Go Sri Lanka offers 4 scheduled tours for get a different experience at various times of the day:
Tour departure times – four cruises daily
8.00 am – Early morning – 2 hour cruise
10.30 am – Mid- morning – 2 hour cruise
3.00 pm – Afternoon express – 1 hour cruise
4.30 pm – Sunset – 2 hour cruise
Bookings are essential
Scheduled tour price includes complimentary pick-up and return transport in the Negombo Beach area.
Early morning cruise–8.00am to 10.00am
- Cruise in the cool of the morning when the birds are most active and fishing boats are returning from the sea. The shores of the lagoon are buzzing with activity as hundreds of fishing families deliver their catch to the fish markets and wash their nets along the beach.
Mid-morning cruise – 10.30am to 12.30pm
- Enjoy the breeze and bright sunshine of the late morning on the lagoon. We will check out the many day fishermen casting their nets as we cruise to the open water of the lagoon. Cruise beside the sailing boats as they make their way out to the sea. You will see a wide range of water birds, waders and the gull colony on the sand flats according to the tides and the season.
Sunset cruise – 4.30pm to 6.30pm
- Relax as you experience the rich colours of the sunset at the inlet of the lagoon as the sun goes down in the Indian Ocean. In the twilight we will watch the traditional prawn fishermen setting their nets for the night’s work ahead. We will be back to the dock before it gets too dark.
Private boat hire
- Go Sri Lanka offers a range of private boat hire tours on the Negombo waterways ranging from 2 hour private tours, to half and full day adventures. Contact us for details.
Bookings are essential.
Reporting time at the boarding dock is 15 minutes prior to departure. All cruises depart on time – so don’t be late!
Private boat hire prices include complimentary pick-up and return transport in the Negombo Beach area.
What to bring:
Hat and sunscreen
Rain jacket in the wet season in case of showers
We provide complimentary bottled water
You are in safe hands – our boat is fully licenced and insured. We are proud to offer a service that is fully licenced by the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Sri Lanka.
Our boat has a seaworthiness certificate and is registered for use for passenger cruises
Our skipper is a qualified boat operator with a coxswain certificate from the Colombo Ports Authority
Qualified rescue and first aider on board
All crew members are trained in emergency response through regular training drills
Boat and passengers have full insurance
Your boat has lifesaving equipment on board including life ring and life jackets
Our boat has regular safety inspections and the engine has regular scheduled maintenance by a qualified marine mechanic
Passenger's contribution to the safety of the cruise:
Follow instruction of the crew at all times
Lifejackets are supplied must be worn by all passengers during the tour
No smoking is permitted on board
No alcohol consumption on board
Passengers will have to board the boat at the jetty and should ask for assistance if required to step onto the boat and be seated
Passengers should remain seated during the cruise