147 Galle Road (Parrot Junction)

Urawatte, Ambalangoda | Sri Lanka

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© 2020 by The Max Wadiya 


Max Wadiya has been engaged in turtle conservation since 2009. Fishermen rescue eggs from the open beach where they are certain to be poached. The eggs are reburied in the Wadiya’s secure grounds for the next 45-60 days. Hatchlings are released into the sea in the evening when they are safe from birds of prey. In the last season, the Wadiya midwifed 1,190 giant Green and Olive Ridley turtles, both highly endangered species.


Any guest fortunate to witness a hatching is welcome to participate in their release into the ocean. There can be few greater thrills of nature.