Fun Water Sports in Sri Lanka – Action-Packed Excitement For All

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

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!

Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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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Water Sports You Must Try at Least Once in Your Lifetime – Action-Packed Thrills!

Looking for that natural surge of adrenaline while enjoying an action-packed adventure? Here are four water sports that offer just that and are definitely worth trying out!


There’s nothing quite like the thrills of riding the waves of the ocean which can be calm or unforgiving depending on the day. Balance is key and after some practise you are bound to want to try surfing at different destinations, each offering unique challenges.

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Jet skiing

Perfect for those with a need for speed, jet skiing offers an exciting ride on the water. It is popular in tropical countries like Sri Lanka; when it comes to places to visit in Kalutara and other southern cities in the island, make sure you head to the beach or lagoon to try this water sport offered at properties such as Anantara Kalutara Resort.


This water sport looks to harness the power of the wind which can be just as forceful as the waves! Hold on tight as your “kite” propels you and a small wakeboard or surfboard, along the water amidst pure freedom.

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Utilising the power of a speedboat, wakeboarding offers another high-speed ride as you manoeuvre your board across the water. Those wanting to add to the thrills can learn to do some stunts too, but only with the proper guidance and training!

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