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Mirissa: Morning Whale Watching Tour

Product ID: 208029
Experience the thrill of whale watching on this morning boat tour from Mirissa. Witness these incredible creatures off the southern coast of Sri Lanka. See a variety of animals including blue whales, sperm whales and dolphins from the observation deck.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
Starting time 6:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Marvel at the great variety of whales and other marine animals off the coast of Mirissa
  • Wonder at the biggest mammals in world from the observation decks
  • Take in the coastal landscape as you enjoy breakfast and a hot drink on board
Full description
Set sail from Mirissa to witness the breathtaking sight of the planet’s largest mammal, the blue whale, in its natural habitat. Sri Lanka’s southern waters are rich in aquatic life. As well as blue whales, you might see fin whales, sperm whales and pilot whales, as well as many species of dolphins.

Depart at 6:30 AM, ahead of the other boats. A complimentary breakfast of sandwiches and fruits will be served on board, along with water and tea or coffee. Knowledgeable guides are on board to answer any questions you may have and help you spot these wonderful creatures.

The boat is fitted with a GPS tracking systems, to guide you to the best location to see these extraordinary animals. With over 90% probability of seeing whales and dolphins, you are promised a morning to remember.
  • Whale watching cruise
  • Breakfast
  • Tea or coffee
  • Water
  • Life jacket

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Mirissa Harbor, Gate 1, 81740 Harbour Road.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Depending on how far the whales are from shore, the tour can vary in length from 3-4 hours
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.7 / 5

based on 12 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Unfortunately we were not so lucky and only saw 2 whales. But that was due to the weather and the troubled sea. Due to the violent waves, you couldn't see much and many guests became seasick. However, the crew was very hard working and committed. Absolutely recommended with less wind.

February 27, 2020

we’ve been a bit unlucky at first because we hardly saw anything during the first hours but the crew made sure that we went home with something. There were many dolphins, a fin whale and a very rare whale shark so we were all cheered up! Also, we were cuddled with breakfast and fresh fruits throughout the trip.

December 30, 2019

The boat was uncomfortable and over-packed, the breakfast awful, but boy did we see what we came for! We saw several dolphins swimming next to the boat and after 7 hours of searching we saw a fin whale, which we followed until it breached completely out of the water - the guides said it was the first time they had seen a whale breach in 1.5 years.

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November 9, 2019

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Island breeze Mirissa

Product ID: 208029