Whale and dolphin watching tour in Mirissa

A day-tour from your beach hotel for Whale and dolphin watching in Sri Lanka. Be awed by and photograph the magnificent creatures while on a safe and comfortable boat ride in Mirissa. Afterwards, have some free time to rest and relax and enjoy the ambience of the Mirissa beach and be taken to the Secret beach and the coconut tree hill if you wish.


  • Spot the largest mammal in the ocean – The Blue Whale
  • Chance encounter with other species of whale and dolphins
  • Enjoy some free time on the vibrant mirissa beach

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Tour Details

Early morning drive to Mirissa fisheries harbour to commence your whale and dolphin watching tour from your beach hotel in the south or south west coast, well organized and guided by experienced professionals with necessary safe equipment.

Your whale watching tour will start at 6 am in the morning and your pick up time, which could be up to 2 hours ahead of this time, will vary based on your location in the South and proximity to Mirissa fisheries harbour. It is recommended that you bring a packed breakfast with you. The boat will take approximately two hours to reach the place where the whales can be commonly seen. This tour offers you the opportunity to spot the largest sea creatures in the world. Once you reach the perfect area you may see blue whales, sperm whales, bottlenose dolphin, striped dolphin, whale sharks, turtles, flying fish and many other species in their habitat.

The migration season starts from October and moves through April, the chances of encounters are the highest from December to February. Sri Lanka is one of the best places to spot the blue whale, the largest mamma in the ocean and the largest mammal ever known to have lived on earth; even outweighing the dinosaur and having a lifespan of 80-110 years. Blue whales need to surface to breath can hold their breath for up to 30 minutes before they have to come up for air, which allows for great sightings and photography. Apart from the Great Blue, you may also spot sperm whale, humpback whale, and fin whale among a variety of other species.

Your experienced professionals on board will provide you information on the whales and their behaviour and they will help you identify the whales and other species that you see.

Make sure you don’t disturb the whales by making noises. You may spend approximately one hour at the site and you can return back to harbour by afternoon.

Mirissa and its sandy beach is the perfect place for you to rest and relax after the whale watching tour and you will be allowed free time on a popular beach to have lunch if you wish and enjoy the sun, sand and surf. The sandy tropical beach is considered to be one of Sri Lanka’s best places to visit, and enjoy the most stunning sunsets. Should you wish to, we will take you to the now very Insta-famous Secret Beach and Palm tree hill.

Upon completion return to your beach hotel to stay, rest and relax.



  • Packed Breakfast
  • Transportation in an Air conditioned vehicle with private transfers
  • Pickup and drop from/to your address in Colombo, Wadduwa, Kalutara, Beruwela, Bentota, Ahungalle, Hikkaduwa, Galle, Unawatuna, Koggala, Weligama or Mirissa or any location in between these cities
  • Services of English speaking Guide
  • Entrance tickets and excursion fee for whale and dolphin watching in Mirissa
  • 02 bottles of 500ml water per person in vehicle
  • 24 hrs. Emergency on call duty manger services
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