Spinner dolphin watching
Sri Lanka is renowned for its sea, sun, surf and all year round activities. The coast often twists and bends into picturesque nooks, bays and coves. Numerous promontories provide great look outs. Many of the beaches provide excellent facilities and a base from which many of the maritime activites are available and can easily be arranged. Which coastlines are in season are dictated by weather conditions.
You may be fortunate to encounter sea turtles coming ashore to nest or watch hatchings in their numbers crawling into the sea. You can also participate in the shore seine by helping fishermen draw in their nets along the shoreline. Alternatively, one could go out to sea and enjoy the marine life such as diving at reefs and wrecks, whale and dolphin watching and snorkelling at one of many reefs scattered around Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka's extensive palm-fringed coastline and pristine beaches offers the perfect environment to unwind. Enjoy the several activities available or just sunbathe or take a quiet stroll along the beach.
Kalpitiya has a slew of excellent IKO instructors at reputable kitesurfing schools with top-notch equipment and courses for all, ensuring that anyone and everyone can enjoy kitesurfing safely.
Whale and Dolphin Watching
Whale and dolphin watching is a seasonal activity whose timing at different locations round Sri Lankan waters is mainly influenced by weather patterns and sea conditions.
Sri Lanka is fast becoming known around the world as one of the top wreck diving destinations. A good part of Sri Lanka’s heritage lies scattered on its seabed, mostly lost and forgotten. Read more >>
Oceanic sportfish are marine fish pursued by recreational anglers and can be contrasted with commercial fishing for subsistence. Increasingly anglers practice catch & release to improve fish populations. Read more >>
Other Beach Activities
Several activities are available around Sri Lanka's palm-fringed beaches: surfing, kitesurfing, diving, standup paddle boarding, water skiing, donut rides, jet skiing, kayaking, horse-back riding, beach volleyball and more.
Yoga wellness programs are available around Sri Lanka's beach resorts and hotels. They cater to beginners and to those who regularly practice yoga. Yoga retreats provide you with emotional, spiritual and physical reset.