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Muthurajawela Marsh

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Address: Negombo, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: 0114030150

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Good place for nature lovers

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
anushka r
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Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
6 helpful votes 6 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Kohbar
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My family really enjoyed this one and a half hour boat trip. It's really good value at 1000 RS per person. We saw 2 (tiny) baby crocodiles, loads of birds including kingfishers, bee eaters and Eagles. We went afternoon but if you go early morning, you are more likely to catch a sleepy reptile warming up in the sun. If... More 

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München
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We had an enchanting boattrip in a beautiful surrounding. Only the two of us! No other people were around. We saw many kind of birds and different kind of land and water varans/monitors. It was absolutely interesting and very peaceful. We enjoyed the tour quite a lot.

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Belgium
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99 reviews 99 reviews
35 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We made the trip along the canals and lagoon at noon, and were lucky to spot a baby varan and a baby crocodile. As well as a lot of common and less common birds. The trip on the laguna is amazing. We had the whole boat to ourself!!!! William, Senta & little Ella.

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Perth, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We had the boat to ourselves with a guide that we negotiated with on the main road to the fish market. He was very knowledgeable re the bird life and nature of the marsh.

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Huntley, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The sanctuary boat tour is a great value and an English speaking guide will point out the beautiful birds and with any luck baby crocodiles, water monitors and Bengal (land) monitors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We had a Wonderful time at the marshes with a great boat trip from the conservation centre. The guide was very knowledgeable about all the birds and gave us time to photograph and watch all the animals and birds (which there were many!). Highly recommended!

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