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Mangrove Boat Tour

Balapitiya, Sri Lanka
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Brilliant

A brilliant 1.5 hour out on the Madu river / blue lagoon as part of wider 1/2 day tuk tuk tour. I... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2017
Thebates22
via mobile
Good family time in the boat ride, but nothing extraordinary

Price : Bit high was charged 6000 LKR for the whole boat (carrying 5 people), 1 hour ride. The... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2017
Adwait3785
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Pune, India
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Balapitiya, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed December 10, 2017 via mobile

A brilliant 1.5 hour out on the Madu river / blue lagoon as part of wider 1/2 day tuk tuk tour. I think we paid way over the odds despite being assured that government taxes, insurance etc etc all made up the price, and despite...More

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Reviewed November 6, 2017

Price : Bit high was charged 6000 LKR for the whole boat (carrying 5 people), 1 hour ride. The attractions (only 2) mentioned have an extra price tag attached. Highlights: Fish Spa: Although more of a business money making stint, it was fun. Importantly the...More

1  Thank Adwait3785
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Reviewed September 24, 2017

Our guide recommended this tour, sold it as a good place to see lots of birds....basically we didn't ... the obligatory Cormorant was about it. Tried to get us to stop & get off at a 'spice island', fish foot massage and stall/shop that sold...More

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Reviewed July 22, 2017

We have two young boys aged 9 & 7 and this ride was a highlight for all off us. We stopped off to Cinnamon island for a demonstration on cinnamon quill forming (you can either give a small tip here or buy a product don't...More

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Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

There was a fraud where they took my money and did not give me a coupon.They took me $ 25 per person, while one tourist paid $ 10 at the same time.We see only 2 animals from the menu that they have. Cinnamon Island where...More

Thank Nasser A
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Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

We were in Bentota for a short duration..the tour starts at 4.30 pm...we were only two ppl but we took the whole boat for 50$. The boat ride was great. We stopped at herbs island....stopped at a mid water stall to have some cocunut water...More

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Reviewed October 24, 2016

Great little stop and ride on the water. It is kind of touristy but we enjoyed getting out of the car and we are boat people so we enjoyed a ride around...

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Reviewed September 25, 2016

We really enjoyed having this half-day excursion in Hikkaduwa. It offers a nice break from the beach and is very easy going, you'll see crocodile, temples, cinnamon stick making in this ride through the branches of the river. It is not cheap depending on the...More

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Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

The visit included learning about cinnamon and other local trades. We had fun on the water and learned about local trades.

1  Thank MR_California_Art
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Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

When arrived they will till you about 1 hour and 30 minutes ride ,and you will go to 21 place ,and the price is 6000 RS , just with little arguments you'll have it with 3500 RS , then they will take you to a...More

1  Thank Omar A
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