Sailing in Sri Lanka: Northern Expedition – 3 nights Sailing Holiday

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Discover the best of the North of Sri Lanka and its unspoilt nature with a 3 nights Sailing Holiday.

Sail to Jaffna, Delft Island, Palk Bay and Nainathivu Island. 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.

The once vibrant town offers a glimpse into revival with its colourful temples set next to huge churches and streets of old colonial charm. Experience food and flavours that are unique to this region. In the Palk Bay, west of Jaffna, a string of largely uninhabited islands offers the visitor the experience of traditional lifestyle of these people. The trip to the
North and cruising the islands is enhanced by the pleasure of simply reaching such a remote and little‐visited part of Sri Lanka.

This 4 day-3 nights Sailing Cruise will take you through the beautiful beaches and islands of the North: Palk Bay offers an excellent mix of culture, history, wildlife and
nature. You will discover Nainathivu Island, observe the miniature horses of Delft, and swim around Kakaraithivu – at each stop encountering something you have never seen before. This Cruise is available from November to April every year.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Kurikkaduvan Jetty (40 min west of Jaffna)
PACKAGE DURATION 4 days – 3 nights
INCLUDED Accommodation on Full Board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner, without beverages)
Water sports (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 1,650 (max 2 people). 

Private boat full board (8 people max): 3,900 USD


Day 1 – Kakaraitivu

10 am departure from the Kurikkaduvan Jetty (40 min west of Jaffna) to Kakaraithivu. A tiny island, seasonal home to migrant sea
birds and fisherman. Lunch served on board followed by an early afternoon onshore visit to the island, swimming and snorkelling.
Overnight anchorage near Kakaraithivu with dinner onboard.


Day 2 – Talai Mannar and Adam’s Bridge

Sail at sunrise towards Talai Mannar, breakfast on board. Onshore visit to Adam’s Bridge Island one, tour of Mannar island and a traditional lunch at a local restaurant, afternoon visit to a fishing village and return to boat at sunset for dinner on board.


Day 3 – Delft

Early morning departure to sail to Delft island. Breakfast on board and the possible sightings of dolphins and flying fishes. Onshore
visit to Delft, where a local guide will share the history of this unique island, famous for its Dutch history, coral walls and wild miniature horses. Local seafood lunch on Delft island. Swim in waters off the coast of Delft island and return to the yacht for dinner.


Day 4 – Return to Kurikaduwan Jetty

After early breakfast, guests are offered an optional visit to Nainativu island to visit the Nagadeepa and Naga Pooshani Amman Temple. Guests return to yacht and disembark at Kurikkaduvan jetty at 1 pm.

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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