Activities

With arguably one of the west coast’s finest beaches and a delightfully broad lagoon, Bentota offers a superb range of water sports activities with everything from snorkeling to water-skiing. However, we can help to ensure you also explore the beautiful scenery inland including the lush backwaters and exotic wildlife amidst a rich local culture.

Bentota is one of the best locations for water sports in Sri Lanka. The calm, sheltered estuary makes an ideal place for - windsurfing, water-skiing, banana-boating and jet-skiing. In Hikkaduwa you can snorkel, swim with sea turtles and take a glass bottom boat trip.

Water Sports - from £20 per person

Despite an early morning start Deep Sea Fishing is a fantastic experience. The boats are fitted with a GPS, life-jackets, toilet, cabin and all equipment. Enjoy the best of the catch for dinner that evening. We also offer Lagoon Fishing as a alternative to Deep Sea Fishing from May – October.

Deep Sea Fishing - from £35 per person

In the early morning Beruwela Fish Harbor is energetic, full of life and rarely visited by other foreign
tourists making it a fascinating experience. Watch both the small boats unloading their nightly catch and larger boats that travel the
seas for months bring home huge tuna, sharks and rays.

Beruwela Harbour - £20 per person

The Bentota River is beautiful and teaming with wildlife. Spend a few hours exploring the mangrove, river
banks and lily clad islands looking for monitor lizards, birds of prey and crocodiles. You may also see the river’s sand digger boats and
hand pulled ferry.

Boat Safari - £26 per person

Explore Bentota at your own pace on two wheels. Peddle through pretty villages and paddy fields to The Virahaya Temple and Lunuganga House and Gardens.

Bentota Bicycle Tour - £32 per person

Geoffrey Bawa is one of Asia's most influential architects. One of his most striking
achievements is his private home Lunuganga which he fashioned from an abandoned rubber estate. Visit the estate by bicycle, tuk tuk or open top morris minor for a garden tour and afternoon tea.

Lunuganga House - £34 per person

Sadly turtle eggs are still eaten in Sri Lanka so supporting the Kosgoda Conservation Centres is very
worthwhile. The projects encourage local fishermen to sell turtle eggs to the center where they can hatch under safe conditions and be released back into the ocean.

Turtle Hatchery - £45 per person

A peaceful way to explore the backwaters and wildlife around Bentota is by traditional
fishing kayak. Normally used to catch crab these vessels also make a perfect viewing platform from where to spot birds of prey, kingfishers, monitor lizards and water lilies.

Traditional Kayak - £26 per person

From Dec - April large numbers of blue and sperm whales can be spotted just 45mins out to sea from Mirissa (30 minutes from Galle).

Whale Watching - £60 per person

Take a guided walk around the Galle Fort with fort residents and authors Juliet Coombe and Daisy Perry. Explore the maze of hidden backstreets, extravagant 18th century merchant houses and meet some local characters.

Galle Fort Tour - £52 per person

Explore the stunning southern coastline on a private half or full day catamaran charter. You can do some fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding or snorkeling off the boat and hopefully spot some dolphins and whales. Soft drinks and breakfast are provided on the catamaran.

Catamaran Cruises - from £100 per person

A 3.5 hour drive from Galle, Yala has the second densest leopard population in the world, as well as elephants, wild boar, crocodiles and sloth bears.

Yala National Park - £45 per person

2 hours from Galle, Uda Walawe is a pretty wildlife park and a natural elephant corridor. Although less diverse than Yala, this park is quieter with great bird life and a elephant transit camp.

Uda Walawe Park - £45 per person

Stilt Fishermen - Free if lucky

Boat trips take you to the small islands on the lake. One of the island has a cinnamon plantation, another has a Buddhist temple and you can visit the Ananda Spice Garden on the third island.

Koggala Boat Safari - £35 per person

This tour takes you off the beaten track into the beautiful scenery of southern Sri Lanka. Highlights include secluded temples overlooking rice paddies, tea plantations, traditional villages, and fields of cinnamon, rubber, cashew nuts and bananas.

3 Day Bike Tour - from £325 per person