Boat Safari

Guided boat trip Safaris at Madu River is popular among tourists that come to Sri Lanka. If undertaken at the right time, the boat safaris in Sri Lankan lagoons may prove to be very enjoyable.

If you are nature lover and looking for adventure, a trip to Sri Lanka would not be completed without a boat safari, or a boat trip along the river which gives you totally different perspective of wildlife and the wild natural surroundings from a boat.

Madu River Boat Safari

The Balapitiya Madu River (Madu Ganga) Safari is a beautiful place to do boat safaris due to picturesque landscape, beautiful wildlife with many different species of Birds and an Eco system and the very high diversity. Although inhabitants claim that there are about 64 small islands in Madu Ganga there are only 15 true islands which are surrounded by water throughout the year.

Enjoy a scenic cruise along the Madu River: a relaxing trip with plenty of interesting stops. You pass dozens of islets with Mangroves forests and can appreciate the timeless natural rhythms of rural life. You cruise in a canopied, outboard motor powered boat, pausing to view a 200 year old temple and to watch the locals cultivating cinnamon from the river. You may also see traditional fishing techniques in action and can view demonstrations of coir manufacture and rope making. You can also spot huge Water Lilies and Colorful Butterflies during this trip.

When you are visiting the Madu River you could get a chance of

  • Free Fish Foot Massage
  • Play with Baby Alligators and Big Crabs


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