Galle SIGHTS

Sea Turtle Hatchery

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With the aim to aid the survival of sea turtles, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery is a not-for-profit organisation. The farm was opened in 1986 and to date have released over 500,000 sea turtles into the sea.

Marked by a number of colourful 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. 

With the entry fee of LKR 300 only, one can experience a baby turtle hatching out and making its way to the sea.

CONTACT

Galle Road, Colombo,
Hikkaduwa 80240,
Sri Lanka

+94 77 293 8338