Marine Mammals of Sri Lanka
07 days/ 06 nights

The seas of Sri Lanka may be the best place in the world for seeing the elusive Blue Whale. For seeing both Blue Whales and Sperm Whales together, it is almost certainly the best place in the world. Between November and April, the number of whales peak, as they engage in a migration between the Bay of Bengal and upwelling’s off Somalia in the Arabian Sea.
  • Wildlife
November - April
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Blue Whale Fluke up

Blue Whale

Blue Whale

Galle Dutch Fortress

Blue Whale

Whale Watching in Mirissa

Sri Lanka has rich waters that are blessed with regular encounters with Blue and Sperm Whales, as well as other whale species. This is definitely the highlight of Marissa, especially in the months from December to April, as the Blue Whales gather in the deep waters off Dondra Point, the southern tip of Sri Lanka. There is a family of whales that live permanently in this area. Additionally, when the seas are calm, you can have a chance to encounter other migrating whales like Blue, Sperm or even sometimes the Killer Whales.

Around 6AM, many tourists gather at the Fisheries Harbor of Mirissa. On a busy day, dozens of boats to go out from there for whale watching. Once everyone is fitted with their lifejackets, you depart the harbor. You will scan the surface of the sea for the spouts of water that come up from the whale’s ‘Blow’ as a sign. At times, it might only be one individual, or you might even get to see a family of 10 or more individuals. Once the whales are spotted, the boat will take up a position running side by side, where most watchers are amazed at the size and the experience of seeing the whales. They will be leisurely swimming in the ocean, and in a moment raise its ‘Fluke Up’ high before diving down into the deep sea. This ‘Fluke Up’ is always accompanied with the clicking sounds of the cameras and the cheers from the crowd, as the whale dives out of sight.

  • Dolphin

  • Blue Whale Fluke Up


Colombo - Mirissa

Arrival in Bandaranayake International Airport in Colombo. We drive you to Mirissa for the next six nights.

Overnight at Paradise Beach Club
Meals offered:Dinner

In the morning, start your journey to the sea in a spacious and comfortable boat leaving from Mirissa Fisheries Harbor. The highlight would be the Blue Whales, in concentrations not seen anywhere else in the world like here. It is something most whale watchers can only dream about. During the migration, Blue Whales are seen relatively close to shore as the continental shelf is narrow to the south of Dondra. After seeing the Blue Whales, your naturalist will take you further out to sea, to look for Sperm Whales. Even Sperm Whales sometimes come within a few kilometers of shore. In the afternoon, enjoy free leisure time by the beach.

Overnight at Paradise Beach Club
Meals offered: Breakfast, Dinner

We will head out for another morning whale watching cruise to see Spinner Dolphins, Blue Whales and Sperm Whales. Blue Whales and Sperm Whales are both seen regularly in these waters. Our team has conducted over 250 whale watching expeditions in the past two seasons alone and have sighted the whales on more than 95% of the outings. Enjoy the afternoon, with free time by the beach.

Overnight at Paradise Beach Club
Meals offered: Breakfast, Dinner

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy the full day with free time and relaxing by the beach.

Overnight at Paradise Beach Club
Meals offered: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy the full day with free time and relaxing by the beach.

Overnight at Paradise Beach Club
Meals offered: Breakfast, Dinner
Mirissa - Galle - Negombo

After breakfast, leave for Negombo. En route, visit Galle Dutch Fortress (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).

Overnight at Hotel in Negombo
Meals offered: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Negombo - Colombo

Transfer to Bandaranayake International Airport for departure.
**If you need PCR test negative result for your returning journey, please do not hesitate to ask us. We can arrange and reschedule your program.

Meals offered: Breakfast


  • There is no guarantee to observe all the whales listed in the itinerary, as these are wild animals.
  • Whale watching cruises may be cancelled due to the bad weather or sea conditions.


November 2022 - April 2023
Number of people Price per one
3 (Triple room) Contact us
2(Twin/Double room) Contact us
1(Single room) Contact us
Single room supplement Contact us
【Above program indcludes】

Two whale watching cruises in Mirissa | Accommodations as mentioned in the itinerary | Private car and English-speaking driver for the transfer | Guided tour in Galle | Meals mentioned in the itinerary| Tolls, parking fees, etc. | Other surcharges

【Above program excludes】

Personal expenses - Drinks, phone calls, laundry, etc. | Tips to the guide and drivers | ETA ※An ETA is required to travel to Sri Lanka. It can be obtained online.

※We will kindly arrange the tours as you wish. For example: changes for a different hotel, arrangements for only private car or guides, tour plans without meals.