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A Guide to Whale Watching in Mirissa

The deep waters in Mirissa, Southern Sri Lanka, are one of the best spots in the world to observe whales in their natural habitat.


Fun fact, the BBC marine documentary named Ocean Giants featuring the lives of Whales and Dolphins was filmed around Sri Lanka, and scientists say that they spotted 30 Blue Whales in a single day of the shoot! The best Sri Lanka tours will have whale watching as a primary activity, and if you want to include it in your Sri Lanka tour package, we at Walkers Tours can create the perfect tour itinerary for your needs.

Blue whales and Sperm whales are a common sight on these boat rides and it truly is a magical experience, watching the mammoth like mammals swimming through endless oceans.


When to go
Whale watching in Sri Lanka with Walkers Tours

Sri Lanka tours from December to April is the best time to tread these waters, as the weather is calmer in the deep seas then and you have clearer views for longer distances. Pods of whales can be seen at a safe distance from the boats during these months.


How to go
Whale watching in Sri Lanka with Walkers Tours

The boats offered by various authentic whale watching agencies will take you out into the ocean at about 7 am and after 2 hours into the deep sea, the boat stops its motor and rides the waves. And this is where the magic happens. If the weather is good and not windy, you will start seeing tail flips, so fast that you’d miss it in a blink of an eye. Don’t worry, the boat will stay there for at least an hour, and you will become an expert at spotting and pointing out whales by the end of the hour. There will be refreshments on the boat too, so you can relax, take in the amazing deep sea silence and views, while you wait for the whales to come closer.


Things to remember


  • Take sunscreen, a hat, a sunglass or anything that will offer you some protection from the sun. You will be at sea until noon, and the sunshine can become unbearable after a point if you aren’t ready for it
  • If you are prone to seasickness or if it is your first time at sea and you think you might get seasick, take the medicine to prevent it an hour before your journey begins
  • Make sure you know where the life vests are kept, and also, learn how to wear and operate one if you haven’t had prior experience

Ten pictures that give you ten different reasons to visit Sri Lanka

The holiday season is right around the corner. This makes the next few months crucial in planning out your next holiday. We would like to try and convince you to look at Sri Lanka as your next holiday destination. The little tropical island paradise of Sri Lanka is a diverse land, with untouched secluded beaches, mysterious ruins once ruled by kings and queens from long ago, wild life encounters and beautiful fields of tea as far as the eye can see. Sri Lanka has all this and more.

These 10 images will give you an insight into what you can expect on your next holiday if you decide to sign up for Sri Lanka tours with us.

1. Secluded, untouched beaches to laze away your days

Beach Holidays in Sri Lanka with Walkers Tours

2. The gorgeous hill country of Sri Lanka offers amazing vistas

Hill Country Tours in Sri Lanka with Walkers Tours

3. Explore mysterious ruins and UNESCO world heritage sites

Cultural Tours in Sri Lanka with Walkers Tours

4. Enjoy close encounters with elephants roaming in the wild

Wildlife Safari in Sri Lanka with Walkers Tours

5. Wild life encounters are not limited to land; go whale watching in Mirissa to experience memorable encounters with the gentle giants of the sea.

Whale watching in Sri Lanka with Walkers Tours

6. Chug slowly past beautiful views, one of the best ways to travel across the island

Holidays in Sri Lanka with Walkers Tours

7. Trekking has never been this beautiful

Trekking in Sri Lanka with Walkers Tours

8. There’s always something to do

Beach Holidays in Sri Lanka with Walkers Tours

9. Shopping, nightlife and entertainment

City Tours in Sri Lanka with Walkers Tours

10. Find tranquility at a temple

Religious Tours in Sri Lanka with Walkers Tours