Discover the hidden gems of Sri Lanka with Dts Lanka, as you get a true local fishing experience. Hit up the Bentota River and lagoon where it meets the sea, as you go after some exciting and delicious fish, and explore some stunning nature along the way.

Whether you’re a beginner looking for something different, or a pro wanting that fix of fishing, your dedicated crew has you covered. Fishing is a way of life here, and your captain will have a lifetime’s worth of experience behind him. Each member of the crew promises to do whatever they can to make sure you have a holiday to remember in these rich waters.

Up to 4 guests are welcome aboard the 18’ Neil Marine deck boat to kick back and discover some incredible fishing grounds. There’s plenty of gear, including artificial lures, waiting for you on board, and fly anglers can even take advantage of the two fly rods to test your skills.

You’ll explore the river, mangroves, and lagoon on a 3-hour trip, leaving whenever suits you. Come in the morning to catch the early bite, come aboard refreshed in the afternoon, or engage in some intriguing night fishing and get exactly what you want out of your fishing trip.

These fishing grounds are home to a range of incredible and delicious creatures. Go after some local freshwater species, along with Catfish, Snappers, Jacks, Barracuda, and Trevallies, as you put your fishing skills to the test. There’s plenty of water on board, so don’t worry about working up a sweat as you try to fill the boat.

The crew will arrange a free pick-up and drop-off in Bentota, Induruwa, Kosgoda, Aluthgama, and Beruwala, and can arrange transport at a cost from areas further afield. They can even take you to a restaurant to cook up your catch at the end of the trip too.

Dts Lanka promises a fishing trip like no other. All you need to do is bring some drinks and snacks aboard for your trip, and settle in for an unforgettable fishing experience to spice up your holiday!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $140
    Get out on the water as soon as dawn breaks and spend an exciting few hours exploring the Bentota River and lagoons leading to the ocean. Discover a new side to Sri Lanka as you go after some exciting and delicious freshwater and saltwater fish in these brackish waters, all the while surrounded by stunning nature.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (Evening)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    US $140
    It's never too late to indulge in the incredible fishing on offer in Bentota. Come aboard in the evening and let the holiday joy live on into the night, as you go on a fishing trip like never before. Get ready for plenty of action as you explore the river, lagoon, and even some nearshore waters, targeting beauties such as Jacks, Trevallies, Snappers, Barracuda, Catfish, and a whole range of local specialties.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    US $140
    You're on holiday, so you deserve a lie-in. Don't worry, though, you won't miss out on any of the fishing action. Come aboard from 3:00 p.m. and get your fish on against the range of exciting and delicious fish that call the Bentota River home. Target Jacks, Snappers, Barracuda, and Trevallies, along with a range of freshwater fish to take back to shore for a treat.
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FAQs about Dts Lanka

Dts Lanka offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $70 per person - 3 Hour Trip (AM) (3 hours)
  • US $70 per person - 3 Hour Trip (Evening) (3 hours)
  • US $70 per person - 3 Hour Trip (PM) (3 hours)

When you book a trip with Dts Lanka, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Dts Lanka include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures (Live bait can be purchased)
  • Drinks (Water)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License (Not required)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Dts Lanka offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing

Dts Lanka offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Dts Lanka include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Catfish
  • Jack (Almaco)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Trevally (Giant)

Meet the Captain

Gayan Nanayakkara
Bentota, Sri Lanka
4 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2020
A local to the area, Captain Gayan has been fishing his whole life. He loves getting on the water and hopes to share his passion with others. He's been running his charters in co-operation with Captains Chanaka, Trabaneha, and Harinde for the past 6 years, and each one of them promises to use their local knowledge to make sure you get exactly what you want out of your fishing trip.

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Catfish Catfish
Jack (Almaco) Almaco Jack
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper

Boat specs

Neil Marine (Deck boat) originally built in 2015. Powered by 15 15HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

18 ft
6 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing


Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live bait can be purchased
First Mate
Fishing License
Not required
Fly Fishing Equipment

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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Bentota to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Must be at least 8 years old
You Keep Catch


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:

American Express
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.