Tucked only 4 kilometers away from Arugam Bay is a coastal lagoon thriving with a variety of wildlife. The Pottuvil Lagoon is roughly 200 acres in size with mangrove forests surrounding its perimeter and a tiny island in its centre. The Pottuvil Lagoon Eco Tour is a two hour cruise on board a canoe. Even the mode of transport used encourages the Eco-friendly vibe by making use of a wooden pallet that is tied on to two canoes on each side. The Eco tour of the diminishing but crucial mangrove forest was initiated to help conserve it and raise funds to support the local fishermen along with aiding the planting of more mangrove trees.
While cruising through the serene waters you will find peace in the way the water mirrors the clear blue sky that is occasionally painted with white clouds. The swamp banks and the water nearing the banks are lush with green trees and wild grass. The music that will keep you entertained throughout the tour is the chirping of the birds, the rustling of leaves as monkeys pass through, the occasional trumpet of an elephant and the rhythmic sound of the fisherman’s oar steering you through the water. If you are lucky enough, you might spot a crocodile resting or a few elephants (who are not human-friendly) rambling about. Water buffaloes will be grazing in the water while the long-legged stilts will be hoarded throughout the patches of dense grass flourishing in the water. Your mind will be energized by the purity of the scene and the serenity you will experience throughout the tour.
The animals that you will view throughout the tour will be mentioned in the Eco-tour information centre which you will visit prior to the tour.
Mammals that can be viewed at Pottuvil Lagoon
The Pottuvil Lagoon is situated adjacent to two famous surfing points; the Whisky point and the Pottuvil Point. Your visit to Arugam Bay will be incomplete without this breathtaking and refreshing tour of a marvelous lagoon and swamp.
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143, Bodiraja Mawatha
Sri Jayewardanepura Kotte, Sri Lanka
Hotline: +94 777 070602
Arugam Bay Office:
Main Street, Arugam Bay.
Hotline: +94 77 482 5504