Whale Watching in Sri Lanka


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Whale watching tours in Srilanka is one of the best experiences you can get all the year round. You can witness Sperm whales Blue Whale, Bryde’s Whale, Killer Whale and Pilot Whale. They are roaming around Mirissa, Trincomalee and Kalpitiya sea areas through out the year, like they have signed for the contract with Sri Lanka. Not Only whales, but with friendly Dolphins are waiting to show their playful activities and share generous feeling towards to human.


Whale watching in Sri Lanka is an amazing activity to observing the majestic nature of the largest mammal in the world.  Dondra point in Mirissa, a destination famed for some of the finest Whale and Dolphin sightings in Srilanka.  Mirissa situated in the southern coast of Sri Lanka is the closest point to the continental shelf and on the migratory route of Whales as they move closer to the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, primarily to breed. The waters off Mirissa in the southern coast of Sri Lanka are home to some of the largest whale and dolphin colonies in the world. Whales are nature’s giants. As long as 30m and weighing as much as 180 tonnes, the blue whale is the largest animal to have roamed the earth.

Take an exciting boat trip out to sea and be fortunate to see Blue Whales in Srilanka; the largest creatures on earth, Bryde’s Whales, Sperm Whales, Killer Whales and Fin Whales. You can also meet pods of friendly Dolphins such as the Common dolphins in Srilankan seas, Bottlenose dolphins, Spinner dolphins, Risso’s dolphins and striped dolphins as they playfully somersault and dance on the ocean waves. There’s also a good chance of seeing flying fish, turtle, manta rays and even sharks in south coast Srilanka.

The best time to watch Whales in Mirissa is between October and April each year.

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