Sailing and Pared-Back Luxury Stays - Two weeks of Stylish Travel In Sri Lanka



Here's a destination not on the usual sailing radar. Bespoke sailing trips curated by Ayu in the Wild Sri Lanka taking in the spectacular scenery along this Indian Ocean island’s 1340 Km of coastline is an ideal escape for today's stylish traveler who loves simplicity, adventure and cosy sophistication.



The Fleet

 Our Sri Lanka Sailing Adventures where you sail, swim, snorkel and savour your time in warm turquoise waters are on these iconic 'Cats' with their perfect bluewater sailing designs reminiscent of carefree travels in bygone days. Cabin sleepers for 8 pax, Double-Deck Catamarans for 24 or just 2 and even pleasure crafts for 40 replete with reclining sun beds and trampolines on viewing decks, cockpits with cosy cushions and port side hulls where ice boxes chill the bubbly and a smiling crew whip out the champagne flutes.




Sail in the South

Explore the bays and beaches of Weligama, Galle and Mirissa over a 3 night stay on board. Or, opt to indulge in our handpicked, classically beautiful boutique villas where you explore local markets and rice paddies, learn the art of weaving lace and meander through the historic Galle Dutch Fort with a resident before you set sail at sunrise on a half day cruise to spot Blue Whales guided by an author on marine mammals.

Stay: On-board or at Shri Saravi Beach Villa, Mawella Villas, The Last House, Fort Bazaar, Frangipani Tree, Era Beach, Apa Villas

When: October to April


Sail in the North

From the southern beaches wind your way inland with a touch of wildlife, a railway journey through Ceylon Tea laden hills and heritage walks in the cultural capitals of Sigiriya and Anuradhapura to reach the North coast. A 3 night sailing adventure will take you to the islands of Delft and Nagadipa, the Talai Mannar and the bird rich Adams Bridge - delightful add ons to our Other Side of Sri Lanka Jaffna explorer trip.

Stay: On-board or at Fox Resorts Jaffna, Jetwing Jaffna, North Gate Jaffna

When: October to April

Sail in the East

Wind your way to the pristine sandy beaches of Trincomalee for a 2 night cruise searching for dolphins, pass by untouched coastlines, snorkel at Elephant Rock and enjoy incredible views of the Koneswaram temple. Or, opt to stay on shore savouring delicious sea food and exploring the rural fishing villages with an Ayu in the Wild guide before setting off on a day cruise to spot whales off Trincomalee.

Stay: On-board or at Uga Bay, Maalu Maalu, Karpaha Sands, Jungle Beach

When: May to October

All Sailing Trips curated by Ayu in the Wild Holidays in Sri Lanka can either be multi-day adventures or tailored as a day cruise where you overnight in pared-back boutique stays recommended on our Essential Sri Lanka and Boutique Beach Trips. All images courtesy, Sail Lanka.


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