Whale & Dolphin Watching in Sri Lanka

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Whale Watching

If you are looking for a experience of a life time, then you might be interested in whale watching. Sri Lanka is one of the world’s best places for whale watching. Mirrisa in the south cost  and Trincomalee in the east cost of Sri Lanka are the best two places you can be.

Mirissa

Mirrisa is the most reliable place for whale watching in Sri Lanka because of a ninety percent chance of seeing whales in right season. A typical whale watching trip will tale approximately 4 hours of which 40 to 60 minutes will be spent on watching wales. The boats normally leave port around 6.30am in the morning.

Best time to visit – November to April

Trincomalee

During the months between June and October, blue whales and sperm whales can be seen around Trincomalee coast. A typical whale watching trip will tale approximately any time from 1 to 5 hours, depending on the type of cruse you take. The boats normally leave port around 6.30am in the morning

Best time to visit – May to September

 

Dolphin Watching

Kalpitiya

Kalpitiya is located in Puttalam district, North Western province of Sri Lanka. It is known for its serene beauty. It consists of 14 islands. It has a total area of 16.73 km2. The people of Kalpitiya are mostly fishermen. It is now developing as an attractive tourist destination. Kalpitiya is 167km or 3.30 hours away from the capital city Colombo.

Kalpitiya is one of the best spots for dolphin watching in Sri Lanka. Here you can witness massive pods of dolphins, even thousands at once,in their natural habitat

Best time to visit – November to March

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