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Pigeon Island National Park, Nilaveli
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Pigeon Island National Park features white sands, coral reefs, and plenty of rocky outcroppings. Pay a visit to the protected area, one of only two marine parks in the country, and explore its myriad selection of vibrant ecosystems. Bring your snorkeling or diving gear for a chance to observe some of the nation's finest coral reefs, bursting with underwater life. Alternatively, wander the shoreline or kick back on the sand and enjoy the view of the Indian Ocean stretching out as far as the eye can see. Use our Nilaveli vacation planner to arrange your visit to Pigeon Island National Park and other attractions in Nilaveli.
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  • A lovely small island that is about a 15 minute boat trip from the mainland beach. The island will generally become overcrowded by lunchtime as only a small area in the centre of the island is accessi...  more »
  • Need to see place. If you like diving snorkling... this is the place to be. Beautiful fish swiming with you, the white sharks just below you amongst the most amazing colourful corals.... makes you fee...  more »
  • Loved the boat ride to Pigeon Island. Great place for snorkeling and swimming. Loved every second we stayed in the island. 
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  • Pigeon Island National Park is one of the two marine national parks of Sri Lanka. The national park is situated around 1 km off the coast of Nilaveli, a coastal town in Trincomalee, Eastern Province. This island is amazing for snorkeling around. We saw a good variety of fishes around the island including some black tip sharks and turtles. It was absolutely beautiful experience to swim with the shark and watch colorful fish. Snorkeling at Pigeon Island was a fun-filled and amazing experience. I could have spent a lot longer than three hours swimming around and viewing the amazing fish and coral in their natural habitat. I would advise for people to spend a whole...
  • SO MUCH FUN! You can dive in the sea with o2 tanks. You can even find friendly dolphins diving around. You can see lots of good things especially if you go there in the morning!
  • Heaven on the earth... Must see if you go to Sri Lanka. In one word to describe "heaven "
  • The most exciting trip I have ever been on. The island and the beach were magical. The best place to do snorkeling. The reef and the schools of fish you see there is unbelievable. They charge 750LKR for the pass to visit the island (For a group of people) A boat can be taken for 2000LKR to the island and return. Snorkeling gear is available with the boat guys and will cost 300LKR.
  • It is a small Island not far away from the Main Land. It's famous for snorkeling. You Don't need to be swimmer to snorkeling their. Also you can rent the equipment necessary on the Island.