Discover Sri Lanka

Our fleet of 6 yachts provides an exclusive vantage to stunning landscapes, pristine beaches along 1,340 kilometers of coastline, 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 15 national parks showcasing an abundance of wildlife, 500,000 acres of lush tea estates, 250 acres of botanical gardens, 350 waterfalls, and an enchanting cultural heritage dating back over 2,500 years.

Wonder of Asia

Think sustainable

Sail Lanka was born of a desire to create and promote sailing as a new and ecologically sustainable tourist activity in Sri Lanka. Sailing forges a lasting bond between visitors and the local community as it enables discovery of Sri Lanka’s primary resource – the ocean.

Sailing forges a lasting bond between tourists and the local community as they discover the country's primary ressources the ocean

Our Vision is based on yachts built, owned, and operated in Sri Lanka by Sri Lankans as a positive complement to the Sri Lankan tourism industry. Our objective is to maximize the socio-economic returns and benefits to the nation and its people.

Who We Are

Sail Lanka is the first sailing company to operate on all four coasts. Our ethos is based on a set of projects and actions we conduct as a socially responsible tourism company to share Sri Lanka’s wealth of marine, cultural and human heritage with our guests.

At Sail Lanka Charter we are more than 30 hard working individuals committed to your enjoyment. We come from all walks of life and share a love for the sea. Come aboard and enjoy sailing with us!

Where we sail

SOUTH COAST

October to April

(And May to September depending on prevailing weather conditions)

Stretching out along a great arc of sun baked coastline from Galle to Hambantota, are some of the best-known Sri Lankan beaches including Jungle Beach, Unawatuna, Weligama, Mirissa, Tallala and Tangalle. A great attraction of the South Coast cruises is the opportunity to experience the thrill of searching for the world’s largest Mammal – the Blue Whale – and many other species of whales and dolphins. Onshore visits include the UNESCO world heritage city of Galle Fort, the ancient Dondra Lighthouse at the southern most point of Sri Lanka and turtle and migrant bird conservation projects. Evenings can be spent at any one of the chic beach resorts that dot the southern coastline. Unforgettable Sunrises and Sunsets are a highlight of our southern cruises.

 

EAST COAST

May to October
The long East coastline offers vast tracks of yet unexplored golden beaches, a laid back setting for travelers looking to step off the beaten path. The East coast offers the beautifully situated seaside port of Trincomalee, with its magnificent harbour, the coastal resort of Nilaveli with its calm and clear blue water, and magnificent reefs ideal for snorkling and swimming and the popular resort bay of Passikudah. The coastline is dotted with lesser known heritage sites and places of spiritual significance. The lagoons and inlets of the East with their water bird life and mangroves provide a different type of water experience. Further south lies the international famous surfing hotspot of Arugam Bay.

 

NORTH COAST

October to April
The North and its islands are a world away from the rest of the country, emerging after its recent isolation it is, in many respects, Sri Lanka’s last frontier. The city of Jaffna has a unique identity shaped by Portuguese, Dutch, British, Sinhalese and Muslim influences on its predominantly Tamil cultural history. The once vibrant town offers a glimpse into revival with its colourful temples set next to huge churches and streets of old colonial charm. Experience food and flavours that are unique to this region. In the Palk Bay, west of Jaffna, a string of largely uninhabited islands offers the visitor the experience of traditional lifestyle of these people. The trip to the North and cruising the islands is enhanced by the the pleasure of simply reaching such a remote and little visited part of Sri Lanka.

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