At Sea

Watersports are the best way to enjoy your beach holiday in Sri Lanka. Scuba Dive on the east and west coast and Surf in the southern half of the country…

Surfer in Midigama

Surfing

Sri Lanka offers perfect spots for beginners and intermediate surfers with a few that may tempt experienced professionals.

The best period to surf in Western and Southern Sri Lanka is from November to April, and Midigama with its hollow, right-breaking waves and reefs is an ideal spot for more experienced surfers while Weligama and Hikkaduwa are more suitable for beginners.

But the most famous waves are found on the East Coast in Arugam Bay, where the surfing season goes from April to October. Arugam Bay is suitable for all levels of surfing. Surf board rental and lessons are offered in all surf spots.

Scuba diver underwater showing ok signal

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling

The west, east and south coast of the island are ideal for scuba diving and snorkeling. The most beautiful reefs are located in Kalpitiya (best season: November to April) and Pigeon Island, near Trincomalee (best season: April to September).
The seabed of Sri Lanka is also known for its many shipwrecks. You will discover one of them in Great Basses Reefs, near the southwest coast of the island.

Kite surfing in Sri Lanka

Windsurfing and Kitesurfing

Windsurf and kitesurf on the west coast, in Kalpitiya and Negombo. Kite urfing is particularly popular in Kalpitiya, with tourists and locals. Guesthouses for surfers are freely available and the best season to enjoy windsurfing and kitesurfing is from May to October.

Sri Lanka wildlife tours

Dolphin watching

The backwater fishing village of Kalpitiya, only a three-hour drive from Colombo, is one of the best locations in Asia to go dolphin watching. The ideal season for this activity is from November to April, when abundance of sea grass and suitable wind conditions attract pods of dolphins, some numbering to the thousands. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to watch bottlenose, spinner, spotted, striped, Indo-Pacific humpback, Fraser’s and a number of other species of dolphins swim alongside your boat, jumping and spinning in the air.

sports adventure tour in Sri Lanka

Whale watching

Sri Lanka is one of the world’s best places to see the magnificent Blue whale, the largest animal known to have existed on Earth, and the Sperm whale, the largest toothed predator. From November to April, the whales can be spotted couple of miles off the coast of Mirissa. From March to August, Blue whales can be spotted off the Trincomalee coast. Arrange tours with us today to watch these awe-inspiring creatures only a couple of hours by boat from the beach. When you return, you can relax under a coconut tree on the white-sand Mirissa beach or the famous Nilaveli beach in Trincomalee, or go sea kayaking or snorkeling.

Mangrove Boat Tour

Boat Rides

Boat rides in the lagoons of Negombo, Bentota or Kalpitiya are very popular. Explore the mangroves of Pottuvil (Arugam Bay) or the Muthurajawela Marsh near Negombo via boat.

Jetski jump on wave

Other Recreational Watersports

Jet skiing and water skiing in the main resorts in Bentota, Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna, Nilaveli, Weligama, Mirissa or Arugam Bay (non-exhaustive list) are popular.

The west coast offers banana boat rides, body boarding and tube rides.

Equipment can be rented from specialty shops, and /or hotels depending on your destination.

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