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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 22 September 2018

Nice half day trip. Easy 10 minutes boat ride from our hotel Anilana. Beautiful water with a lot of fish. Couldn't find turtle. If you stay this area, worth to visit. Though it's a pretty island, it is pitty to see that many tourists stepping...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank TravelProNewYork
Reviewed 17 September 2018

We went in August and the ocean was full of jelly fish. I was stung a few times - nothing serious that wasn't gone within 10 minutes of applying vinegar but it was a bit off-putting. There is lots of beautiful sealife within easy reach...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Chathuranga Ruw... p, Owner at Pigeon Island National Park, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Thank you visit agin

Reviewed 16 September 2018

Nice to see some tropical fishes, sharks and turtles but I had seen better in other places and frankly speaking it was over rated/over priced and over crowded (like many other turist attractions in Sri Lanka). Paid around 6,000 Rs or 40 USD for two...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Megumi L
Reviewed 15 September 2018

Its a beautiful island, a short distance away from the shore. Of course there are lots of pigeons hiding in the trees and not seen unless they are startled out of them by some noise. But its the snorkeling that's that attraction here. Shallow clean...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Gayan P
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Please save your time, energy and money for something else! We are a family of 4 who did a few snorkeling trips in south east Asia as we live in Singapore since 5 years. Was informed by two diving sites at Uppeveli beach that it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Chathuranga Ruw... p, Owner at Pigeon Island National Park, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Thank you visit agin

Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Over crowded / All corals are dead Business over boats (only way to get there) make the journey expensive and with few service.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank ThomHelleux
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

The place wasn’t that crowdy as expected (we went on the 4th of September). We were a little bit dissapointed by the snorkling (2 spots for snorkling on two sides of the islands). The area fot snorkling is quite small and most of the corals...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank wesleyv586
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

We are a family of 5 with children aged 13, 19 and 20. Initially we were out off doing this trip as there were reports of overcrowding and reef damage. But on our last day we decided to give it a go. And we were...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank katStAlbans
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Coral and snorkelling was nice but when we went it was very overcrowded - you could see damage to the coral was fairly severe and ongoing while we were there which was sad to see.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 955charliew
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

This is out of the world. I’m normally travel a lot and this is one of the best. It’s totally worth and should go there early morning. We had a guide who take us around the island. We saw turtle and sharks and colorful little...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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14 February 2019|
Response from Lcrperera27 | Property representative |
Rs 2000 from public beach nilaveli but park close during sea rough
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