Sri Lanka is situated within the International Whaling Commission’s protected zone in the Indian Ocean. Of the 80 species of cetaceans observed and identified worldwide, 26 are found in the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal. Whale watching in Sri Lanka is a seasonal activity, available on the west coast in locations from Kalpitiya and along the South West Coast of Mirissa from November to March while the east coast off Trincomalee is preferable from June to September.
We offer both boat and air based expeditions for your thrilling excursion of Whale watching in Sri Lanka. For the boat trips, motorized boats and trawlers enable the guests to travel far out to sea and get to the natural habitats of the whales and dolphins. Chartered air based expeditions are also available by helicopter or sea plane for an incredible aerial view of whale watching in Sri Lanka.
Note: As with all nature, we are unable to guarantee sightings of whales and dolphins, although the sites we offer are favored as their habitats and have high chances for coming up-close-and-personal with these gentle giants.