Sailing holidays

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Sri Lanka’s been crying out for this for years and finally, here it is, a luxury sleep-on-board sailing experience letting you explore the island’s beautiful coastline from prime position.

Sail Lanka operate a range of sailing holidays from one, two or three night hops around the south coast, a three night kite-surfing adventure on the west coast, and six-night tours of the more untouched east. These offer a totally fresh perspective on this beautiful little island; not to be missed.

Stylish cruising

The two catamaran's used for the sailing holidays are Ceycat (4 cabins) and Ruby (3 cabins). Both offer very comfortable living quarters with double beds and bathroom facilities downstairs and on-deck there is plenty of space for eating, drinking, reading, sunbathing and great viewing for whale and dolphin watching.

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5-star dining at sea

Eating and drinking well is an essential feature of your sailing holiday. Each boat has a well-equipped kitchen and professional chef ensure the food doesn’t disappoint – breakfasts, lunches and dinners under the stars are all served on board.

Here’s what our guests say

“I surprised the huzz with an overnight trip on Jade - it was the best. We got a speedboat to the catamaran then went for a little sail, had a sunset swim in Weligama Bay, ate a delicious dinner onboard and had a few drinks. Great night's sleep, with good quality bedding. Woke up early to go whale watching and felt like deadset celebrities out on the ocean amidst all the other whale-watching boats.”

Vivalalanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka – February 2016

“My Wife and I chartered the Jade for 3 days in February and it was an utterly fantastic, hugely memorable experience and incredible value for money too.

The captain Vianney and his crew were amazing. Incredibly friendly and super helpful, they simply couldn't do enough for us. Paddle Boarding at Sunset was fantastic, as was waking up the following morning to see Sperm Whales swimming alongside us. Days spent jumping into crystal blue waters while the crew cooked lunch, and drinking a glass of wine on the deck at sunset were simply incredible.”

BCorish, Ireland – March 2016

“Sail Lanka Charter iis a must do when visiting Sri Lanka. Unique sailing cruise! Superb staff anf service. A great way to get out onto the indian ocean and see Sri Lanka."

jacob p Colombo, Sri Lanka


Jade embarks from Mirissa, on the island’s south coast between December and April and from Trincomalee, on the east between June and September. Mirissa is easily reached from Colombo international airport – a journey of around 2.5 hours. Heading from Colombo to Trinco takes rather longer. Both, though, can be reached by seaplane in next to no time.
39 km Galle
2.5 hours Distance to Airport
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Tonic Lanka will very happily arrange transfers to or from the departure point for the sailing holidays, indeed, can help plan and build your entire trip.