A couple watching a big turtle in Rekawa Beach Sri Lanka


Turtle watching in Tangalle takes place in Rekawa and it is an isolated small fishery village on the southern coast. It is 15 Km away from the Tangalle and 30 min drive. The Rekawa turtle conservation project is a marine turtle conservation site that aims at protecting the sea turtles that visit the coastline. As Sri Lanka’s beaches attract 5 out of the 7 endangered turtle species, it became imperative to safeguard the nesting sites and aid in the conservation of the species. The main species that visit the golden shores of the island to nest and lay their eggs and are under conservation are the Loggerhead, Green, Hawksbill, Olive Ridley and the Leatherback turtle.

The best season to do the turtle watching in Rekawa from January–August and month of March is the best month in Tangalle turtle watching. Most of wildlife experts says same turtle generation keeps visiting to Rekawa over and over the egging in the Rekawa because once they used to a particular location. 

Rekawa turtle watching starts at 8.30 p.m. and it continues for 2–3 hrs. You will walk in the night in beach with local turtle expert and you will experience the turtle egging and turtles visit to Sri Lanka coast.

Operational Details

  • Starting Time

    Starts at 8.30 p.m.

  • Starting Point

    Reports to Rekawa Turtle conservation office at 8 p.m. and after the briefing walk on the beach.

  • Duration

    It is 2–3 hrs walk on the beach


  • Guide
    Well experienced turtle guide
  • Equipment
    Night torch
  • Entrance
    Turtle watching entrance fee
  • Refreshment
    Hot tea or coffee

    Not Included

  • Transport
    Pick up and drop transport (transport can be organized up on the request)
  • Foods
    Any main meal

    Additional Details

  • Recommendations

    • casual dress
    • Red colour torch

    Rates Per-Person

    Package 1
    • 1 Pax

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    • 2 Pax

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    • 3 Pax

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    • 4 Pax

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    • 5 Pax

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    • 6 Pax

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    Cost up & down transfers/Tuk Tuk
    • 1 - 2 Pax
    • 1 Days

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    Cost up & down transfers/Car
    • 3 Pax
    • 1 Days

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    Cost up & down transfers/Micro Van
    • 4 - 6 Pax
    • 1 Days

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    Tour Highlights

    Explore the turtle egging and turtles
    Night walk on the beach and turtles’ living style

    Tour Locations

    Payments and Cancellations

    Payment policy
    • Tour will confirm up on the payment.
    • You may need to check the availability before making the payment.

    Cancellation policy
    • If you are going to cancel the activity before the 24 hours of the operation, take place, then we will not apply for any cancelation charge.
    • If the activity cancels from My Ceylon Adventures (our) end because of unexpected weather condition effect then Fully refunded (100%) or you can book alternative activity instead of the refund.

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