Sail Lanka
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Join us for an unforgettable cruise in Trincomalee! From 6:30 until 1:30 we offer unforgettable Dolphin and whale watching cruises. On board we will serve you a freshly prepared breakfast. After the whale and dolphin watching we give you the opportunity to snorkel, swim, stand up paddle and canoe under cliff with the famous Koneswaram Temple. When you come out of the water our chef will be waiting for you with his delicious lunch. Sail Lanka Charter is a spin off of the Building A Future Foundation. This non profit organization aims to educate Sri Lankan youth and create sustainable businesses to help further develop the country. The group teaches people technical skills, builds our own boats and charters them. Sail Lanka Charter is the largest sailing company in Sri Lanka and currently directly employs about 20 local employees and indirectly creates jobs, mainly in manufacturing and maintenance of boats and marina's, for more than 50 people.
Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
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alvin f
Mellor, UK195 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We joined the one night cruise and had an amazing wildlife trip with lots of dolphins leaping and playing in the bow waves
The onboard catering was delicious and laying on the top deck watching the stars was unforgettable
The crew were helpful and friendly
Written 9 August 2023
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Pieter W
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Family
We had a perfect day on the Indian Ocean, starting off in the bay with playful dolphins and a shy whale, sailing the ocean with an ideal breeze, snorkelling around a beautiful coral, diving from the cata into the sea. We even had an improvised banana ride. Thank you captain Maduaenga, crew Franandu and Hansaka and chef (first class!) Indika for a wonderful experience.
Written 25 July 2023
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Venu P
Trincomalee, Sri Lanka2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Family
We opted for the 7 hrs whale watching cruises and had an amazing time. The entire process from booking (handled by Umega) to sailing (Captain Pasindu) was seamless..
It was worth the money and time spent.. we happened to see a lot of dolphins and one shark whale..think the blue whales had gone for slumber and cudnt spot any.. the catamaran had set sail initially on engines and then shifted to wind while returning..though it was amazing but there was a lot of rolling while we sailed on wind.. so better to have anti nausea tablets if you are prone to be sea sick..
Finally we docked back at the bay for a swim and snorkeling session.. the entire crew was accommodative and concerned of our well being.. we were served simple but tasty breakfast and lunch during the cruise..
Sun screen and shades are a must..
Written 25 May 2022
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Chris D
Colombo, Sri Lanka17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Just ashore from a superb 6 night cruise courtesy of Sail Lanka on their four berth Catamaran “Sapphire”. Four of us (two couples) served by 5 crew. Its a large vessel with two decks so plenty of space for both sun and shade. We sailed south towards Batticola for a couple of days before returning and heading north beyond Trinco to the lagoons at Millavelli. Plenty of opportunities for dolphin and whale-watching, fishing and activities such as swimming, paddleboarding and snorkelling with added trips to various offshore islands. It’s bring your own booze, however the three fantastic meals every day were also memorable. It was a truly fantastic experience and for those who wish to get away from the land for a few days, Sail Lanka put you back
in touch with the surrounding Indian Ocean and the real appreciation of “the Island life”. Thoroughly recommended.
Written 18 May 2022
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Sumeera M
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Friends
A great adventurous and a very hospital experience.
The team with Ip, Samarasena, Dilip, Pushpakumara, Dave, Priyan were well trained and experienced to provide a fun and a safe tour to the deep sea in the bay of Trincomalee, Sri Lanka.
Written 29 October 2021
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George Kathurusinghe
Western Province, Sri Lanka81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Family
We were suddenly found the link to the CEYCAT 53’ RANGE travels . Without a second thought we booked the available date 19th October.

Qe are very pledge for the opportunity we had, the date, the night, the foods, the sea travels experiences, everything was amazing.. worth for the money we paid.
The date was well worthy done, qith smiles on all our faces, crystal was the catamaran we were given, The caption was very knowledgeable and humble 😊.. the team was very helpful, they were always there to help us when ever possible.

That was remarkable event, thanks to the team.. we love you all .
Written 20 October 2021
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Max
Zurich, Switzerland14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
We did a 3 day/2 nights cruise and it was a magical time from start to finish. The food, the cleanliness, the catamaran and especially the crew. IP Tharindu Madushan, Thiliban, Dave & Lesli, thank you guys! We will definitely come back! We can only recommend it, you won't be disappointed!
Written 30 September 2021
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Piyal Kurukulasooriya
Kandy, Sri Lanka66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Friends
We sailed with Sail Lanka from Trincomalie bay to see dolphins and whales . It was Luxurious Ocean Diamond yacht which accommodated all 14 of us comprehensively with amazing experience. Crew was most welcoming and helpful throughout the sailing. They were always with us helping in diving, swimming, snorkeling and jetski . Three onboard sea food based meals were delicious served in the spacious restaurant. Night was amazing with some music and moonlight. All of us enjoyed the stay fully.
This should be in the bucket list of any traveler around Sri Lanka.
Hoping to join it once again when the pandemic is over ……
Thanks to Sail Lanka team - a job well done 👍💪

Dr Piyal Kurukulasooriya
Consultant Surgeon
Written 20 August 2021
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Holly G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2021
This was the last night of out East Coast holiday and it was amazing!

The staff, scenery and peace was great. We also saw many animals when snorkelling and spinner dolphins with the boat.

Me and my partner LOVED IT! Thanks
Written 8 August 2021
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Anuradha Hewage
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Friends
Absolutely amazing experience with Ocean Diamond!!! Stunning marine life with whale watching and dolphins, entertaining and thrilling water sports.. absolutely luxury and comfortable facilities!!! Amazing food as well!! Finally captain Ashan and the crew was just fantastic... friendly and accommodating!!! I highly recommend them to anyone who’s up for a great adventure at sea !
Written 19 March 2021
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