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Muthurajawela Marsh

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Address: , Negombo, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: 0114030150
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Relaxing boat trip in peaceful and natural surroundings

This was the last visit we made on a 3 week trip to Sri Lanka - a 2 hour boat trip though the tranquility and nature (birds, animals and vegetation) of an old Dutch canal and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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Youghal, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Beautiful area but spoiled by so much rubbish,plastic bottles ,poly boxes etc along the shoreline ,fishermen friendly and very helpful though they do need to do more also to enhance this fabulous area.

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This was the last visit we made on a 3 week trip to Sri Lanka - a 2 hour boat trip though the tranquility and nature (birds, animals and vegetation) of an old Dutch canal and mangroves around the lagoon was an excellent way of spending the morning before the long flight back tothe UK. It is true that we... More 

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Gorgonzola, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The place is nice and the lagoon is beautiful. But the experience we had with the people of the foundation taking you around the place was terrible. We had to visit the lagoon for 2 hours but ended up in a boat with an 8hp engine (but noisy as an 800hp) that could be faster if turned off and waiting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

2 hours after landing in Negombo we were already at a boat in the Muthurajawela Marsh, and we were immediately fascinated by the beauty of nature in Sri Lanka. you get to see some water monitors, a lot of birds and monkeys.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We went on a 2+ hour boat safari to find crocodiles and monkeys - we saw a lot of water birds and lovely scenery but no crocs or monkeys as it was a bit too windy. Great trip out though!

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Read about this in the Rough Guide. There were some difficulties arranging a tuk tuk to get us to the small visitor centre but the early morning boat ride was very enjoyable. We saw 3 different types of kingfisher, kites, herons and water monitor and had a pleasant trip through the mangrove islands and along a stretch of the old... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We started the tour around 10am. We didn't prebook but a boat was ready when we got there so we didn't have to wait long. It's very cheap for locals Rs. 350 and for foreigners it's Rs. 1100. We started off on a canal where we saw a lot of kingfishers, koels, cormorants, etc and a lot of monitor lizards.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

My friend and I took one of university lecturers on a bird watching trip here. We didn't see too many larger mammals or reptiles, except for several water monitors. But we did see quite a few birds: koels, cormorants, kingfishers, water hens, purple herons and ducks among others. The guides are quite knowledgeable and take you close to a sighting,... More 

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North Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Bird lovers must visit, start your boat trip on a quiet canal, where you can spot for example stork-billed kingfishers, greater coucals or Asian koels (and other smaller stuff). Then the canal opens on a large lagoon, where you'll find the usual water-birds such as herons, egrets, bitterns, ducks, cormorants and others whose name I don't remember. I was amazed... More 

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Coimbatore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We visited at around 10-11 AM since the boat came late. Our sightings were pathetic. We managed to see only a few birds. The children were let down since they came with a lot of hope to see good wildlife. Choose early morning or late afternoon. Its a good one time visit.

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