Mirissa
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Mirissa: Morning Whale Watching Tour

1. Mirissa: Morning Whale Watching Tour

Set sail from Mirissa to witness the breathtaking sight of the planet’s largest mammal, the blue whale, in its natural habitat. Sri Lanka’s southern waters are rich in aquatic life. As well as blue whales, you might see fin whales, sperm whales and pilot whales, as well as many species of dolphins. Depart at 6:30 AM, ahead of the other boats. A complimentary breakfast of sandwiches and fruits will be served on board, along with water and tea or coffee. Knowledgeable guides are on board to answer any questions you may have and help you spot these wonderful creatures. The boat is fitted with a GPS tracking systems, to guide you to the best location to see these extraordinary animals. With over 90% probability of seeing whales and dolphins, you are promised a morning to remember.

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Mirissa: Whale Watching Tour

2. Mirissa: Whale Watching Tour

Get the opportunity to see the world's biggest mammals in their natural habitat on this 5-hour tour. Meet your guide at Mirissa Pier in the morning and head out to sea on a 2-hour boat ride.  During this tour, you will have the opportunity to see blue whales, sperm whales, fin whales, occasional orcas, and many types of dolphins. As you approach the whales, the boat will slow down for optimal viewing. You will stop at a safe distance of at least 300 feet away, with your closest approach being at 100 feet, allowing you to watch the whales responsibly with minimal environmental impact. Learn more about the whales and their behavior from your onboard naturalist guide. Learn how to identify the whales that you see and how to tell when they are coming up for air. You will spend approximately 1 hour at the site. 

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What people are saying about Mirissa

Unfortunately we were not so lucky and only saw 2 whales. But that was due to the weather and the troubled sea. Due to the violent waves, you couldn't see much and many guests became seasick. However, the crew was very hard working and committed. Absolutely recommended with less wind.

V good V good travel guide on board . But please get a public address system for him to use so that those at the back and downstairs can hear them

Magic to see many whales

Absolutely wonderful experience to see so many blue whales. As always good service and helpful people who can answer all sorts of questions.

Everything went great, including picking up from another location. I can only recommend..

Funny trip

It was very cool and funny. We have seen a lot of dolphins and wale’s back,