Whale and Dolphin Sighting

2 Days

Trip Facts

  • Hotel Accomodation in tour?
  • 12
  • Vegeterian, Non Vegeterian
  • English and local language
  • 5 star executive suite
  • December to April
 

Welcome to Down South !

Whale watching is the practice of observing whales and dolphins (cetaceans) in their natural habitat. Whale watching is mostly a recreational activity (cf. birdwatching), but it can also serve scientific and/or educational purposes.

Whale watching is the practice of observing whales and dolphins (cetaceans) in their natural habitat. Whale watching is mostly a recreational activity (cf. birdwatching), but it can also serve scientific and/or educational purposes.[1] A study prepared for International Fund for Animal Welfare in 2009 estimated that 13 million people went whale watching globally in 2008. Whale watching generates $2.1 billion per annum in tourism revenue worldwide, employing around 13,000 workers.[2] The size and rapid growth of the industry has led to complex and continuing debates with the whaling industry about the best use of whales as a natural resource.

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Overview

Hikkaduwa is famous among tourists for its natural attractions: wide, clean beaches, coral garden, ocean with crystal clear water and hot sun are just to name a few. Combined with an active nightlife, many tourists come to Hikkaduwa for water sports such as surfing, boogie-boarding, snorkelling and scuba diving.

A beach town on Sri Lanka’s southern shores, Mirissa is renowned for its namesake Mirissa Beach, nightlife, and whale and dolphin watching. The stunning Mirissa Beach is a popular site for water sports, such as surfing and snorkeling, which are always on demand.

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Itinerary

From Colombo, travel to Mirissa. Enroute visit the 16th century Dutch Fortress at Galle and a Turtle Hatchery. Check-in at a hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

On the second day, leave for Mirissa Harbour and commence whale watching expedition by boat. Sri Lanka may be the most reliable and the easiest place in the world for seeing Blue Whales and Sperm Whales together. December to April is the season for whale sightings and December, January and April are the peak months.

Other species that could be observed are Humpback Whales, Whale Sharks, Falls Killer Whales, Pigmy Killer Whales, Melon Headed Whales and rare Bryde’s Whales.

* Pods of Bottlenose, Spinner, Spotted, Fraser’s and Risso’s Dolphins may also be seen amongst other marine life like the stingrays and turtles. Also observe sea birds such as Indian Swift Lets, Cattle Egrets, White Bellied Fish Eagles and even rare Pomarine Skuas. After a fulfilling day return to Mirissa Harbour. After lunch proceed to Colombo or return to your hotel.

Cost

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don’t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • All the required permits and paperwork

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent.

Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long we walk in tour?

On average, you walk about 2 or 4 hours .

How is the daily temperature and weather during this trip?

The average temperature is of 29.3 °C (85 °F), with a minimum of 25.3 °C (77.5 °F) and a maximum of 33.3 °C (91.9 °F). On the coldest nights, the temperature usually drops to around 22.5 °C (72 °F). On the warmest days, the temperature usually reaches around 34.5 °C (94 °F).

Can we get suitable food and other facilities in tour?

yes you can Good food can be provided for you to get suitable food and there are good hotels as well as suitable places to provide your other facilities.

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Whale and Dolphin Sighting
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From $ 150 $ 120
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From $ 150 $ 130
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