Negombo Lagoon Fishing Day Tour

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.

At a glance

Is this day tour for me?

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

Can it be tailor-made?

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

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.


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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.

Places you will visit

Negombo Fish Market
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.

Negombo Lagoon

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

Things you should know about Negombo Lagoon Fishing Day Tour

  • – For this day tour, you can be picked up from any centrally located hotels in Colombo, Negombo or Waikkal.
  • – It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothing for this trip.
  • – Gratuity is not included in the package.

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How they experienced it

All in all, a great holiday and we could not have asked more!

My wife and I toured Sri Lanka in a chauffeur driven car which had been arranged through Blue Lanka Tours. Krishan was very knowledgeable and went out of his way to ensure that everything went as smoothly as possible; nothing was too much trouble. The tour was amazing, our first night was in Negombo after our flight into Colombo. We left the hotel at 5am on New Year’s Day and we could have probably planned that better! Finally, we were driven back up to Negombo for 1.5 days of relaxation by the beach. The hotels, food and people were great. All in all, a great holiday and we could not have asked more of Blue Lanka Tours or our driver Krishan.

Tony M

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Not to miss in this tour

A picnic lunch on an island with grilled seafood!

Pick your own fish!

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