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Bentota River Boat Safaris

Explore the uncharted mangroves that are placed along the Bentota River on a boat safari. The safaris start at the final part of the broad Bentota River, close upon the Bentota Bridge and cruises inland.

The boat men will meander through the islets and mangrove swamps located haphazardly on the river. They would delve into the mangroves and sail amidst the tangled roots under the shelter of shade provided by the trees and vines entangling each other. Get lost amidst these thick growths and spot aquatic birds such as herons, kingfishers, cormorants as well as the monitors and crocodiles that wade through the water.

Visitors are advised to take a cruise that lasts longer than an hour, because the longer the cruise visitors travel further upstream providing them with unspoilt scenery. Longer excursions usually include a visit to a coconut factory and boutiques that sell handicrafts.