Whale & Dolphin Watching Trip in Mirissa
Mirissa is a serene beach town flanked by the blue-green waters of the Indian Ocean and a pristine stretch of silky sand. The warm and relatively still waters of the Indian Ocean during August to April beckons a multitude of whales and dolphins to abide the ocean surrounding Mirissa for a while. While this period is popular for dolphin and whale watching, Mirissa welcomes visitors all year around with its gentle nature and the beautiful coastline, ideal for a leisurely holiday filled with momentous moments of bliss. You can sail the seas, eat seafood, visit nearby sites and relax on a hammock with a tropical drink. We provide private transport and an experienced driver who will take you to the best spots in town.
AdultAbove 11 years $80 per night
Children4-10 years $40 per night
KidsBelow 3 years Free of Charge
- Learn more about whales and about the whales that inhabit Sri Lankan waters
- Have the guidance of a qualified naturalist.
- Watch the whales responsibly from a safe distance with a lighter imprint on nature.
- Whales are best seen between August to April.
- If the tour has to be canceled due to bad weather conditions, you will be able to reschedule it at no additional cost
The Whale Watching Tour in Mirissa, this five-hour tour gives you an opportunity to see the biggest mammals on earth, the whales, in their natural habitat. Get a chance to see blue whales, sperm whales, and fin whales as they swim in the waters to the south of Sri Lanka. Gain more knowledge about the whales as a species from a qualified naturalist and learn to identify them. This tour gives you a responsible whale watching experience with a minimal imprint on nature.
What You Can Expect
If you are stayed in Yala, Tissamaharama, Hambantota areas, we will pick up you at 4.15a.m from your hotel. Whale Watching Tour starts at 6:30 am. The boat will take three – four hours to reach the place where whales are commonly seen. However, please be environment conscious and avoid littering.
Sri Lanka has many types of whales inhabiting its waters. The whale population around Mirissa, which lies on the southern coast of the island, includes blue whales, sperm whales, fin whales, occasional orcas, and many types of dolphins. They are best seen between the months of December and April when the seas are comparatively calmer.
Your boat will be reducing speed and engine noise as you approach the site where whales are most seen. You will be stopping at a safe distance of at least 300 feet away, with your closest approach being a 100 feet. This tour will allow you to watch the whales responsibly with minimal environmental impact.
Your naturalist on board will give you more information on the whales and their behavior. He will also assist you with identifying the whales that you see. Look out for the spout of air and water, which signifies a whale coming up to breathe. You will be completing your tour and will be dropped off at the pier by 11:30 am.
- Hotel pick up includes from Yala, Tissamaharama, Hambantota, Tangalle, Mirissa area hotels
- Comfortable walking shoes recommended for this tour.
- Tea or Coffee
- Entrance fees
- All taxes.