EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OUR WHALE WATCHING TRIPS
First things first
Do you currently run whale watching trips? No, unfortunately, due to Covid-19 precautions we are currently not allowed to run whale watching trips. #stayhome
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 not 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 give you a partial refund or you can come again for free.
54 USD per adult (12 years or older)
27 USD per kid (5 to 11.99 years of age)
Kids below 5 years of age are free of charge.
What is included:
- All governmental fees and taxes (20 USD/adult & 10 USD/kid).
- Pick up from anywhere in Mirissa and in the surrounding of 6 km.
- A full, fresh breakfast on the boat.
- Water, Fruit Juice and snacks during the trip.
- The best pictures of the day taken by our fotographer (by email).
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).
In the rare event that we do not see the whales on the day of your trip you can either come again for free or we will refund 17 USD per adult and 8 USD per kid (50% of the rate excluding governmental taxes). Refunds will be done in Sri Lankan Rupees (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.
Other terms & conditions
Please note that we do not return to the harbour on request or because some of our passengers are seasick. Our goal is to show you the blue whales of the Indian Ocean and we will try our best to find them for you every single day. We always have passengers on the boat for whom seeing the whales is a once-in-a-lifetime chance. Thank you for understanding that we are not going to cut any of our trips short just because some of our passengers are requesting to do so.