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Enjoy Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, Sri Lanka by boat! If you are looking for a day out with a difference, or to celebrate something special or simply to relax with your family or friends in a private setting, then hiring a private boat is the ideal solution. Garton’s Ark is the largest sailing restaurant in Sri Lanka operating on the tranquil waters of the Diyawanna Oya, adjacent to the Urban Wetland Park in Nawala. Garton’s Ark was designed and built by internationally acclaimed Neil Marine – pioneer boat builders in Sri Lanka that supply boats worldwide and are one of the largest boat companies in South East Asia. Our boat is available for smaller group functions. It is a 21 footer boat that can accommodate 2-12 passengers and is ideal for a special occasion with family and friends such as river cruises, picnics, bird watching excursions over the lake and romantic dinners. We are the largest sailing restaurant in Sri Lanka operating on the tranquil waters of the Diyawanna Oya, adjacent to the Urban Wetland Park in Nawala. Managed by Garton’s Hotel (Pvt) Ltd and designed by Neil Marine, it was launched in November 2014 and provide a unique dining experience with luxurious interiors, cutting edge exteriors and eco-friendly designs. Guests can enjoy mouth watering à la carte meals and a special dinner buffet cruise amidst beautiful surroundings aboard Garton’s Ark. Safe, Reliable and Secure: Garton’s Ark is equipped to provide the best possible services for its patrons with great attention to detail with regard to preparation, storage and service of food and beverages as per Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) regulations. Our vessel has undergone strict testing to ensure reliability, and is lake-worthy certified by a marine engineer. Our crew and staff have ample experience to handle all operations, and we have trained staff for life saving and fire fighting skills with on board equipment. In addition, a comprehensive insurance policy covers all aspects of the vessel’s operations. The Epitome of Luxury and Comfort: Garton’s Ark is the epitome of luxury and comfort – the modernized double-decked vessel boasts luxurious interiors, cutting edge exteriors and eco-friendly designs. The lower deck holds a spacious fully air conditioned restaurant which can accommodate up to 64 persons with bright and sophisticated interior designs, creating an elegant, welcoming environment for restaurant patrons. The spacious open upper deck, which seats up to 30 guests, has a comfortable atmosphere with cocktail tables and lounge area and is perfect to enjoy a variety of soothing beverages and delectable snacks in the evening. Passengers aboard Garton’s Ark will be able to enjoy a river cruise that stretches over 5 km from Kirulapona to Nawala over the lotus-studded waterway of Diyawanna Oya, amidst birds and nature. Entertainment • Music: We offer various forms of entertainment to suit all occasions. Enjoy the soothing sounds of piped music and live acoustic bands or even a funky DJ spinning the latest tunes. • Satellite TV: We also have a giant screen with several satellite TV channels for your viewing pleasure, which is ideal to watch news, sports, entertainment and special events with your friends and family. • Interactive Restaurant: Dining at our restaurant is a lively, interactive experience, where you can wine and dine amid the action of the show kitchen and display bar. The kitchen serves Sri Lankan and international cuisines, with carefully thought-out menus and beautifully crafted and presented dishes and drinks. Savour delicious Sri Lankan and international cuisine with a majestic array of dishes created by our master chefs. From scintillating appetizers to scrumptious mains and flavoursome desserts, there is something for everyone on board. Our spread of dishes with amazing flavors, aromas and textures are made from high quality ingredients that are beautifully presented for an unforgettable dining experience. Enjoy à la carte meals during regular times and a special dinner buffet for Friday/Saturday dinners. We have a host of awesome facilities and entertainment options on board to ensure that your dining experience with us is unforgettable. We offer the highest levels of guest comfort and will ensure that all your needs are met. Price: - $110 USD per person day for 10 people Prices For Menu (Per person): - Garton's Buffet Menu 1: $30 USD - Garton's Buffet Menu 2: $30 USD - Garton's Buffet Menu 3: $25 USD - Special B’day Party Menu: Menu 1 - $15 USD, Menu 2: $15 USD - Special Cocktails Menu: Menu 1 - $15 USD, Menu 2: $20 USD - Garton's Ark Friday Menu: $25 USD - Garton's Ark Saturday Menu: $25 USD - Garton’s Ark Sunday Lunch Menu: $25 USD Deposit: - $55 USD If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
We will set sail every day till January 1, offering sumptuous festive menus, coupled with an unforgettable sailing experience to our discerning guests. A mouthwatering four-course set menu will be available for dinner till January 1".- Ryan Cramer
You’ll get directions to the departure location when you make a booking.
Regular Timings: - Lunch: 1 pm to 4 pm - Dinner: 7 pm to 10:30 pm (Sunday – Thursday) International Dinner Buffet: - Friday and Saturdays – 7 pm to 10:30 pm with Calypso Band - Boarding commences at 7 pm and the cruise takes off at 8:30 pm - À la carte dining is unavailable when the buffet is on offer