Jade Mirissa/Tricomalee - SLG088

Sri Lanka’s been crying out for this for years and finally, here it is, a luxury yacht letting you explore the island’s beautiful coastline from prime position.

4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

Experienced Crew
Private Chef
Whale Watching
Private bathrooms
Fan's Over Each Bed
All meals included

Jade offers one, three and six day trips on the 52-foot, brand new catamaran; with different itineraries depending on seasonality: one and two night cruises between Mirissa and Galle (from December to April) and a six-night cruise along the east coast from Trincomalee (between June and September). The boat can be booked exclusively or per cabin. A double cabin starts from approx £400 per night for 2 people.

Jade embarks from Mirissa, on the island’s south coast between December and April and from Trincomalee, on the east between June and September. Mirissa is easily reached from Colombo international airport (in around 2.5 hours).

For the one night cruise, Weligama & Mirissa, guests will step in the Jade from Marissa harbour at 3:30 pm and sail to the sunset, where guests are served dinner in Weligama Bay. The boat sails at dawn, headed to deeper waters for whale spotting and breakfast is served at 7 am. Then sail back to Mirissa, where lunch will be served.

For the two night cruise, Mirissa to Galle, guests will be as well welcomed at Mirissa harbor in the afternoon and sail for dinner in Weligama Bay. The boat sails at dawn for whale spotting and by lunchtime, the boat will have reached Galle. Lunch is served on deck, after which you may choose to explore World Heritage Fort or stay in the catamaran. On the last day, the boat will reach Weligama for water sports and activities.

For the six night cruise, East Coast Experience, guests will set sail from Trinco in the late afternoon, heading out from Dutch Bay. Early morning will be whale spotting and then head back to Trinco, and anchor in Norway Point. On day three, they’ll reach Lankapatuna - a famous Buddhist worship and the afternoon will be spent on a traditional fishing barque to explore the lagoon. Day four it’ll arrive to Challitivu, an untouched peninsula ideal for snorkelling. The next day the journey will continue, reaching Elephant Rock and the beautiful reef that surrounds it; anchor will be dropped at Passikudah and dinner at the beach will be available. Day six is largely spent on the white sand beach of Punnaikkula Point, and a dinghy will be available for exploring around. On the final day, they’ll reach Batticaloa to disembark.

Jade’s four cabins are smart and very comfortable – each has its well-equipped private bathroom. The twin decks, of course, are really the place to be – the higher of the two ideal for early morning whale and dolphin watching. The rest of the yacht offers very comfortable sitting, reading, dining and drinking space.

Eating and drinking well is an essential feature of your time on Jade. The boat’s well-equipped kitchen and professional chef ensure the food doesn’t disappoint – breakfasts, lunches and dinners under the stars are all served on board.

Our tip: Combine Jade's 2 night cruise along the south coast with 5 nights in a beachfront hotel or villa for the perfect week long holiday.