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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 8 August 2018

An amazing array of beautiful fish - surprises around every corner. Boat hire simple and efficient. Best to explore a little off the beach where there is less foot damage.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank theprices2018
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

The island is sooo crowded you can barely get in the water. All the corals are dead. You can se about 5 different types of fish, but that is it. Don't waste your time.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Zala A
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

We did this snorkeling trip with our children aged between 8 and 12. We saw nice fish, including a shark. But most of the coral is dead. In addition the area where we could swim was tiny and there were loads of tourists. We were...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank BarbaraLavoieMTL
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

This is definetely a little marine paradise surrounded by greenish blueish sea covered with coral reefs. You can absolutely enjoy the perfect combination of "3S"s.i.e.sea,sun and swim.Little boat ride to the pigeon Island from the coast of Nilaveli adds colour to your trip. Snorkeling would...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Januki J
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Nice place for snorkeling although there were too many people on the island simultaneously. Saw a lot if coral reef fish as well as a couple of reef sharks which was exciting!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Santanos75
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Fantastic fish - gets crowded so come early! 10minutes from the mainland. Great mix of locals and tourists!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Zacster1
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

We took a boat to pigeon island, snorkeling gear was provided. Although still rather crowded (apparently weekends tend to get even busier) we could easily get some space to snorkel and see some really nice fish. The coral unfortunately is nit that spectacular. You do...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Hans E
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Very nice snorkeling. Wonderful coral gardens with a lot of colored fishes. Possibilities to see Blacktip sharks, turtles and others bigger fishes. Amazing!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 757monika
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

We visited this so called magical place and was shocked to see the total neglect of the Nature of which these locals make money. The Island it self is located short distance away from Nilaveli Town, which is renowned for its pristine beaches. This activity...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank adam873
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Went to the island with a really good dive company, very early in the morning. Got there at 9am and it was already crowded. There are only some spots of shade and no lockers or toilets or places to buy water so make sure to...More

Date of experience: July 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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