Our New Bases In Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka has been known by many names over the centuries. During the years under the British occupation it was known as Ceylon and many years before that it was called “Serendib”, a word now used to describe utter tranquillity and relaxation.
It is said that Marco Polo visited this tear shaped Island in the 14th century and described it as “undoubtedly the finest island in the world “.
With Sri Lanka being one of the up-and-coming new tropical destinations to put on your bucket list, Dream Yacht Charter has opened 2 brand new bases on the East and South coasts of this colourfully historic country. These two locations have been one of the best kept secrets of the island, and the delightfully warm and welcoming Sri Lankans will make you feel at home, all the more reason to visit Sri Lanka on your next holiday.
Sri Lanka Dream South – Departing from Mirissa Find out more
Mirissa Beach is your go-to beach of choice if you choose to Charter from the Mirissa base. Located at the most southern tip of the island there is always great surf and great weather. Mirissa and its breathtaking sandy beach pretty much transform your dreams and visions of a tropical paradise into an everyday reality.
Mirissa, Sri Lanka is a surfer’s paradise, but it’s also a great destination for art lovers thanks to its abundance of murals, graffiti, and street art. With plenty of temples and artworks sprinkled across the island it’s impossible to have nothing to do.
You won’t be the only visitor to the island, many whales frequently visit this tropical getaway. What better way to spot dolphins and whales than from your own private boat? There is an abundance of species including Bottle Nose, Rosario and Spinner Dolphins and Whale sightings of Blue Whales, Sperm and Fin whales. The best period of the year to spot whales is the end of April, August, December and February.
Sri Lanka Dream East – Departing from Trincomalee Find out more
Trincomalee (Trinco) sits on one the world’s finest natural harbours. This historic city is old almost beyond reckoning: it’s possibly the site of historic Gokana in the Mahavamsa (Great Chronicle), and its Shiva temple the site of Trikuta Hill in the Hindu text Vayu Purana.
Spend your days exploring this magnificent location, and include a visit to Seruwawila Rajamaha Viharaya, this is one of the holiest Buddhist monuments in Sri Lanka, founded in the 2nd century BC, but only rediscovered, and reconstructed, in the 1920s. Jutting into the ocean on the east side of the city of Trincomalee, Swami Rock has been declared by oceanographers the world’s greatest vantage point for blue-whale spotting. Swim with a colourful assortment of fish including neon beauty the parrot fish! Keep an eye out for many varieties of butterfly fish, banner fish, angelfish, blue-spotted rays, eels, and more!
There are many beach front restaurants with wonderful views. Don’t miss a sunset and a fresh juice while chilling on a beach swing. For a quick snack do as the locals do and enjoy roti, chana dhal masala vadai, or the local comfort food – Kutthu. The food here is incredibly fresh, and focuses on local flavours and traditional dishes. Be sure to try delicious Asian exotic fruits, mangosteen, “Thambili” the King Coconut and “Naminam” and fresh juices in coconut shells. Your tropical paradise awaits you.
Flying to Sri Lanka from Australia is easy, with Air Asia, Sri Lankan Airlines, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Virgin Australia, Cathay Pacific, Malaysian Airlines and Etihad Airways among the airlines that have connections from Australia to Colombo. Flying time from Australia to Sri Lanka is approximately 11 hours depending on your departure City.
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Ready to Sail Your Dreams and charter a yacht in Sri Lanka? Check out our International Specials or contact our reservations team to discuss your options.