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Madu River Boating

26th Dec 17

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 2-3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Govindan Naganathan

Govindan Naganathan4.6/5

163 reviews

An excellent boat ride

Madu River is located at Balapitiya. We hired a boat from Captains boat house who organised the boat ride. A fee of 20$ per head is charged for the boat ride but it is worth it. The boat ride lasts over one and a half hours and is enjoyable. The boat ride takes you through mangroves and low bridges where you have bend low so that you are not hurt by hitting the bridges. One can see many beautiful birds during the ride. Though there are many islands the boat ride takes you only to two islands i. e. Cinnamon islands and an island where an ancient Buddhist temple is there. You can also see the Prawn fishing in the river.This boat ride is truly exciting and enjoyable. This should not be missed if one is visiting Bentota.

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  • An excellent boat ride
  • An excellent boat ride
  • An excellent boat ride
  • An excellent boat ride

Virinder Vaid

Virinder Vaid4.3/5

111 reviews

A very refreshing boat cruise

A very refreshing boat cruise in the Madu river basin that has over 50 off islands each with different identities. The river on back end is very wide, almost like the sea and the boats float through thick mangroves giving one an unusual adventure feel.Though some islands are inhabited by people, some are with spice plantations, some with freshwater prawn farming and many with fish parlours.Thick forests and mangroves dot the banks with typical birds enhancing the beauty.The boats pass under few very low bridges when occupants have to duck down to save their heads.There are few boat clubs and few restaurants on its banks too.The approx one hour cruise is worth enjoying during holiday in Sri Lanka.

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