Whale & Dolphin Watching in Mirrissa

If you have more time in Sri Lanka, we recommend that you take a big game safari extension with us either to Yala National Park for Leopards, or Udawalawe National Park for herds of Elephants. For serious whale watching enthusiasts, or seabird enthusiasts, we can tailor a more focused tour.

Day
1

Arrival in Sri Lanka and transfer to Jetwing Lighthouse, Galle for six nights.

Day
2

Day 2 & 3 
Mornings, take the boat from the fishery harbour out to sea. Blue Whales in concentrations not seen elsewhere in the world would be the highlight. A concentration of blue whales of this nature is something which whale watchers can only dream about. During the migration, Blue whales are seen relatively close to shore as the continental shelf is narrow to the South of Dondra. After seeing the blue whales, your naturalist will take you further out to sea look for sperm whales. Even sperm whales sometimes come within a few kilometers of shore.

(The boat crew we use is experienced and makes it a point to keep a comfortable distance from the whales so that they are not stressed)

Day
4

Morning, at leisure by the beach, enjoy signature treatments at the hotel Spa. Evening, take a walk along the Dutch Fort (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Day
5

Another visit to the sea with focus on Dolphins. On a good day you will have the treat of observing more than five hundred dolphins. The long-snouted spinners are a treat to watch in action.

Day
6

Depending on your wish, you may either spend another day in the sea taking the last round of best pictures of the largest animal to have ever lived on the planet or you can opt to spend the day bird watching with your naturalist at a nearby forest reserve.

Day
7

After breakfast transfer to Jetwing Beach, Negombo for one night.

Day
8

Transfer to International Airport.

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