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Pigeon Island National Park Entrance Ticket provided by Pigeon Island National Park

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Pigeon Island National Park Entrance Ticket

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Updated 15/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 15/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
You don't need to be a Scuba Diver to get to get to know the fascinating world underwater and its splendor. Equipped with mask, snorkel and fins you float on the water surface and watch the vibrant coral reefs, rocks and coral fishes below. An intense experience and unforgettable moments.
Important Information
  • Entrance Ticket Only
  • Entry/Admission - Pigeon Island National Park
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Aldo wrote a review Aug. 2020
Colombo, Sri Lanka6 contributions
Diving and looking on all the Kind of fish who is in the Riff is amazing. From seaturtle to sharks and Dragon fish you can See every sort of Small fish!
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Date of experience: August 2020
Morgan N wrote a review Aug. 2020
Trincomalee, Sri Lanka58 contributions7 helpful votes
Traveling to Pigeon Island I was very excited but in arriving I was rather disappointed. Damages that have been cause by unregulated tourism has left the reef bleached and barren. We were lucky enough to see some different types of fish and the odd shark. This is not something
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1 Helpful vote
Steve D wrote a review Feb. 2020
Caerleon, United Kingdom315 contributions121 helpful votes
We visited Pigeon Island in the low season and I am so glad we did. It was busy but not chaotic. We had to snorkles, about an hour each. The southern side of the island was excellent and we saw sharks, a turtle and many other colourful fish. The northern side was not as good and
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Andy F wrote a review Feb. 2020
4 contributions
This I would imagine is best done off season and not on the weekend due to numbers of people visiting . We had a lovely experience , seeing lots of reef fish, a turtle , moray eels and our main highlight plenty of Black tip reef sharks ( harmless I may add ) we went with our 2
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Titus D wrote a review Dec. 2019
Sri Lanka6,920 contributions632 helpful votes
You have to take a boat from Nilaweli and it takes around 15 minutes. Safety jacket is given to each passenger.Snorkling equipment could be hired for Rs 700 ( from the boat) and the boat rise is Rs 2000. Since it is a national park, officials are on the watch out and they keep
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3 Helpful votes
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Pigeon island diving centre
Would you like to go pigeon island diving and this is a great opportunity for We are ready to give you diving relat
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THE BEST Snorkeling Place
We had an amazing time doing snorkeling, this is an absolute best place for a sea bath and snorkeling
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eshan d
a place to visit at least once in your life time
try to reach as soon in the morning. and try to find a good diving guide from there on the beach itself. he will tr
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Our experience at Pigeon Island was marvellous .It was like heaven all the colourful brightening fish were glisteni
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No words, just go !!!
Simply awesome. It’s a must go for anyone and must do snorkeling here. It’s the best snorkeling experience we had s
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Must Visit
A must visit on your trip to Lanka. Its very well organised and snorkeling in the corals is a fantastic experience.
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Whether Scuba or snorkling: a must visit
I was there doing scuba with Nilaveli Diving Centre and my wife joined for snorkling. We both had great time and an
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Paul M
Snorkelling Heaven
About one kilometre away from Nilaveli Beach, Pigeon Island is perfect for snorkeliing with intact, colourful coral
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Kasun W
Wonderful Underwater World !
Number 1 activity you should do if you ever visit Trincomalee. You can easily get a boat from Nilaveli Beach and it
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Awesome snorkelling
While gorgeous snorkeling from the island and some incredible turtles and sharks, there were so many people and lot
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Lesley J
Snorkling adventure
The boat picked us up from the shores of our accommodation and whizzed us up the beach to pay for our trip to Pigeo
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The best thing you can do: Avoid it!
That sounds rude, I know. It is my first time, that I would have liked to give less than one point, but that's not
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Pricey but nice if you can swim
We didn't understand the contradictory reports, but getting to the tiny island we understood. The two bays are way
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Lucky to see turtles & sharks
It’s an excellent place for novice snorkelers, lots of colourful fish 🐟 and coral to see. We were lucky to see two
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Amazing snorkelling experience
Pigeon island is an ideal place for snorkelling off Nilaveli beach, you can snorkel on 2 sides of the island and be
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