. Every rupie goes directly to the...More

1  Thank Mara B
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Questions & Answers
12 December 2017|
Response from Rick B | Reviewed this property |
1000 lkr per person and you can also make a donation (we gave an extra 500 for 2 which seemed fair). The owner has a tuktuk and can help you with transport.
karen k
14 November 2017|
Response from Elton H | Reviewed this property |
just approach one of the staffs or owner.
10 June 2017|
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Response from Expl0rer |
We have just returned and we're able to after 6pm. I think you need to ask and expect to pay per turtle that's release