Magic Of The Northern Islands | sailing tours in jaffan Magic Of The Northern Islands | sailing tours in jaffan
The Palk Bay remains one of the most untouched parts of the country. Located between India and Sri Lanka, this narrow strait is home to sparesely popuated tiny islands, bizzare coral formations, calm waters, a thriving fishing tradition and desolate landscapes . The once magnificent city of Jaffna, is slowly regaining its colourful lifestyle and spiritual culture.


Day 1

Board in Kurikkaduwan Jetty (40 min from Jaffna town) at 4 pm. The captain welcomes guests, and sets sail at sunset in front of Nanaitivu Island its wonderful temples.


Day 2

Breakfast on board while sailing to islands of Analathivu for relaxed swimming and Eluvathivu for an onshore visit.. Lunch on board near Eluvaitivu. Afternoon sail to Nainaitivu (1h). Visit of the island and the famous Nagadeepa Viharaya and Nagapooshani Amman Temple.


Day 3

Early breakfast with a 9 am departure for 2 hour sail to Delft island. A local guide will share the history of this unique island famous for its Dutch history, coral walls and wild miniature horses. Local seafood lunch on Delft island. Swim in waters off the coast of Delft island and return to the yacht for dinner.


Day 4

After breakfast, on shore exploration of the archeological site of Jaffna Fort with a guide. Visit to the Nallur Temple and artisanal woodcraftsman village. Followed by a traditional lunch in a Tamil home. Explore exquisite Hammenheil Fort and return to anchorage and dinner on board.


Day 5

Breakfast on board will be followed by a departure towards Talaimannar. Guests will visit Adam’s Bridge, a unique formation of a chain of limestone shoals and a mythical bridge connecting India and Sri Lanka and Talaimannar Pier. Return to anchorage for swimming. Dinner on board at Talaimannar.


Day 6

Breakfast and early morning sailing towards Kakarative. Onshore visit of the tiny island inhabited only by migrant fisherman and migrant sea birds. Guests can snorkel in the regenerating reef. Lunch onboard and departure for Nainativu. Arrival at sunset to sail in front of the Nagadeepa Temple. Dinner on board.


Day 7

After breakfast, guests will disembark at 10 am, at Kurrikaduwan Jetty (40 min from Jaffna town).