Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project Tours

The Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project is a small venue in Kosgoda that’s run by volunteers and relies on donations to help protect Sri Lanka’s turtles from extinction.

The central aim of the project is to monitor local sea turtle activity and to conserve the local nesting sites. A crucial element is the hatchery, where rescued eggs can hatch safely, away from the clutches of potential predators (or poachers) before being released into the ocean at night. In addition, a selection from each hatching are kept at the sanctuary for a short period for 'headstarting' before their release.

Another of the project’s aims is to increase public awareness of how endangered the creatures are and just how important it is to help protect them as a species. Volunteers are on hand to show guests around the various tanks to see (but not touch) the different types of turtles. These volunteers are generally well-informed and encourage visitors to ask questions and find out more about the project.

Practical Info

The site of the Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project is situated on the main Galle Road connecting Colombo to Galle. The Kosgoda Railway Station is also only a few kilometers away.
Location
Address: 13A Galle Road, Kosgoda 80570, Sri Lanka
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Hours: Open daily 9am-5pm
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Admission: 500 rupees
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Private Day Tour: Coastal Ride to Galle from Colombo

Discover Sri Lanka’s alluring southwest coast and Galle on a private day trip from Colombo. Drive along the coastal expressway to the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery to see the turtles it protects (own expense), and enjoy a boat ride around the wildlife-rich mangroves of the River Madhu. Later, choose to take a glass-bottom boat ride or snorkel, dive or surf at coral-ringed Hikkaduwa beach before a visit to historical Galle. Visit the UNESCO-listed Galle Fort, built by the Dutch in the 1600s, and explore its cobbled lanes filled with shops and colonial buildings.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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US$41,00
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  • Duration: 11 hours
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Bentota Day Tour From Colombo With Sri Lankan Lunch

This private day trip to Bentota is perfect for those staying in the Colombo areas. Visit the city's most famous monuments attractions. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included,
  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
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US$39,00
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  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
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Day trip Galle Bentota from Negombo

Explore the southern part of Srilanka with Your friendly professional chauffeur guide.Driver meet you at the hotel and start the tour to the main city of southern (galle) by a comfortable vehicle. on the way visit famous Bentota beach kande vihara buddidst temple, turtle hatchery, Madu river boat safari, natural moonstone mines, finally visit Galle dutch fort and drive back to the hotel in Negombo.
  • Duration: 10 to 14 hours
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US$50,40
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  • Duration: 10 to 14 hours
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Private Day tour to Galle from Colombo

Enjoy a private day tour to Galle from your hotel in Colombo and visit a UNESCO listed world heritage site Galle Dutch Fort in southern region in Sri Lanka. On the way back enjoy a boat ride in Madu river and visit Kosgoda sea turtle conservation project & mask museum at Ambalangoda.
  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
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US$25,00
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  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
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Private Day Trip to Galle from Colombo

Discover maritime magic on this 10-hour private day trip to Galle, from Colombo. Get an unforgettable insight into local life, and sample delicious foods (at your own expense). Visit renowned attractions such as Rumassala, Jungle beach, Galle Fort, and the Turtle Hatchery.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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US$195,00
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Recommended for Southern Province


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