Boat Safari in Sri Lanka
Discover Natural beauty of the River Bank
This breathtaking island is a paradise of nature and it is consisting with hundreds of sea, rivers, reservoirs, Hugh manmade lakes, ancient canals and lagoons among these locations provides no end opportunities to Boat ride and catamaran rides. Which are a different and relaxing transportation and better way to explore Sri Lanka. Green foot boat and catamaran rides are operating many part of the island. You can marvels at ever- changing landscapes, rural village life and fascinating variety of flora and fauna.
If you are a nature lover and looking for adventure, a trip to Sri Lanka would not be completed without a boat safari and catamaran rides. You can feel all the soul of the nature. This gives you totally different perspective of wildlife and the wild natural surroundings from inside a boat and catamaran.
Gal Oya Boat Safari
Gal Oya boat safaris give a unique and special perspective whilst watching animals as they come to the waters edge to drink water. The 25,900 hectare park has about 32 species of mammals including common languor, endemic toque macaque, leopard, sloth bear, elephant, wild boar, water buffalo and 3 species of deer. Asian elephant can be seen throughout the year. Small island speared you can see beautiful small islands spread over the area. Often you may see these Elephants grazing happily and freely without any intrusions. They swim from island to island as they wish in search of greener pasture.
Bentota Boat Safari
Enjoy a romantic river safari on the river and lagoon. The Bentota lagoon scattered with small islands and natural landscape provides tangled mangrove swamps. The boat men will meander through the islets and mangrove swamps located haphazardly on the river. Your sight will be mysterious and beautiful at once, as you cruise through shaded waters beneath huge roots. The longer you need to explore, the further upriver you want to cruise, the more unspoiled the scenery becomes. Aquatic birds-herons, cormorants & colorful kingfishers and water monitors & crocodiles can be seen during your safari.Most cruise trips are for three hours while the Dinner Cruise lasts for 5 hours. It will be a fun experience – a combination of thrills and wild water that is sure to be a highlight of your Sri Lankan holiday.
Madu river Boat Safari
Madu ganga has a high ecological and biological significance, declared as a RAMSAR world heritage virgin wetland in 2003 and acknowledgement as the second large wetland in Sri Lanka. It is home to over 300 plant species from 95 families and 250 plus vertebrate families. It might be one of the last remaining tracts of pristine mangrove forests in Sri Lanka. Mangroves nets large number of water monitors king fisher’s, wood peckers, megalaima rubricapilla, Black – hooded oriole and large number of birds in flocks. On your way you also will see a fish breeding center in the middle of the river. Madu River is consisting with 64 islands. Your boat safari takes you through among significant island stretch of lake with almost placid water dotted with many islets. While on excursion the sight of darting Brahmin kites and majestic swoops of the Sea eagles down on to the water is a site to behold. In your journey you will be able to see some traditional fisherman and traditional fishing kraals (ja kotu) set up to trap lagoon prawns.
Muthurajawela Boat Ride
Muthurajawela is renowned for its ecological significant and it is harbor to many bird species of Sri Lanka and migration birds. Muthurajawela is part of the Negambo lagoon, during the Dutch era they build a canal through the Muthuragawela town. In about one and a half hours, you would have filled your camera with pictures of water monitors, crocodiles, Brahminy kites, monkeys and a host of others. Muthurajawela lagoon is home to a large number of fish, reptiles, birds and small mammals. The best time to visit Muthurajawela is either in the morning and evening.
Gregory Lake lake Boat Ride
Blessed a with salubrious climate, breathtaking views of valleys, meadows, mountains and greenery; it’s hard to imagine that Nuwara Eliya is only 180 Km from the hot and humid Colombo. Boat rides in Gregory Lake - Nuwara Eliya was fashioned under orders of British Governor Sir William Gregory in 1873. A boat yard now allows visitors to go boating and rowing.
Lunawa Lagoon Boat Safari
The reconstruction and cleaning of the Lunawa lagoon in Moratuwa by the Sri Lanka Navy is completed and open for the public for boat rides.
Navy has planned to provide training and instructions to aspiring enthusiastic youth in the area in water sports such as motor boating, jet skiing, rowing, kayaking and canoeing in the Lunawa lagoon.
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