Sri Lanka’s waters are rich in marine life, and among the most amazing moments is the annual migratory incident of one of the world’s most magnificent sea creatures, the Blue Whale. If you need an extra reason to come to Sri Lanka, then this is the reason to choose your dream destination.
Whales watching in Sri Lanka has been able to emerged as the world’s best location to spot Blue Whales and Sperm Whales with the essential features of an Island. Blue Whales travel a long distance to discover warmer feeding lands in Bay of Bengal. Everyone’s expectation is to simply enjoy this glorious experience in South Coast and East Coast Sri Lanka. Mirissa and Trincomalee are blessed with this priceless gift as these locations are deserved to welcome Blue Whales as our migratory guests. They can reach in excess of 35 metres (100 feet) in length, making them true giants of the ocean proving they are the largest animals in this planet. Their colour is exactly like the water and it indicates that they are the lords of this beautiful marine area.
The southern coast around Galle and Mirissa are not only where the whales watching companies in Sri Lanka are located but also where watching the carnival of cetaceans is best. Southern Coast Whale watching season runs from November to April. Mirissa situated in the southern coast of Sri Lanka is the closest point to the continental shelf and on the migratory route of Whales as they move closer to the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, primarily to breed. Sri Lanka offers High Speed Boat for whale watching tour that reduce travelling time and increases Watching time. It’s unique private tour and you can enjoy much than shared tour. Take an exciting yet comfortable boat trip out to sea and be fortunate to see Blue Whales; the largest creatures on earth, Bryde’s Whales, Sperm Whales, Killer Whales and Fin Whales.
Trincomalee is rapidly emerging as another internationally important whale-watching destination in East Coast. Whales continue their migrations around Trincomalee from May to October. Boat trip trip off the coast of Trincomalee will last for 4 to 5 hours. The speed boat leaves the shore of Trincomalee by 6.30.
The Indian Ocean is not a calm ocean. There is always at least a light swell. If you tend to get sea sick or if it the first time for you on a boat in the Indian Ocean, we advise you to take seasick pills on the morning of the trip (about 1 – 2 hours BEFORE you enter the boat). You can find them in every pharmacy in Sri Lanka. We recommend the brand “Avomine” or “Celenid”. Please consult your doctor or pharmacist in advance before using these drugs.
With many hot whale-watching spots and even the world’s largest resident blue whale community, Sri Lanka’s waters are teeming with these gentle giants! Take back beautiful memories of the gentle giants of the ocean; it’s a once-in-lifetime experience!