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Sri Lanka is an ideal location for water sports & river safaris. With over 1,600km of coast and over 100 rivers, together with lagoons and 'tanks' (irrigation lakes), there are plentiful opportunities year-round for water sports. Sri Lanka is also one of the most challenging marine game fishing locations while white water rafting, Kayaking and canoeing are some of the relatively new water sports practiced in the country.

All underwater activities are conducted by well-trained and experienced UDI and PADI instructors to ensure your absolute safety and enjoyment. Following are the most popular water based activities and sports in Sri Lanka.

  • Scuba-Diving including wreck-diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Kite Surfing
  • Wind Surfing
  • Surfing
  • Water Skiing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Wakeboarding & Body boarding
  • White Water Rafting & Adventures
  • Kayaking and Canoeing
  • Deep Sea & Fresh water Fishing
  • River adventure Safaris
Prime Sea-Water sport sites
West Coast Kalpitiya and Negombo
South-West Coast Wadduwa, Kalutara and Beruwela
South Coast Bentota, Hikkaduwa, Galle, Unawatuna and Koggala
South-East Coast Mirissa, Polhena, Tangalle and Hambantota
East Coast Arugam Bay, Pasikudah and Nilaweli

Prime Fresh-Water sport sites & safaris
The Kelani River Near "Kitulgala" has fast headwaters and rapids ideal for white-water rafting (from November to April only)
The Kalu River From Ratnapura to Kalutara for Kayaking and Canoeing
The Maadu River Near "Balapitiya" for River adventure safari
Hikkaduwa Lagoon South West coast for River Safari and Day Fishing Camp
Gregory Lake In Nuwara Eliya for Jet Skiing, boat tours & pedal boating
Beira Lake In Colombo pedal boating
Kandy Lake Opposite the Temple of the tooth relic boat tours & Pedal boating

Diving and Snorkeling

Ocean filled with reefs, sprinkled with a diversity of marine life ranging from colorful..

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Surfing & Skiing

You can slice through the ocean water and cut through the ocean..

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Sri Lanka with its extensive coastline, lakes, rivers, freshwater lagoons and..

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White Water Rafting

Beautiful Kelani River in Kitulgala area covers 5 major rapids and..

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Hikkaduwa is a designated Marine National Park. The national park..

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Kalpitiya is located in Puttlam District, 170km away from Colombo. Kalpiya consists..

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Trincomalee more commonly known as 'Trinco" is located on the northeast coast..

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Bentota, in the South Coast of Sri Lanka is the unofficial water-sports capital of the..

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The coastal city of Negombo is located in the west coast of Sri Lanka..

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Kalutara, Wadduwa, Beruwala

Kalutara, Wadduwa and Beruwala are excellent water-sports destinations in the..

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We at Destination Sri Lanka water sports combined with island round trips / other special interest programmes or you can make your own tour programme. Please feel free to contact us