Mirissa: Whale Watching Tour

3.5 / 5

2 reviews

Mirissa: Whale Watching Tour

From $68 per person

Get a chance to see blue whales, sperm whales, and fin whales as they swim in their natural habitat in Mirissa.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 5 hours
Starting time 6:30 AM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn more about the whales that inhabit Sri Lankan waters
  • Benefit from the knowledge of your naturalist guide
  • Watch the whales responsibly from a safe distance
Full description
Get the opportunity to see the world's biggest mammals in their natural habitat on this 5-hour tour. Meet your guide at Mirissa Pier in the morning and head out to sea on a 2-hour boat ride.  During this tour, you will have the opportunity to see blue whales, sperm whales, fin whales, occasional orcas, and many types of dolphins. As you approach the whales, the boat will slow down for optimal viewing. You will stop at a safe distance of at least 300 feet away, with your closest approach being at 100 feet, allowing you to watch the whales responsibly with minimal environmental impact. Learn more about the whales and their behavior from your onboard naturalist guide. Learn how to identify the whales that you see and how to tell when they are coming up for air. You will spend approximately 1 hour at the site. 
Includes
  • English-speaking naturalist guide
  • Packed breakfast and fruit with tea and coffee
  • 1 liter of bottled mineral water
  • Whale watching safari
  • All taxes and service charges
  • Gratuities
  • Additional food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Pickup from Fisheries Harbor in Mirissa, where you will be picked up by your chauffeur.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • No lunch or dinner is included on this tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.5 / 5

based on 2 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.0/5
  • Value for money
    3.5/5
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V good V good travel guide on board . But please get a public address system for him to use so that those at the back and downstairs can hear them

January 15, 2020

The crew was very nice and there was coffee and tea straight away. Breakfast was also good. However, it was a hunt. When a whale was seen on the surface, she was besieged with the boats. Sometimes even circled. In between there were up to 12 boats, some of which kept little distance from the whales. Our boat has always kept a certain safety distance.

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January 30, 2020

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