EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OUR WHALE WATCHING TRIPS
First things first
Do you currently run whale watching trips? Yes, we do! 🙂
Whales and dolphin watching near the South Coast of Sri Lanka.
We do NOT offer snorkelling or diving with the whales or dolphins as we do not want to involve in any activities which could disturb them. Again: We do NOT. And yes … NEVER!
Daily from end of July until end of April/early May. From end of July until October we only run whale watching trips if weather and sea conditions are sufficient. No trips in May and June (worst time of the monsoon). Currently we do run trips.
Our boat departs Mirissa harbour at 6:30 am. Check in is at 6:00 am in our office in Mirissa harbour.
Trip duration varies daily, depending on where we find the whales and how far we have to go. This means, our whale watching trips can take between 2 and 8 hours. We NEVER can tell how long it will be exactly. In average, the round trip takes 4-5 hours.
There is a very high chance to see whales during our tours (probability of 90 – 95%) and we will give our best to find them for you on every single day. However, on some days, even with our best efforts, it is impossible for us to show you the whales. In case of such an event we will refund 17 USD per adult and 8 USD per kid. Refunds will be done in Sri Lankan Rupees (calculated with the exchange rate of the day of your trip).
52 USD per adult (34 USD for the trip + 18 USD governmental fees & taxes).
26 USD per kid from 5 to 11.99 years of age (17 USD for the trip + 9 USD govmt fees & taxes).
Kids below 5 years of age are free of charge.
Pick up from anywhere in Mirissa and insurance are included in the price as well as a fresh breakfast and water on the boat. We are not allowed to give any discounts (neither to individuals nor to groups) as the price for the tour is determined by the Whale Watching Community of Mirissa. Payment can be made in cash or with card (ATM card or credit card). We take Sri Lankan Rupees, Euro and US-Dollar (calculated with the exchange rate of the day of your trip).
Please use our BOOKING-FORM to make a booking. Advanced bookings are highly recommended.
The Indian Ocean is not a calm ocean. There is always at least a light swell. If you tend to get sea sick or if it is the first time for you on a boat in the Indian Ocean, we advise you to take seasick pills on the morning of the trip (about 1-2 hours BEFORE you enter the boat). You can find them in every pharmacy in Sri Lanka. The brand we use is Avomine.