When can you see blue whales in Sri Lanka?

When can you see blue whales in Sri Lanka?

The most frequently targeted species of whale for whale watching in Sri Lanka is the blue whale, which can be observed off the coast of Mrissa between December and March, and off Trincomalee between March and July.

When can you see whales in Mirissa?

The best time to go whale watching in Mirissa is from November to April. Ocean is calm and whales migrate from the southern hemisphare to the northen hemisphere. From May to October is off-season: ocean is rough and it is not worth to go.

Can you swim with blue whales in Sri Lanka?

A rare opportunity to swim with the largest animal in the world. In March and April each year, blue whales migrate through the warm, clear coastal waters of Sri Lanka. To get close to the whales without them getting stressed, we use small fast chase boats that hold a maximum of 4 free divers.

Is it legal to swim with whales in Sri Lanka?

It is forbidden by law for anyone to swim with whales in Sri Lankan waters. An official permit from the government is needed to get in the water with the whales.

How much does Whale Watching cost?


Age Weekday Weekend/Holiday
Adults (Ages 13 – 59) $34.00 $38.00
Juniors (Ages 3 – 12) $28.00 $32.00
Seniors (60+) $28.00 $32.00
Toddlers (Ages 0 – 2) Free Free

Can you see whales in Sri Lanka in August?

Sri Lanka is one of the only places on earth where consistent and reliable Blue whale sightings happen year round.

Can you touch blue whales?

Swimming with whales or touching them disrupts their natural behavior. Some whales experience less stress or are more used to humans. However it is safest to keep your distance from this marine mammals and never to touch it.

Is it safe to swim near a blue whale?

The peace you feel whilst swimming with the blue whales is unfathomable and you feel totally safe, despite swimming alongside an animal that is about the same size as a bus!

Why are blue whales so hard to find?

Conservation status Sears estimates there may be anywhere from 10,000 to 18,000 blue whales worldwide. It’s difficult for experts to determine a more exact population size because blue whales traverse such vast portions of the ocean, which makes them tough to track, Sears said.