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  • Stop in the port city of Galle — home to a historic fort.
  • Look for dolphins and whales along the way.
  • Stop by isolated beaches for kayaking or swimming.
  • Have a beach barbecue
The trip Sailing Sri Lanka - South Coast starts and ends in Mirissa. It is a beaches tour that takes 7 days taking you through Kudawella, Galle and Kalametiya in Sri Lanka. Sailing Sri Lanka - South Coast is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Discover the culture and wild, natural beauty of Sri Lanka on a seven-day sailing with the perfect mix of chill-out time and exploration. Sail along the southern coast of Sri Lanka, stopping along the way at the old trading fort of Galle, remote beach towns, and the fishing village of Kudawella. When your landlocked feet get a little tired, there’s plenty of time for swimming, surfing, and enjoying the beach. Whether through your sunglasses or goggles, you’ve never seen Sri Lanka quite like this.
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Tim From Australia On
5 - Excellent
“What can I say, we had a really great tour to Sri Lanka. Extremely relaxing, cosy and just great to be on the water. Highly recommend it.”
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Anonymous From Italian On
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“this trip is original and very relaxant. You can swim, sail, read, freediving, surfing... many things and goooood food!!!”
Arrive in Mirissa to meet the group and skipper for a welcome meeting. Opt for a transfer from Colombo Airport.
Set sail, relax on board and get to know the other travellers. Enjoy a sunset dinner near Snake Island.
Meal
  • Dinner
Included Activity
  • Sailing Welcome Meeting
    Welcome aboard! Before setting sail meet the skipper and the rest of the group at a welcome meeting. Your skipper should be easy to spot in a G Adventures shirt or with a G Adventures flag at the skipper table.
Transport
  • 16m (53 ft) Sri Lanka Sailing Catamaran
    Stretch out and stay balanced aboard a roomy double-hulled watercraft.
Cruise along the southern coast to Kudawella, enjoying the scenery and visiting isolated beaches to swim, stand up paddle board (SUP), or kayak. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins and whales along the way.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Transport
  • 16m (53 ft) Sri Lanka Sailing Catamaran
    Stretch out and stay balanced aboard a roomy double-hulled watercraft.
Continue up the coast to Kalametiya and explore the lagoon. In the afternoon, opt to visit the Kalametiya village and sanctuary, or soak up the sun on the beach.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Transport
  • 16m (53 ft) Sri Lanka Sailing Catamaran
    Stretch out and stay balanced aboard a roomy double-hulled watercraft.
Optional Activities
  • Kalametiya Village & Sanctuary visit
Visit the small surf beach of Hirikatiya for a surf or swim, then continue on Sri Lanka's southern coast to Talalla Beach. Keep a lookout for marine life along the way.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Transport
  • 16m (53 ft) Sri Lanka Sailing Catamaran
    Stretch out and stay balanced aboard a roomy double-hulled watercraft.
Watch for whales and dolphins on the way to Rumassala, then spend the afternoon relaxing on Jungle Beach or hike up to the Japanese Peace Pagoda with sweeping views over the Galle Bay.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Transport
  • 16m (53 ft) Sri Lanka Sailing Catamaran
    Stretch out and stay balanced aboard a roomy double-hulled watercraft.
Spend the morning exploring Galle and the Dutch Fort, then sail back to Weligama Bay. Enjoy a barbecue on the beach with your group.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Transport
  • 16m (53 ft) Sri Lanka Sailing Catamaran
    Stretch out and stay balanced aboard a roomy double-hulled watercraft.
Optional Activities
  • Galle Fort and City Tour
    Visit the Galle Fort, a 16th-century fort first built by the Portuguese, and later occupied by the Dutch. The ramparts are still standing even after being battered by Mother Nature, including the 2004 tsunami. Explore more of the beautiful capital, taking in the Dutch architecture and lively atmosphere. The Dutch Hospital shopping complex is a great place to scoop up some souvenirs.
Sail back to the Mirissa Harbour and disembark. Tour ends on arrival. Opt for a transfer to Colombo Airport.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Included Activity
  • Departure Day
    Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.
what’s included
Accommodation
  • 6 double/twin bed cabins (6 nts).
Meals
  • 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
    Note: Allow USD35-45 for meals not included.
Transport
  • 16m (53 ft) sailing catamaran.
Staff & experts
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, skipper, assistant/cook.
Included activities
  • Sailing Sri Lanka's south coast
  • Visits to Weligama Bay and Galle
  • Spot whales and dolphins from the boat
  • Beach barbecue
  • Snorkelling, kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding equipment
what’s excluded
  • International Flights
  • Any international flights to/from Mirissa are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Sailing Sri Lanka - South Coast tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
Get a PDF file with detailed trip information: Download Trip Notes for Sailing Sri Lanka - South Coast
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Payment

A deposit of 350 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 61 days before departure. For any departures within 20 October 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The Sailing Sri Lanka - South Coast tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Sailing Sri Lanka - South Coast tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Other Practical Information
  • 1. Travel Style : MarineSmall-ship adventures on the world’s great seas, rivers, and other places only accessible by boat.
  • 2. Service Level : StandardComfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.
  • 3. Physical Grading : 3 - AverageSome tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.
  • 4. Trip Type : Small GroupGroup trips average 12 travellers per departure, depending on the adventure. The maximum is usually no more than 16, but some can be smaller or bigger, depending on the trip. Check individual trips for details.
CancellationNo additional cancellation fees apply for this Sailing Sri Lanka - South Coast tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.
Trip Details
  • Accommodation

    6 double/twin bed cabins (6 nts).

  • Checklist

    Conservative Dress:
    • Modest clothing that covers knees and shoulders (Long pants, long skirts, shirts that cover shoulders)
    • Shawl or scarf (for temple visits)

    Documents:
    • Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border)
    • Insurance info (required) (With photocopies)
    • Passport (required) (With photocopies)
    • Required visas or vaccination certificates (required) (With photocopies)
    • Vouchers and pre-departure information (required)

    Essentials:
    • Binoculars (optional)
    • Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries)
    • Cash, credit and debit cards
    • Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights)
    • Ear plugs
    • First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking)
    • Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal)
    • Fleece top/sweater
    • Footwear
    • Hat
    • Locks for bags
    • Long pants/jeans
    • Moneybelt
    • Outlet adapter
    • Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.)
    • Reusable water bottle
    • Shirts/t-shirts
    • Sleepwear
    • Small travel towel
    • Sunglasses
    • Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable)
    • Watch and alarm clock
    • Waterproof backpack cover
    • Windproof rain jacket

    Marine:
    • Drybag (Will help keep cameras and essentials dry)
    • External battery pack
    • Motion sickness tablets
    • Sarong
    • Snorkel gear (optional) (Only if own equipment is preferred.)

    Warm Weather:
    • Sandals/flip-flops
    • Shorts/skirts (Longer shorts/skirts are recommended)
    • Sun hat/bandana
    • Swimwear

  • Group_leader

    Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, skipper, assistant/cook.

  • Group_size_notes

    Max 12

  • Highlights

    Stop in the port city of Galle — home to a historic fort, look for dolphins and whales along the way, stop by isolated beaches for kayaking or swimming, have a beach barbecue

  • International_flights

    Check-in times and baggage allowances/restrictions vary by airline and can change at any time. For the most up-to-date information for your flight, please contact your airline. We recommend checking in online in advance to avoid potential delays at the airport.

  • Introduction

    Discover the culture and wild, natural beauty of Sri Lanka on a seven-day sailing with the perfect mix of chill-out time and exploration. Sail along the southern coast of Sri Lanka, stopping along the way at the old trading fort of Galle, remote beach towns, and the fishing village of Kudawella. When your landlocked feet get a little tired, there’s plenty of time for swimming, surfing, and enjoying the beach. Whether through your sunglasses or goggles, you’ve never seen Sri Lanka quite like this.

  • Meal_budget

    Allow USD35-45 for meals not included.

  • Meals_included

    6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners

  • Minimum_age

    Minimum age of 16 years for this trip.

  • Start_finish

    ex Mirissa

  • Transport

    16m (53 ft) sailing catamaran.

  • Whats_included

    Sailing Sri Lanka's south coast. Visits to Weligama Bay and Galle. Spot whales and dolphins from the boat. Beach barbecue. Snorkelling, kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding equipment.

  • Optional_activities

    Kudawella
    - Kalametiya Village & Sanctuary visit

    Galle
    - Galle Fort and City Tour

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