Whale Watching in Mirissa, Sri Lanka Catch a glimpse of the majestic whales

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Mirissa is the ultimate whale watching destination in Sri Lanka. You will find a wide selection of whale watching tour operators, tours and hotels to make sure that you have a great time on your visit.

anonymous, Humpback whale fluke (2), CC BY-SA 3.0

Time Your Trip

Those who wish to enjoy whale watching while vacationing in Mirissa should first and foremost make sure you visit the area during the period when whale watching activities are available. The best time to visit Mirissa for the purpose of whale watching is from the last few days of July to the beginning of May the following year.

Pick a tour operator and a tour

Being, arguably, the most popular whale watching destination in Sri Lanka, Mirissa is home to many different whale watching tour operators. You can browse the internet or read a travel & lifestyle magazine the likes of Cinnamon Magazine for some of the most popular and reputed ones and make your choice.


Soak Up the Experience

Once you’re on the whale watching cruiser remember to put your camera aside and truly immerse yourself in the experience as it is meant to be encountered with all your senses. Make sure you take motion sickness medication if you tend to get seasick or have similar health issues as it is one thing that can completely spoil the entire experience.


Remember these facts

Since you are going out to sea in the morning, you will catch some of the midday sun. Therefore, make sure that you are prepared for sun exposure with a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen, proper clothing, secure shoes and a bottle of water. You will also need a camera with a long lens, binoculars (these can be rented) and sunglasses.

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