A Unique Perspective – Sri Lanka as a Sailing Destination

by | Jan 20, 2020

In the field of sailing holidays, the most common destinations that come to mind are Turkey, Croatia, Greece or the Caribbean. Recently though, Sri Lanka has marketed itself with sailing being the best way to explore the most stunning beaches of the Indian Ocean, wonderful bays, and hidden coves.

One must keep in mind though that a sailing adventure in Sri Lanka is the most laid. back of holidays – involving a week of sailing along the southern coast, taking in palm-fringed beaches, and a few nature reserves and World Heritage Sites, but mostly daydreaming and just giving yourself a good suntan.

The origins of sailing in Sri Lanka are related to local fisherfolk, hence we know that this culture and heritage have been around for long. The south coast and the north-east coast are the two main sailing destinations in Sri Lanka, particularly since these areas boast of some of the world’s most pristine beaches. Apart from the beaches, the Bolgoda Lake, a prime locality within Colombo city, is also a popular location for Sailing in Sri Lanka.

In the recent past, sailing in Sri Lanka is rapidly gaining popularity as a favorite past time and there are several well-known sailing bodies catering to this niche. So if you wish to enjoy a holiday sailing in yachts along the coasts of Sri Lanka, simply contact us and we can arrange a package to offer you the best sailing experience in Sri Lanka.

Let’s discuss some route options for your sailing holiday in Sri Lanka:

  • South Coast – options from four-hour cruises to six-night holidays: Kaduwella fishery harbor, Mirissa (whale watching) Weligama, Unawatuna (Jungle Beach, water sports), Tallala, Tangalle, Dickwella.
  • East Coast – options from three-hour cruises to six-night holidays: Trincomalee (Elephant Rock), Nilaveli (Whales, dolphins, Pigeon Island, Snorkeling), Pasikudah (water sports).
  • Northern Coast – options from seven-hour cruises to six-night holidays: exploring islands of Nainativu, Analathivu, Eluvathivu, Delft Island (Dutch History), and Kakarative. Also includes visits to Jaffna Fort, Hammenheil Fort, Talaimannar Pier, Nagadeepa Temple.

Choose one or more of these route options and prepare an itinerary to explore Sri Lanka with a perfect mix of chill-out time and tourist exploration with a sailing adventure holiday. Sail along the coastal area, stop along the way to explore culture, historical sites, wildlife, remote villages, fishing towns and more. When your feet are tired of foot exploration, there’s always lots of time for swimming, surfing and enjoying beach life. Whether it is through your goggles or sunglasses, this is an absolutely unique way to discover Sri Lanka.