Galle Day Tour: Boat Safari, Stick Fishing & Turtles from Bentota

Galle Day Tour: Boat Safari, Stick Fishing & Turtles from Bentota

Discover Sri Lanka's enchanting blend of culture and nature on this unique tour. Stroll through the historic Galle Fort, and marvel at the traditional stilt fishermen in Koggala. Enjoy a serene wildlife adventure on the Bentota River Boat Safari. Immerse yourself in marine conservation at the Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Centre. Reflect on the strength and resilience of the human spirit at Tsunami Honganji Vihara. Experience the rich tradition of mask-making at the Ariyapala Mask Museum, and uncover the secrets of the Beruwalage Moonstone Mine. Each stop offers a captivating mix of learning and awe-inspiring moments, ideal for those eager to explore Sri Lanka's diverse beauty. Embark on this journey for an unforgettable exploration of a vibrant country. Book now for an experience that promises to delight and inspire.

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Stop At: Bentota River, Bentota 80500 Sri Lanka

As you decide to join the Bentota River Boat Safari, you're in for an adventure filled with amazing wildlife and serene natural beauty. As we cruise along the tranquil waters, keep an eye out for the fascinating crocodiles, often seen on the riverbanks or gliding through the water. Then there are the water monitors, impressive lizards that add an exotic touch to our journey. The river is also a haven for various bird species, making it a paradise for birdwatchers. We'll navigate through lush mangrove forests, vital to the ecosystem, and observe local fishermen practicing traditional methods. It's a perfect blend of thrilling wildlife sightings, peaceful nature, and cultural insights, all wrapped up in a relaxing and educational experience. It's truly a memorable way to connect with the natural beauty of Sri Lanka.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, School Lane, Kosgoda 80570 Sri Lanka

Visiting the Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research and Conservation Centre is an eye-opening experience. Here, you'll interact with various species of sea turtles and learn about their life cycles and the critical conservation efforts to protect them. The visit is more than just observing these majestic creatures; it's an educational dive into their world. You'll see the care and rehabilitation efforts for injured turtles, and possibly witness the heartwarming process of releasing them back into the ocean. The staff's dedication and passion are incredibly inspiring. And, if timing is right, you might even have the adorable experience of seeing baby turtles. It's a truly memorable and enlightening experience for anyone interested in marine life and conservation.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ariyapala Mask Museum, 426 Main Street, Ambalangoda 80300 Sri Lanka

Exploring the Ariyapala Mask Museum is a fascinating journey into the world of traditional Sri Lankan masks. This museum showcases a stunning array of masks used in various cultural and religious ceremonies. As you wander through, you'll learn about the history and significance of each mask, some of which are used in local dances and plays, and others believed to have healing powers. The intricate designs and vivid colors are truly captivating. There's also a chance to see artisans at work, carving and painting these masks with techniques passed down through generations. It's not just a visual treat; it’s an immersive cultural experience that offers a unique glimpse into Sri Lankan heritage.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Moonstone Mines and Gem Palace, Mitiyagoda Front of School, Batapola Road, Ambalangoda 80300 Sri Lanka

Taking a trip to the Beruwalage Moonstone Mine is an extraordinary experience where you'll delve into the intriguing world of moonstone mining. This mine is one of the few places in the world where you can see the mining process of these beautiful, luminescent stones. You'll observe miners skillfully extracting moonstones from the earth and learn about the traditional methods still used today. The journey includes a visit to the workshop where these raw stones are transformed into stunning, polished gems. It's a unique opportunity to not only witness the entire process from extraction to final product but also to gain insight into the local geology and history. And, of course, the chance to see and purchase authentic moonstone jewelry directly from the source is an added bonus for gem enthusiasts.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Tsunami Honganji Vihara, Galle Road, Hikkaduwa 80240 Sri Lanka

Visiting the Tsunami Honganji Vihara is a moving and profound experience. This memorial, erected in memory of the tragic 2004 tsunami, stands as a powerful reminder of the event's impact. You'll see the awe-inspiring Buddha statue, which symbolizes hope and resilience in the face of disaster. The site offers a place for reflection and understanding the magnitude of the tsunami's effects on the local community. It's not just a tourist spot; it’s a place of solemn remembrance and learning, with information about the tsunami and stories of those who were affected. The serene setting also provides a moment of peace and contemplation, making it a deeply impactful part of your journey.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Stilt Fishermen Sri Lanka, Koggala Sri Lanka

Experiencing the Stilt Fishermen in Koggala is like stepping into a timeless scene of Sri Lankan culture. Here, you'll witness the unique and iconic method of fishing, where fishermen perch on slender poles embedded in the sea. It's a fascinating sight, and you'll have the chance to observe their skill and patience up close. The fishermen, balanced precariously above the water, showcase a traditional practice that has been passed down for generations. You might even get an opportunity to try it out yourself under their guidance! Along with this, the picturesque backdrop of the sea makes for stunning photographs. It's not just about watching fishermen; it’s about immersing yourself in a centuries-old cultural practice that's both beautiful and extraordinary.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Galle Fort, Church Street, Galle 80000 Sri Lanka

Wandering through Galle Fort is like walking back in time. As you explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site, you'll be surrounded by a mix of Dutch, Portuguese, and British colonial architecture, each telling a story of the fort's rich history. You'll stroll along ancient ramparts overlooking the Indian Ocean, offering breathtaking views. The narrow streets are lined with quaint shops, cafes, and art galleries, perfect for leisurely exploration. There's also a chance to visit historical landmarks like the lighthouse and the Dutch Reformed Church. The fort's vibrant atmosphere, combined with its historical significance, makes it a captivating experience, blending Sri Lanka's past with its present.

Duration: 2 hours

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Infant seats available"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Horário de Início: 08:30 AM
Duração: 7 To 9 Hours
Ponto de partida: Traveler pickup is offered
The tour guide will pick you up at the specified pickup location.

Cancelamentos e reembolsos: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Private transport in an air-conditioned car with an experienced guide
  • Entrance and activity fees for the places mentioned in the itinerary
  • A bottled water for each person
  • Entry/Admission - Stilt Fishermen Sri Lanka
  • Entry/Admission - Bentota River
  • Entry/Admission - Ariyapala Mask Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center

Não Incluído

  • Food and beverages (Available to purchase during the tour according to your preference)
  • Gratuities
  • Tips and any expenses of personal nature


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