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Adventurers

Explore a wide range of adventures and excursions for the adventure seeker.

Watersports

DIVING

The Indian Ocean is home to a multitude of diverse and indigenous flora and fauna. Explore the multitude of tropical fish and magnificent coral reefs or dive in for the ultimate underwater experience.

SNORKELLING

Passikudah is the perfect base for snorkeling, with many breathtaking underwater sites to explore.

WATER SKIING

Whether you're a beginner who just wants to know the ropes or a well-seasoned water-sports fan you're guaranteed a good time!

JET SCOOTER

Go for a ride in one of our jet scooters and feel the rush take over you.

WINDSURFING

With a shallow coast line spanning the bay, Passikudah is a great place to try windsurfing. Discover your limits.

CANOEING

Sri Lanka provides an ideal setting for this slow-paced activity with the area's prolific birdlife and breathtaking views.

BANANA BOAT RIDES

Banana Boating is an up-and-coming water sport around the world. It is an inflatable boat in the shape and color of a banana. Each rider is provided a Helmet and a life jacket, so it's safe even for the young water lovers.

DEEP SEA FISHING

Passikudah serves as the perfect location for anglers to test their skills as it serves up some of the most abundant fishing grounds.The best season for deep sea fishing on these waters is ideally between the month of December and May

TUBE BOAT RIDES/ KNEE BOAT RIDES

Take a ride on the water with our towable tube boats. An ideal activity for teenagers and couples alike.

SAILING - Hobby Cat

Enjoy the thrill of the ocean spray rushing through your hair with our sailing adventures at Amaya Beach.

SPEED BOAT RIDES

Picture yourself as an action hero racing your speedboat through crystal clear tropical waters.

Excursions

Passikudah is centrally located between a number of key cities and therefore provides easy access to several different attractions and excursion options:

BATTICALOA LAGOON

There are several islands within the Batticaloa Lagoon such as Puliayantheevu, Buffaloa Island, and Bone Island. Many bridges have been built across the lagoon connecting the landmasses and the islands. The biggest bridge of all is Lady Manning Bridge located at Kallady.
The Kallady lagoon is home to the famous 'singing fish'. In the months of April and September on moonlit nights, you can hear a musical vibration emanating from the waters. The 'singing' is best heard from a boat, by placing to the ear an oar or a walking stick dipped in the water.

ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXCURSIONS IN POLONNARUWA

Sri Lanka's richest archaeological heritage sites, Polonnaruwa, which reminds us of Sri Lanka's true heritage spanning over 2500 years is based in the Cultural Triangle. This ancient city remains one of the best planned archaeological relic sites in the country, standing testimony to the discipline and greatness of the Kingdom's first rulers. The ancient city of Polonnaruwa has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. The massive buildings, parks, shrines and sacred places made the city one of the most beautiful of the ancient kingdoms. Its beauty was also used as a backdrop to filmed scenes for the Duran Duran music video Save a Prayer in 1982.

PASSIKUDAH BAY

Nature lovers will be pleased to find that the bay of Passikudah (Pasikuda) comprises of a shallow fringing coral reef towards the outer bay with scattered coral communities within. Proposed as a Marine Sanctuary by NARA, it is one of the best-known reef systems in the East.

WHALE WATCHING IN TRINCOMALEE

Sri Lanka is fast becoming a hot spot for watching Whales and Dolphins. Whale watching has now become firmly established during the East Coast Season. Between March to August, Trincomalee has high strike rates for Blue Whales and Sperm Whales and even higher for Dolphins, mainly Spinner Dolphins.

MINNERIYA NATIONAL PARK

Dominated by the ancient Minneriya Tank, this national park is renowned for its toque macaques, sambar deer, leopards and elephants – to name a few. Lonely Planet, has named the "elephant gathering" of Minneriya as one of the World's "10 greatest wildlife spectaculars."