Today we saw Sri Lanka baby sea turtles hatching and released them into the wild! Another bucket list item checked. Hikkaduwa Beach is famous for it’s wild sea turtles and public turtle hatchery ran by the coast guard right in Southern Sri Lanka. Also known as one of the best beaches in Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa gave us an unforgettable memory that we will never forget. Watch this vlog to find out where to see turtles in Sri Lanka!
We got to Hikkaduwa beach early in the morning and we were sad to learn there were no baby sea turtles being released into the ocean that morning. We then decided to head over to a turtle hatchery north of Hikkaduwa Beach to see if they would release any sea turtles that evening. Unfortunately, we didn’t have any luck there either and the turtle hatchery was quite sad. All of the turtles were confined in smaller tanks and we weren’t sure how humane the whole program was.
A nice local gentleman told us that the local Sri Lankan coast guard would be releasing turtles that night, so we went back to Hikkaduwa Beach to check in with them. They confirmed they would release baby sea turtles that night, but not until 6pm.
With 5 hours to kill, we walked around the beaches in Sri Lanka and enjoyed some of the local shops in Hikkaduwa town. A bit later, we went to turtle beach, also known as turtle point, to feed the huge green turtles that come to feed every night at 5pm. We got so lucky to see 5 giant wild sea turtles and feed them with our own hands! If you’re looking to see turtles in Sri Lanka, this is definitely the spot.
Last but certainly not least, we went to the coast guard to wait for the baby sea turtle release. Our hearts were broken when we heard that there wouldn’t be a turtle release because not enough of the eggs had hatched. Luckily, they saw how sad we were and agreed to do a smaller scale wild sea turtles release! We highly recommend coming to visit the Coast Guard on Hikkaduwa beach instead of visiting a turtle hatchery in Sri Lanka. The coast guard runs a completely free operation and can ensure the turtles are released into the while the second they are ready unlike the hatcheries.
If you are interested in a Sri Lanka beach holiday, Hikkaduwa beach is a great place to start and discover Sri Lanka’s southern coast. Being able to feed and release baby sea turtles into the wild was a once in a lifetime experience! If you have any questions about the best places to visit in Sri Lanka, how to explore Sri Lanka, or any questions about the baby sea turtles please comment down below. We know there is a lack of information online about the turtles in Hikkaduwa beach, so we would love to help! Make sure to subscribe if you are interested in cinematic Sri Lanka travel vlogs. We will see you guys in the next video. Seeya!
* We’re Ryan & Stacia from DeathbyVlog. Unlike other travel vloggers, we live and work in a different country each month with a moderate housing budget. Sorry, but no backpacker lifestyle here! Our channel will show you what it’s like to live abroad while exploring top tourist destinations and hidden gems. We will show you mouthwatering local food tours, provide history on each destination, and cinematic broll for all of you film lovers. Each month we rent an apartment or airbnb in a different city or country, so follow along on this journey and learn about countries around the world. We hope you enjoy our travel vlog, don’t forget to subscribe!
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