Canoeing and Kayaking in Sri Lanka

A unique look into the diversity of lake, river and sea

Sri Lanka provides great opportunities for water sport none other – stunning vistas, lush temperate rain forests, long sandy beaches, incredible wildlife sightings, and vast wilderness areas. Simply put, with its rich natural resource and 103 of beautiful rivers. Today, canoeing and kayaking has become particularly opportunity to discover Sri Lanka and it needs good physical experience to succeed in it. Sri Lanka offers fantastic canoeing and kayak sections, rivers, canals and low country lakes systems, lagoons and sea kayaking and more adventurous routes. The best season for canoeing is the all year round; some rivers are suitable for canoeing throughout the year.

Canoeing is an eco-friendly water sports. Canoes are made to glide through water and because of their Canoeing is an eco-friendly water sports. Canoes are made to glide through water and because of their conical ends; they are easy to operate on water. This unique feature makes them highly capable on trying on most kind of water bodies. Canoes can accommodate at least two people with their gear and is usually practiced on lakes and rivers, which have flat and still water. This will allow you to explorer the natural beauty of the landscapes and the people living by. Something for everyone. Follow the instruction of our local guide. Make sure that you are fit to own tour.

Canoeing and kayaking Regions in Sri Lanka.

Kalu ganga

Kalu ganga is one of the main landmarks for eco tourism and its clam water offering good opportunity to all the people who have never canoed before but are looking to experience wilderness and adventure. The river spills out of the Sinharaja forest reserve, tumbling its way down a 20km gorge. The tour will definitely allow you to observe village life of Sri Lanka and the beautiful landscape which changers from tea plantations, rubber estates, jungles, paddy fields and finally the Gangatilaka Vihara Kaluthara. During most of the ride the only noises you will hear are the birds' calls and the sound of your paddle dipping into the calm water. For a bit more adventure, it is possible to continue on down the river where you will negotiate some basic rapids (full training will be given).

Bolgoda Lake

Bolgoda is a surprisingly quiet and local lagoon and scenic lake. Bolgoda Lake is the largest and most beautiful natural lake with the highest bio diversity in the island. This colossal fresh water lake covers an area of 374 square kilometers. The depth of the lake varies at different places between 20 and 50 feet.


The calm waters of the Samanalawewa provide an ideal setting for this slow-paced activity, and with the area's prolific birdlife and breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, there's no end of things to see as you paddle. The claim water of “Samanalawewa reservoir” is ideal for people who like slow paced Kayaking.


Rekawa is a small village on the south coast of Sri Lanka. Rakawa is a seaside rural community engaged in fisheries and agriculture. Its long sandy beach and mangrove skirted lagoon gives it a rustic beauty. There is high local biodiversity as, in addition to mangrove forest, the local vegetation consists of scrub jungle, medicinal plants, and fruit trees.

Buduruwagala Reservoir

A full of mists and breathtaking scenery of Ella gap is one of a wonder of nature. Ella if offering plenty of recreational activities and great pleases for nature lovers. Kayaking at Buduruwagala reservoir is lies beside ancient Uva Wellasa city remains. Just a few stones are left. Our guide will lead you to the island inside the reservoir consisting with many verities of bird species.

Hadapanagala Reservoir

Handapanagala Reservoir will meet pass the Wallawaya town. There is a rock plain on the either side of the dam. it is full of water throughout the year – fed by the Kirindi Oya river. The inland fishery industry is big around these parts. You’ll surely see some a local fishing for dinner.The reservoir is popular among locals and foreigners alike it opens the way for elephant watchers. Elephants gather at the reservoir every evening. For this reason dusk is the best time to visit Han-dapanagala Reservoir. Any time is a good time to bird watch at the reservoir. There are dozens of birds in and around the water. Probably also looking for their dinner

Sea Kayak in Waligama Bay

At Waligama, one’s attention is understandably drawn to the sea. To an all embracing bay, arms thrown wide. . The name Weligama literally means "sandy village" which refers to the area's sandy sweep bay. Pristine sandy area, welcoming the long frothing rollers in push after push against its barrel chest of a beach. To the iconic stilt fishermen silhouetted against the setting sun. Dotted with rocky outcrops & fringed with fine golden sand. In Waligama and environs, by rubber and coconut plantations, ancient temples and spice gardens, natural sanctuaries and exotic wildlife.

Sea kayak in Bentota

The south coast is at its better for sea adventure and significant sandy beaches going through clusters of palms trees overlooking the Indian Ocean. Bentota is known for its broad golden beach. A tropical lagoon and a major river Bentota offers water sports possibilities nowhere else to be found. We can organize half and full day paddling on the Bentota Lagoon and into the sea – this is a seasonal trip as the sea is usually not safe on this coast between May and October.

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