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The roads leading into Weligama, edged by the sea, are lined by the famous Sri Lankan stilt fishermen, who sit perched above waves like curious-looking birds. Go on a fishing trip in a traditional catamaran with a local fisherman, or visit the stilt fishermen and see if you can balance above the ocean as they do. The abundant water-sports available should also be on your hit list – surfing is particularly good here.

Fun Facts

  • The American writer Paul Bowles lived on Taprobane Island for four years, during which time he wrote the novel Spider's House.

Experiences & Things to Do at Weligama

Deep sea fishing - Weligama -  Sri Lanka In Style
Deep sea fishing

Board a boat especially set up for deep sea fishing, where you’ll be accompanied by experienced skippers to guide you.

Overnight whale watching - Weligama -  Sri Lanka In Style
Overnight whale watching

Head off on an overnight whale watching trip aboard Jade, a catamaran with four cabins able to accommodate 8 guests.