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Dolphin and Whale Watching

Home Adventure & Activities Dolphin and Whale Watching
In the ocean around Sri Lanka, we can find a great diversity of sea life and Sri Lanka is becoming a major spot for watching whales and dolphins in their natural habitat. Whale watching is an amazing activity, and we can take you to Mirissa, Kalpitiya and Trincomalee, for these are hotspots for whale and dolphin watching at different times of the year. The ocean around Sri Lanka is abundant with a huge diversity of sea life and is at the top of many things to explore in Sri Lanka. The south-west coast of Sri Lanka has become one of the places where the largest animals on earth inhabit. And, with resident and migratory colonies being spotted off the island’s north-east coast, Sri Lanka is fast becoming a top spot to watch blue whales, sperm whales and dolphins.


One of the ideal locations for whale watching would be around Dondra Point (accessible from Mirissa harbour). Mirissa is one of the best places to start your whale watching tour in Sri Lanka and this is the main harbor for whale watching in Sri Lanka during the months December to April.
Trincomalee whale watching sri lanka


From May to October is the best time to watch the whales at the east coast of Sri Lanka, around Trincomalee. Trincomalee, 257 kilometres east of Colombo, has become one of the places where these largest animals on earth can be seen.


From Mid-October to the end of March is the best time if you love to watch schools of dolphins, while the sea off Kalpitiya teems with an abundance of playful spinner dolphins. During the months of February until May, a few sea miles out of the beach of Kappalady, blue whales, sperm whales and the majestic grey whales can be seen.

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Sri Lanka’s tropical nature is one of the most exotic natures in the world. Most tropical species like slender loris, leopards, wild cats and jungle cats, sloth bears and elephants can be witnessed in Sri Lanka. The Pearl of the Indian Ocean is also famous for migrating and indigenous birds.