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Fishing in Trincomalee 

Deep sea fishing excursion on the East Coast of Sri Lanka.

 Deep sea Fishing TrincomaleeSLDT/1702/IDSF01

Why should you book this trip?

  • Trincomalee is renowned for being one of the best locations for professional game fishing and deep sea fishing. Its waters offer fishing enthusiasts a host of opportunities to test their skills.
  • An exciting entry into your “things to do” list in Trincomalee.
  • This is a wonderful, 3-4 hour deep sea and fishing tour. Grouper, Snapper Emperor and Bonefish are some of the highlights found near the coast. Indian mackerel, Spanish mackerel, Seerfish, Kingfish, Barracuda, Barramundi, Jackfish, Trevally and Tuna are found a little away from the coast while Sailfish, Swordfish, Marlin and Shark are found further out.
  • You will be led by an experienced and knowledgeable fishing guide.
  • Arrive back in the harbour and proceed with your guide to a beach hut where you will be able to enjoy a BBQ lunch/dinner with chilled beer. After lunch/dinner, you will be driven back to your hotel.


Details of boat used for whale watching in Trincomalee

  • This 14m boat is equipped with a fully-equipped kitchen, cushioned benches, tables for 24 guests and a bathroom with a toilet and sink. The large sundeck offers a trampoline and sun beds to lay down on for sun tanning. On the upper deck, you will find a spot to jump in the water when the boat is anchored.
  • On board, the crew will provide you with a drinks menu. We have a full set of tableware, including champagne flutes and wine glasses. The boat is equipped with snorkelling gear, a canoe, body boards and stand up paddle boards for fun water-based activities. When guests come back on board, they can use the fresh water shower.
  • The boat is equipped with a complete sound system. We have six waterproof speakers for high quality music and via an aux cable guests can plug in their own devices.
  • We provide fitting lifejackets for all passengers. A first aid kit is on board in case of injuries or small accidents. The boat is equipped with a life raft and a rigid inflatable boat with an outboard engine. We also have a lifeguard with a light and a VHF radio on board. We have a set of fire extinguishers on the deck and in the hulls. For the engine room, we have specific CO2 extinguishers.



  37 USD  

1 PERSON   - 125 USD                       


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Quick Facts

  • Meeting point:Tricomalee Harbour
  • Meeting time: Morning – 7 a.m. or Evening – 2.30 p.m.
  • Duration of tour: Max. 4 hours
  • Possible period: May to September
  • You will be picked up and brought back from any hotel in Trincomalee. If you are away from Trincomalee, additional changes may apply. Alternatively you could come to the meeting point on your own as well

You will meet



Anura is 28 years old and was born in Mirissa, where he now lives with his mother, father and sister. After graduating from school in Matara, he did a mechanical apprenticeship at BAFF. Afterwards, he was trained in boat building and sail making as well as diving. Before going into working on the boat, he worked at BAFF Polymech (shipyards and electrical repair shops). He gained lots of sailing experience and is now the captain of the boat “Pearl” and works as a sailing instructor as well. Six months of the year he works in the Eastern seas. 


Included in the price

  • An experienced English-speaking fishing guide
  • Boat charter fee
  • Hire of complete sport fishing equipment
  • Light refreshment and drinking water
  • Government taxes



  • Transportation to and from starting point
  • Any tip for staff
  • Extra foods and beverages consumed



Tour in brief

Located on the eastern coastline of Sri Lanka, Trincomalee is one of the most perfect locations for anglers to test their abilities as this beautiful location offers some of the most plentiful fishing grounds in the country.

Species like Grouper, Snapper Emperor and Bonefish are some of the highlights found close to the coastline while Indian mackerel, Spanish mackerel, Seer fish, Kingfish, Barracuda, Barramundi, Jackfish, Trevally and Tuna are found a small distance away from the shore. Sailfish, Swordfish, Marlin and Shark are found even further away.

The boat will pick you up from the dock at 6 a.m. or 2.30 p.m. depending on which time you prefer and you will embark upon a 4-hour (or longer on request) fishing expedition unlike any you’ve been on. The boat will be fully equipped with GPS, lavatory facilities, a cabin and lifejackets. Furthermore, bait and refreshments will be provided and if you’re lucky with you catch, we will prepare it for you in our restaurant or you can take it back with you.

We recommend you use our range of trolling rods and reels for deep sea fishing while we will also provide you with both artificial and live bait. Our deep sea fishing vessels are skippered by professional fishermen with vast game fishing experience.


  • Personal effects for windy, rainy, and warm weather conditions should be considered
  • Insect repellents, sun protection creams etc. are highly recommended
  • Suitable casual clothing/footwear for outdoor activities
  • As this activity involves a boat ride to the middle of the ocean, clients are advised that there are set safety standards to follow. Passengers will be allowed only according to the number of seats available, and every client will be provided a lifejacket, which should be worn at all times
  • Obey all safety rules given by the crew
  • Getting seasick: There is always at least a light swell on the Indian Ocean. If it’s the first time for you on a boat in the Indian Ocean or if you tend to get seasick, we advise you to take medication recommended by your doctor, on the morning of the trip (about 1-2 hours before you enter the boat). We use Avomine and it’s freely available in any pharmacy 


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