Delft Island: Sailing in the North of Sri Lanka – 1 night

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A one night cruise, a taste of Sailing Holiday to discover Delft Island, North of Sri Lanka.

Private cruise available for up to 8 pax.

The North of Sri Lanka and its islands are a world away from the rest of the country, as it stills slowly emerges after its recent isolation. The North is, in many respects, Sri Lanka’s last frontier. The city of Jaffna has a unique identity shaped by Portuguese, Dutch, British, Sinhalese and Muslim influences on its predominantly Tamil cultural history.

This 22 hours-1 night short Sailing Cruise in the north of Sri Lanka offers guests the opportunities to comfortably visit the historically interesting island of Delft and is an introduction to Palk Bay as a sailing destination. This Cruise is available from November to April every year.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Kurikkaduvan Jetty (40 min west of Jaffna)
PACKAGE DURATION 22 hours – 1 night
INCLUDED Accommodation on Full Board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner, without beverages)
Water sports (Swimming, Snorkelling and SUP)
Line fishing
NOT INCLUDED Shore excursions

Transport to the pick up location
Tips and other gratuities
Beverages on full board meals

This Luxury Catamaran is designed to accommodate 8 guests plus a captain, chef, and crew members for overnight cruises. And each of the four comfortable cabins contains a private bathroom with toilet. The outdoor living room and fully‑equipped kitchen provide everything a chef needs to prepare delicious cooked meals at sea. Sunbeds are located throughout the boat and trampoline located in front is the perfect place to have a rest while sailing. A covered area is available for dining. The view from the upper deck is stunning. It’s the preferred spot for observing life at sea-whales and dolphins and taking in the sunset.

Rates are per adult on a Double Cabin sharing option. Total Cost for the Cabin is USD 550 (max 2 people). 

Private boat full board (8 people max): 1,900 USD


Day 1 – Miniature Wild horses of Delft, Sri Lanka.

Embark at 8.30 am from the KKD Jetty. Proceed to Nanaitivu island with a local guide to visit the Nagadeepa Viharaya and NagaPooshani Amman Temple (1 hour). At 10 am, the boat leaves for Delft Island. Guests disembark for a traditional lunch of fish rice and curry prepared by a local family. The tour of Delft island will include visiting the famous miniature wild horses, the unique coral fences and the ancient lighthouse and pigeon house. In the evening, guests can swim in the pristine clear waters as the sun sets. Drinks and dinner on board.


Day 2 – Return to Kurikaddvan jetty

After breakfast, we sail back to Kurikaddvan jetty for guests to disembark before lunch. Crew will make arrangements, for Guests to visit the famous pilgrimage sites of NagaDeepa Vihare and Naga Pooshani Aman temple on the Nainathivu island.

PLEASE NOTE: This itinerary in this remote location can change depending on the meteorological conditions, the Naval advisories and the captain’s assessment.


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