Water activity

Bentota: Mangrove Lagoon and River Cruise

Activity provider: Seerendipity tours

Bentota: Mangrove Lagoon and River Cruise

Activity provider: Seerendipity tours

From US$ 38 per group up to 2

Discover the Bentota River on a cruise where you can spot animals like crocodiles, monitors, lizards, monkeys, and many bird species.

About this activity

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Private group


  • See native wildlife species that inhabit the Bentota River with a cruise
  • Sail through the dense and eerie mangroves
  • Try to spot river crocodiles who often lurk just below the surface
  • Keep a look out for native bird species such as kingfishers and cormorants
  • Admire a vibrant ecosystem in the lagoon near Bentota
Full description

Discover local wildlife species along the Bentota River on a boat cruise. Spot a variety of wildlife including possible sightings of crocodiles, lizards, and monkeys along with an abundance of bird species.

Board the boat near the bridge of Bentota. At the start of the cruise, pass some of the hotels located along the shorelines. Then, sail into the dense mangroves of the lagoon, home to a vibrant ecosystem. See the twisted root systems of the mangroves and spot various animal species along the shore and under the water surface. Keep an eye out for the river crocodiles who lurk just beneath the water's surface.

Look overhead and see species of birds such as kingfishers, eagles, cormorants, or babblers. After exploring the lagoon, cruise back to the starting point to finish your adventure on the water.

  • River cruise by motorboat
  • Captain
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 18 years old must present either QR-code proof of full vaccination, QR-code proof of a Covid-19 infection in the last 6 months, or a document confirming medical contraindications for vaccination with a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

Meet at the bridge of Bentota, near the Bentota River.

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Product ID: 411016