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Sea Turtle Hatchery Centre Mahamodara

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Great place

This Hatchery is small but really nice. We were welcomed by the owner who showed us around and told... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Emma M
via mobile
Mahmodara turtle visit.

I came this turtle farm.this one is so good.nice explain.nice owner.we could more time stay turtle... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sapumal M
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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Colombo - Galle Main Road | Beach Front, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
+91 88002 37808
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This Hatchery is small but really nice. We were welcomed by the owner who showed us around and told us some facts about every turtle. She was a very nice lady who seems to treat those animals really well. You have the possibility to touch...More

Thank Emma M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I came this turtle farm.this one is so good.nice explain.nice owner.we could more time stay turtle farm.i have been more turtle farm this one is best.we feed turtles.it was a good experience.Rs 500 one person.i invite for you.0755402553 you can call the owner.his tuk tuk...More

1  Thank Sapumal M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It’s a nice place. All of people here are very friendly. They helped me to know how to help the turtle.i love this place.

1  Thank Wei J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hatchery is in a beautiful location, with a lovely beach just behind it. There is 4 different types of turtle - loggerhead, Olive Ridley, hawksbill and green turtle. There are adorable baby turtles, along with older turtles, and a few poorly ones too which...More

Thank Grace P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The turtle hatchery in Galle is a very nice place to visit in Sri lanka and it is a pleasure to work with the turtles.Injured turtles as well as little babies are living peaceful in the hatchery until they can be released into the ocean....More

Thank Madlen H
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I were in Sri Lanka and visiting Galle for a few days so we decided to check out this sea turtle hatchery. I am glad we visited, we have been to other hatcheries near Hikkaduwa but this place was a much better...More

Thank The_Lankan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing experience, the staff is very professional and they’re doing a great work when it comes to turtle preservation and recovery of different types of turtles. Highly recommend to visit this place.

1  Thank Maria O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been on the evening and it was a really good experience learning some stuf about the turtles! It’s a center to heal turtles attacked by sharks, and kind of. So I really recommend this place to see. Good place

Thank Juan C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The owner of the hatchery explains very good the differences of the sea turtles and their injuries. A few young sea turtles can be seen too. Make sure you mention TripAdvisor when arriving, otherwise you pay the double price (1000 rs this includes the commission...More

1  Thank wschalkw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did a day trip to Galle and besides going to old Town also visited this place as we wanted to see, touch and learn about sea turtles. Very friendly family which seem to talk great care of the turtles that they or fisherman find....More

1  Thank stefan f
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9 June 2018|
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Response from DavidNPepperell | Reviewed this property |
The hatchery is on one level so a wheelchair is no problem but the toilet is pretty primitive, as are so many in Sri Lanka, so that might present a difficulty.
3 February 2018|
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Response from Chloe H | Reviewed this property |
Hi yes tuk tuk is good way to get there. It is small and simple, we liked it and kids learnt a lot about the turtles and the efforts to save them. That night a giant turtle came up the beach and laid her eggs right in front... More
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.