When coming down south from Galle, Weligama, “the sandy village”, lies 5 km before Mirissa, on the Matara road.
Originally a fishing village, Weligama is starting to develop as a tourist destination but remains still quieter than its neighbour Mirissa. You can still stroll along the long and beautiful beach and see the stalls that sell fresh fish from the bay. You can choose amongst them, buy what you like, have it cooked for you and enjoy it on a table with your feet in the sand.
Just a few hundred meters west of Weligama village, on the Turtle Bay (also called Jungle Beach) you will find our Outdoor and Water Sports Center, Ocean Safari by Borderlands. Our center is only a couple of hundred meters away from Cape Weligama, one of the three hotels in Sri Lanka that belong to the prestigious network of luxury hotels Relais et Châteaux from which the view on Weligama Bay will make you understand why it has been voted one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Our Sports Center, Ocean Safari by Borderlands, offers all that you need in term of activities in such an idyllic surrounding.
We have 4 luxury boats that can take you for a whale watching excursion, a SCUBA diving trip or a Sunset cruise, or a Banana boat ride. We also give surf lessons, offer sea kayaks and canoes, Stand Up Paddles, and Bodyboards. You can also choose to go kayaking or Stand Up Paddling on the river to the lake nearby with one of our local guides. In addition to water related sports, mountain bikes are available for those who prefer land over water. And if you don’t want to choose, it’s even possible to organize a special triathlon, which will take you from Sea Kayaking to River Kayaking to biking!
As an official PADI Dive Center, Ocean Safari by Borderlands offers all the range of PADI courses, from Open Water Divers to professional Divemaster. It’s also possible, for those who have never dived before to take an introduction dive, Discover Scuba Diving program which will give you a first impression of the underwater world. Of course, we also take certified divers who want to go fun diving on our daily diving trips in Weligama Bay and can arrange longer trips to the wrecks of Galle.