The very first whale watching tours has started way back in the early 1980 and then due to lack of promotion the activity was conducted to a few die hard individuals. However after the cessation of violence, the number of tourist coming to Sri Lanka on adventure, whale and Dolphin watching has increased many times. The Blue whale and Sperm whale and Dolphin spotting in Sri Lanka is concentrated along the southwest coast of Mirissa and Dondra point, where early morning Whale and Spinner Dolphin tours are arranged in basic small boats with outboard motors to luxury boats. Our state of the art boats are equipped with all necessary gear to locate and follow whales at a safe distance as not to disturb them.
The whale watching tours are arranged depending on the size of the whale watching group available during a particular day. The bigger of the two boats can handle over 30 tourists at time on a single whale & dolphin watching tour. It offers state of the art navigational equipment, safety equipment and trained crew and naturalist, skippered by a veteran who knows the Mirissa waters well. The smaller boat can handle up to 06 people in total comfort also state of the art, along with the same comforts and safety equipment as the larger one.
The unique nature of the continental shelf along the south of Sri Lanka is the main reason for high probability of being able to watch whales and dolphins so close and so readily in Mirissa Sri Lanka.
US$ 50 per person (3 to 5 hours of trip)
Boat is fully insured and equipped with communication equipment, Life Raft and Life rings . Life jackets also provided. Bottled water and picnic breakfast will be provided during the trip.