Negombo Beach

Negombo Lagoon Fishing Day Tour

Experience fishing in the traditional town of fishing!

Along the West Coast of Sri Lanka is the friendly city of Negombo, one of the oldest fishing towns in the country. In addition to its centuries-old fishing industry, its wide sandy beaches and well-preserved ruins of the Dutch and Portuguese era is what makes Negombo thrive on tourists. Gourmet food – particularly seafood, spices, ceramic and brassware are a few other industries that are successful in Negombo.

The lagoon in Negombo is a very popular location that attracts a lot of tourist-friendly activities such as water sports and fishing. The lagoon is fed by a few small rivers and a 100km long canal, which was built by the Dutch but is still used by citizens and tourists today. The area surrounding the lagoon is densely populated with rice paddies, coconut plantations and grasslands. A Negombo Lagoon Fishing Day Tour is the ideal activity to explore Negombo’s buzzing fish market, buy fresh local fish, discover the mangroves by boat, observe the art of local fishing and even try your hand at it! You could also take a catamaran ride along the canal for a unique perspective of sightseeing in Negombo.

Places you will visit

Negombo Lagoon

Negombo Lagoon

Learn traditional and modern ways of fishing. Here you will see live cooking of the seafood you picked for lunch.

Negombo Lagoon

Negombo Fish Market

You will first visit the Negombo fish market and take your pick on some fresh seafood that you would like to eat for lunch.

Not to miss in this tour

  • A picnic lunch on an island with grilled seafood!
  • Pick your own fish!

Things you will do

  • Begin your boat tour on the Negombo Lagoon.
  • Try your luck at fishing on the Negombo lagoon.
  • Engage in an interesting live cooking experience.
  • Enjoy a catamaran ride through the lagoon: relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery.


Q. Is this day tour for me?

Exploring a centuries-old fishing town is for pretty much anybody – especially those who love seafood!

Q. Can it be tailor-made?

Yes, this Negombo lagoon fishing day tour itinerary can be customized according to your requirements.

Q. When to go?

More often than not, Negombo has tourist-friendly weather for a day tour. Only during the southwest monsoons (June – October), unpredictable rain is possible, but otherwise, any time of the year is fine for a Negombo lagoon fishing tour.

Q. What will transfers cover?

Pickup from Hotel – Tour Attractions – Drop at your Hotel.