Neduntivu (Delft Island)
A historic island located between Sri Lanka and India
Although many still refer to the island by its colonial Dutch name of Delft, this historic island off the coast of Jaffna is locally known as Neduntivu. The island is largely uninhabited, but is famed for wild horses that run free across its barren plains by the sea. The large expanse is best explored by tuk-tuk – many of which will greet you upon disembarking from the ferry, and offer you a tour of Delft’s legacies which include a colonial fort constructed mainly out of coral, an ancient Baobab tree, and many more fascinating sights.
Delft Island is accessed via a navy-operated ferry that operates daily from l the Kurikkaduwan Jetty – located just over an hour away from North Gate by Jetwing. Boarding preference is given to residents of the island, although the ferry is able to hold up to 100 passengers at a single time. The ferry leaves for Delft at 9 AM and returns to Kurikkaduwan at 2:30 PM on a single round-trip journey that is operated every day. However, weather circumstances may force schedules to change. Therefore, we recommend speaking to our Reception for further information while planning your journey to Delft.