Take a ride on the traditional fisherman’s boat into the sea, the undulating water and the challenge of making it over the churning rapids is a real excitement and thrill. Though the rides are short, its fun is never ending like the high tides of the sea…
The traditional fisherman’s kattumaram or fishing boat carved out of wood now has a better use: it has become an adventure/tourist activity, with several Catamaram places offering catamaram rides on the scenic beach of Mamallapuram aka Mahabalipuram. Take a ride on the traditional fisherman’s boat and have a dip in the deep seas!
The catamaran is a rough-looking boat, that rides slow on waters, and the ride will last about 45 minutes. You will be taken 2 kilometers into the sea, before you can jump into the sea. Life jackets will be given to you before the ride starts itself. Another must do – you will need to book with us one day before landing up for the ride, and on the morning of the ride to confirm your booking, as rough seas and stormy weather will be a spoiler, and the catamaran rides will be shut off for the day.
The ride is usually available between 06 AM and 5 PM, but the best time is 0530 AM to 0630 AM when the sunrise offers a spectacular view of the sea.