Mirissa whale watching experience from Galle region
Activities

Mirissa whale watching experience from Galle region

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 10 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Join a whale-watching boat trip off Mirissa
  • Discover the ancient practice of stilt fishing
  • Enjoy a swim and relax at Unawatuna beach
What to expect

Get the chance to see whales and dolphins basking and cavorting in the Indian Ocean on a boat tour off the coast of Mirissa. The seas off southern Sri Lanka are absolutely brimming with marine life, which makes them perfect for spotting dolphins, blue, killer and sperm whales. After the cruise, you will also get to see locals stilt fishing and enjoy some free time at Unawatuna beach.

Head out on a trip to catch a glimpse of these huge creatures, known to dwell off southern Sri Lanka at this time of year. Keep an eye out for any spurts of water in the distance – a sign that one of the whales is near. You can even hear them a mile off, as their songs can reach almost 200 decibels – that's louder than a jumbo jet.

On the way back to port, you may encounter pods of dolphins racing with the boat, and once you're back on shore you may also see stilt fishermen at Unawatuna. After lunch, there's time to chill out on the beach or go for a dip.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • What's included
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Galle and Unawatuna (option 1)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Mirissa (option 2)
    • Shared whale watching boat trip
    • Fee for taking photos of stilt fishermen
    • Lunch
    • Guided tour
    • Private transportation
    Where
    Meeting point:

    Pickup from your hotel in the Galle region: Galle, Unawatuna (option 1) and Mirissa (option 2). Please indicate your pick-up location at checkout and confirm it directly with the local operator.

    What to remember
    • Please note: ticket option 1 includes pickup from Galle and Unawatuna, while option 2 includes pickup from Mirissa
    • Please indicate your pick-up location at checkout and confirm it directly with the local operator at least 48 hours before the tour. You will find the contact details on the voucher after booking
    • Tour price includes only the cost of taking photos of stilt fishermen – if you wish to get on a stilt for a pic, there's an extra charge
    • Please note: the whale watching boat tour is shared, otherwise this is a private tour
    • Not suitable for pregnant women, people with heart disease, and children under 3
    • Number of participants: max 6 people per vehicle / 5 vehicles per day
    • The tour schedule depends on traffic conditions
    • This tour is only available in English
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    Provider
    Aitken Spence Travels
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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