Whale Watching Boat Tour from Kalpitiya
(SKU: LK37180100) Several types of whales regularly visit the waters off the Kalpitiya coastline. The continental shelf comes in close to Alankuda Beach and therefore traveling far out into the open seas is not necessary.
- Boat tour with marine mammal naturalist.
- All safety equipment.
- Whale watching tour in Kalpitiya (Shared Boat).
- Entrance tickets.
- Hotel pick-up and drop off.
- Food and drinks.
- Gratuities (Optional).
What to expect
Several types of whales regularly visit the waters off the Kalpitiya coastline. The continental shelf comes in close to Alankuda Beach and due to this traveling far out in the open seas is not necessary.
The largest of the whales can be seen surfacing from time to time particularly when they come inshore to feed just 3.5 km from the shoreline between Norochcholai and Talawila, which is located directly in front of our resort. These include the Bryde’s whale, Eden’s whale, and the largest mammal in the world, the blue whale that can grow up to 28 m long. Further afield in deep blue water and mostly about 4-5 nm from shore additional species of toothed whales and oceanic dolphins are likely to be seen. These include the sperm whale, dwarf, and pygmy sperm whales, Risso’s dolphins, pilot whales, bottlenose dolphins, Fraser’s dolphins, spotted dolphins, and striped dolphins.
The sight of some of these enigmatic cetaceans is both breathtaking and spellbinding and offers a truly humbling experience.