From action-packed thrills on the waves to underwater exploration, water sports in Sri Lanka offer plenty of fun adventures for families and adrenaline junkies alike!
Jet skiing is one of the island’s most popular water sports and be you on a tour of the south coast or exploring places to visit in Kalutara, it’s well worth trying it out. Those without experience have the option of letting the jet ski instructor do all the manoeuvring; just hold on tight and enjoy the ride!
While this water sport may not offer speed, it does provide plenty of fun exploration. Stand-up paddleboarding or SUP, can be enjoyed at resorts such as Anantara Kalutara Resort and it also makes for a great cardio workout too!
Snorkelling & Diving
Around the island are several coral reefs including the Bar Reef in Kalpitiya which can be seen while snorkelling. For more in-depth exploration diving is also available at reefs and even submerged wrecks home to fascinating marine life too.
Sri Lanka has gained a reputation for being a top surfing destination in Asia. Arugam Bay along the east coast draws surfers from all over the world, while Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna and Weligama are amongst the south coast surfing hotspots.
Banana Boat Rides
A water sport the whole family can enjoy, banana boat rides are simple and a whole lot of fun. No experience is required either as you are pulled along at thrilling speeds while seated on a huge inflatable “water sled”, often shaped like a banana!
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