Boating and Cruises

A great way to enjoy the tropical island of Sri Lanka with Casons Travels is to set sail through stunning lagoons, rivers and lakes. Sri Lanka provides a perfect atmosphere for sailing all year round. Enjoy speedboat rides along the rivers, catamaran rides on the lagoons and houseboats on the lake. The ideal time to sail in Mirissa and Beruwala is from October to May and Pasikudah or Trincomalee between June and September. Since Sri Lanka is surrounded by the Indian Ocean, it offers panoramic sunset views and diverse natural habitats that are sure to please everyone seeking a unique experience. The abundance of monsoon weather also allows for sailing over Sri Lanka‚Äôs inland water resources to always stay in season, offering exciting activities such as water rafting, canoeing, boating and speedboating. 

Sri Lanka is a boater's paradise, offering a range of cruising options for those who love being on the water. From luxury yachts to traditional wooden boats, there's something for everyone. Take a sunset cruise on a catamaran and watch the sun dip below the horizon, while sipping on a cocktail. Or, explore the stunning coastline of the island on a traditional "oruvans" - a type of fishing boat unique to Sri Lanka. Enjoy a day of fishing, snorkeling, or just lounging on the deck. For a more luxurious experience, take a river cruise on the Madhu Ganga, where you can witness the tranquil beauty of mangrove forests and spot an array of exotic birds. If you're feeling adventurous, hop on a safari boat in Kalpitiya and spot dolphins and whales in their natural habitat. Whatever your boating preference, Sri Lanka has a variety of options to suit your needs.
Here's a list of some of the most popular boating and cruises available in Sri Lanka and where to find them:

Sunset Catamaran Cruise - This is a popular choice for those looking to relax and enjoy the beautiful sunset while sipping on a cocktail. The Catamaran cruises are available in the west coast, such as in Unawatuna, Mirissa and Bentota.

"Oruvan" Boat Cruise - This is a traditional wooden boat unique to Sri Lanka. Take a day trip on an "oruvans" and explore the stunning coastline of the island. This can be found in many coastal towns, such as Galle, Hikkaduwa, and Trincomalee.

River cruises - For a more luxurious experience, take a river cruise on the Madhu Ganga, where you can witness the tranquil beauty of mangrove forests and spot an array of exotic birds. This can be found in Balapitiya, which is located in the south-west coast of Sri Lanka.

Whale and Dolphin watching - If you're feeling adventurous, hop on a safari boat in Kalpitiya, located in the north-west coast of Sri Lanka, and spot dolphins and whales in their natural habitat.

Yacht charter - If you're looking for a more upscale experience, you can charter a private yacht and explore the island from the sea. These can be found in major coastal towns such as Colombo and Trincomalee.

Fishing Charters - Fishing charters are also available in many coastal towns, such as Trincomalee, Mirissa and Bentota. This is a great option for those who want to catch their own dinner or just enjoy the sea with a rod in their hand.

Kayaking and Canoeing - For those who enjoy a more active and adventurous boating experience, kayaking and canoeing are available in many rivers and lagoons around the island, such as Kitulgala, Kithulgala and the Madu river.

No matter what your boating preference, Sri Lanka has a variety of options to suit your needs. From traditional wooden boats to luxury yachts, there's something for everyone to enjoy the beauty of the island from the sea.

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