• Duration: 3 hours
  • Moderate
  • eTicket

  • Pick up available
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Madu River, a wetland estuary spreading over 900 hectares of which 770 hectares are covered with water and inhabited with 64 islands. 

The boat ride is a wonderful way to take a closer look at this complex wetland ecosystem, a world heritage site protected by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, being one of the last wetlands in Sri Lanka to contain a pristine mangrove forest. 

Journey past massive mangrove forests, glide under the canopy of the forest tunnels as they curve playfully towards the watercourse. 

If it's later in the evening watch the fishermen in their canoes lighting lanterns on traps that catch prawns and other shellfish. 

It's certainly going to be a memorable day-out on the serene waters of the unforgettable Madu River! 

After an exciting Madu riverboat trip, drive down to Galle on the highway and visit a Turtle hatchery near Galle to see various species of Sea Turtles, if you wish you could even release a baby Turtle to the Ocean.


Pick up from your hotel

Pick up from the Hotel in Colombo and leave for Balapitiya to commence Boat Safari at Madu River. 

Madu River

Take in the unique biodiversity of the Madu River and its surrounding islands that boasts of hundreds of birds, plants, fish, and animals. 

Journey past massive mangrove forests. 

There are plenty more things to do on this trip, your thirst with a refreshing drink of King Coconut Water and then proceed towards the Buddhist Monastery, see how Kraal fishing is carried out, how Ceylon Cinnamon is peeled, and enjoy some 'fish therapy' as they playfully nibble your feet at the 'fish spa'.

Glass Bottom Boat Ride

After Lunch Get into a Glass Bottom boat ride at Hikkaduwa to see underwater corals.

Galle & Dutch Fort

Arrive at Galle and commence Galle city tour including a visit to the Dutch Fort.

Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery

Commence return journey to Colombo and visit the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery.

End of the tour

By the end of the day continue the journey to Colombo.

Please note: The minimum number of participants is 2

Pick up locations

What's included

  • Private Transportation
  • Air Conditions Vehicles with Guide
  • Boat Payments
  • Hotel Pick up & Drop off Colombo

What's excluded

  • Foods & Drinks
  • Any other services not mentioned above

Important information

  • Passport required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not stroller accessible
  • Not suitable for pets
  • No public transportation nearby
  • Infants must not sit on laps
  • Infant seats unavailable
  • Recommended for People with Good Physical Fitness 

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 90% if cancelled 1 day or less before departure
  • Cancellation fee of 60% if cancelled 7 days or less before departure
  • Cancellation fee of 50% if cancelled 21 days or less before departure



Guided Language

  • English


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