Whale & Dolphin watching

Come to Sri Lanka which has been named the ‘Best place in the World for seeing and photographing Blue Whales’ as well as being an ideal place to see Sperm whales and Spinner dolphins.

From December to April the  calm seas of the southern coast (Mirissa) of the island also see an influx of Sperm Whales and Spinner Dolphins.  In the Mammal kingdom both Sperm and Blue whales are record holders. The Blue Whale is the largest mammal and perhaps even the largest animal to have ever inhabited the earth. Likewise the Sperm Whale is also the largest of the toothed whales and also the deepest diving mammal.

Mirissa in the deep south and Kalpitiya & Tricomalee on the western coastal belt have become synonymous for whale and dolphin watching. In Mirissa large pods of dolphins have become a regular sighting while Blue Whales can be found during the migratory season a few miles from the coastline. The gregarious nature of Spinner Dolphins means that often you can see 1000- 2000 of them at a time.