best whale watching in sri lanka – The ever smiling, mischievous dolphins will put on a show while some of the oldest and the largest sea creatures, the humpback and the blue whales, will nonchalantly glide past you, when you embark on a dolphin watching excursion off the Southern, Eastern or the West coast of Sri Lanka. The ideal locations for whale watching would be Dondra Point (accessible from Galle, Hikkaduwa and Mirissa) and Trincomalee while the sea off Kalpitiya teems with an abundance of dolphins.
best whale watching in sri lanka Mirissa is one of the most exciting water activities you can do in Sri Lanka during your holiday. Mirissa is the best place to start your whale and dolphin watching tour in Sri Lanka.
In warm Indian ocean you can see Blue, Bryde´s, Fin, sometimes Killer whales, and Common dolphins, Bottlenose dolphins, Spinner dolphins, Risso’s dolphins and Striped dolphins. Sometimes you can see turtles and various fish species, for example Bluefin tuna and flying fish.(best whale watching in sri lanka)
Whale and dolphin watching season in Mirissa
Whale watching season starts in November and ends in April. Ocean is warm and calm during these months.
May – October is off season although whales can be spotted as well but ocean can be rough. Please call us 1-2 days in advance during off season and we will tell you how are conditions. No need web reservations in advance.
Start and duration of whale watching tour
Our boat leaves from Mirissa harbor at 7:00 o´clock in the morning. You should be in the harbor at 6:30-6:45am.
The duration of the tour is 3-5 hours (depends on spotting of whales and wish of our passengers). Afternoons is the ocean usually rough and not suitable for whale watching.
Swimming with the whales and dolphins is not permitted.
|Season 2016/2017||Big observation boat|
|Adults, children above 5 years||USD 30|
|Children 0-5 years||Free|