River Safari

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Boat Safari

Glide in a boat on a 12km journey along the Mahamodara river up to the Wakwella bridge. The Mahamodara river is a major tributary of the mighty Gin Ganga.

Day Tours

Sometimes unplanned tours may deliver the best experiences in your life. So, why should you stick into a common boring tour that anyone can just go on? We offer you unique custom touring packages to travel freely all around Sri Lanka.


Sri Lanka, and especially the southern area which gives direct access to rivers, a protected lagoon and it’s paradise for canoeing. Discover Sri Lanka's natural hidden treasures.

Who We Are

Our team ever attentive to your requirements, working with you to produce an unparalleled service. We have more than 21 years’ experience. Best location in Galle for bird watching & boating.

What Can Be Seen?

Glide in a boat on a 12km journey along the Mahamodara river up to the Wakwella bridge. The Mahamodara river is a major tributary of the mighty Gin Ganga, which originates from the Rakwana hills and heads south via the Sinharaja World Heritage Site, finally falling into the sea just outside the city of Galle. In fact, the Mahamodara tributary falls into the sea almost at the doorstep of the hotel. This safari, meandering through lush vegetation, will doubtless be a memorable and rewarding experience for every nature lover. The placid waters of the river are home to numerous species of water birds, butterflies, and water monitors, as well as habitats of mangroves and variously colored lilies. Sri Lanka is home to about 19 species of mangroves, and one could easily observe about seven of these species during this excursion. These highly adapted, salt-tolerant woody plants are found in saline areas such as mudflats of lagoons, estuaries, and deltas. Numerous water plants can be found in this area. Among these, Hairy Water Lilies (Nymphaea pubescens) and Scared Lotuses (Nelumbo nucifera). Both these water plants are valued in Ayurvedic medicine and some underground parts are also used for culinary purposes. Among the trees on the river banks is Sea Mango (Cerbera mangas). Softwood from this tree is used to carve masks - a traditional livelihood of the southern area. Enjoy the serenity, tranquility, vegetation, and fauna of this wide, unspoiled river. After the boat ride, take a gentle, nature walk at Jetwing Kurulubedda.

Our clients say...

  • star rating  A beautiful morning on the Gin River by boat with Crishan. We saw sea eagles swooping down for fish and giant water monitor lizards and lots of birds. ... read more

    September 1, 2021

    star rating  Started from the grounds Ginganda Lodge at 6:30am, cruising down the river to the ocean. Although it was a motorboat, it was a quiet and super nice ride. The guide... read more

    February 1, 2020

    star rating  amazing river safari, amazing experince, lot of birds, peacock, lotus, cinnamon... friendly guide. nagyon ajanlott😊

    Alexandra B
    February 1, 2020

    star rating  Such a friendly river safari with ecoriversafari along the Mahamodara river. Our guide Krishan was a great person & very knowledgeable when it comes to nature & animals. If you’re... read more

    Raveena Fernando
    November 1, 2021
  • star rating  The two hours we spent on the boat were great! There were so many brides and lizards to observe, we even saw some cute monkeys. We also learned a lot... read more

    Pavel from
    June 1, 2020

    star rating  I did an afternoon boat trip looking for birds and I am an avid birder and have been to over 75 countries birding. I found Krishan’s trips one of the... read more

    Barry M
    March 1, 2022

    star rating  had a safe and enjoyable boat safari with my family .. ????????and got good and caring safari service ..They are really caring and gave quality and comfortable boats.. 100% safe... read more

    December 1, 2020

    star rating  Had a great bird watching boat ride along the river with Krishan! It was peaceful and quiet. The mangroves are beautiful. We saw many species of birds, Krishan was able... read more

    Rachel B
    February 1, 2022
  • star rating  ...... afternoon river boat trip. We saw an amazing amount of birds, and other wildlife including monkeys and huge water monitors, and it was so lovely to get to see... read more

    Charlotte K
    March 1, 2020

    star rating  As others have said, Mr Krishan Madhusanka is a very knowledgeable guide with excellent eyesight! 9000 Sri Lankan rupees for 2 hour trip with bottled water provided and he made... read more

    Andy T
    March 1, 2020

    star rating  On recomandation of a local friend we booked an early morning river safari and really weren’t disappointed. we started shortly before sunrise (what a beautiful atmosphere) and Krishna showed us... read more

    March 1, 2022

    star rating  Krishan was great. We took a second River cruise as the first had been disappointing and this one made up for it. It was on a very quiet river and... read more

    December 1, 2021
  • star rating  The boat trip lasted 2 hours. The river is very beautiful and calm. A lot of birds, big varans chilling on the tree branches. We also saw a water snake.... read more

    Maria S
    November 1, 2021

    star rating  We really enjoyed our river boat trip near Galle. The guide was excellent and the amount of birds, monkeys and monitor lizards seen was great. Lovely bit of peace and... read more

    Jack and Jess
    March 1, 2020

    star rating  My husband and I took this particular river safari as opposed to madhu river safari due to a non commercial approach of the safari. This safari lets you become one... read more

    February 1, 2020

    star rating  Absolutely wonderful tour - Krishan has amazing eyes and incredibly knowledgeable about birds. He also made it interesting and engaging for our kids (6, 3 and 8 months) making ... read more

    Chloe K
    April 1, 2022
  • star rating  It was great! Krishan is really a knowledgable and nice guy. It was so beautiful and relaxing on the river, we loved it.

    Jan Z
    April 1, 2022

    star rating  We really enjoyed this adventure. The young man who was guiding the trip was extremely well educated about the river ecology/biome. He showed us many birds, plants, and water monitors.... read more

    Bob and Jean Miller
    March 1, 2022

    star rating  Excellent trip. Krishan was exceptionally knowledgeable about the birds, wildlife and the river. Well worth it for a morning or afternoon nature trip. Beautiful monkeys and birds.

    Jim B
    March 1, 2022

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T: +94 77 111 9128
+94 76 772 2299

A: 252/1 A, Colombo Road, Siyabalaghawattha, Mahamodara, Galle 80000



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