Availability for booking new reservations is currently limited due to coronavirus and WHO guidelines.

Negombo City Tour

  • E-Ticket
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Private Tour
  • Pickup Service
  • Live Guide
  • 6 hr

Start the tour by setting off on a thrilling catamaran ride into the deep blue ocean and learn fishing in both traditional and modern ways, and catch fish on your own. After that, visit the busy Negombo fish market called the ‘Lellama’ and watch the boats returning with their catch of fresh fish, crab, lobster, prawns, and squid. You can also buy your own selection of fish to add to the seafood platter at lunch. For lunch, you will be taken to a restaurant where you can either watch the chef prepare the seafood platter for you or you can join him in cooking the fish you bought! Your city visit will be done during this time as well. After that, you can enjoy the delicious seafood platter. After lunch, you will set off on a boat ride in the Negombo Lagoon, which is fed by a number of rivers and a canal. The lagoon has an expansive mangrove swamp.

Itinerary Details

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Negombo Fish Market

3.30 a.m., while most of the country is shrouded in sleep, the Negombo Lellama is filled up with people who are selling and bargaining over fish. It is a vibrant, noisy, and busy place throughout the day. The fish market is close to the Dutch Fort and can be spotted across the lagoon bridge, known as Munnakare Bridge. About 4000 boats go to sea from here every single day. The legendary “lellama” is only closed on Sundays because most of the fishermen in the area being catholics, attend church.

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Negombo Lagoon

Negombo Lagoon is a large estuarine lagoon in Negombo, south-west Sri Lanka. The lagoon is fed by a number of small rivers and a canal. It is linked to the sea by a narrow channel to the north, near Negombo city. It is surrounded by a densely populated region containing rice paddies, coconut plantations and grassland.

Duration: 2 hour