Sailing Sri Lanka - East Coast

Marine, Negombo to Negombo

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Spend a week sailing along Sri Lanka’s east coast and you’ll see why this island’s starting to emerge as a must-visit destination. Stand-up paddle along deserted beaches, visit Koneswaram Temple, and snorkel in Pigeon Island National Park. When you’re ready to chill out, head back to the catamaran or to the shore where countless untouched beaches await. Don’t just listen to the travel buzz, see it for yourself.

What’s included

  • Sailing Sri Lanka's east coast
  • Visits to Kuchchaveli and Passikudah beaches
  • Watching for whales and dolphins from the boat
  • Beach barbecue
  • Snorkelling, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding equipment
  • Return transfers between Negombo and Trincomalee
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities


  • Explore koneswaram temple in dutch bay
  • Enjoy a beach barbecue
  • Visit vakari lagoon
  • Stand-up paddleboard or relax along stunning beaches


Day 1 Negombo/Trincomalee (1D) Have a safety briefing and early dinner on board, then spend the evening in Dutch Bay, getting acquainted with the crew and boat. Additional Notes: Please note: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. On Day 1 of your tour you will be advised of any amendments. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours, 250km) 16m (53 ft) Sri Lanka Sailing Catamaran
Day 2 Pigeon Island, Kuchchaveli & Sampur (1B, 1L, 1D) Enjoy the scenery and visit isolated beaches to snorkel, swim, stand up paddle board (SUP), or kayak. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins and whales along the way. Transport: 16m (53 ft) Sri Lanka Sailing Catamaran
Day 4 Sallitivu, Passikudah & Ilanativu (1B, 1L, 1D) Spend the next three days discovering the beautiful coast between Trincomalee and Kalkudah. There are plenty of opportunities to get out on the water, or head to dry land to explore the Vakarai Lagoon, or beaches of Sallitivu, Passikudah and Ilanativu. Return to Dutch Bay, then enjoy a visit to the Koneswaram Temple at sunset. Transport: 16m (53 ft) Sri Lanka Sailing Catamaran
Day 7 Trincomalee/Negombo (1B) After a final breakfast on board, disembark in Trincomalee, and begin the road trip back to Negombo. Arrive back into Negombo in the mid-afternoon. Tour ends on arrival. Included Activities: Departure Day Transport: 16m (53 ft) Sri Lanka Sailing Catamaran Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours, 250km)