Liveaboard from Mannar to Yala – Best of SCUBA & fishing

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Our liveboard boat comes with 2 cabins and 7 compact beds – 4 in one cabin and 3 in the other. The boat is equipped with all safety equipment & a safety craft. Our staff is trained in Water Rescue, CPR and First Aid. We will cover all the best diving sites with a pro dive master, fishing spots with a pro angler and national parks with a wildlife expert alone the way. Per person per day for this tour – 298 USD. (updated on : 20 Feb 2020)

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Intro

Encountering illusive Du gongs, Leopard, Sloth bear, Elephant, Blue whale and Sperm whale are our primary target alone the tour. Birding in Eluwankulama and Mannar are exquisite too. While on board try your fishing skills to its extreme with our pro angler or learn to be a angler. Best diving sites will be not be missed for those who have certification for deep. Or make this an opportunity to get your open water certification with one day pool exercise.

We are happy to be the one who organise this tour from scratch. Unlike foreign operators we are seasoned between our native sun and sands and we know our water and nature very well.

The boat is equipped with all modern safety equipment and its safety craft is certified every year. Our staff is trained in Water Rescue, CPR and First Aid.

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General terms and conditions

Reservations can be done : Only booking online or dropping us an email.
Price :
 The price may slightly go up or down at the time of booking.
Payment : Full payment is settled prior to starting the tour/excursion.
Days of the tour or the hours of excursion : The tour or the excursion is completed within mentioned time.
When exceed the mentioned time, per hour vehicle detention fee : 3 USD - Tuk Tuk / 5 USD Standard car & van
Weather : If weather conditions are unfavourable activities will be adjusted accordingly.
Today's Marine Forecast : Sri Lanka Department of Meteorology / Buoyweather
Transportation to a destination : Click Here to reserve with an excursion.

Accommodations : When the rooms are not vacant at scheduled accommodation, we are obliged to consult you first with the options available. But if there is no time left to do so, we always reserve the right to replace the accommodation with fair accommodation.
Accommodation cancellation policy : a) 21 Days & above no cancellation fee. b) 15-20 Days - 50% cancellation on the basis booked. c) 14 Days and below & No Show - 100% cancellation on the basis booked.
Refund : Refund will be determined after reducing third party's and our costs.

About this liveaboard tour

Available : From October to 15 of April
Best for SCUBA : Mid December and from mid Feb to mid April

Starting point : Pesali beach Mannar
Starting time : 8 AM
Whole touring days : 10 nights / 11 days
Finishing point : Jetwing Yala hotel
Finishing time : 3 PM
Ground transportation : Saloon car or van

Restrictions : Do not touch corals please / Be a responsible and ethical snorkeler and diver / No flash photography of ancient paintings / Cover your knees and shoulders before enter any temple. / Do not leave plastics behind / Please do not feed wild animals.

Per person per day : 298 USD

Basic price includes : Liveaboard boat with 7 beds / Breakfasts, lunches and dinners / On-board tea & coffee / Water & local beer / Snacks / Pro SCUBA instructor with all diving gears including weights & belts / Pro angler with all fishing gears / Ground transportation / Entrance tickets to Wilpattu National Park / Safari jeep / Whale watching ticket in Mirissa / Gov tax.

Not included : Air fare / Transportation to welcome point and transportation after farewell point / Ground accommodations / Nitrox fills.

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You may bring : Hat and sun glass / Sun cream / Camera


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ITINERARY

 

1 Day - Mannar to Eluwankulama

Palk StraitYou are welcome on board at 9 AM in Talaimannar. Initial brief is held about 11 day day on board.

Enjoy your packed breakfast with hot cuppa or coffee on the way to visit Adam's Bridge.

In 7 century BC Achaemenid emperors shown interests for Mannar for its pearls. And Mannar was visited in 410 AD by Fa Hsien and by Marco Polo in 1254 AD and by Ibn Battuta in 1344 AD. They all have written about Mannar's Peal.  Even Hugh Cleghorn, a Scottish born British politician, who was the colonial secretary to Ceylon in 1798, found himself in pearl business lucrative than empire business - may be there were the same!

So, one of our local experts demonstrates how the peal fishing is done in good old days and good old ways. This is the best opportunity to try it yourself. Then we take our chances of trying to see Du gongs within known reefs.

After lunch on board we head towards Eluwankulama. We pass great fishing reefs alone the way.

At 5 PM, anchors in Gage Wadiya.

The dinner will be ready on board at 7.30 PM.

Excursions - Visit Adam's Bridge / Peal diving / One very best SCUBA diving site / Deep sea fishing.

Read further - here & here.

Optional accommodation - Wilpattu Nature Resort

2 Day - Eluwankulama

Wilpattu National Park Sri LankaAt 5 AM, with breakfast packs, we drive for a morning safari drive in Wilpattu National Park and return to accommodation around 12 noon. Enjoy lunch on board and relax a bit. At 4 PM, we take kayaks out in Kala Oya to enjoy its pristine nature, birds and wildlife.

The dinner will be ready on board at 7.30 PM.

Excursions - Safari drive / Guided Kayaking tour / Bird watching

Read further - here.

Optional accommodation - Wilpattu Nature Resort

3 Day - Karukupane

Snorkelling with whales

At 5 AM, we start boating to try our luck with whales. Enjoy your breakfast with hot cuppa or coffee on the way.

Underwater observation of whales can be arranged with the permission from Department of Wildlife with and an additional cost. As usual our dive instructor may plan the very best two dive sites for the day. If you enjoy fishing, your angler guide will plan the day accordingly.

A fresh lunch is served on board. Local beer and snacks are provided.

At 3 PM we reach our anchor point..

Excursions - Whale watching / Snorkelling with whales / SCUBA diving / Deep sea fishing.

Read further - here.

Optional accommodation - Anantaya Resort and Spa

4 Day - Colombo

Whales Sri LankaAfter breakfast at the accommodation, take the Rib to the boat. We set sail towards Colombo via Negombo sea. Best of two diving sites are checked out before enjoying freshly made lunch on board.  If you are a deep sea fishing fan, there are ideal fishing spots alone the way. On board pro angler is there to assist you.

Around 3 PM you disembark again to check in to your accommodation for good night rest.

Excursions - Two very best SCUBA diving sites / Some deep sea fishing

Read further - here.

Optional accommodation - Pegasus Reef Hotel / Room category - Standard / Meal plan - Dinner and Breakfast

5 Day - Colombo

Gangaramaya Temple ColomboGet up when you feel like it and enjoy afternoon Colombo city tour.

Excursions - Colombo city tour

Read further - here.

Optional accommodation - Pegasus Reef Hotel / Room category - Standard / Meal plan - Dinner and Breakfast

6 Day - Ahungalle

SS Worcestershire - Scuba Dive Site - ColomboAfter breakfast we head towards Ahungalle and visit our diving sites as we sail. We pass a great fishing reef on the way. A freshly made lunch is served on board. At 3 PM we disembark to the Rib and check in to the hotel for evening rest.

Excursions - Two very best SCUBA diving sites / Some deep sea fishing

Read further - here.

Optional accommodation - Riu Ahungalla / Room category - Standard / Meal plan - Dinner and Breakfast

7 Day - Matara

Whales Sri LankaAfter breakfast at the accommodation, take the Rib to the boat. Set sail towards Matara via Galle and Mirissa. Mirissa offers you guaranteed sightings of whales. Mostly Pygmy Blues, Blues and Sperm whales. Underwater observation of them can be arranged with the permission from Department of Wildlife with extra cost.

If you are a deep sea fishing fan, there are ideal fishing spots alone the way, where on board pro angler is there to assist you.

Around 3 PM you disembark again to check in to your accommodation for good night rest.

Excursions - Two very best SCUBA diving sites / Some deep sea fishing

Read further - here.

Optional accommodation - Mango Tree Spa Beach Hotel / Room category - Standard / Meal plan - Dinner and Breakfast

8 Day - Matara

Handunugoda Tea Estate

Today is a day of relaxation. Get up when you feel like it and our driver is there to take you to Galle Fort and to a white tea plantation at the afternoon.

Excursions - Drive to Galle Dutch Fort / Visit a white tea factory

Read further - here.

Optional accommodation - Mango Tree Spa Beach Hotel / Room category - Standard / Meal plan - Dinner and Breakfast

9 Day - Yala

British Sergeant - Scuba Dive Site - PasikudaAfter breakfast embark the day to sail to Yala. As usual our dive instructor may have planned the very best two dive sites for the day. If you are a fishing guy, your angler guide have planned the day accordingly. Lunch is served on board.

Around 3 PM, depending on the current, you will disembark at the hotel or in Kirinda fishing harbour.

Excursions - Two very best SCUBA diving sites / Some fishing

Read further - here.

Optional accommodation - Jetwing Yala / Room category - Standard / Meal plan - Dinner and Breakfast.

10 Day - Yala

Little Basses Sri Lanka

Today is your last day on board. Enjoy breakfast at the accommodation and get the Rib to reach the boat. Today's destination is Little Basses reef and Lighthouse. The Island's very best diving sites are here. World class GT is caught in this stretch of the sea at right season. After enjoying the lunch on board, we head back to your hotel again.

Around 3 PM you disembark the boat.

Write us to plan your safaris and rest of your holiday in Sri Lanka!

Excursions - Two very best SCUBA diving sites / Some fishing / Little Basses

Welcome on board at 9 AM.

Read further - here.

Optional accommodation - Jetwing Yala / Room category - Standard / Meal plan - Dinner and Breakfast.

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