Galle Location description
Galle is a vintage postcard town that looks like it has been plucked from the Dutch colonial era. Famous for its Dutch fort that has witnessed conquest after conquest, Galle was a major trading point in British Ceylon and still, to this day, portrays its trading culture. Its paved streets, unique buildings, and the history etched deep within its ancient architecture, speaks volumes about the island’s past and is a great place to visit if you’re interested in surfing, seafood, colonial history, and island life.
Things to do in Galle
There are quite a few surfing spots in Galle, some are for beginners are others are for people who like to test themselves against the might of the ocean. Be on the lookout for red flags before you venture out into the ocean, red flags indicate that the ocean is extremely rough. Heed the warning, the ocean is majestic and beautiful but it rarely shows mercy. Your life is more important than trying to catch a wave in dangerous waters.
Stroll amidst culture, history and modern boutique facades in the magnificent Dutch Galle Fort. Fondly named little Italy, Galle Fort has a rampart next to the lighthouse and cute boutique stores lining its bricked lanes. Take a guided walk through the cobbled pavements of the Galle Fort and visit an old colonial Portuguese church that is now a temple. Listen to stories of it’s past, people, culture and food. Galle Fort has a number of restaurants, street food stalls, and mouth-watering ice cream parlors.
Connecting Transport Services
We provide transportation and tuk-tuk rentals to and from all locations in Sri Lanka. Our solutions include Galle Airport Transfer, airport car service, private airport transfer, hotel transfer services, private chauffeurs and private transfer service. Choose to hop in a tuk-tuk and ride to your next destination, or get a comfortable cab back to your hotel.
Mirissa & Whale Watching
Sri Lanka is known to be one of the world’s best places to spot whales and dolphins. The main reason for this is because the migration routes of whales and dolphins are just off the coast of this magical island. During particular seasons, large groups of Sperm Whales, Blue Whales, and Spinner Dolphins make the waters near Sri Lanka their home. People from all over the world flock to different parts of the island, hoping to catch a glimpse of these majestic aquatic animals.
A few kilometers off Galle is one of Sri Lanka’s best surf locations, Mirissa. Known as a perfect spot to learn and perfect surfing, Mirissa is also famous for being a prime whale spotting location. Hundreds of Spinner Dolphins and large groups of Blue Whales can often be seen off the coasts of Mirissa. There are many tour guides that will help you rent a boat to spend a few hours with these magnificent giants. Watch dolphins ride next to your boat or catch a glimpse of a giant whale swimming through the water, the possibilities are endless in Mirissa and in the deep blue water off its coast. Experience Mirissa for yourself and you’ll soon come to realize that pristine beaches and majestic aquatic life are just a few of the amazing things that you can experience in this exciting coastal town. *Getting to Mirissa may seems a challenge. But with Galle Airport Transfer with Go Shuttle this is easy. We provide daily shuttle services and private transfers to Galle from airport.