Mirissa, Sri Lanka is famous for its quiet tranquil vibe and beautiful beaches with amazing waves. However, it is also one of the best destinations to head to if you want to spot the largest animals in the entire world – Blue Whales!
When to go
November to April is the greatest time to go whale watching in Mirissa. Whales are migrating from the southern to the northern hemisphere in a calm ocean. The off-season lasts from May to October; the ocean is choppy and not worth the trip. Both the likelihood of seeing whales and the likelihood of becoming seasick are quite low.
What are the chances of actually spotting one?
There is a 98% likelihood of seeing whales from November to April. Remember that you will encounter wild animals, so spotting whales cannot be guaranteed. Most frequently, blue whales are sighted. Sperm whales, fin whales, Bryde’s whales, short-finned whales, dolphins, and on occasion killer whales and whale sharks, are also commonly seen.
Other things in Mirissa
Mirissa is renowned among tourists for having well-designed sporting facilities. The zone offers water sports like surfing, swimming, etc., all of which are completely safe for kids of all ages because the water is not deep. Although it is not advised to venture too far into the sea due to certain slightly risky sections where the depth increases, the shallow water is particularly great for walking.
What else to do in Mirissa
Mirissa is the ideal tourist destination because it has its own fishing harbour and allows visitors to take in the waters of Sri Lanka. Due to its crescent form and proximity to two cities, things to do in Mirissa are endless. As a result, it is a worthwhile travel destination and one of the greatest honeymoon spots in Sri Lanka. There are so many cosy beach hotels too such as Sri Sharavi Beach Villas & Spa that are definitely worth checking out.