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Muthurajawela Marsh

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Negombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I'm not sure where it all comes from, via the sea to the North of the lagoon, or more locally, but it shamed me to experience it. The lagoon was beautiful and could be again. We were alongside a group of Chinese visitors feeding monkeys...More

Thank Allan F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thanks to earlier reviewers I booked directly with the Visitors Centre for a 3pm boat ride of 1.5 hours duration for 1300Rp each. We actually pretested the route by tuk tuk in the morning as I have been having language issues with the guy opposite...More

Thank John A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a 4pm slot and took a tuk tuk at the rate of 1800 including waiting (we gave him 2000 as he was a sweetie). Seeing in the visitors centre the wildlife on offer, I was disappointed as Id seen many of the fauna...More

Thank the_finchley_lees
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked via Viator: all well arranged but if I read other prices in the comments here, we paid too much. About the visit: it started with our first Tuk Tuk ride ever from the hotel to the marsh: tha was a nice experience and the...More

Thank hermanv779
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Driver took me here at 6:45 for a pre-booked tour. I would recommend a later time. You can have your own boat or a crowd. You will travel down the canal to the lagoon. Along the way you will see birds , I saw 16...More

Thank esopus35
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We paid R8000 for four people which included our tuk tuk from Rani beach resort (north of Negombo). Tuk tuk journey was 45/50 minutes each way. Guide was knowledgeable about birds but not especially knowledgeable about ecology ( or perhaps there was a language barrier?)....More

Thank Jo T
Reviewed 5 July 2018

I think it's enough of having 3 hours trip to cover us .Mostly you can see local and foreign birds ,Crocodiles,Iguanas ,Mangrove trees .But different Eco system.

Thank NishD
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

After reading the TA reviews we caught a tuk tuk from Negombo direct to the Visitor Centre - a 45min drive & got our driver to wait for us & take us back - 3000 rupees return. (Isolated out there & no tuk tucks in...More

8  Thank heatherkK8425FF
Reviewed 30 April 2018

We took a boat ride on the Hamilton canal and the Muthurajawela mangroves. Lovely experience. Lots of birds.

1  Thank merinak2015
Reviewed 14 April 2018

We went for a boat trip for a couple of hours along the canal and marsh/lagoon. Saw iguanas, pelicans, a couple of monkeys and a baby crocodile. Others on a similar trip assured us that the animals are fed to keep them in certain areas...More

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14 July 2018|
Response from Kamal P | Reviewed this property |
Hi! Sorry about the delay in answering. Muthurajawela visitors centre is the key institution that operates with many services including boat rides. Their contact details are below: Muthurajawela Visitor Center Indigaslanda... More
7 August 2017|
Response from Vicki E | Reviewed this property |
We just turned up! The taxi driver was uncertain how to get there but there were a few boats. Might be tricky in busy times! But I think it is a hidden treat!
3 October 2016|
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Response from Duncan F | Reviewed this property |
boats hired from canal and they have a guide. I went 2 days ago and booked day before by phone (my driver did this for me). Book the 0830hrs trip as you will see more wildlife by going before it gets too hot even for the... More