Arrive in Sri Lanka where you will be met by your Pelorus guide and escorted to your yacht. Once you have got settled in and met your crew, head out on a surf lesson in Hikkaduwa with a pro-surfer. Hikkaduwa is an excellent surfing spot, but also boasts some of the best diving around Sri Lanka with at least 10 coral reef sites and numerous shipwreck sites to explore.
A divemaster will then take you out to the wrecks of The Earl Shaftsbury, Conch & Norsa. The Earl of Shaftsbury was an English ship that sunk in 1893 and has since become home to tropical fish and corals. The Conch is a steam-powered oil tanker. One of the first oil tankers in the world, it was built in 1892 in Stockton for Shell. She weighed 3555 tonnes and was on a journey from Novorossisk to Madras when on the 2nd of June 1903 she hit a rock and sank. The wreck is well preserved, with penetration possible into the cabin which is filled with cave-dwellers. The water remains clear with good visibility because of the rocky bottom. You are sure to spot groupers, napoleons, queen angelfish, and all other reef fishes as you swim among the eerie wrecks.
Sail down to Mirissa in the early hours of the morning. Enjoy a picnic breakfast in your tender prepared by the yacht chef while you go whale watching in your vessel’s tender. Starting the day early will allow you the best chance to spot whales while the seas are at their calmest. Spot majestic blue whales, the biggest animals on the planet, and you may even have the chance to jump in the water and swim alongside these gentle giants. Other whales that frequent this coastline are Bryde’s, minke, humpback, and sperm whales. You may also spot pods of dolphins dancing in the waves. Returning to your yacht, enjoy fresh local food picked up from the shore and prepared to perfection. Then head ashore where you will get the chance to surf some of the best breaks in the Indian ocean with an expert local guide who knows where to find unrivalled waves. After an afternoon of adventure in the water, return to the shore and replenish your strength with a barbecue on a secret beach. Delight in local delicacies cooked to perfection and a well-earned drink as the sun dips below the horizon.