Whale Watching Boat Tour from Hikkaduwa
This tour gives you an opportunity to see the biggest mammals on earth, the whales, in their natural habitat. Get a chance to see blue whales, sperm whales and fin whales as they swim in the waters to the south of Sri Lanka.
- Hotel pick and drop off.
- Transport throughout the tour with an air-conditioned vehicle.
- Service of an English-speaking chauffeur.
- 1 Whale watching tour in Mirissa.
- 1 Liter of bottled mineral water per person.
- All taxes & service charges.
- Meals where not specified.
- Gratuities (Optional).
- Expenses of personal nature.
What to expect
Sri Lanka has many types of whales inhabiting its waters. The whale population around Mirissa, which lies on the southern coast of the island, includes blue whales, sperm whales, fin whales, occasional orcas, and many types of dolphins. They are best seen between the months of December and April when the seas are comparatively calmer.
Your boat will be reducing speed and engine noise as you approach the site where whales are most seen. You will be stopping at a safe distance of at least 300 feet away, with your closest approach being a 100 feet. This tour will allow you to watch the whales responsibly with minimal environmental impact.
Your naturalist on board will give you more information on the whales and their behaviour. He will also assist you with identifying the whales that you see. Look out for the spout of air and water, which signifies a whale coming up to breathe. You will be spending approximately an hour at the site, watching the whales. Ensure that you do not disturb the whales.