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Private Tour: Negombo and Surrounding Area Attractions by Boat

Private Tour: Negombo and Surrounding Area Attractions by Boat

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Negombo, Sri Lanka
icon6 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds
icon6 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Get a better sense for the colonial history and thriving wildlife of Negombo and its surrounding area during this 6-hour private tour. Start with a boat ride through the former Dutch-built canal, and then scout for water birds like cormorants, terns and egrets on the local lagoon. You’ll finish with more wildlife exploration at Muthurajawela Wetland. Light snacks and water are also covered.
  • The wildlife refuges and colonial history of Negombo on a private tour
  • Take a boat ride down the Dutch canal dating back to Sri Lanka's colonial era
  • Search for water birds like egrets, terns, gullls, and more in a local lagoon
  • Explore the diverse wildlife of Muthurajawela Wetland
  • Great trip for bird watchers and nature lovers
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Private boat with life jackets
English-speaking nature guide
Light snack during the boat ride
One liter water bottle per person
All taxes
Gratuities
Lunch
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Goldi Sands Hotel , Poruthota Road Eththukala, Negombo 11500, Sri Lanka

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7:00 AM

After booking, the operator will contact you about pickup time.

This activity will end right where it started.Those outside hotel pickup area serviced should meet at: Goldi Sands Hotel lobby. Poruthota Road Eththukala, Negombo 11500s
Receive a morning pickup from your Negombo hotel. Those outside of the normal pickup area can head to the Goldi Sands Hotel lobby for meet your guide.

Start your Negombo excursion with a boat ride on the Dutch canal. This key transportation artery, first built by the Dutch colonial administration runs for more than 96 kilometers (60 miles) through the Negombo area. You’ll soon progress into a lagoon fed by several local rivers and linked to the sea by a channel to the north. The lagoon is known for its mangrove swamps, so make sure to keep your eyes peeled for the water birds like herons, cormorants, terns, gulls, and egrets that call the area home.

Leave the lagoon behind and proceed into the Elakanda Canal, which provides access to the Muthurajawela Wetland. This protected wildlife area is known for harboring a wide range of plant and animal life, including a diverse collection of migratory birds. It’s an area of increasing significance given the rapid industrial development of the surrounding countryside. You’ll finish your trip around 12:30pm and receive a ride back to your Negombo-area hotel, arriving around 2:30pm.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant seats are not available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Beyond Escapes
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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