Negombo: Dutch Canal, Negombo Lagoon, Muthrajawela Boat Tour

Negombo: Dutch Canal, Negombo Lagoon, Muthrajawela Boat Tour

From $80 per person

Explore different seaside attractions with a ride through the Dutch Canal, Negombo lagoon and Muthurajawela wetland. You will see the Negombo town and surrounding areas and witness the fishermen in the lagoon and do a memorable bird watching tour.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Cruise down the Dutch Canal
  • See the extensive mangrove swaps of Negombo Lagoon
  • Enjoy bird watching in the Muthurajawela Wetlands
Full description
Start your memorable boat ride through the Dutch canal. This was at one time an important link in the transportation route which supplied the Dutch colonial administration. You will continue your ride through the Canal to the lagoon which is fed by a number of small rivers and a canal. It is linked to the sea by a narrow channel to the north, near Negombo city. It is surrounded by a densely populated region containing rice paddies, coconut plantations and grassland. The land is used for fishing and agriculture. The lagoon has extensive mangrove swamps and attracts a wide variety of water birds including cormorants, herons, egrets, gulls, terns and other shorebirds.  Finally, you will reach Muthurajawela Wetland that provides a home for a diverse range of flora and fauna, some of which are endemic and threatened. It is also an important area for migratory birds, making it a primary recreational and educational destination in Negombo. 
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Private Boat with life jackets
  • English-speaking nature guide
  • Light refreshments during the boat ride
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Smoking
    • Luggage or large bags

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    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
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    Overall rating

    5 / 5

    based on 3 reviews

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    Nice morning sailing

    Very enthusiastic and knowledgeable boat driver / guide. Lovely trip to lagoon. The Dutch Channel was contaminated by waste to great frustration for our guide who also told of a government turning a blind eye to the massive pollution and poverty that is. If you want to experience the contrast in Sri Lanka, then book a trip.

    January 6, 2018

    Great tour of the wetlands and canals

    What a lovely person. Very knowledgable about the wildlife and local history and geography. Plenty to see. Well worth the money

    February 3, 2019

    Very knowledgable and caring guide. You get a good understanding of the native life around the islands and mangroves of the lagoon plus a great description and presentation of local life and fishing.

    July 14, 2019

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    Product ID: 90144