Trincomalee Harbour
Trincomalee Harbour
4.5
Historic SitesPiers & Boardwalks
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Dashers2014
Cambridge, UK657 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Was keen to see this old natural harbour that everyone talks about so much. A bit of a disappointment one must say. Not much to see unless we are completely mistaken :)
Written 20 March 2023
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cutelady Baluch
Muscat Governorate, Oman1,774 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
The bay is located by Trincomalee town on the north-east coast of the island.
You can see a Estuary here ..
Estuaries are coastal bays, harbors, sounds and lagoons, places where rivers meet the sea.
Written 5 April 2020
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Titus D
Sri Lanka6,910 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
We were taken by SL Navy by a special boat inside the harbour.One officer have information of what we saw during the ride.
It is a sea port in the Trinco bay which has an area of 5261 ha. It is a located in a strategic location in the Indian ocean.
In the 2nd word war, Japanese destroyed 3 British Warships here.Sri Lanka got the administration since 1956 from British.
The harbour cater bulk cargo.We saw 3 warships of the SL Navy anchored, a troller, a floating machinery that takes the mud deposited in order to maintain the depth of the harbour area.It has 1630 ha of water and it is very deep ( 1500 feet). We also saw 5 islands, Prima and Tokyo Cement factories and one Fuel storing tanks.
There were msmy jettys named as Prima jetty. Tokyo Cement jetty, oil jetty & Ashrof Quay. There are two entrances the large one is 500 meters wide meant for ships to enter and another one reserbed for fishermen.We got amazing views around the harbour.,
Written 19 December 2019
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Tracy S
Newmarket, UK156 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Interesting place to watch the big ships come into the port with a great historical heritage well worth a trip if your in the area
Written 11 September 2019
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Thivanka Rangana
Colombo, Sri Lanka214 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
Beautifully situated on a great views of the ocean. The natural Harbour is nice. Navy team personnel really friendly and helpful takecare boat trips and baby.
Written 29 July 2019
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301lisa33
Coventry, UK1,917 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
This natural harbour has been fought over for centuries. It provides excellent natural safety. It is huge and apparently deep too. Worth seeing
Written 1 May 2019
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Samith
Colombo, Sri Lanka340 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
- This was located in Tricomalee face to see side with nearly 9 small islands.
- This is under control of Sri Lanka Navy and if you need to visit there first you need to get approval from them. It's not big process and you can request on arrival. But better if you can inform before.
- We were visited there by SL Navy boat and it was fantastic journey with lots of experiences.
- Navy members gave us lots of knowledge about this harbor and it was interesting.
- One special thing is this has only 2 entry points and because of it's structure large ships can stop there with safely. This is only for you information and i know you can't come with a ship :)
- We can see lots fisher men there since fish population is high in this area.
- Also you need hear all instructions that gave from Navy guys since you need to be safe when travelling with boat.
Written 9 December 2018
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