Whale watching, Mirissa, Mirissa
Sri Lanka, The South Coast

Info : Whale watching, Mirissa

Over the last 5 years, scientists have quickly come to the realisation that Sri Lanka may well be the best place in the world to see both the Blue Whale and its smaller cousin, the Sperm Whale. Whilst whale watching tours have long been popular off Trincomalee in the north east, sightings there have always been rather hit and miss. However, when the experts realised that potentially large numbers of whales were migrating between the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea, passing by the Sri Lankan coast close to Dhondra head, a search party was launched. Within 15 minutes experts found the first blue whale and when they moved further out to sea they found even more.

In the time since this discovery, whale watching trips have sprung up and become well organised affairs. From your base near Mirissa, spend the early morning at sea with your binoculars scanning the water: all being well you will get up close and see the largest mammal on earth with your own two eyes.


Note that whale watching is only possible during the season: contact Experience Travel to discuss further.

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Guest Comments for Whale watching, Mirissa

Whale watching was great. We saw four blue whales, dolphins and a pair of turtles and the staff on the boat were very well organised.

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