Negombo is a characteristic fishing town north of Colombo and is a mere 15 km from the international airport. Set amidst lush groves of coconut palms, it breathes the spirit of the sea. Negombo is a gourmet paradise with sea food in plenty. Old - world fishing craft, like the outrigger canoe and the catamaran, bring seer, skipjack, herring, mullet, pomfret and amber jack, while lobster and prawn are caught in the lagoon.
Private tour of the canal through a boat. Canal was constructed by the Dutch people from Colombo in the south to Puttalam
in the north. The Dutch Canal, Negombo flows across Negombo. From the main street or the sea street one can find The Dutch Canal, Negombo running.
The Dutch Canal which supply route to the Dutch administration, old churches and fishing villagers. The 100km long canal running through the town is still being used and is an attraction for those who want to see the country from a different perspective.