Turtle watching Sri Lanka

Turtle watching Sri Lanka

Turtle watching in Sri Lanka is an experience not to be missed because five out of the seven species of sea Turtles come ashore to nest in Sri Lanka. Induruwa and Kosgoda on the southern coastal belt are the most recommended where Turtle hatchery farms are established. Releasing of turtles when the sun downs is an impeccable experience and an emotional adventure where one cannot expect to be found easily in other parts of the world. Whilst exposing you to the above rear opportunity., Unique Tour Sri Lanka will further educate you on this endemic species.

The Turtle can only be approached when she starts laying the eggs because by then she is engaged in a very mechanical, almost trance-like behavior and it is unlikely for her to be frightened by spectators. This activity involves some waiting and some walking on the beach because as with all of nature, it is the Turtle (not us) that sets the time and place of the event! The whole process of a nesting Turtle can take up to 3 hours and can include ‘false crawls' (non-nesting emergence). Of course there is no guarantee that the Turtles come to nest every night, but sitting on a deserted beach under the open starry sky in Sri Lanka is an incredible experience in itself.