Sri Lanka, a tropical island brimming with its own beautiful eco-system is a paradise of many sorts. Surrounded by water and home to many sub-eco systems within, there is much to see and do! That is why so many look towards indulging in boat excursions in Sri Lanka.
Usually, boats are used for going out to see, but if you were to look at it as a broader term, that envelope the likes of visiting a variety of water-based attractions in Sri Lanka. These include the likes of going out to sea for whale & dolphin watching, coral reef observations, fishing, visiting islands & mangrove forests, and more.
Whale & Dolphin Watching Boat Excursions in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is frequently blessed by these beautiful mammals visiting Sri Lankan waters. Whilst this is seasonal, knowing and preparing for an outing ensure that you are able to witness these majestic beauties of nature. Popular destinations for whale and dolphin watching boat excursions include Mirissa, Trincomalee and Kalpitiya. Whilst the ideal southern whale watching destination is Dondra Point, (which is accessible from Dondra Point (accessible from Galle, Hikkaduwa and Mirissa), and the eastern destination is Trincomalee, dolphin watching is ideal in Kalpitiya.
One of the most important factors is choosing the right type of boat and ensuring that these boat operators are indeed certified and qualified to take you out to see to witness these oceanic mammals. By doing so, you are not only safeguarding them from harm but are also safeguarding yourself as they are better equipped than freelancers who are unregistered.
Coral Reef Observation Boat Excursions in Sri Lanka
You have a few ways in which you can observe the coral reefs; snorkelling or through glass bottom excursions in Sri Lanka. There are a few popular and recommended marine life parks that we would recommend you visit. They include the likes of the Marine National Park in Hikkaduwa, and not to mention the locations in Kalpitiya such as the St. Anne’s Reef and Bar Reef.
Fishing Boat Excursions in Sri Lanka
Being an island, there are many fishing villages all over the coastal belt of Sri Lanka. If you would like to indulge in fishing excursions in Sri Lanka, there are many locations to do so. The top locations for fishing boat excursions in Sri Lanka include Unawatuna, Negombo, Mirissa, Kalpitiya, Dodanduwa, Aluthgama, Bentota, and even Colombo (for game fishing charters).
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