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Koggala Lake

Open Now: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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“boat trip”(9 reviews)
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Koggala Lake is one of the biggest natural lakes in Sri Lanka. A number of islands are scattered in the lake among which the Temple Island, Modol Doova, Bird Island and the Cinnamon island are the most famous. The lake is rich in birdlife and...more
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Koggala 80506, Sri Lanka
+94 77 890 4815
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I simply dont get the nasty reviews here. True the garden is small but the shop is not a scam. I think the so called guides saying it is one probably have their own agenda. The products are genuine & lovely. Every time we go...More

Thank Journey24389431819
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Avoid this. It’s a waste of time and money. The boat drivers wanted 4000 rupees to take me around the lake. I said I’d wait to see if others came along to split the cost. They got aggressive and told me they didn’t want me...More

Thank ChrisChiei
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful lake with many islands. You can hire a boat to visit all the islands. It includes a temple island, cinnamon island. Also you can enjoy fish spa at the cheaper price. worth a visit while you are in southern part of Sri Lanka.

1  Thank mgprabhu
Reviewed 15 October 2018

An enjoyable morning, but by no means a highlight of our trip. We paid 5000LKR for 3 of us, plus our driver, to cruise around the lake for just over an hour. We saw a few birds and monkeys, nothing special, stopped on Cinnamon Island...More

Thank Elizabeth A
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

This is little known boutique complex which has a infinity pool , restaurant, various private cabins and a boat which will pick you up. It’s a great location for a chill out

Thank Kevin T
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

This tour is a total rip off!! We paid 3000Rs each (we were a couple). The tour was supposed to be an hour taking you to Bird Island, Cinnamon Island and an Island with a temple. If you wanted to go to the temple that...More

Thank Departure550532
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

We went to the spice garden near the lake, and although it was interesting to look around, all they really wanted was to sell us some over priced herbal remedies.

Thank TippElle13
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Cost 2000 rupees (£10), to go around a lake. The two stops included a cinnamon island which was nice, and a temple island which was very meh. Don't expect to see loads of wildlife. Overall it took an hour and a half.

Thank Tom199614
Reviewed 27 May 2018

There is heaps of wildlife in and around this lake. 3 hours should be enough to to see most of it. There are heaps of boats offering tours and most are pretty reasonably priced but there is a big difference between cost of the straight...More

1  Thank Saggital
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Does the boat have roof? Is it a speed boat? We should have looked before purchasing2 tickets for 7000! No ticket, no receipt! And no leaflet. Told 90 minutes . It went for 65 minutes. We could not understand the drivers English. H e took...More

Thank Robin C
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