Water World Lanka
Water World Lanka
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9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
Water World Lanka is one of Kelaniya’s most popular attractions and is home to South Asia’s first underwater tunnel aquarium. Located along Kelani River, the aquarium is home to a collection of over 500 fish species from all around the world including rare black diamond stingrays. You can even view piranha feedings and live shark dives. There's also a bird park that houses the world’s first aviary-themed river safari. Tickets include entry to the aquarium, bird park and underwater tunnel, and there are special concessions for large groups. Spend at least two hours here; it’s best to visit on weekdays—it gets crowded on weekends and public holidays. – Tripadvisor
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Mananga K
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Amazing place! can recommend it to all ages, specially for families. The place had so many species of fish, probably 500+ species and impressive collection of birds. Very friendly staff, free parking, free bird feeding, free fish feeding, so many interesting activities that were all given free of charge. Fish and birds look well taken care of. Spacious tanks and cages that were clean and very well maintained. For a aquatic fan, there were lots of information boards. The best attraction was the newly opened River Safari. This was a world class theme ride, and very unique. The cafeteria needs improvement as they did not serve lunch. All in all a great experience. Highly recommended.
Written 27 February 2024
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thanu b
Maldives11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Bird experience is fair but could have made it better.
Bathroom need to be more clean and easy accessible.
And some of the birds need to be kept more clean environment
Written 25 July 2023
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Mananga K
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
Amazing place with lots of species of fish and birds. Fish looked healthy and matured. Clean and large bird cages, birds were active and looked well taken care of. Lots of trees, maybe the most green attraction in Colombo! Good for kids and adults alike. They can improve the cafeteria. Staff were friendly and helpful. They also have free bird feeding, free fish feeding and diving shows. The best attraction was the newly opened River Safari.
It was a new experience filled with beautiful natural scapes, plants, fish and free flying birds. The River safari bird cages were huge! Maybe 100 feet long and 20+ feet tall. It was a treat to watch them so free. Highly recommend this place for all.
Written 2 March 2023
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khadi A
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Can provide better conditions for animals. The birds looked miserable. It doesn't look humane how they have trapped starks in a tiny cage without even water. Cages can improve.
Written 20 February 2023
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HDZ S
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Friends
Visited Water World last week and it was breathtaking. Amazing array of Fishes.Under Water Tunnel was magnificent as surprisingly long.The bird cages were big and most birds were freely roaming.You could see the birds were enjoying their cages.The tunnel is relatively long but you can't expect it to be huge considering the ticket fee!!In Singapore prices of each ticket exceed Rs.5000.Here it is only 350.Amazing and totally worth the cost.
Written 23 February 2022
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MR
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Family
the worst aquarium and bird zoo we have ever seen. the animals, especially the birds, are held in absolutely unbelievably small cages, even the big ones - sometimes up to 10 big birds in a cage so small, they can hardly open their wings! birds who should be able to fly like cranichs, are held 4 in one cage, desperately trying to fly but the roof is very low and the cage extremely small... so when one opes his wings, the other cannot. same story with all the others! how they hold theirs animals is a real nightmare.

and the tunnel? maybe 6m long or something, then over. the pictures of the tunnel are not what it looks like in reality. they make it look bigger and longer on the fotos, but it is a thing of 1 minute to watch and pass through.

the childrens playground was dirty, the handwashing station there was broken, as well as one of the toilets was flooding everything because it was broken. no one cared, no one fixed it even after we told them that something is broken. no interest at all.

do not support this thing called "water world". it's "water hell" for most of the animals there, especially the birds. i have never seen a zoo or aquarium holding it's animals in such small cages and areas. a real nightmare.
Written 1 February 2022
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Hasna_Haris
Mawanella, Sri Lanka120 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
one of the best aquarium and birds park. largest number of fishes. under the fish name written explanation of that fish or something. I went there after two years lots of changes, birds park fully opened there is lots of birds items. I went there on Saturday so much of rush of people, so avoid going on weekends. ticket price for adults for 320LKR for Sri Lankan (270LKR for Aquarium 50LKR for Birds) best place for kids and adults because its mind relaxing can learn new things. small parking area for parking. underwater tunnel's elevator not working this time don't know why. there is lots of birds there white peacocks and regular peacocks different verity of birds etc. sounds of birds and sounds of water mesmerizing.
Written 28 January 2022
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dessertholiday
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
There are a large number of beautiful sea creatures to admire in this aquarium plus some exotic birds. If you plan to go to the piranha feeding you should be on time since they only feed them what looks like one chicken leg.
This place was more extensive then I expected it to be and we spent an enjoyable couple of hours here. The kiosk has reasonably priced food too.
The main complaint is that the exhibits often bear no resemblance to what is on the sign for the tank. Though on the plus side almost all have an english description.
Tourist prices are less then 3x local price, so almost a bargain ;)
Written 16 January 2020
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Adventure570924
Newport, Australia5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Amazing creatures, great music, great sound, interesting descriptions. Don't miss Zungaro fish, play with electric catfish, hand feed the poi.
Written 9 January 2020
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Ruwanthi Ananda
Colombo, Sri Lanka106 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Family
It's an amazing aquarium, complete with an underwater tunnel. The prices for adult is LKR 350, children above 3, LKR 120.( not really a tourist attraction) We went on a poya day, around midday so it was relatively crowded, and hot. It was still quite enjoyable. I would recommend to take water and a snack if going with young kids, but they have a shops that sells fast food(noodles, fried rice) n chips,ice cream,drinks etc. It also has a bird park n a play ground. Parking can be difficult on a crowded day, had to park roadside.
Takes about 2-3hrs to enjoy the park.
Written 13 November 2019
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