Whale Watching Mirissa with GEETH, Sri Lanka
Whale and dolphin watching in Mirissa is one of the most exciting water activities you can do in Sri Lanka during your holiday.
Mirissa is the best place to start your whale and dolphin watching tour in Sri Lanka.
In warm Indian ocean you can see Blue whales, Bryde´s whales, Sperm whales, Fin whales, sometimes Killer whales, and Common dolphins, Bottlenose dolphins, Spinner dolphins, Risso's dolphins and Striped dolphins. Sometimes you can see turtles and various fish species, for example Bluefin tuna and flying fish.
Lets go with us for eco-friendly whale watching in Mirissa
We follow international whale watching rules and protect whales during the whale watching:
- we don´t go too close to the whales (good distance for taking pictures, safe distance for whales)
- we don´t cross whale´s course
- we reduce the boat speed to minimize the noise when we approach the whales
- we stop the engines if whales and dolphins come close to our boat
- our passengers are not allowed to go under the water to take picture of whales, swim with them and touch them
- we don´t throw out any garbage into the ocean
Our whale watching boat
Observation boat with observation deck is for 40 passengers but we go with max. 35 passeners. Boat and passengers insurance is included in the price.
Whale and dolphin watching season in Mirissa
Whale watching season starts in November and ends in April. Ocean is warm and calm during these months.
May - October is off season although whales can be spotted as well but ocean can be rough. It is not worth to go on ocean.
Start and duration of whale watching tour
Our boat leaves from Mirissa harbor at 7:00 o´clock in the morning. You should be in the harbor at 6:30-6:45am.
The duration of the tour is 3-5 hours (depends on spotting of whales and wish of our passengers). Afternoons is the ocean usually rough and not suitable for whale watching.
Swimming with the whales and dolphins is not permitted.
|Season 2017/2018||Big observation boat||Reef fishing
3 pm till sunset
|Adults, children above 5 years||USD 40* (Rs 6 000)||------|
|Children 0-5 years||Free||------|
|Per boat||USD 200|
|If no whales will be spotted||Free trip another day|
* according the Whale watching association in Mirissa same price is aplicated by all boats in Mirissa from 1st November 2017.
What is included in the price?
Breakfast on the board (morning tea, sandwich, coconut cake, fruit, water, snack on the way back), boat and passengers insurance, whale watching postcard, seasickness pills.
Any new government taxes can be in the harbour aplicated.
How to find us in the harbour
Go towards the main harbour gate and 50m behind crossroad turn right (there is an entry in the concrete wall).
By the 2nd pier you can see our big boat with the sign "Whale watching Mirissa WITH GEETH" written on the upper deck of the boat. Photo here.
Book directly by us to avoid added commisions of hotels and travel agencies!
We advice the booking of your whale watching tour in advance, especially during the high season (December - April).
Use our reservation form or call us 1-2 days before your required date on our phone +94 776 376 714 (Geeth).
Or use our email address firstname.lastname@example.org
We are not able to keep bookings without advance payment in hight season November-April.
We offer free trip another day if the weather conditions will be not suitable or if you will see no whale and no dolphins on your requested day.
Don´t forget to take with you
- sun glasses, head cover, sun cream
- if you get sea sickness easily, take the medication 1 hour before boarding or ask our crew for sea sickness pills by boarding
- your camera