Whale Watching Day Tour
At a glance
Is this day tour for me?
Anyone seeking a thrilled adventure deep into the ocean is allowed to go on this tour. The boats that take you out to sea are suitable for wheelchairs and baby strollers as well so no restrictions there.
Can it be tailor-made?
This tour can be customized to your requirements. If you want to make any additional stops, simply inform us in advance and we will make the arrangements.
When to go
Apart from the months of May and June (when the monsoon is at its worst), any time of the year is safe for whale watching in Mirissa, Sri Lanka. From July – October, trips are confirmed depending on weather conditions on the scheduled days. November to April is when you are most likely to not expect any cancellations on your whale watching tour.
If departing from Colombo, expect an early morning departure – no later than 4.00 a.m. This is because whale watching tours from Mirissa begin at sunrise so you need to get to the Mirissa fisheries harbor by then – which is about 150kms away from Colombo.
However, if you are based in Galle or anywhere on the southern coast, you can depart from hotel at about 5.30-6.00 a.m.
Airport – Hotel – Tour attractions – Airport
Things you will do
Pick up from hotel and transfer to Mirissa fisheries harbor
Wear your life jackets, take your seats and get ready to set sail
Breakfast will be served on board
Enjoy amazing sightings of blue whales and sperm whales in the Indian Ocean
Places you will visit
The whale watching tour packages begin from the Mirissa fisheries harbor at approximately 6.30a.m. Passengers are transferred onto sophisticated boats that are equipped with the necessary safety devices such as compass, GPS, nautical charts and UHF radio. These boats also have a small kitchen where fresh breakfast is prepared and served. Western toilets with shower facilities as well as plenty of comfortable seating areas are available for passengers. Life jackets available in a variety of sizes are handed over to passengers for their safety before the boat sets sail. Please note, the crew members on board are all officially qualified in life-saving, fire-fighting and first aid.
The entire whale watching experience takes about 4-5 hours on average, maybe longer if the whale sightings take a while. The probability of whale sightings is about 90-95% and we will give our best to make sure you see the whales.
After your whale watching tour, Blue Lanka Tours offers additional sightseeing opportunities (optional) such as visiting the neighboring Galle Fort, Turtle Hatchery or engaging in some water sport activities.
As experienced on Instagram
Real people, real views
How they experienced it
Not to miss in this tour
Magical moment – a split second eye contact with the whales
Stunning views of the Indian Ocean
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