Discover the hidden gems of the South Coast of Sri Lanka
About See Unawatuna
The beauty of Sri Lanka by Land or Sea
A passion for Sri Lanka
Based in Unawatuna, we want you to experience the hidden gems of the beautiful South Coast of Sri Lanka in the most authentic way. By boat or tuk tuk, have a taste of Ceylon and its wonders. Eat, fish, surf, swim, dive and discover the Sri Lanka we love with us! Our local guides know the South Coast of Sri Lanka like no other, because they grew up in this amazing part of our island. They will make sure you will have an unforgettable time, whatever trip you book with us.
How did it start ?
Everything started in Unawatuna famous beach where Darshana grew up, went fishing with his dad and met his friends after school everyday. After 6 years as a diving instructor in Unawatuna and Trincomalee, he decided to open his own water sport center and tour agency right there on the beach, in an old boat that he renovated.
Growing up so closed to the ocean and in such an outstanding environment, Darshana naturally decided to combine his passion for the sea and for the South Coast and founded See Unawatuna in order to share what he loves with the tourists.
Where to find us
Walk on Unawatuna beach and you will find Darshana's boats where the main road touches the beach close to Divers Land. Stop for a chat, a tea or a question, we will be here !
Honesty, safety and sustainability
Fair prices for you and for us:
We try to avoid tourist traps (such as stick fishermen or spice garden) animal exploitation (no elephant riding, no captured baby monkeys or snakes). We have both your and the animals' best interest at heart and won't encourage you to spend money on this kind of activities.
Safety on the road and experience of the sea:
Our boats are all equipped with life jackets, our pilots and drivers are experimented and won't take any risk.
Discover By Sea
The best of the Indian Ocean
Catch your dinner with us !
We offer 3 different types of fishing tours:
Deep sea fishing 12,000 LKR per boat
Hand-line (traditional fishing) 12,000 LKR per boat
Trolling 18,000 LKR per boat
Up to 4 people
Sunrise and sunset included!!
At Jungle Beach or The Rock Islands
3,500 LKR to Jungle Beach : See the coral reef, stop off at the private white sand beach & relax.
Groups of 3 or more pay just 3000 LKR
2,500 LKR to The Rock Islands : See reef fish, the shipwreck & turtles if you're lucky. Groups of 3 or more pay just 2000 LKR
Board Hire surf lessons and surf trips
Lessons for beginners 1h/3,500 LKR
Board Hire 1h/ 500 LKR
Surf Trips by tuk tuk from 3,500 LKR to Hikkaduwa, Mirissa, Midigam, Matara, Weligama...
SEE THE GREAT BLUE WHALES
October - June
Transport & breakfast included. 5:45am pick up
7am boarding, 4/5 hours at sea
Go again for free if you don’t see a whale.
Most likely to see : Dolphins, Blue Whales, Sperm Whales, Orcas and Sea Turtles
In Unawatuna Beach
Paddle Board Hire 1h/2,000 LKR
Discover the Unawatuna reef from a unique perspective
Glass-bottom Boat Tours
Jungle Beach and The Rock Islands
See the reef and the shipwreck from our glass bottom boat, enjoy a cocktail at Jungle Beach and come back!
Jungle Beach : 3500 /person. From 2 people, each 3000
Rock island 2500/person. From 2 people, each 2000
Discover By Land
Experience all the secrets of the South Coast by tuk tuk
Visit a Sea Turtle conservation center and discover everything about the 5 sea turtle species of Sri Lanka. Then stop at a secret beach to get the chance to swim with these lovely creatures.
From 1,500 LKR
The temples of the South Coast
Cultural treasures of Sri Lanka
Discover the diversity of religions of the South Coast with us:
Japanese Peace Pagoda
A must see at sunset
Amazing view, peaceful atmosphere, the ideal place to watch the famous sunset of Unawatuna
From 500 LKR
An Unesco Heritage Site
Discover the rich history of the fort, admire the view from its ramparts, eat in a good restaurant, shop for souvenirs in trendy boutiques or watch a cricket game ... Galle fort is a must-see! from 500 LKR
Hikkaduwa, Haghangama or Matara
The South Coast is full of amazing temples, beautiful beaches and hidden places... we will drive you anywhere, advise you to the best of our abilities and give our all to show you the towns, the people, and the amazing nature that makes Sri Lanka a land like no other.
A joyful team at your service !
Founder, owner, guide on Sea and Land (ENG)
Son of a fisherman, Darshana grew up on the Indian ocean. After 9 years as a diving instructor, he is now the owner of See Unawatuna. He will be your passionate guide on every trip you wish to make on the South Coast, by boat or tuk tuk.
Guide on Sea (ENG)
Tharu also worked as a diving instructor, and as a boat pilot for many years in Unawatuna and Trincomalee. He knows the ocean and all local reefs like the inside of his pocket.
Communication - Guide on Land (ENG + FRA)
Arrived in Sri Lanka as a tourist, Chloé is now part of the team. Based in Switzerland for the moment, she takes care of all our communication and social media efforts.
Guide on Land (ENG)
The most edgy looking tuktuk driver of the south coast will drive you from Galle to any local temple in a heart beat. Step into his rasta tuktuk, enjoy, relax, and embark on an amazing adventure.
Smiles, warmth and good food
A Family Guesthouse
Our family guesthouse is ideal for solo travelers, couples or families
- Two clean rooms with bathroom
- One minute walk from the beach
- One of the rooms has a small kitchen
- Terrace at the back of the guesthouse
- Possibility to rent the whole floor
- Fans and mosquito nets
- Breakfast and dinner
- Free WIFI
- Private entrance
The main room and the living