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Sarath Boat Tours

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Very nice tour with an experienced cap Jude

We had a very pleasant 3 hours tour with Sarath boat tour. Our captain Jude is very experienced and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ahmad B
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Canal and river cruise

Had an excellent experience on a boat trip of Sarath Boat Tours. Plenty of birds, water monitors... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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“dutch canal”(18 reviews)
We are doing boat tours over 25 years for foreigners. We do Boat trips in Negombo Lagoon , Dutch Canal and Muthurajawela Marsh. We guide you to see beauty of nature and marvelous Sceneries of Sri Lanka which are the places tourists’ love to see..We...more
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No. 76/1 St.Joseph Mawatha | Eththukala, Negombo 11500, Sri Lanka
+94 71 721 3484
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a nice activity to do on day one in Sri Lanka! Since Negombo is a stopover, this is pretty much the most interesting thing to do in Negombo. Sarath is very friendly and well versed in his animal species! Really cute to see...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very pleasant 3 hours tour with Sarath boat tour. Our captain Jude is very experienced and has good knowledge about the wild animals and birds. He also so eager to tell us when he spots them. It was one of the best...More

Thank Ahmad B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had an excellent experience on a boat trip of Sarath Boat Tours. Plenty of birds, water monitors, monitor lizards. Beautiful view on river and sea. Over all fantastic two hour cruise. Mr Jude, our boatman cum guide was outstanding. Should not miss the same if...More

Thank madhumitaagupta
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Towards the end of our 3 week charity trip had an incredible day on this tour I almost don’t want to review as don’t want it to become a massive tourist trap and lose its beauty Fabulous day with an excellent lovely guide who not...More

Thank wendywisby
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Took a group of children and accompanying adults on Sarath’s boats today. We had three boats and did the 3.5hr tour. It was simply amazing and one of our best experiences of our three week working holiday in Sri Lanka. We saw water monitors, monkeys...More

Thank TinaTourist
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Relaxing trip following the canal and winding river. Delightful landscape, insight to life on the canal and riverbanks. Prolific bird life with knowledgeable boatman who can spot the hidden birds. A bird lovers paradise. Lòok forward to a return trip.

Thank Sharyn J
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

It was an amazing way to discover the mangroves and wildlife in Negombo. Jude was the best spotter! We saw monkeys, crocodiles, varanes and many birds. The monkeys even came on our boat. He provided us pineapple, banana and water. It took around 3-3.5 hours...More

Thank Laurie22nederland
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

We, family of four, had a very nice private 3,5 hour tour guided by Sarath, a very kind and knowledgable man. He showed us beautiful owls right at the start, followed by many different birds and varans in Dutch canal passing Negombo. After a nice...More

Thank Michiel_Simone
Reviewed July 26, 2018

We were delighted with this boat tour. Such good value and how lovely to be collected from the backdoor of our villa, on the water. A visit to Negombo without such a trip would have been incomplete. Jude was such a good tour guide –...More

Thank Feefifofum40
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Our boat tour with Jude was great, the tour was a relaxing end to our journey in Sri Lanka where we saw loads of different birds and water monitors, the views from the boat are great and our tour guide had a great knowledge on...More

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Response from SSCC2014 | Reviewed this property |
7000 rupees for 2.5 hours for a family of 4 - very good value!