Whale Watching Mirissa

Whale Watching Day Tour

Float with magnificent creatures…

Sri Lanka is one of the best destinations for whale watching in Asia. Sperm Whales and Blue Whales are a common occurrence off the southern coast, particularly at Dondra Point – close to the town of Mirissa, Sri Lanka. The blue whale is an absolutely impressive animal that swims in the ocean – elegant, mysterious, beautiful, and deserves our respect by all means. Imagine having just a second of eye contact with this majestic figure – evokes a feeling of awe that adds to life’s precious moments. Sperm whales are another equally amazing, captivating and wonderful animal of the ocean.

Mirissa fisheries harbor

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.

Not to miss in this tour

  • Magical moment – a split second eye contact with the whales.
  • Stunning views of the Indian Ocean.

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.


Q. 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.

Q. 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.

Q. 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.

Q. What will transfers cover?

Pickup from Hotel – Tour Attractions – Drop at your Hotel.