One of the best places in the world to see one of the only recorded resident blue whale colonies in their natural habitat. Dolphins are regularly spotted on whale watching trips organized from Mirissa and Dondra head on the south coast. The BBC documentary titled “Ocean Giants” featuring the mesmeric world of Whales and Dolphins, and the scientist’s effort to shed light on their habits and why they grow so large were filmed around Sri Lanka and according to them 30 Blue Whales were sighted in a single day!
There is a 95% chance of spotting Sperm Whales (not sure of Sperm Whales, just do some readings on the web and see) and great chances of spotting Blue Whales as their migration path from Africa to Australia is just off Dondra Point. We are able to arrange Whale Watching Trips off Dondra Point and Mirissa Fisheries Harbour in a fully insured purpose built Whale Watchig boat which will last for 3 to 5 hours. Also there is a good chance of spotting Spinner Dolphins off Dondra head.
Whale and Dolphin watching is an easy sport that you can take up during the months of December to April. All you need to take is a boat, few kilometers from the shore, which we can help you arrange. Experienced local guides can show you a good time in watching whales and dolphins off the coast of Mirissa.
Pods of Dolphins can be seen accompanying boats frequently during the said months. Blue and Sperm Whales in large numbers frequent the coastline of Sri Lanka during this period and can be viewed near Mirissa beach, and just close proximity to the hotel.
Keep sun-lotion and a hat/cap and/or sunglasses in hand.
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.
We offer private chartered Whale Watching trip in our custom made small boat with lavatory facilities for US$ 500 for a Whale Watching trip for maximum 6 passengers. All passengers will be provided a picnic breakfast.
Whale and Dolphin Watching Mirissa