The island of Sri Lanka is genuinely blessed by nature. There is so much to see on this beautiful island and while a land view of this beauty is extravagant in its own ways, an air view is undoubtedly breathtaking. During your holiday in Sri Lanka, choose an exclusive air taxi experience with one of the many sea plane service providers.
The initial launch of Sri Lanka’s seaplane service was back in 2004, but it did not continue for long due to the prevailing civil war in the country. In 2012, the service was re-launched and was very much under the radar but is now quickly gaining popularity. Sri Lankan Airlines was the first company to come up with an air taxi service and was soon followed by other companies such as Cinnamon Air, Expo Air, Deccan Aviation, Helitours, Cosmos Aviation, Air Senok and a few others.
With an air taxi experience in Sri Lanka, you can enjoy a quick and stunning journey across the entire island, with stops at many popular destinations such as Colombo, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Sigiriya, Bentota, Koggala, Dickwella, Batticaloa and Trincomalee. Air taxi services are also available at the International Airport so you can make use of this service as a connecting flight to your next local holiday destination once you land in Sri Lanka. Since these planes are small in size, if you have a group of about 15-20 people, it is possible to charter an entire flight and enjoy a private trip flying across the pearl of the Indian Ocean.
The Air Taxi service in Sri Lanka is truly a one-of-a-kind magical experience. You have a splendid view over the lands and clouds, through the misty hills, over the exotic coastlines and national parks to present you with astonishing sceneries. A flight from Colombo-Koggala for example would show you aerial views of the southern expressway, paddy fields, palm oil plantations, Temples, Mosques, cricket pitches and a stunning view of the south-western coastline. When flying towards Kandy, you can capture beautiful photographs of waterfalls, plantation houses, more temples and cricket pitches.
Each seaplane has two pilots at the front who are very friendly and more than willing to answer all your questions. The number of seats available on the flight varies depending on which seaplane service provider you are travelling with. It is more fun to get together with a group of family and friends and book a charter flight so you can enjoy this experience with your loved ones.
Once you are comfortably seated on the flight and have accurately put your seatbelts on, the pilots will begin to takeoff. There is no cabin separating the cockpit on a seaplane so you can see how the pilots are manipulating the flight. Within just a quarter of a mile, you are up and into the air. If you are on a scenic flight, the journey usually lasts for about an hour and goes approximately 7500ft into the sky. Landing a seaplane depends on the water levels, currents and visibility. For this reason, the schedules and bases of air taxis are flexible.