Mirissa Whale watching remains a year around leisure activity in Sri Lanka. These charming giants in the deep blue waters come under the category of marine mammals. Whales live merely in salty waters where it is believed to help the whales to recover rapidly from injuries and be resistant towards sicknesses. Mirissa, specially the Dondra point is a remarkable location to spot several species of Whales such as the Blue Whale, Bryde’s Whale, Fin Whale and the Sperm Whale. In addition to these marvelous Whales, you would also spot the adorable and intelligent Dolphins. The Bottle nosed Dolphin, Spinner Dolphin, Risso’s Dolphin & even the Stripped Dolphin could be seen in Mirissa.
The best season to watch whales in Mirissa is from November to April. During this time period the ocean remains calm and warm, providing the most perfect environment to watch Whales and Dolphins in a closer proximity.
Every morning 6:30am
To get this wonderful experience all you should do is to take a boat trip to the sea from Mirissa harbor, and move a few kilometers away from the shore. The duration of a trip will be around 3 – 5 hours and the boats are fully insured and well equipped with relevant communicating and life saving devices. It is advisable to be prepared for the tour with sufficient sun block lotions, caps or hats and sunglasses to avoid the discomforts and sunburns.
we had to wake up early in the morning, the beautiful sight of the sunrise was a treat indeed. A friendly crew and a clean and safe boat provided us with a top notch experience. boats serve breakfast of fresh fruit, cake, fruit juice & a bottle of water. We spent the trip watching a huge blue whale and it’s calf surface, swim about and end the show with a raise of it’s tail before sliding back down to depth.
I have gone on this trip with my family in this year march. Beauty of this is if the whether is good you will be able to see Dolphins and Whales both. The price includes breakfast, medicines (for those who suffer from seasick), drinks and tour guide.
Very enjoyable trip with the Mirissa Whale watching with Sanki Leisure. Complete guarantee of sighting the blue whale at least 2 times at close proximity. Well taken care of passengers and their needs. Good Safety measures. We had amazing experience. Worth spending 40 USD per person.