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Muthurajawela Marsh

Negombo, Sri Lanka
0114030150
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Ranked #2 of 7 attractions in Negombo
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Loved this boat trip along the canal. Lots of interesting birds including kingfishers and an eagle. Very hot in the sun especially in open boat. Operators did provide umbrellas but make sure you take your sunblock

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Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Rented a boat from Jetwing Lagoon Hotel for a one hour ride.It was very quiet,beautiful and pristine.Saw many birds there also for the first time saw some monkeys living in the mangroves.There was nobody else there and was astonished as near Negombo this was the best possible spot to see.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

We did the trip in the morning. Definitely would be too hot later. Saw monitor lizards, egrets, kingfishers, purple heron, eagles, terns, parakeets and a few butterflies. The guides were very helpful and spoke enough English to point out and name things but limited explanation. Thoroughly enjoyed the trip which was about half an hour from Negumbo and 1.5hrs on... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We discussed our boat trip with the guide's son then phoned a few hours later to confirm. When we turned up with another person from our hotel they had forgotten about our booking and didn't apologise. They then tried to charge more than the agreed price and were quite rude when we objected. We had the tour and the guide... More

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Beijing, China
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Not a famous place, our driver got some difficulties to find here. Even their staff was curious how we knew the place. It's a peaceful place. Boat safari cost is reasonable, 1000LKR/p, for about 1.5h. We saw several kinds of birds (kingfisher, etc.), a small crocodile, a lizard etc. If you want to see more, better to go early morning... More

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kent
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Quiet and not too uncomfortable 'basic' boat rip down the Dutch Canal and into the south of the lagoon; good english-speaking guide. Lots of birds and a water monitor, and local fishermen in the lagoon. Trip by Tuk-Tuk from Negombo is quite eye-opening too, but it's half an hour away so the driver has to wait for you (agree a... More

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Flint Hills, Kansas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

With an early morning arrival from the states, we rested and did a late afternoon tour. A morning tour would probably be optimal but regardless we had a good one. Saw numerous species of birds, water monitor, snake. Our young guide and boat driver were excellent and enthusiastic. Got lots of good photos. Call ahead for boat availability.

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Orange, Australia
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177 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I didn't book a boat ride, but it seems better to book beforehand. We enjoyed watching birds, monitor lizards, monkeys and fishermen. The cost was 1100 rupees and the ride took nearly two hours. Personally it was nice, but too long and tiring. I slept quite a while on the boat!

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Surrey, England
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

It was a great informative trip. The little motor boats have a canvas roof which was definitely needed as we took our trip late morning. Great value for money.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Visited on our first day so we were very tired after a long flight, however what a wake up call, the place is alive with bird life, water monitors and glimpses of monkeys, a wonderful peaceful location which takes about two hours, take a camera and a hat.

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