Where the ocean meets the wind, fiery sunsets & great people..

Come, stay with us and experience great range of water-sports activities.

Bentota is the Sri Lanka's best water-sports capital and Riverside Araliya is the exclusive spot for surfers and jet skiers alike. Our comprehensive water sports centre is equipped with jet skis, water skis, surf boards, speed boats and much more. You can also become the Iron Man of the waterwith the newest member of our watersports family, the flyboard!
Our well-trained and experienced instructors and certificate holders are pleased to welcome you in our water sport center and to assist you in the discovery of the richness of the tropical waters of the Indian Ocean. The training is carried out by the sri-lankan’s top windsurfer and water skiing champions.
The sports centre attendants have plenty of tips and information to aid you. Whether you want to enjoy yourself with your friends on a Super Mable boat or experience an adrenaline rush on a speed boat, Riverside Araliya is the place to be.


Become the Iron Man of the water with the newest member of the watersports family, the flyboard!
Our staff will teach you how to ride these gravity defying beasts while you can enjoy the new generation of extreme sports!

20 mins Including Lessons

jet ski

Enjoy a ride on our top of the line jet-skis with a staff member, or cruise the river by yourself with our jet-ski rental service!
15 mins

Super Mable

If you want a step up from the banana boat, try the Super Mable!
Feel some serious G-forces while you speed around the river!

15 mins per person


The most challenging of the inflatables! Up to 4 people have to work together to keep your balance and try not to fall off!

15 mins per person

Mangrove Boat Tours

Relax in one of our cruise boats while we show the beautiful Bentota River Mangroves.
One of the best sights Sri Lanka has to offer.

1 Hour & 2 Hour Tours

Kayak Tour

If you want to sight see while being a little more active, we also provide tours of the mangrove by kayak!

1 Hour Tour

Stand-Up Paddle Board

Cruise around the river at your own pace with the stand-up paddle board! If you’ve never rode one before, don’t worry!
Our experienced staff will teach you how to ride one in no time at all!

1 Hour Including Lessons


If you’re looking for something with action, get towed by our speedboat while you try wakeboarding! If it’s your first time, we offer lessons, come try it out!

30 mins Including Lessons & 15 mins no Lessons


Riverside Araliya is home of the Sri Lankan Waterski champion, Chandrasiri!

We offer the most experienced staff to train beginners, come try it out!

30 mins Including Lessons & 15 mins no Lessons

Snorkel Tours

See what’s under the water with our snorkeling tours! Take a short boat ride to the location and enjoy the safety of snorkeling with one of our trained snorkeling instructors!

2 Hours Including Boat Tour

Scuba Diving

Want go deeper? We offer scuba diving courses for everyone!

Whether it’s your first time or you’re an experienced diver with a license, our PADI certified instructor will take you to show you the best under water spots in the area and ensure you a safe diving experience!