Snorkel in the warm and idyllic east coast waters: Passikudah

2 Hours

Snorkel in the warm and idyllic east coast waters – Passikudah

Gear up and explore the sapphire waters hugging the Passikudah coral reef, home to some fin-tastic tropical fish.

Why should you book this trip?

  • Explore one of the longest stretches of shallow reef coastline in the world
  • Learn snorkeling if you are a beginner, and enjoy to maximum if you are a professional or an amateur
  • Enjoy Sri Lanka’s tropical waters and its colourful reefs and fish
  • Engage in one of the must-do activities on the Eastern coast


Day 1 :

*Tour Brief*
Do get in touch with your sales consultant as soon as your snorkelling Sri Lanka experience  is confirmed and you will be advised on the meeting point.

You will be met by the excursion leader at this point. After the safety briefing, you will be directed to the snorkelling location which is best at that time of year and day.

Your Passikudah snorkelling instructor will be there for any orientation needed. If you are not comfortable to be on your own, please request for a life vest.

You will observe the various types of tropical reef fish during the two-hour snorkelling excursion in Passikudah .

Schools of colourful fish as well as various species of turtle and crustacean are found along these corals. This makes for a truly unique experience that has earned Passikudah its reputation as a must-see seasonal snorkelling location in Sri Lanka.

*About Passikudah*

Situated on the eastern coast of the country, about 35 kilometres northwest of Batticaloa, Passikudah is known to have one of the longest stretches of shallow reef coastline in the world. You can walk for several kilometres into the sea because the water is only a few inches deep and the current is relatively weak, compared to the rest of Sri Lanka's coasts.

The barrier reef is home to a variety of tropical fish as well as offering sightings of whales, dolphins, mantra rays, reef sharks and other exotic sea creatures. This underwater habitat provides a perfect spots for diving and snorkelling.


  • Professional Instructor
  • Boat Fees
  • Hire of Snorkeling Equipment
  • Applicable Government Taxes


  • Any transportation up to the point
  • Any meal or drink
  • Any tips to the staff
  • Any extra equipment hired beyond what we provide
Overall Trip Rating:
- Based on 3 travel reviews
Very Good
  1. Elephant Rock Snorkeling
    By Phillip
    from Sri Lanka
    August 17, 2023
    We went snorkelling at Elephant Rock it Passikuda. It was a marvelous experience with schools of colourful fish, including parrotfish, angelfish, and butterflyfish, dart through the coral reefs. We also spotted turtles, stingrays, and even sharks in the deeper waters. The elephant rock was the perfect place for snorkelling in Pasikuda
    Date of Experience: August 01, 2023
  2. Crystal-Clear Waters
    By Rob Van Vliet
    from Netherlands
    July 15, 2023
    Pasikuda's waters are renowned for their clarity, offering excellent visibility for snorkellers. The turquoise waters allowed us to observe the underwater world with ease, revealing a kaleidoscope of marine life. Great Experience!!
    Date of Experience: July 02, 2023
  3. Great for Snorkelling
    By Johnny
    from United Kingdom
    July 10, 2022
    The beach is really nice to go for walk up to the rock (about 2 km) but loads of marinelife. Really enjoyed the snorkeling, saw loads of fish corals, etc and was good value too
    Date of Experience: July 01, 2022

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Snorkel in the warm and idyllic east coast waters: Passikudah
From $55
/ Adult - Single Person(SOLO)
From $42
/ Adult - 2 Persons
From $42
/ Adult - 3 Persons
From $42
/ Adult - 4 Persons
From $42
/ Adult - 5 or More people
From $22
/ Child - Price per child
  • SLDT/2404/SSD03
  • 9:30 AM
  • Passikudah [Transport can be provided at an additional cost]
  • 24 hours
  • May to October


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