Formerly known as Ceylon, this distant island, found on the spice trade route will offer you an impressive backdrop to your vacation. Immerse yourself within the vivid greens of lush rice fields, gardens filled with spices, coconut leaves and tea plantations, as well as the rich blues of the sunny sky and warm waters, which are perfect for swimming and snorkeling.
Discover Sri Lanka’s cities, which are fringed by intriguing jungle and home to the many remarkable Buddhist temples, where the Buddha statues stand proud at their entrances. With eight historic sites recognized by the UNESCO World Heritage List, you won’t be short of highlights on your itinerary that are bursting with Sri Lankan history.
Our sailing vacations mean you will have the opportunity to discover the customs and traditions of this wonderful country while enjoying its culture and cuisine. Don’t miss the adventures underwater, where you can discover the local marine life. You’ll find many snorkeling spots to stop and explore, as well as small wild coves where you will stop to paddleboard or kayak.
Dream Yacht Charter in Sri Lanka: We offer all-inclusive, cabin or crewed cruises from our Mirissa and Trincomalee bases.
Please make sure your travel documents are correct. To enter Sri Lanka, you must have a valid passport at least 6 months after the date of return, a return ticket and an ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization) which is obtained online (beware of fraudulent sites).
The best time to visit Sri Lanka is between December and April during the dry season when the rainfall is the lowest and sunshine hours are highest.
Mirissa to Weligama Bay. Explore the interesting port of Mirissa before sailing to Weligama Bay, where you can relax, swim and dine onboard.
Weligama Bay to Galle Dutch Fort. Head for Jungle Beach in the bay, or stroll the walled Dutch colonial town of Galle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Galle to Tallala, a beautiful beach where you can relax, swim and snorkel. Stock up on supplies at the local fish or fruit market.
Tallala to Kudawella, where you can explore pristine and unspoiled beaches. Spend time getting to know the local fishing villages and temples or make the most of the warm waters and swim, kayak or SUP.
Kudawella to Tangalle and onto Dickwella, where the highlights include the beaches of Hiriketiya and Mawella with their gentle warm tropical waters.
Tangalle to Dondra and Mirissa where you can spot blue whales and dolphins. Swim at Mirissa or enjoy a barbecue at the private beach in Weligama.
Sail to Mirissa Harbor, a fishing port and then disembark.
Trincomalee to Koddiyar Bay and Back Bay, where you can marvel at the spectacular coastline with the intricate ancient Koneswaram Temple standing proud on the hill. Overnight in the bay.
Back Bay to Pigeon Island National Park, Nilaveli and Kuchcheveli. Head to Nilaveli and keep watch for whales and dolphins. Stop by Pigeon Island National Park for snorkeling on the coral reef before watching the sunset at Kuchcheveli.
Kuchcheveli to Nilaveli, starting the day at Jungle Beach. Arrive at Nilaveli and enjoy a fresh seafood dinner at a local restaurant.
Nilaveli to Sallitivu Island, Trincomalee, for dolphin watching and to see the sunset.
Sallitivu Island to Passikudah Bay, where you will see deserted palm-lined beaches. Spend time enjoying water sports in Passikudah Bay and enjoy dinner on the beach.
Passikudah Bay to Ilantattunu Point and Dutch Bay, Trincomalee. Snorkel at Ilantattunu Point before sailing to Dutch Bay for the sunset. In the evening, visit Koneswaram Temple.
Dutch Bay to Back Bay before disembarking.
We have two bases in Sri Lanka. To explore south of Sri Lanka, our base is in Mirissa on the southeast coast of Sri Lanka. To explore east, you will board your boat in Trincomalee.
Many international airlines serve Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo and you can organize a taxi transfer to our base.