Water Sports in Sri Lanka
One of the advantages of being an island is that you have water all around you and sandy beaches to match, where one can enjoy surfing in Hikkaduwa, Jet Ski riding, boogie boarding in Bentota, kite surfing in Kalpitiya all year around in many locations around the island. If the surf is not right in one place you simply move to the next place and Sri Lanka being small, one can get to the next best destination of your choice without much hassle and carry on with the your preferred above water activity.
If you have always dreamt of living like Robinson Crusoe, a plunge into the White Water Rafting in Kitugala is worth a shot. You will experience rafting in one of the wettest place in the country – Kitugala. This place is located 90 km from Colombo on the banks of the river Kelani River It offers grade three rapids making it an adventurous experience for both the beginners and intermediate rafters.The overall rafting experience will leave you completely thrilled.Best Time: April to November is the best time to opt for this activity.
Bathing in warm Indian Ocean currents is an experience of a lifetime. You will find a wide variety of marine creatures in Sri Lankan waters. From the mighty Blue Whale to the tiny nudibranch, Sri Lanka has it all. The friendly locals of the place well complemented with an amazing food make the experience even better. This reef is located off the coast of Mount Lavinia which will never disappoint you. It is home to some of the most beautiful aquatic creatures such as Lionfish, rays, and nudibranch.Best Time: If you want to dive in the west and south-west coast then October to May is the best time. However, May to October is the ideal time for the northeast coast.Price: Approximate price starts from 41 USD
If you want to have a good snorkelling tour, it is time for you to test the Sri Lankan waters where you can span for 3 nautical miles in a length. The whole of the south coast of Sri Lanka is filled with such adventurous sports.If you want the adventure to reach its peak, you can try Bar Reef which is considered to be Sri Lanka’s largest reef.Highlights: For the best experience, you can try snorkelling in Hikkaduwaa, Weligama and Kirinda.Best Time: The best time to indulge in this activity is March, April or May.Prices: Approximate price starts from 410 USD
Sri Lanka offers best in class waterskiing experience with its beautiful sandy beaches, coral reefs and clear blue water in a backdrop of the tropical atmosphere which remains warm throughout the year. With water ski camps in all the major locations, you can easily learn to ski even if you are a beginner. Let the adrenaline rush through your body when you race with the mighty ocean waves. There are two different climate zones in Sri Lanka namely South-West & North-East. The best time for water skiing on the South West coast is from October to April while on the North East coast the ideal time is from March to November.Location: The major locations for water skiing in Sri Lanka are Negombo, Hikkaduwa, Bentota and Kumudu Valley.Price: Approximate price ranges from 10000 LKR for eleven rounds and 1000 LKR for one round.
Feel the ocean wind rushing on your face and hair with the thrilling speed boat rides in the beautiful emerald water of Sri Lankan beaches. A family adventure with negligible safety concerns is an ideal way to spend a few moments of your holiday. Enjoy the ecstasy of traveling in the speed boat with loads of laughter and screams. Ideal for small group of people or families, the speed boat is one exhilarating adventure that you cannot forget.
Peel off the waves with your surfs and let the adventure begin! The thrilling experience of surfing will surely leave you with an unforgettable experience for a lifetime. It is one of the famous things to do in Sri Lanka.Although surfing is available in many Sri Lankan beaches if you want to have a real surfing experience in the warm water you should go to Weligama beach. However, you can also try other beaches like Arugm Bay, Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna and much more to list. No matter whether it is your first time or you are a professional, it is always better to understand the water from a trainer to learn the basics of surfing in safe waters.Best Time: It is different for different beaches but ideally one should visit during November and April.Prices: Approximate price starts from 8 USD for 3 days.
If you would like to kite in heaven then the Kite Surfing experience in Kalpitiya will leave you with an amazing experience. The Kalpitiya Lagoon is the best place for freestylers and beginners. It is one of the most popular things to do in Sri Lanka.If you want some training then there are several schools where trained professionals can teach you the art of Kite Surfing. You will find several accommodations in the nearby area which makes it easier for everybody to try this adventure sport.Location: Kalpitiya is approximately 3 hours from Colombo.Highlights: Afternoon is the best time to try kite surfing as there are strong winds that are blowing.Best Time: May to October and December to March.Price: Approximate price starts from 45 USD
Spend a day fishing in a private boat charter with your family and friends and indulge in a fishing experience in Galle, Sri Lanka.Get picked up from your hotel in the morning at 7 AM and proceed to the starting point from where you will depart for the amazing bottom fishing activity in the boat.