Negombo Lagoon
Negombo Lagoon
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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jeff1955malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia5,278 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
This is wonderful way to do a boat ride along the dutch canal. It was once a trading port in the early days. You get to see nature and admire their mangrove swamps.
Written October 11, 2023
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Herald
London, UK13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
We were ride the boat true Negombo lagoon on month of June. It was a very nice trip. They treat nice fruits. We saw some animals. Birds, Monitors and Monkeys as well. There are nice mangrove forest. This trip will be better if your taking this Morning or evening. We recommend this to other.
Written August 12, 2019
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Bobbo
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018
A "Once in a Lifetime" experience, watching the long narrow single-outrigger fishing boats with their huge billowing red-brown square sails hurling themselve up onto the sand, laden with fish. Walk and wonder at the many thousands of salted and split fish (Tunidae) laid out on great long mats and drying in the sun. Ignore the strong fishy smell and the scores of persistent Asian Crows, and stroll on along to the covered open-air fish market where deeper-sea fish like the delicious Butterfish or Sunfish amongst many others, are being sold and cleaned. Mounds of glistening prawns, Blue Crabs, Rock Lobsters, enough to make a Billingsgate market man gasp.
One word of warning, you WILL be approached by what appear to be local beach bums offering to guide you. They tend to be "on the beach" fishermen who go no more to sea because of ill-health or injury. They usually speak good English and I was fortunate in that the 500 Sri Lankan Rupees (approx. 5 pounds Sterling at that time) demanded was very well earned. So, when approached, my advice is, negociate a price beforehand, and pay after, and if the would-be guide is not to your liking for whatever reason, politely turn him down, but please, always politely with smile of thanks.. That is valid advice for any of the very many worthwhile sights in Sri Lanka
Written December 11, 2018
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Hellomrgeorge
8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
It's absolutely nothing special to see. Monkeys to feed and eating fruits like banana and papaya ? That's all, save your money and don't spend on such a lagoon which always smelled terrible from water.
Written December 28, 2023
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hannahspencer16
Bristol, UK33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
We did a wonderful lagoon boat tour with Lenard Perera.
We pootled around the Dutch Canals before heading out into the expanse of the lagoon.
After a while, we suddenly stopped off, the captain dropped his anchor and set up a picnic in the middle of (an obviously shallow part) of the lagoon. He then chopped up an array of beautifully fresh fruit and served it with king coconut water. Just perfect.
Once we’d stuffed ourselves with the lovely fruit, we visited monkey island, feeding them our fruit scraps, getting a close encounter with them. On the way back, the captain let my boy drive the boat for a short while which he still talks about now.
It was an excellent experience, highly recommended for children and adults alike.
Written August 19, 2019
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discerning24
Melbourne, Australia59 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
Recommended by our tuk tuk driver, the boat ride was relaxed and good value, Setting out from the Dutch Canal we teavelled into the lagoon. Smooth motoring to the monkeys which I suspect have been transported here to give tourists something to ooh and aaah at. They were well fed and appeared happy even though out of their natural habitat. we also set up camp in the shallows of an island for some fruit eating. A worthwhile experience for 90 mins (no longer) and if you aren't too concerned about the contrived
well trodden process which a couple of boat operators conduct. I thik our company was St Mary's tours. The pollution of the mangroves with plastic and other rubbish is concerning.
Written April 22, 2019
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bahia
Mexborough, UK60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Family
Was really quite nervous about this trip and only decided to go at last minute. Have had some bad experiences in the past but was persuaded into it as it is a lagoon and was told that it would be smooth sailing. So glad I risked it as it was fantastic to sail along the canal - so much to see. Great to see the fish market from the water side and then to sail on into the lagoon. Plenty of wildlife to see and so quiet - like another world. We saw bats in the trees and made a stop at monkey island to give the monkeys left over fruit and water to drink. A lovely trip out - well worth the small amount it cost.
Written March 25, 2019
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Sreedhar9
Manipal, India15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Family
A very beautiful place. A boat ride would take about an hour and half. You go deep in to the lagoon. Feeding monkeys, looking at different birds and enjoying the breeze is something to relish. Must visit place in Negombo.
Written June 3, 2018
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paul c
Palma de Mallorca, Spain3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Family
worth a quick trip which we arranged through our hotel by tuk-tuk but not, to our taste, worth a longer stay.
Written May 24, 2018
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Polly Baynes
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Great boat trip on Lagoon booked via Kingfisher Tours on the beach road opposite Heritance hotel with Richman... fabulous!!! Good price....drinks and fruit provided and Tambili juice... lots of birds monkeys fish monitors and mango groves... beautiful trip.
Written January 7, 2020
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