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Pigeon Island National Park

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Public beach road ,nilaveli, Nilaveli 31010, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Negative reviews are likely by people who stayed in the dead zone near the beach. Pigeon is one of the best spots on Earth for beginner/intermediate snorkelers to see fish variety. I counted 87 species including Napoleon wrasse, triggerfish Moorish idols, parrotfish and black tip...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Gregory S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the last stop of our vacation and we can not imagine a best way to conclude our trip in Sri Lanka! From Nilaveli beach it takes 10 minutes to reach the island. The sand is white, the water is transparent and the sea...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 96camid
Reviewed 10 February 2019 via mobile

The island is just off of Nilaveli Beach and is a 5 minute boat ride. You buy your ticket on Nilaveli Beach from the coast guard and then use one of the guys on the beach to take you across. We paid LKR 6000 for...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Lcrperera27, Owner at Pigeon Island National Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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Reviewed 8 February 2019

This is a truly awful place to visit. The coral is dead and the area you are allowed to snorkel in, is about the size of a tennis court. As a foreigner you pay a premium to visit this site, which looks nothing like the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Steve W
Reviewed 4 January 2019

I WENT TO VISIT IN juin and the time was good for that... In November you can't go as the see is too rough.. Lots of kinds of see corals, beautiful fish.... See weeds,.... Etc

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank Pradeepa W
Lcrperera27, Owner at Pigeon Island National Park, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2019

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Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

Just returned from a trip to pigeon island. The guest houses say you can't go in the off season but you can. I arranged my trip with a local guy called Anthony who works out the front of the anantanaa hotel. He can arrange for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Ben_L_Smith
chathurangaruwanp, Owner at Pigeon Island National Park, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2018

Everything depends on sea condition

Reviewed 13 November 2018

Need to obtain Entry Permits/Tickets to go to this island. Chartered a boat for the trip thru the hotel where we stayed. Lovely clear waters for Snorkeling among the live Coral Reef surrounding the area, observing various reef fish, etc. Even saw some small sharks...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank jeyakumar K
chathurangaruwanp, Owner at Pigeon Island National Park, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2018

Thank you visit agin next time call me 0713227050

Reviewed 13 November 2018

I have limited experience of snorkelling but felt very safe in this environment. There are many different types of fish, the coral was magical and we also saw turtles and reef sharks.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 69Heather
chathurangaruwanp, Owner at Pigeon Island National Park, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2018

Thank you visit agin

Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful yet dying. The coral is on its last legs, there’s litter around the beach and it’s hugely expensive for tourists. 5800lkr for two people + 2000lkr for a boat over and back. The prices seems to vary day by day, we were told one...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Chathuranga Ruw... p, Owner at Pigeon Island National Park, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2018

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Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Pigeon Island National Park in Sri Lanka Beautiful island Pigeon island, is located one km from the coast and the marvelous hotel in which we have stayed: Jungle Beach. It is a national park and a coral reef. Lots of coral dyed in the 2004...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Maria Lucia S
Chathuranga Ruw... p, Owner at Pigeon Island National Park, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

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Rs 2000 from public beach nilaveli but park close during sea rough
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