Whales Watching Mirissa

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12 Hours

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Day Tour with Lanka Tour Host: Whales Watching Mirissa

Experience the thrill of Whales Watching Mirissa with Lanka Tour Host on this unforgettable day tour. Your adventure begins with an early 4:30 a.m. pickup from Colombo, ensuring you arrive in Mirissa just in time for the prime whale-watching hours. The calm morning seas provide the perfect backdrop for spotting the majestic blue whales, sperm whales, and playful dolphins that frequent these waters. The expert guides from Lanka Tour Host will ensure you have the best possible viewing opportunities and provide fascinating insights into the marine life you encounter.

After the exhilarating whale-watching excursion, the tour continues with a visit to the iconic stilt fishermen of Weligama. This unique fishing method, a striking sight against the serene backdrop of the Weligama Bay, offers a glimpse into the traditional lifestyle of the local fishermen. It’s an excellent opportunity for photography and to learn more about this ancient practice. Lanka Tour Host ensures a comfortable and informative experience, making this stop a memorable part of your journey.

The final highlight of the day is a visit to the historic Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As you explore the well-preserved ramparts and charming cobblestone streets, you’ll be transported back in time. The fort’s colonial architecture, quaint boutiques, and scenic ocean views create a captivating atmosphere. After a leisurely exploration of Galle Fort, you’ll return to Colombo, enriched with unforgettable memories of marine life, cultural heritage, and historical wonders. Trust Lanka Tour Host to make your Whales Watching Mirissa day tour an extraordinary experience.


  • Whales Watching
  • Stilt Fishermen
  • Visit Galle Fort
  • Lunch
  • Turtle Hatchery

Bulk discount adult
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308-15 Pax0815 50%

04:30 a.m. - Pickup from Colombo
04:30 a.m. - Pickup from Colombo

Your adventure begins early with a 4:30 a.m. pickup from your hotel in Colombo. Our comfortable vehicle will ensure a smooth and relaxing journey to Mirissa.

06:30 a.m. - Join the Boat for Whale Watching
06:30 a.m. - Join the Boat for Whale Watching

Arrive in Mirissa and board the boat at 6:30 a.m. for an unforgettable whale-watching experience. The early morning hours are ideal for spotting blue whales, sperm whales, and dolphins as they swim in the calm waters of the Indian Ocean. Our expert guides will be on hand to provide insights and ensure the best viewing opportunities.

12:30 a.m. - Visit Stilt Fishermen in Weligama
12:30 a.m. - Visit Stilt Fishermen in Weligama

After the whale-watching excursion, head to Weligama to witness the iconic stilt fishermen. This traditional fishing method offers a unique glimpse into the local culture and provides fantastic photo opportunities against the serene backdrop of Weligama Bay.

01:00 p.m. - Lunch in Galle
01:00 p.m. - Lunch in Galle

02:30p.m. - Explore Galle Fort
02:30p.m. - Explore Galle Fort

Next, travel to the historic Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend time exploring the well-preserved ramparts, charming cobblestone streets, and colonial architecture. Enjoy the quaint boutiques and scenic ocean views that make Galle Fort a captivating destination.

Back to Colombo

  • Ac Comfortable Vehicle with English Speaking Chauffeur
  • Entrance Fees mentioned the Itinerary
  • Boat Charges
  • Drinking Water
  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • Highway charges and Parking Charges
  • Drinks
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips and Donations


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What is the best time to go whale watching in Mirissa?

The best time for whale watching in Mirissa is from November to April, when the seas are calmer, and the chances of spotting blue whales, sperm whales, and dolphins are highest. Our tours start early in the morning to take advantage of these ideal conditions.

What should I bring for the whale watching tour?
  • We recommend bringing sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a light jacket as the mornings can be cool. Don’t forget your camera or smartphone to capture the amazing marine life. Snacks and water are also advisable, though we provide light refreshments on the boat.


Is whale watching safe for children?

Yes, whale watching is generally safe for children. However, we advise that children are supervised at all times and recommend the tour for children over the age of five due to the early start and the duration of the trip.

What is the duration of the whale watching tour?
  • The whale watching excursion itself typically lasts about 3-5 hours. Including travel time and additional stops at Weligama and Galle Fort, you can expect the full day tour to last approximately 12-14 hours, with a return to Colombo in the late afternoon or early evening.


What are the chances of seeing whales?

While sightings can never be guaranteed, Mirissa is one of the best places in the world for whale watching. During the peak season, there is a high probability of seeing blue whales, sperm whales, and dolphins. Our experienced guides use their knowledge to maximize the chances of sightings.

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