Mirissa: Morning Whale Watching Tour
- Duration: 4 hours
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From the beginning the communication with Get You Guide was extremely easy and efficient. On the activity day our flight arrived late and so, we arrived at the hotel a bit late than expected. Our guide was already waiting for us an he was super patient. We had 22hs before our next flight from Colombo and that's why we decided to get a tour and visit the city. The tour was great and took us to main points, Buddhist temple, dutch church, independence square, Galle Face Green, souvenir shop etc... The guide was really kind and with a very good english he explained a bit of everything about the touristic points as well as about Sri Lankan culture. We saw some nice paintings on our way and at the end of the day we asked him to take us back there and he didn't have any problem with that, waited patiently for us to buy what we wanted. We didn't have a meal because the timing wasn't great, is was mid afternoon and the dinner restaurants weren't open yet. But it wasn't a big deal for us;)
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.
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.
We had a great tour around Colombo with Prassad! He took us to some places that I'm sure we had missed them without him! Thanks!!;)
Rowan trips gave us a fantastic tour and I would recommend them to anyone --- superb in every way