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7 Days Sailing Sri Lanka South Coast G Adventures Tour

7 Days Sailing Sri Lanka South Coast G Adventures Tour

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Description

Sailing with G Adventures on a catamaran with a max capacity of 12 people, exploring the Southern coast of Sri Lanka.

Features

  •  Flexible itineraries dependent on passenger preferences, along with weather conditions, are possible. The freedom of sailing whichever way the wind blows.
  • There are opportunities to get involved hands on with sailing or navigation, but it is also completely acceptable just to relax and do nothing if preferred, throughout the tour!
  • Involvement in the form of learning cooking skills is another option on this catamaran.sailing tour.

What’s Included

  • Sailing Sri Lanka’s south coast
  • Visits to Weligama Bay and Galle
  • Spot whales and dolphins from the boat
  • Beach barbecue
  • Snorkelling, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding equipment

Accommodations Supplied

6 double/twin bed cabins (6 nights)

Meals

6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
Allow US$35-45 for meals not included (Approximately, overall).

Further Information?

Just ask us about booking extra tours and adventure add-on packs to secure your place in some of these experiences, before embarking on your tour!

Tour Bookings and Enquiries

Interested in this tour?

Contact Twister Travel!

 

 

 

 

7 Days
  • Departure
    Mirissa Sri Lanka

Tour Plan

1

Day 1 Mirissa

Arrive in Mirissa for the starting point of this sailing adventure. Meet the group and your G Adventures CEO (Chief Experience Officer), Skipper and crew. The itinerary will be discussed, and any other points of interest. Feel free to explore the local area until before the time specified for departure. Then be treated to a relaxing sail, with a sunset dinner at the edge of the sea.
Please note: Your flight must arrive before 11:00 of the departure day. If arriving on this morning, an airport transfer can be arranged in advance.
  • Meals included: Dinner.
2

Day 2 Weligama Bay/ Kudawella

A day spent cruising along the Southern coast to Kudawella. Soaking in the glorious scenery, stopping to swim and snorkel at isolated beaches. SUP paddling, kayaking, with sightings of marine life including dolphins and whales likely.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
 
3

Day 3 Kudawella/ Kalametiya

Continue sailing up the coast, to Kalametiya. Enjoy the sailing, then have free time in Kalematiya to either swim or paddle around, or take to the shore and explore. A lagoon which is a sanctuary to over 150 bird species, 38 types of reptiles, and 20 mammals is a feature. You can also go for a walk through Kalametiya village, meeting the locals.
Peaceful sleep in your cabin back on the catamaran.
  • Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.
4

Day 4 Kalametiya/ Talalla Beach

We visit the surf beach of Hirikatiya for a surf or swim, then continue along on the Southern coast cruise to Talalla Beach. Spot wild marine life as you feel the breeze on the sail.
Staying moored on this night at either Talalla or Dondra, depending on the conditions.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided.
5

Day 5 Talalla Beach/ Galle

Watch for whales and dolphins on the sail to Rumassala, then spend the afternoon relaxing on Jungle Beach. If you feel like a hike, set off on an ascent to the Japanese Peace Pagoda with stunning, sweeping views over the Galle Bay.
Sleeping on the rocking waters aboard the cosy catamaran.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.
6

Day 6 Galle/ Weligama Bay

An optional Galle Fort and city tour is available in the morning, Be fascinated by the areas history presented by a guide, or stay around the boat relaxing, reading, swimming and having a paddle. After experiencing Galle, we sail on back to Weligama Bay. Enjoy a beach BBQ with the group.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
7

Day 7 Mirissa

Sailing back to the Mirissa Harbour, to say goodbye at the end of the tour. You can ask for a transfer to Colombo airport. Please take note that if you are leaving Colombo, to book a flight which leaves after 17:00.

Further Info

Wondering what you can take on board? Be prepared to travel minimally as space allows on the catamaran. It is advised to take a backpack or other soft bag such as a duffel bag, preferably weighing less than 15kg. As luggage storage space is limited, so hard suitcases will not be allowed on. A small daypack or moneybelt to carry around when exploring out of the water. Some suggested items to take include: Essential Items
  • Towel/ swimwear/ sarong
  • Appropriate footwear
  • Reef-safe sunscreens
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, toiletries - preferably biodegradable
  • Sunglasses
  • Appropriate footwear
  • Waterproof/ windproof jacket
  • Clothing style - should be summery, with some warmer options, and please note to include some loose-fitting attire, that covers the shoulders and knees to wear on land for village visits. As the weather is hot, loose cotton works well. There are no laundry facilities on the catamarans, so think also of what airs out well.
  • Phone/ camera - and your charging devices
  • Outlet adaptor - various outlet sockets are found in Sri Lanka - usually type D, M, G.
  • Water bottle (clean drinking water is tree on the boat).
  • Hat
  • You can BYO snorkel gear, although this is provided.
  • Your spending money in cash and cards. It is usually a good idea to carry some cash when the availability of reliable banks or EFTPOS facilities is unpredictable.
  • Perhaps something to read, or other entertainment.
Documents
You need to keep hold of:
  • Flight info
  •  Insurance details
  •  Passport
  •  Vaccination certificates
  •  VISAS - Most nationalities will require an ETA (Electronic Travel Authority) for visiting Sri Lanka. An e-visa can be obtained at. At some times, fees may be waived in tourist promotions.
  • From Australia as stated January 2020, the cost for a 30 day, double entry Tourist ETA is US$10 processing fees.
Contact us at Twister Travel if any assistance is required with visa applications.
Local Culture

 Some Important info!

  • As mentioned above in the essential item list,  conservative dress which covers the body including shoulders and knees, is sometimes expected on the land.
  • There are laws against taking photos of Buddha statues, as well as depictions of Buddhist imagery on clothing, in jewellery or tattoos - this is seen as being offensive.
  • The legal drinking age is 21.
  • Carry photo ID to avoid ever being detained by officials.
  • Be aware of the Muslim practice of Ramadan which occurs between April 23rd and May 23rd, 2020, and other religious traditions when travelling.
For Your Health
  • Seasickness tablets or herbal variation such as ginger tablets, which you can start taking a few days before your trip if fearful of the possibility of being seasick.
  • Mosquito repellent - natural organic products may be better, and are available for purchase locally.
  • Any regular medications, ashtma inhalers, etc.
  • If you feel the need personally you may take water cleaning drops, and rehydration powder in case of an episode of diarrhea. This may occur if having travelled through countries with lack of hygiene, or unfamiliar diets, immediately before joining this tour.
Check your personal vaccination requirement lists, and dates which renewals may be needed!
  •  For in-depth health and safety data, (including up to date vaccinations info) please visit :https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/sri-lanka                                                                                                                             Or your local equivalent.
Random Potential Hazards
  • Scams and fraud are a problem. Credit card fraud, known as skimming, is common in some areas. Ask your credit card provider how to prevent credit card fraud.
  • Watch out for traders overcharging foreigners for goods or services. You can pre-book airport transfers, or ask us the best way to go about booking when you arrive.
  • Traders selling travellers fake goods, especially jewellery and gems.
  • There are areas of Sri Lanka where unexploded landmines and bombs are laying around. Please be aware of this, plus relevant signage if you plan to further travel around.
Insurance
Travel insurance is compulsory in order to participate in any G Adventures tour. Minimum coverage is US$200,000. Some tours may include activities where extra coverage is required. We can assist you in adding insurance or advising you on insurance group choices upon booking with Twister Travel.
Age Requirements
Minimum age for this tour is 16. Must be travelling with someone over 18.
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