Adventure and Water sports

Sri Lanka, an island full of varying landscapes and water bodies, offer thrilling adventure and sport activities that would surely keep one geared for action, game and fun. EPIC Sri Lanka Holidays has a wide range of adventure tours for anyone seeking that adrenaline rush for on an action packed holiday in Sri Lanka.

The many beaches, lakes and lagoons have motorised water sports for the adventurous and daring. Jet skiing is very much like a motor bike ride, but on water! The thrill of riding a motor bike on water can only be experienced through a Jet Ski ride in Sri Lanka. Jet skiing is possible in several parts of the island, including east, west and south coast beaches as well as man-made lakes lagoons around the country.

Bentota in the south west beach region has a water sports centre and has always been renowned as the water sport capital of Sri Lanka with the hoteliers in the area actively promoting water sports from adrenaline filled speed boat and jet ski riding, boogie boarding, water skiing, to a leisurely ride on a banana boat which is the latest addition gradually coming up and is certainly entertaining for the family & kids. Calm seas during the season from November to April make Bentota Beach ideal for these activities. In addition to Bentota, Unawatuna beach, Negombo beach, Negombo lagoon, Kalpitiya beach, Passikudah beach and Gregory Lake in Nuwara Eliya are a few places where you can Jet Ski which is a popular activity in Sri Lanka.

Experience the thrilling activity of white water rafting in the picturesque Kelani River in Kitulgala. This river has great rapids which is five kilometres long and has about five major and four minor rapids. Anyone over 10 years old can white water raft with the proper safety equipment and gear with a professional experienced team of river guides. For this adventure of white water rafting, head towards to the adventure base camp in Kitulgala. The best time for white water rafting in Sri Lanka is from April to November. Other excursions available in Kitulgala are flat water rafting, waterfall abseiling, kayaking, rain forest trails and waterfall trekking.

There is no shortage of rivers, lakes and rainwater tanks in Sri Lanka. All of these are perfectly safe and fun for kayaking! Paddle down a river and see wildlife along the shore, explore rainwater tanks and maybe meet a wild elephant. The Kalu Ganga is a great option for kayakers as they can paddle downriver seeing the change in flora and fauna as the river nears the ocean.

Another interesting water sport in Kitulgala that you can try in Sri Lanka is canyoning, which includes confidence jumps and stream slides. This includes a team of professionals that tell you when it’s safe to go while providing you with the right equipment. Canyoning can be lots of fun if done right. You can trek to natural rock pools and waterfalls. There are 7 natural pools which are extremely beautiful and a gift of nature where you will be able to experience activities such as: sliding down an inclined 5 metre water fall with safety gear into the rock pool; a confidence jump with safety to a beautiful natural rock pool and swimming in the cool and clean waters of the rain forest.

Kayaking through the Negombo and Tangalle lagoons are a rare experience in which you can get the opportunity to explore the birdlife and marine life of the mangroves while admiring the tropical beauty around.
Apart from kayaking, white water rafting, confidence jumps and stream slides, visitors can go on a river expedition on boats or boat excursions on the lagoons. You can experience river expeditions along the 3 main rivers of Mahaweli, Kelani and Kalu. These are two to three day adventures by boat along the river and camping riverside. There is no better way to experience Sri Lankan wildlife than on a river cruise. Such expeditions can be experienced in Kandy on the beautiful and serene Kandy Lake, on the Parakrama Samudraya in Polonnaruwa, along the Madu Ganga River in Kalutara and on the Habarana Lake. The Negombo Lagoon is another popular attraction for boat rides.

In Colombo, you can experience water sports by going to many of the sport centres around the Bolgoda Lake which is 45 minutes away from the city. There are jet ski, wake boarding, tube rides, boat rides and more.

Walking tours through the big cities and rural villages throughout the country give you adventures of a difference in exploring nature around you and absorbing all the views as in learning the diverse cultures and heartbeats of Sri Lanka.

For further inquiries please do contact our tour consultants at EPIC Sri Lanka Holidays in choosing or creating the ultimate adventure tour in Sri Lanka.