Whale watching in Sri Lanka became a phenomenon in the year 2009 after the seas were declared open concluding the end of the war. The main area for Whale Watching is Dondra Point off the southern coast. The season for Whale Watching is from December to April and the peak months are December, January and April.
Accessible primarily via Mirissa, an excursions begins early in the morning around 6:00 AM and lasts for around 3 – 5 hours. The best boats provide life jackets, water, breakfast and lifeguards on board. There also will be a bathroom on board to cater to the long journey.
Kalpitiya is also a whale watching spot but more known for the large abundance of Dolphins. There have been sightings of over a thousand dolphins in a single trip!………….
Since its inception and its boom there are a lot of boat suppliers in Mirissa or Kalpitiya that can be found at the harbour but its best to go thorough a reputed supplier that has been inspected regularly for quality standards.
Ensure that a good boat is booked for you to get the best of your Whale Watching experience.