Bentara River Boat Ride

An adventure upon the waters of our neighbouring river

The waters of the Bentara River are more than just our natural neighbour, but also a call for adventure. At the Dedduwa Boat House, this inland waterway is a fascinating voyage through the backlands of the southern province – a region famed more for its sun, sea, and sand. Along your expedition, expect to sight a number of monitor lizards, crocodiles and several species of exotic birds amidst the lush mangrove forests that surround its resident fishing communities. Furthermore, a visit to the Pahurukanda Temple cannot be missed – an islet with a humble hill that houses a temple known for its replica of the Lord Buddha’s footprint, similar to the one found atop Adam’s Peak.

At the Dedduwa Boat House, you are already nestled upon the banks of the Bentara River. Subject to pleasant weather, your journey through the inner arteries of our provincial waterway lasts for a few hours in the early hours of the morning, or towards dusk in the evening – the ideal times to experience our flourishing riverside environment.

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