The boat ride in Negombo lagoon in Sri Lanka


Negombo is not just a city in Sri Lanka. it is a unique city in Sri Lanka because of culture, people living style and cuisines. Negombo experiences is the wonderful activity explore a way of Negombo fishers living style and way of fishers’ community functioning in Negombo. Negombo experiences newly develop activity combine 5 activities and experience the exact fishers living style in Negombo. Negombo experiences are completely snapshot of people's living style of Negombo.   

Negombo fishers’ living style similar to Caribbean’s and reflecting many cultures. Since ancient time Negombo is the key point made a supply chain to Colombo harbour and many nationalities used to accommodate around the Negombo. specially Persians and Arabians domain the Negombo but later on Portuguese, Dutch and English cultures also blend with the Negombo local culture. That’s the key reason Negombo became unique and you cannot taste cuisines or community cultures nowhere in Sri Lanka. They have unique methods of fishing in sea & lagoon. Negombo fishers are the only fishers’ singing songs while they are working like Caribbean’s. it is interesting experience explore about the Negombo fishers living style. 

Negombo experience tour combined with fishing, Lagoon boat tour, local fish market visit, cooking demonstration and social experience. My Ceylon Adventures developed “Negombo experience” make a real local and follow the Negombo style while you in Sri Lanka.

Fishing: Negombo experiences start from the local fisher’s house at 6 a.m. and you will experience how the local fisher leave the home and day began. It is an experience about the custom of the local fishers’. Negombo Fishing tour 3–4 hrs and you will report shore again around 10 a.m. 

Negombo Lagoon Boat Tour: You will continue the Fishing tour to explore about the Negombo lagoon and you will explore crab and prawn framing in lagoon. You will experience nature and landscaping of the Negombo Lagoon. You will have some refreshments during the boat tour. 

Local Fish market visit: after Negombo lagoon boat trip next stop is local fish market and you will 30 minutes’ walk with local fisher and experience the how the local fish market functioning and salty fish making process. After the local fisher’s demonstration, you will return to starting point (fishing house) by boat. 

Cooking Demonstration: fisher wife makes a simple cooking demonstration makes a local rice & curry lunch using that you caught fish. You will experience using spices and health factors of spices. Until your lunch preparing you will relax with chilled beer with sea food platter. You will taste the local spicy lunch.

Social Experience: After the local lunch you will walk along the beach with fisher to experience the fishers’ evening spending after fishing. You can experience a gathering group of local fishers preparing the fishing nets and very relaxing way. Enjoying the evening sharing funny and incident happened during the fishing. You will experience co-operation among the fishers while preparing fishing nets for the next fishing tour with other fishers.

After the social experience, you will return to the hotel and that experience all about the snapshot of the living style of Negombo fishers.

Operational Details

  • Starting Point

     From  My Ceylon Adventures Fishing Point (Near the Goldi Sands Hotel Negombo)

  • Finishing Point

     At fishery village

  • Starts At

    Starts At 6 a.m. 

  • Duration

    Between  5 - 6 hrs

    6 a.m     Our Tuk Tuck driver pick up you from the Negombo hotel and reporting to My Ceylon Adventures Fishing Point (Near the Goldi Sands Hotel Negombo). Local fisher welcomes you with hot tea and you will experience the customs of them

    6.15 a.m        Boat will leave the shore for fishing with local fisher and it is 3–4 hrs fishing tour

    10 a.m  you will return to the shore and continue to lagoon boat tour by same fishing boat. You will explore the experience of flora, fauna, and traditional fishing techniques in the lagoon. Meantime, you will experience traditional methods of carbs and prawn farms. En route you will visit retail fishing market and explore the Negombo salty fish making process and local fish market

    11 a.m           After the lagoon tour You will do the fish market tour with local fisher.

    11.45 a.m       Return to fisher house and cooking demonstration and lunch

    2 p.m               you will visit to fishery village and explore social experience integration with local fishers


  • Guide
    Well experienced Boatman/ Fishing guide
  • Equipment
    All required fishing equipment
  • Refreshment
    Private charter boat with Refreshments
  • Transport
    Free Pick & Drops by Tuk Tuk
  • Entrance
    Local Fish market visit
  • Foods
    Cooking demonstration and seafood lunch /• Cooking demonstration and seafood lunch
  • Boat Tour
    Negombo Lagoon Boat Tour

    Additional Details

  • Health Advices & Age Restrictions

    There is no age or health restriction

  • Recommendations

    • casual dress
    • Good sunscreen, Hat/cap and sunglass

    Rates Per-Person

    Package 1
    • 1 Pax

    Rate per-person


    • 2 Pax

    Rate per-person


    • 3 Pax

    Rate per-person


    Tour Highlights

    Fishing Tour
    Lagoon Boat Tour
    Local Fish Market visit
    Cooking demonstration and seafood lunch
    Local fishers integrate

    Tour Locations

    Payments and Cancellations

    Payment policy
    • Tour will confirm up on the payment.
    • You may need to check the availability before making the payment.

    Cancellation policy
    • If you are going to cancel the activity before the 24 hours of the operation, take place, then we will not apply for any cancelation charge.
    • If the activity cancels from My Ceylon Adventures (our) end because of unexpected weather condition effect then Fully refunded (100%) or you can book alternative activity instead of the refund.

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