The ever smiling, mischievous dolphins will put on a show while some of the oldest and the largest sea creatures, the humpback, and the blue whales, glide past you when you embark on a whale or dolphin watching excursion off the Southern, Eastern, or Western coast of Sri Lanka.

The ideal locations for whale watching would be Dondra Point (accessible from Galle, Hikkaduwa and Mirissa) and Trincomalee while the sea off Kalpitiya teems with an abundance of dolphins.



Sri Lanka Coast Guards assures a safer season of whale

watching at Mirissa.


With the whale watching season in Mirissa being in full swing and many local and foreign tourists gathering at the Mirissa harbor, The Sri Lanka Coast Guards had increased their vigilance in monitoring the implementation of Sea Mammals Observation, Regulation, and Control Regulations.

To ensure that the Regulations are adhered to by boat operators and tourists engaged in whale watching, the members of the Rohana Coast Guard base had been observing whale and dolphin watching activities in Mirissa since last year. The coast guards also make sure that the boat operators; crew and tourists abide by the safety precautions and regulations before and during their tour of observation.

The best time to Whale watch is between November and April each year. Take back beautiful memories of the gentle giants of the ocean; it’s a once-in-lifetime experience!

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