- 1 to 3 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Nearby is Sri Lanka's pioneering sea turtle conservation project operated by local people with the help of international volunteers.
The beach is a prime turtle nesting site and strictly controlled to prevent disturbance by visitors.
You can view the turtles coming ashore to lay their eggs at night.
The project has been underway since 1988. The main aim of the project is to monitor local sea turtle activity and conserve the local nesting sites by making the public more aware of how endangered these creatures are and just how important it is to help protect them.
One of the most important activities of the project is its hatchery. Within the sanctuary of the project, collected and rescued eggs can hatch safely away from predators before being released into the sea. In addition, a certain number from each hatching are kept back for a short period for 'headstarting' before release.
We pick up at any location
- Goyambokka View Guesthouse - or your choice of accommodation
We pick you at at your accommodation and take you to the turtle watching beach where they come ashore to lay their eggs.
It is strictly controlled so there is no interference with the turtles as conservation is the main goal of the volunteers who manage this project.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.