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Mirissa: Whale Watching Tour

Product ID: 257212
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Get a chance to see blue whales, sperm whales, and fin whales as they swim in their natural habitat in Mirissa.
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Duration: 5 hours
Starting time 6:30 AM
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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
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Additional food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users

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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

From US$ 68 per person