Sri Lanka is one of the best places in the World for Whale Watching. There is almost a
guarantee that you will see Whales as the sighting percentage stands above 90%. The most
common Whale in the Indian Ocean is the Blue Whale which is the largest surviving
Mammal on Earth. Sperm Whale, Fin Whale, Bryde`s Whale, and falls killer Whales too are
often spotted in the Srilankan waters. Apart from Whales, Bottle-nosed Dolphins, Spinner
Dolphins, flying fish, and turtles are spotted in the Srilankan waters.
Mirissa in the southwest, Trincomalee in the northeast, and Kalpitiya on the northwest coast
are the three main whale and dolphin-watching areas in Sri Lanka.
The best time to visit is between November and April when the sea is calm in the South
and between July and October in the North
The movement of the Whales is closely monitored by the Wildlife conservation
department and the coast Guard. The boats are geared up with health and safety
equipment and there is a very helpful crew on board. Depending on the sightings you
spend three to five hours exploring the Indian Ocean.
Whale watching in Mirissa
Mirissa is the best and the most popular port to go whale watching in Sri Lanka..The best
time to spot whales here is from November to April as the ocean is calm, and whales are
migrating from the southern to the northern hemispheres. The geographic location makes it
ideal for whale watching as this is where the continental shelf is at its narrowest, with
ocean depths reaching 1km a few kilometers offshore.
Whale watching in Trincomalee
Trincomalee has one of the largest natural harbors in this region and sandy, golden, and
isolated beaches. Whale watching here is a lot quieter than in Mirissa. You do not see a lot of
boats here allowing you to Whale watch leisurely. All the Whales found in Mirissa are seen
in Trincomalee, but the percentage of success is not as high as in Mirissa
Whale watching in Kalpitiya
The least popular place is Kalpitiya. You often see a lot of Dolphins here, but the sightings
of Whales are not great. But this is a very unique experience there will be very few boats
in Sea. All the species of Whales seen in Mirissa are present in Kalpitiya, but they are in
small numbers. The best time for Whale watching in Kalpitiya is from November to
December and March till April.
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