Whale Watching, Sri Lanka.

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Whale Watching and Dolphin watching are biggest tourist attraction here in Sri Lanka. Lot of people and boats are working in this trade. Sri Lanka is a tropical country. So it's warm water always attracts large whales and playful Dolphins near to the shore. And you have the opportunity to watch them in close. Whale used to be in the oceans near to Sri Lanka's East and Southern coasts according to the season. Sri Lanka offers you good opportunity to watch large Blue Whales, Sperm Whales, Bryde’s Whales, Killer Whales, Pilot Whales. and Dolphins in the deep sea. The specially built whale watching boats with experienced handlers provide service to the foreign tourists and local visitors.

It is seasonal happening as there are chances for you to watch them either in the Eastern Part of Sri Lanka or in the Southern part of Sri Lanka.
On both areas Sri Lanka Navy offers large crafts for the visiting tourists and the local people to go one whale watching, if the weather condition is good. .

Whale Watching Season.

  • Whale Watching. Trincomalee Season. (May to October)
  • Galle Whale Watching along with Kalpitiya and Mirissa Beach. (November to April)
  • Round the year Kalpitiya area offers you to mingle with thousands of Dolphins, if the sea is calm.
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The whale watching expedition will take somewhere from 3 - 8 hours of time, in the ocean. Say it may take one day of your Sri Lanka trip. Before you pick your boat read the latest "Tripadvisor" comments and decide, which company boat you want to hire. Sri Lanka Navy is operating boats for Whale and Dolphins watching in the Trincomalee Harbor area.

Is Whale watching worth?

Sure, So many people didn’t have seen, Ocean or sea in their life. While in Sri Lanka, you have the best opportunity not only to roaring over the oceans, but also can watch large sea mammal live in front of you. If you are lucky enough you can view high tail diving 20 - 30 Blue Whales together. There is lot of Sperm Whales and playful Dolphins too are available to watch on your trip. All whales watching boats are provided with Life Jackets and it is a must for all the passengers, even if they know swimming. All ways listen to the boat skippers' words and follow them to safe guard you and others. It is better to take waterproof camera or water proof Smartphones to take photos while at sea.

Plenty of tourists were happy to have good experience on the sea. Some unfortunate ones were disappointed with their trip as they had seen only one or two whales after spending nearly 8 hours in the sea. But there will be always playful Dolphins used to surround your boats. So keep your cameras ready to capture them as images or video clips.
Actually you may need one day for this trip.
The sea trip may make you get tired.
In the meantime you have chances to witness the playing Dolphins in the sea.

Which Country people come for whale watching?
Tourists from America, Australia, Europe, China and India.

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