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Pigeon Island National Park

Nilaveli, Sri Lanka
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Lovely time

We were planned to go to Marble beach on a hot day. We were 5 friends went. We stayed in an Inn in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Fantastic for snorkelling.

A little over crowded at certain times of the day, the swimming and snorkelling area is away from... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were planned to go to Marble beach on a hot day. We were 5 friends went. We stayed in an Inn in NC road, Trincomalee. Morning nearly at 9 o'clock we went to marble beach. We hired a boat there. It cost around 3000LKR....More

Thank mathu2017
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A little over crowded at certain times of the day, the swimming and snorkelling area is away from the boating channels and parking on the beach. Expect to pay rs2,500 each for your visit. There are a couple of benches to sit on in shade...More

Thank Carvemup
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went to pigeon island today. We were really shocked when we arrived. The whole island is full of people and boats. Around 11 I counted like 27 boats and probably 200-350 people. When we went into the water we realized that the reef was...More

Thank Eric W
Reviewed 4 days ago

We saw many beautiful fish, turtles and a reef shark but this reef needs some love and care and no visitors would help. Very overcrowded conditions for snorkelling with many people standing on the reef. Some sections are roped off to protect it but more...More

Thank mashman72
Reviewed 5 days ago

The snorkeling at Pigeon Island is incredible. Colorful corals and a mass of marine life. We were lucky enough to swim with a turtle, 3 reef sharks and a whole host of other fish. The downside of this area being such a good place to...More

Thank Leerichardson14
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went at the end of the day. Nice place for snorkling. We saw many different fish, even sharks! Nice boatride.

Thank klopopreis
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have snorkled and dived many places around the world so actually we didn't have the highest expectations. However we were positively surprised. There was a nice reef and we saw many black tip reef sharks, a few turtles and a lot of other fish....More

1  Thank Mikkel S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited with the hope of seeing turtles and I was very fortunate to see 2! The coral had certainly seen better days and the water at late morning was a little murky in the deeper areas but there were lots of colourful fish and...More

1  Thank Bethany C
Reviewed 1 week ago

go there it really worth it, too many tourist but if you go on the opther side of the island it's another thing. lots of sightseeing of any kind of marine life, also reef sharks.

Thank londondb9
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are after seeing lots of dead corral, and people standing on rocks in the water, perilously close to the last of the remaining corral, and seeing a few colorful fish, all the while with a good chance of encountering lots of jellyfish, well...More

Thank Felix R
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April 29, 2017|
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Response from Dinusha S | Reviewed this property |
It should be possible, my only doubt is due to the rain the sea may be not very clear to see a long distance under water.
December 4, 2016|
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Response from gloglozz | Reviewed this property |
Every hotel/guesthouse in Nilaveli can help you in organizing your trip to Pigeon Island - as an alternative, you can just go to the beach and ask to local people. Everyone knows someone who can take you there. No problem at... More
November 5, 2016|
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Response from Benjamin M | Reviewed this property |
I think you mean crows!
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