Aqua Dreams, Uppuveli, Trincomalee

A day-trip to Pigeon Island

Trinco Thussi is very popular among locals and tourists in the Uppuveli and Nilaveli areas for his long experience in the sea and for the services provided through Aqua Dream! He has 8 years experience in providing/guiding boat tours to the beautiful Pigeon Island, whale/dolphin watching, diving and deep sea fishing.  

Aqua Dreams Uppuveli is his institution registered with local authorities and approved by the Sri Lanka Tourist Board. Trinco Thussi, the boss, is fluent in English, Sinhala, Tamil, and Russian and average knowledge in Dutch and French languages. His 6-member team is skilled, experienced and friendly and above all comes from the locality Uppuveli. 

Boat trip to Pigeon Island & snorkeling - Have a wonderful experience!

The Pigeon Island National Park is situated 1 km off the coast of Nilaveli and contains some of the best remaining coral reefs of Sri Lanka. You can discover the stunning coral reef, see reef sharks, bird watching, swim in safe waters with colourful fishes, turtles and lobsters. Expect to view Reef Sharks. You will be shaken when seeing the batches of fish coming like a wave. 

Pigeon Island is located around 10 km by boat from Uppuveli anchoring point or 1 km from Nilaveli Anchoring point and it takes around 30 minutes from Uppuveli and 5 minutes from Nilaveli to reach an ddeponds on the sea condition. We provide life jackets, masks, fins, snorkel with experienced instructor/guide - plus a complementary pack of biscuit, banana and drinking water. Charges for the Boats slightly differ as per the guests requirements, time duration and tour providers instructions, but its reasonable and affordable. Ticket for admission to the Island has to be purchased separately from the Wildliife office located at Nilavali Beach. 

Have a great snorkeling session at Pigeon Island! You can also climb the rock and view the owners of the Island—the rock pigeons!

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Latitude: 8.602782 Longitude: 81.221316 Elevation: 15 ft
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About the Vessel

Fiber glass boats with 7 seat and fully insured. Powered by by 20 HP outboard motor insured to carry up to 7 people. All Boats will be accompanied by a boat man and a life guard who are also experienced guides. 

Seasons Open and Departure

March to August is the normal season. High season is March to May. 8.00 am from Uppuveli anchoring point.

Length of Tour

4.5 hours. 2 trips a day. Morning session from 8.00 am to 12.30 pm. Afternoon Session is 1.00 pm to 5.30 pm

Costs and Fees


Appropriate Age Groups

Appropriate for all age groups. However advisable to avoid infants and very old persons.

How to Find the Departure Point

Look for the Visibility/Sign board at Uppuveli beach area. Just give us a call. Our staff will take you to the boat. Or just inquire at the lobby at New Lotus Park Hotel. We are there. 

Eco-Friendly Notes

Since Pigeon Island is a protected national park, there are certain procedures enforced by the authorities. You are kindly requested to obey these rules & regulations which are displayed at important locations and can be explained by the guides.  

Locally or Family-Owned Business

Aqua Dreams is a locally owned business by a team of residents from Trincomalee and Uppuveli. 

Accessibility Notes

Anchoring points are located at Uppuveli Beach and Nilaveli Beach. Both are much easier and familiar to reach.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are not allowed in the boats. 

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