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Address: Negombo, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: 0114030150

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Best thing to do in Negombo!

My advice to you, O Traveller: 1. Make sure you call the day before. We didn't know that they close at 6:00 pm, so we couldn't book ahead. We called at 7:00 in the morning and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Surrey, UK
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

As there were four of us, we hired a boat from the many boatsmen by the bridge. We saw monkeys on an island, water monitor, sea bream being bred, and best of all huge fruit bats. would recommend.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

It was a little difficult to find, but we had their telephone number and got help from them to reach the place. The boat ride was nice, as it gave us the opportunity to see the canal and the laguna with plenty of birds and few more animals. Well worth the effort.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

My advice to you, O Traveller: 1. Make sure you call the day before. We didn't know that they close at 6:00 pm, so we couldn't book ahead. We called at 7:00 in the morning and they asked us to come by 11:30, by which time it was hot, and too bright for good pictures. Also we didn't see any... More 

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Stockholm Sweden
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11 reviews 11 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Boat trip in the marshes. What you se probably depends on luck and the guide you get. We saw a number of birds and tiny baby crocodiles. Nice and peaceful.

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Peaceful and interesting. Small group and excellent guide. Saw many birds and water monitors. Life jackets provided!

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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

A boat ride crossing the 17th century dutch canals with bird chirping, and bumping into an ocassional monitor lizard and crocodiles is how you would like to start your day, then Muthurajawela is the place for you. Although less than 20 kms from Negombo city centre, it took us nearly 45 minutes to reach as it is a bit difficult... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Tip number 1 is to make a booking in advance although we were lucky to find a vacant boat and guide on the morning we went. Try and get the earliest possible slot for the day as most amount of birds/animals can be spotted at the early hours. Managed to see a decent amount/different varieties of birds. Some were migratory... More 

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Puechabon, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

A wonderful, little-known gem! About 40 min drive from Negombo. 1100 Rs per person for a 2 hour boat ride along the beautiful Dutch canal and into the lagoon. A nice knowledgeable guide was perfect for us birdwatchers. No mosquitoes and we didn't go fast enough to get cold. All in all, an excellent afternoon outing!

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Newcastle, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I went with an English couple the male being an avid bird watcher. I thought it was a worthwhile excursion. The guide was very knowledgeable and we saw quite a lot of bird and animal life.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

It a lovely beautiful boat trip with lots of birds, water monitor to see. Beautiful scenic ride which is not at all commercial. The only downside is you have to be there by 7.30 a.m. and it is atleast 45 min away from Negombo. I would rate it as a Must do activity in Negombo.

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