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Lagoon Boat Trip in Negombo

Negombo Lagoon

Negombo Lagoon is a large estuarine lagoon in Negombo, Southwest in Sri Lanka. The Dutch canal connects the passageway from Colombo to Negombo. The canal was reconstructed by the British and also known as Hamilton canal, named after Gavin Hamilton. The canal extends to over 14.5 km through urban and sub-urban areas and represents different colors of 2 big cities in Sri Lanka.

Lagoon fishing is very popular among the fishing community in Negombo. Lagoon crabs and prawns are very much in demand and offer the highest quality in taste. The lagoon is fed by several small rivers and a canal. It is linked to the sea by a narrow channel to the North, near the city of Negombo.

The Lagoon has extensive mangrove swamps and attracts a wide variety of water birds, these include; cormorants, herons, egrets, gulls, terns and other shorebirds. The Lagoon consists of many other variety and different species.

The fishing in the Lagoon takes place all year. Around 22 fishing methods are used, out of which 13 are traditional. These fishing experiences can be achieved on a boat ride tour. The species and the fishing are the main reasons of attraction to the tourists and travelers.


A Boat Trip in the Lagoon

Negombo is most famous for its Beach and the Lagoon – the beach for its water sports and the lagoon for the boat ride. The surfing opportunities and the fishing experience by the lagoon, draws the tourists attention towards the city of Negombo. Only a few Negombo beach resorts provide this opportunity to experience a customized boat trip in the lagoon and Vaaya Beach Resort is one of the most outstanding boutique type villas, which comes with this facility, in Sri Lanka.

The beautiful boat trips along the Lagoon offer, breathtaking sites of the fishermen, bird watching and awesome sceneries. Most tourists make these boat rides, the top of their adventure list. This is exactly the reason for the eco-tourism value of the Negombo Lagoon will be soon made as popular as the Yala tourism for the travelers to Sri Lanka.

The Boat trips are organized at mornings as well as evenings. These trips are organized with proper care for the customers, with best transport, safety and comfort of the tourist and proper and well trained guides. From birds, to crocodiles, most of the species can be sited in these boat rides.

For the travelers looking for accommodation and tour guides in the city, certain Negombo beach resorts like Vaaya Beach Hotel offer the best luxury experience and have all your tour activities covered.

Adding more colors to this, the boat ride itself can be organized by the Vaaya Beach Hotel, so that the travelers would be able to collect a bucket full of experiences for the most affordable rates.

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