Hamilton Canal Boat Trip, Negombo
Hamilton canal is waterway which is approximately 14.5 km and was originally constructed by Dutch and later fortified by the British in 1802.Thea canal was named after the Gavin Hamilton a government officer at the time of British Rule. Taking a boat ride down the Hamilton canal means you are on your way to experience some interesting moments in the life and culture of the fisher folk living on the banks of the canal intertwined with some scenic views and eco-friendly habitats. The interesting journey commences from the popular seaside village of Negombo, aboard well-equipped boats with safety gear and knowledgeable personnel at hand. The first leg of the cruise is on the calm waters of the historic Hamilton canal. Take a leisurely cruise that goes past the homes of the fisher families situated at the edge of the canal; get a glimpse of the adults at their various chores like getting ready their fishing nets for the next sail, while little children smiling playfully wave at the passing boats. Enjoy the serenity and cool breeze as the boat takes you down to the beautiful Maha-Oya. Benefit from some relaxing moments at the wetland watching the monkeys, water monitors and an abundance of birdlife.