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Sail Lanka Charter

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Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
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Whale chasing via motor boat

After chasing dolphins under motor, we spent an hour or two puttering around in circles while the... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2017
lilbitodislilbitodat
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Sydney
Will remember forever

We did a morning whale watching trip with Sail Lanka and it was so memorable. We had a nice... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2017
mountainsonmymind
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London, United Kingdom
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Join us for an unforgettable cruise in Trincomalee! From 6:30 until 1:30 we offer unforgettable Dolphin and whale watching cruises. On board we will serve you a freshly prepared breakfast. After the whale and dolphin watching we give you the opportunity to snorkel, swim, stand up paddle and canoe under cliff with the famous Koneswaram Temple. When you come out of the water our chef will be waiting for you with his delicious lunch. Sail Lanka Charter is a spin off of the Building A Future Foundation. This non profit organization aims to educate Sri Lankan youth and create sustainable businesses to help further develop the country. The group teaches people technical skills, builds our own boats and charters them. Sail Lanka Charter is the largest sailing company in Sri Lanka and currently directly employs about 20 local employees and indirectly creates jobs, mainly in manufacturing and maintenance of boats and marina's, for more than 50 people.
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Reviewed October 8, 2017

After chasing dolphins under motor, we spent an hour or two puttering around in circles while the crew of spotters watched their phones and the captain refused to put up the sail. When all seemed lost, I finally convinced them to put up their sail...More

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SailLanka, Manager at Sail Lanka Charter, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2017

Thank you for your valuable review. Our apologies about you missing your chance to see a beautiful whale due to a technical issue. We are investigating the situation and we will take necessary steps to avoid the same. We are glad you enjoyed the rest...More

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Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

We did a morning whale watching trip with Sail Lanka and it was so memorable. We had a nice breakfast on a comfy new catamaran as we cruised out to the whale spot. On finding the whales the cheap motor boats dart around for an...More

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SailLanka, Manager at Sail Lanka Charter, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2017

Thank you for sharing your review on our whale watching experience. We are glad you were lucky to see whales on the day of your trip and that you enjoyed the rest of excursion with snorkeling and swimming. We hope you will sail with us...More

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Reviewed September 25, 2017 via mobile

What a well organise company Sail Lanka are from the moment they pick you up from the beach in a small dingy to transport you to the catamaran, the morning start about 7am with a fabulous breakfast served on board. With a friendly and attentive...More

Thank Terry T
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SailLanka, Manager at Sail Lanka Charter, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2017

Thank you very much for your review Terry! We are glad you enjoyed the sailing trip and the food cooked on board. Sorry about not catching any whales, as this is the end of the season in East Coast they migrate to Southern part of...More

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Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Loved the catamaran. A lot of dolphins. snorkling and SUP was nice! Staff were friendly. I really recommend it!

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SailLanka, Assistant Manager Marketing & Business Development at Sail Lanka Charter, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2017

Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed the trip. We hope you will sail with us again!

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Reviewed August 16, 2017

we had the most amazing week being incredibly well looked after; wonderful atmosphere on the boat all the time, outstanding food, we saw dolphins, blue whales, did some amazing snorkelling, saw a small (friendly)shark, were taken on fascinating trips and saw parts of Sri Lanka...More

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SailLanka, Assistant Manager Marketing & Business Development at Sail Lanka Charter, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2017

Thank you very much for your review! We are glad you enjoyed the trip. We hope you will sail with us again!

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Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

Leave at 630 for a deap sea trip. And we spotter dolphins. Good service, professional staf. Breakfast & lunch included. Also Nice snorkling. Value for money.

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SailLanka, Assistant Manager Marketing & Business Development at Sail Lanka Charter, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2017

Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed the trip. We hope you will sail with us again!

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Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

We booked more than oké month in Advance. Pretty expensive but it was to be one of the highlites of our saus at Trincomaléé. Suposed to be..... We went to sleep early because we arranged a tuk tuk ride to the meetingpoint at 6 AM....More

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SailLanka, Global Manager Sales & Marketing at Sail Lanka Charter, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2017

Dear Joel, Thank you for your valuable review. We truly appreciate your feedback. On behalf of the entire Sail Lanka team, I would like to renew our apologies for the inconvenience caused and are truly sorry for the unpleasant experience you and your family had...More

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Reviewed August 8, 2017

Great seven hour trip on a beatiful catamaran. Seen a lot of dolphins. Unfortunately no whales, but still it was very nice and I think worth the price. Good breakfast and lunch, great hospitality. Time for swimming, paddle boarding and snorkling. I would do it...More

Thank LoesKockmann
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SailLanka, Assistant Manager Marketing & Business Development at Sail Lanka Charter, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2017

Thank you Loes! Please come sail with us again!

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Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

We did the Sail Lanka while staying in Trin. Was such a great day, the catamaran was large and comfortable and all the crew super lovely. They have cushions and bean bags to lounge on. Such a treat having breakfast out on the sparkling water...More

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SailLanka, Assistant Manager Marketing at Sail Lanka Charter, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2017

Thank you for your review Tessa! Hope you will sail with us again!

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Reviewed July 17, 2017 via mobile

Not so well known in the world, but Sail Lanka was definitely the highlight of our trip to our Sri Lanka. We aboard Captain Jade at 7 am in the morning from the Koneswaram beach in Trincomalee on the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka. A...More

1  Thank Twisha S
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SailLanka, Assistant Manager Marketing at Sail Lanka Charter, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2017

Thank you for your review Twisha! Hope you will sail with us again!

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Jack N
October 25, 2017|
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Response from Terry T | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jayas. We had a great morning on sail Lanka, I know you can hire for the morning or full day, the only problem is that I think the end of October the season stops. But please go on there website to check,as they are one... More
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myra p
February 7, 2017|
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Response from Jeroen M | Property representative |
Hi I am sorry the Trincomalee base is closed until May. As far as we know there are no whales around this time of year.
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Ruky1977
August 26, 2016|
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Response from Jeroen M | Property representative |
Hi, it's 7 500 LKR per person. Including breakfast, lunch, cool bottled water and the use of the snorkelling gear, stand up paddle board and canoe. ciao
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