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Sea Turtle Protection Association

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Address: Galle Rd, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
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Baby turtles are the best!

This is a relatively small facility but they seem to be making a difference. The guide claimed that the normal survival rate for baby turtles is only several for every... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was great to see turtles up close. The guide was knowledgeable about all the different species. We even got to see tracks on the beach where a female had come in the night before to lay eggs. I was a bit concerned with how casually they picked them out of the water and handed them around to visitors though.... More 

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This looks more like a tourist scam .... pay 1000 rupees for the tour .. Another 1000 if you want to release a few-day old turtle into the ocean. In nature, turtles hatch in their thousands as the numbers give them an advantage for survival... However releasing just a few at a time for a tourist's benefit offers no real... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Completely run by volunteers and donations made by visitors, 5 different species of turtle including incredibly rare albino turtles which are only found 1 in 1 million turtles. Staff there are very welcoming and knowledgeable and for what you get to see it's very cheap. If you wait until early evening to go you can sometimes help staff release baby... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a relatively small facility but they seem to be making a difference. The guide claimed that the normal survival rate for baby turtles is only several for every thousand. They estimate that 20 out of every hundred of their turtles will survive. It is quite expensive to take the tour and release some baby turtles (only late in... More 

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Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Turtle hatchery in Bentoda while going to visit river Madhu. Here we seen many kind of turtle of all ages. We got information about how they get turtles. Photography was allowed inside hatchery. Not a bad visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group visited this Sea Turtle Protection society early this evening to learn about the sea turtles and to take part in releasing up to 200 babies into the sea. Our guide was helpful in explaining the different varieties of turtles and we were shown a group of large tanks in which there were various types of turtles at various... More 

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Reading, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Is a great experience to learn more about the turtles. Is a 20 min or so visit to see the work they do and meet the turtles.

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Fes, Morocco
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We like the explanation and discovering different type of turtle to take close picture. We recommand visit specially for children Ps: ask for hashan to have good explanation he is motivated

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Brough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Really good to see the work going on here well worth the visit. The guide shows you the different stages from birth to release and the different types of turtles

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Nice people, prepaird for explenation, but the turtle conquer anione without exception .... must be seen!

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