Pigeon Island Excursion

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Trincomalee, Sri Lanka2 hoursPrivate Excursion

Program details

Pigeon Island National Park is one of the two marine national parks of Sri Lanka. The national park is situated 1 km off the coast of Nilaveli, a coastal town in Eastern Province, encompassing a total area of 471.429 hectares.

The island's name derives from the rock pigeon which has colonized it. The national park contains some of the best remaining coral reefs of Sri Lanka.

Pigeon Island was designated as a sanctuary in 1963. In 2003 it was re-designated as a national park. This national park is the 17th in Sri Lanka. The island was used as a shooting range during the colonial era. Pigeon Island is one of the several protected areas affected by the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004.

10:00 Hours Commence Boat trip to Pigeon Island.

Snorkeling and enjoy the day.

14:00 Hours - Return Back to Hotel.

Inclusions - Boat ride and Snorkelling