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Bentota Fishing with Saman

When you’re in Sri Lanka, you can’t miss its food markets, which are filled with fish. And there’s a very good reason for it - it’s exceptionally tasty! It’s a real treat and pleasure to enjoy these specialties, but the best way to enjoy the taste even better is if you catch the fish on your own. Join Bentota Fishing with Captain Saman and start your adventure here!

Things get sweet right from the start, as the captain will meet you at the marina right next to the Cinnamon Beach. You’ll hop aboard a custom built 19’ boat that accommodates up to 3 guests. The boat offers a comfortable ride, with lots of seating space and a T-top to keep you in the shade. Powered by a simple Yamaha engine, the boat will gently take you to your fishing spot.

You’ll start in the city river and go to the open sea, all the way to the offshore spots. This is where you’ll get the chance to target Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, Pink Snapper, Tuna, or Mackerel. Let the captain know what you want to catch or what your skill level is, and he’ll adjust the trip for you. Some fish won’t be in the season when you arrive but there’s always something to tight your line.

The captain covers your fishing equipment but you need to take care of other things, such as your fishing license, snacks, drinks, and sun protection.

Kids are welcome to join on these trips and it doesn’t matter if you have fishing experience or not. Bentota Fishing with Capt. Saman is here to make your day on the water a memorable adventure!

FAQs about Bentota Fishing with Saman

Bentota Fishing with Saman offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $75 per group, additional US $20 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Trip – River (3 hours)
  • US $120 per group, additional US $20 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Bentota Fishing with Saman, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Snorkeling Equipment

Trips booked with Bentota Fishing with Saman include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures

Bentota Fishing with Saman offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Bentota Fishing with Saman offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Bentota Fishing with Saman include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Snapper (Pink)
  • Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
  • Trevally (Giant)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)

Meet the Captain

Saman Peris
Bentota, Sri Lanka
Captain Saman has been fishing in Bentota since he was a kid. He started slowly on the river and then moved to the open sea, until he reached deep offshore spots. It's still exciting to catch fish, as you never know what awaits you out there.

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Snapper (Pink) Pink Snapper
Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred) Narrow-barred Spanish Mackerel

Boat specs

custom (Bay boat) originally built in 2012. Powered by a 15HP Yamaha engine.

19 ft
3 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing


Snorkeling Equipment

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: