Whale Watching

Go in search of whales on this 4-5 hour morning whale watching cruise from Mirissa Port. We will pick you up at the hotel early in the morning, grab a life jacket and set off on the Indian Ocean aboard a comfortable 15 meter long boat with an experienced skipper crew. Enjoy a continental breakfast and tea or coffee as you sail along a whale-frequented route, keeping an eye out for sperm, killer, humpback and pilot whales in the water, as well as dolphins and sea turtles.

At a glance

What you will experience

Transfer from your hotel to Mirissa Port

Small breakfast on board the ship

Stay tuned for unique sightings of marine life


Length of the Tour

approx. 1/2 Day (depends on how long the boat stays on the sea)

Best Time for this Tour

Best Chance between November and April




Program Sequence

Mirissa fishing port

The whale watching tour packages begin at approximately 6:30 am from Mirissa Fishing Port. Passengers are transferred to high quality boats equipped with necessary safety devices such as compass, GPS, nautical charts and UHF radio. These boats also have a small kitchen where fresh breakfast is prepared and served. Western toilets with shower facilities and plenty of comfortable seating are available for passengers. Life jackets of various sizes are given to passengers for their safety before the boat sets sail. Please note that the crew members on board are all officially qualified in lifesaving, firefighting and first aid.

The entire whale watching experience lasts on average around 4-5 hours, possibly longer if the whale sightings last a while. The chance of seeing whales is around 90-95% and we will do our best to make sure you see the whales.

After your whale watching tour, Tony Sri Lanka Tours offers additional sightseeing options (optional) such as visiting the neighboring Galle Fort, the Turtle Hatchery or water sports activities.

Mirissa Coconut Tree Hill

Coconut Tree Hill Mirissa is a unique cliff at the end of a palm-covered beach. Tourists flock to this place to take photos with all the beautiful tall palm trees overlooking the ocean.

Do not miss

Magical moment - eye contact with the whales in a split second

The breathtaking view of the Indian Ocean

Observe various species of whales, dolphins, sharks and sea turtles

Good to know

Maybe helpful:

  • Comfortable and airy clothing, 

  • shoes that you can easily open (on board you have to take your shoes of)

  • Suncream

  • Insect repellent

  • Sunglasses/-hat, 

  • binoculars
  • tablets for seasickness

Included in this Tour:

  • Transport from Hotel to all places included in the tour and back

  • Bottled Water

  • small Breakfast on the boat

  • All Entrancetickets & Fees

  • Guide and Driver (If you will make only Whale Watching sometimes only driver)


Please Contact us

Real people, real experiences

We booked three trips with Tony's tours (whale Watching, Udawalawe and a day tour). All the tours were amazing. We met different guides who were all knowledgeable and extremely friendly and made the days very fun. They were all very professional and the value for money was fantastic.
We decided at the last minute that we wanted to go feed some elephants so I messaged Thakshila and this was quickly arranged for us.
We highly recommend booking your trips with Thakshila Dhananjaya.

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