Pigeon Island received its name during the colonial era due to its presence of blue rock pigeons that have made their breeding and nesting grounds on the Island. The landscape of this marine park is truly breathtaking due to its presence of coral reefs, white sandy beaches, and clear blue waters. Some of the popular activities in the area include scuba diving, whale watching, and surfing.
The coral reefs of the island extend to about 200m long and 100m wide and you can witness marine life even from the beach. Some of the marine life you can witness while snorkeling through the island’s clear waters are angelfish, parrotfish, coral gardens, turtles and you might even be able to spot blacktip sharks. If swimming and snorkeling isn’t your thing you can opt for speedboat rides, windsurfing, or even sit back and sunbathe on the beautiful sandy beaches.
Don’t forget to visit this ecosystem of biodiversity on your next trip to Trincomalee!