Just as Mirissa is famous for its pristine beaches, it is also an incredible location to spot the big beauties of the ocean. An exhilarating experience, whale watching is an excursion not to be missed when on vacation in Sri Lanka.
Marine mammals in action
Watch a gigantic blue whale swim just a few feet away from you or a large pod of sperm whales thrash the warm turquoise waters off the southern coast of Sri Lanka. Mischievous dolphins might entertain you with a somersault or two. Apart from these showstoppers, Mirissa is also where one has the chance to see pilot whales, whale sharks and even certain species of turtles.
Embarking on the adventure
If you wish to cross off whale watching in Mirissa from your bucket list, try out the special packages and tours offered by nearby properties such as those of Cantaloupe Hotels. The five-hour boat-ride with delicious refreshments will guarantee an experience of a lifetime!
When to head out to sea
Plan your cruise during the months between December and April, when whale migrates to the south coast of the island. Head out to the seas with a crew to catch glimpses of whales and maybe even witness the telltale “whoosh” of their tails.
Although this paradise of an island offers several major locations to observe these gigantic beings, including Trincomalee, Hikkaduwa and Kalpitiya, Mirissa offers an ideal stage for seeing these majestic giants that swim in the ocean.
Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world.