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Whale Watching Tour Colombo


Go in search of whales on this southern Sri Lanka whale-watching cruise from all hotels on the west coast and Colombo. You will be picked up early morning from the hotel and drive to Mirissa. With the life vest, board the 50-foot (15-meter) luxury whale watching cruise and venture onto the Indian ocean in search of Blue whales, with an expert skipper and crew.

Savour a continental breakfast and tea or coffee as you sail to areas frequented by whales. Watch for species such as blue, sperm, killer, humpback and pilot whales in the waters, snap once-in-a-lifetime photos and look out for other marine creatures, including dolphins and sea turtles.

After the whale watching cruise (2-4 hours), start your return journey to the hotel. Stop at Unawatuna beach, Sea turtle conservation centre, spice garden, Hikkaduwa beach, and Bentota beach as you make the return journey to your hotel.

Explore the iconic tourist attraction on the south coast, the Galle Fort, which is a UNESCO world heritage site. You will be doing a guided walking tour with your driver/guide along the labyrinthine of cobbled streets. The medieval city built by the East Indian company hides thousands of buildings with old Dutch architecture. Visit Many hundred years old churches including the Wolvendaal church, moats, temples and colonial palaces. Jump onto the moat and enjoy the breathtaking view over the wide-open Indian Ocean.

After the dutch Fort stop at Hikkaduwa beach and Bentota beach to enjoy the mesmerizing beaches. Afterwards, make a stop at the Ariyapala Mask museum of Ambalangoda. This is the only museum on the island dedicated to traditional masks. Here you can see many hundreds of masks, many of them are originated a long time ago.

If the time permits you will be visiting a sea turtle conservation centre on the west coast and learn about the endangered sea turtles.


Overview

  • 100% safe super grade luxury passenger cruiser.
  • Licensed by the Government of Sri Lanka.
  • You will get one of the most comfortable whale watching cruiser in Mirissa.
  • The spacious upper deck, allowing everyone on the upper deck for a wider and deeper view.
  • Specially designed for whale watching adventure trips WITH SPACE around for observation. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed.
  • Morning Tea/Coffee| Breakfast | Bottled water | Fruits & Snacks- all these free onboard.
  • We follow international whale watching guidelines & best practices issued by the Whales & Dolphin Conservation in the UK.
  • Two licensed captains | six lifeguards with international licenses | one naturalist on board for live commentary.
  • Whale sighting rate is 99.9%.
  • If you don't see Whales, You can have the tour next day free.
  • Your pick up time to be informed by Phone or on WhatsApp or by email soon after your booking is made.

Activities available on this trip

  • Sail onto the Indian Ocean to spot blue, pilot, sperm and other species of whales.
  • Watch for other wildlife such as dolphins, whale sharks and sea turtles.
  • Enjoy a light breakfast and morning tea or coffee as you sail.
  • Life vests and safety equipment fitted onboard.
  • See a collection of hundreds of ancient masks and learn the mask carving.
  • Visit moonstone mines.
  • Sea turtle conservation centre.
  • Walking tour in the Galle Fort (UNESCO world heritage site).
  • Family-friendly cruise with hotel pickup and drop-off included.

Trip includes

  • Hotel pick-up from Colombo, Kalutra or Bentota.
  • All-inclusive whale watching boat tour (entrance fee, boat trip charges, breakfast)
  • Entire ground Transportation as per the tour itinerary in an air-conditioned, luxury, private vehicle.
  • English speaking driver/guide (please inquire for other languages).
  • All entrance fees and activity cost.
  • Guided walking tour of Galle fortress.
  • Hikkaduwa beach.
  • Highway toll.
  • All government taxes, insurance fee.

Trip excludes

  • Lunch.
  • Gratuities.

Book now & pay later

Reserve your tour now and pay when you meet us. Send us the duly filled tour booking form, we will arrange your tour and you can make the payment as you meet us on the first day of the trip.


Best price guaranteed

We guarantee the best price. If you find the same tour package at a cheaper price elsewhere, we do match the price of other tour packages and furthermore add a further 10% discount to it.


No hidden fees and commissions

The price you see on the product pages is the exact same rate that you see in the final stage of the trip booking. There are no hidden fees and taxes such as GST, BTT, service charge, nation-building tax, hotel tax etc.


Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking.
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers.
  • Pickup and dropoff from more than 140+ hotels on the west coast.
  • Luxury, modern, private vehicle for transport.
  • Service of a well experienced and knowledgeable tour guide.

COVID-19 Special information

  • All customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned
  • Social distancing is maintained in vehicles
  • To reduce crowds, all tours are private
  • Masks are required, please bring your own
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • Temperature checks are mandatory
  • You must book this activity online, as the ticket office is closed

Trip map

Itineraries

Day 1

Time : 4:00 am

COLOMBO / MIRISSA

Meet and greet by seerendipity tour representative at your hotel (04.30 am) and drive to Mirissa harbour.

Board the whale watching boat at 0630 am and sett to the sea, the whale watching trip lasts between 3 to 5 hours return transfer.

WHALE WATCHING MIRISSA

The warm Indian Ocean of southern Sri Lanka is the best place to spot a wide variety of whales & dolphins. There are 26 different species of whales and dolphins traversing this region such as Blue whales, Bryde´s whales, Sperm whales, Fin whales, sometimes Killer whales and also includes the well-loved common dolphins, Bottlenose dolphins, Spinner dolphins, Risso’s dolphins and striped dolphins.

The south tip of Sri Lanka is the easiest place to see blue whales in a very short time. And especially Mirissa & Weligama areas are the well-known spotting places of the blue whales in the entire world. Sperm whales, right whales, killer whales, whale sharks, turtles, and kinds of dolphins also spotted in this part of the island all around the year.

After whale watching trip return to hotel, en-route visits,

TURTLE CONSERVATION CENTER

Projects have been launched to conserve the population of turtles that are reaching extinction and such projects are found along the southern coast of Sri Lanka where turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. The turtle digs a hole on the Beach, Lays hers eggs and covers it with sand where it is supposed to, incubate by the heat of the sun. What often happens is, the eggs are dug out by fisherman and sold to people who consume them.

But now the eggs are bought up by the conservation projects and are hatched the Natural way in enclosed areas where the Birds don’t have a chance of picking them up and the babies are let into the sea after two days at night time which offers them a better chance of survival.

SPICE GARDEN

Visit a spice garden at Matale where spices and herbs used for Sri Lankan cuisine and medication are grown Spices of Sri Lanka attracted the early seafaring merchants who made the long voyages to purchase this precious merchandise.

CITY OF GALLE

Galle is one of the ancient seaports of Sri Lanka and was an anchor point in the Silk Route. It was later discovered by the Portuguese where they built a fortress and the Dutch that succeeded them fortified it further. This fortress is today a World Heritage Site.

GALLE FORTRESS

The fort has a colourful history, and today has a multi-ethnic and multi-religious population. The Sri Lankan government and many Dutch people who still own some of the properties inside the fort are looking at making this one of the modern wonders of the world. The heritage value of the fort has been recognized by the UNESCO and the site has been inscribed as a cultural heritage UNESCO World Heritage Site under criteria iv, for its unique exposition of "an urban ensemble which illustrates the interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions from the 16th to the 19th centuries.

The Galle Fort, also known as the Dutch Fort or the "Ramparts of Galle", withstood the Boxing Day tsunami which damaged part of coastal area Galle town. It has been since restored. The Galle Fort also houses the elite Amangalla resort hotel, located near the Dutch Reformed Church. It was originally built in 1684 to house the Dutch Governor and his staff. It was then converted into a hotel and named then as the New Oriental Hotel in 1865, which catered to the European passengers travelling between Europe and Galle Port in the 19th century.

UNAWATUNA BEACH

Unawatuna Beach is located just south of Galle, the main city in the south and 125km from Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka. This 4km expanse of palm-fringed sand is said by some to rank amongst the twelve best beaches in the world. This beach is a paradise for all those who yearn to enjoy the silence of the sea and dive deep into the blue waters of the ocean. There is a reef protecting the beach, which makes it perfectly a safe haven for bathing. Other major attractions of this southern beach include shallow waters for swimming and diving. Within its reach, there is an accessible, reasonably well-preserved coral reef that serves as the base for snorkelling.

HIKKADUWA

Hikkaduwa is one of the most popular tourist destinations in southern Sri Lanka. It is 98 km south of Colombo and its beautiful beaches a lot of glamour to this town. It is the place where you can have a glimpse of the fascinating underwater world and see the creatures that inhabit the unfathomable depths of the sea. The famed coral gardens are located here. Just get hold of a glass-bottomed boat or goggles and flippers and plunge into the ocean.

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  1. :

    We did this tour on the second day in Bentota. This was such an amazing way to start our vacation! Our tour guide Gamini was wonderful!!! He was so knowledgeable and very friendly! He kept us smiling all day! The company communicated to us the night before the trip, our driver/guide was on time, and our was great!

  2. :

    I was on a whale-watching trip in Australia and it was difficult to see whales but this time it was very easy to spot animals in the sea. The entire boat trip lasted only 1 hour. Few hundreds meters off the shore we could spot a pod of blue whales consisting of many dozens of animals. The tour itinerary is very interesting it does not only include whale watching but also many interesting activities like visiting sea turtle centre, spice island, temple.

  3. :

    This trip was awesome. We booked the trip with Seerendipity. Picked up at 0500 from our hotel to get the boat at 0630. To see blue whales enjoying the ocean was spectacular. We also saw 2 green turtles. Truly wonderful!

  4. :

    Our first trip after a months-long quarantine. We liked the trip a lot

  5. :

    It was a good trip and saved a bit of money for us. We wanted to see blue whales and explore south coast beaches as well as Galle from Colombo. Because of this trip, we could do all of them in one journey, otherwise, we should have booked 2 one day trips. Very convenient but early morning pickup.

  6. :

    I’m very happy with the trip, it is full of experiences whale watching, Galle fort, beaches…fully packed

  7. :

    My very first whale watching trip and it is truly memorable

  8. :

    Excellent experince

  9. :

    Everything perfectly organized, and most importantly I paid only half of the price I was about to pay the same tour with an online popular booking portal.

  10. :

    I had neven seer whales so closely, great experince

  11. :

    Highly recommended trip

  12. :

    Goood

  13. :

    You really can’t appreciate how much seerendipity help you enjoy your holiday. They organised so much at such great prices, and were so wonderful to us.

  14. :

    All the sightseeing and activities are private except whale watching boat trip, that the beauty of this trip. You have the maximum privacy.

  15. :

    The trip is good woke up at 4.00 AM

  16. :

    Excellent price and great service

  17. :

    Galle fort and whale watching bot are very interesting.

  18. :

    Great trip

  19. :

    Nice trip and it was close look into the whales, great experience, worth money and worth time

  20. :

    Woke up very early to leave the hotel at 4.00 am

  21. :

    Everything is good except the early morning pick-up, Our guide Nihal was very nice and friendly

  22. :

    We have just completed tour. nice trip

  23. :

    A lot of travelling and it should have been a 2 days trip

  24. :

    We were picked up from our hotel at 4.00 am and saman gave some gas on the drive to whale watching ship. it was a modern very nice vehicle he also drove with cautious and we did not worry. But he told us beforehand he drives a little bit fast because we have to bet at the harbour before the big boat set sail. Rest of the tour was very leisurely and we had plenty of time to spend on our sightseeing. The guide was good and very knowledgeable.

  25. :

    Our driver Jayanath picked us up from the Port Gate, in a car, air con. He was straight away so friendly and we spent a informative day with him in southern Sri Lanka. He was very knowledgable and a truly great guy Would recommend this to anyone much better than the ships trips what we heard when we got back. Many Thanks

  26. :

    Everything perfectly organized, and most importantly I paid only half of the price I was about to pay the same tour with an online popular booking portal. Thanks to this local operator we (me and my wife) saved about USD$ 100.

  27. :

    We left the hotel early. It was very difficult to make my mind to wake up so early on the holiday. But it was well worth had seen a lot of things including whales and sea turtles.

  28. :

    We did the whale watching from Bentota and it was very nice and had a very close look into whales, I also had a closer look into the Galle cricket stadium what a wonderful sight. I wanted to see it for a long time because I love cricket. Galle Fort, sea turtle, beaches, moonstone mines many things to see.

  29. :

    We booked a Sigiriya one day trip with a booking portal and Seertendipty organized it on behalf of the booking portal. Afterwards, we booked 2 one day trips (Nuwara Eliya trip and whale watching trip) directly with Seertendipity tours from our beach hotel in Bentota (Centara). The rates went down 35% when we booked tour directly with seerendipity tours. very affordable and the service is also very good and flexible.

  30. :

    Leaving early morning is the only issue with this trip other I feel this is the best one day program that can be booked from our beach hotels (Centara)

  31. :

    Walking tour of Galle fort was also very interesting like the whale watching. Our guide Saman was a very nice and friendly guy.

  32. :

    Good guide, excellent vehicle and very good trip.

  33. :

    The tour worth every penny what we paid for, an excellent trip to south coast

  34. :

    We have booked the hotel with breakfast and dinner, therefore, did not want to go out for many days. This is a perfect tour program for us. We saw a lot within the day.

  35. :

    We could do many things within the day it is amazing, had the opportunity to see whales, sea turtles, mangroves birds and walk-in Galle fort.

  36. :

    We were picked up early morning from the hotel and I felt the driver drove a bit faster than required on the way to harbour from the hotel. However, the overall experience is good.

  37. :

    This is the first time I saw blue whales and never though I was able to do it because the opportunity is very rare. We saw 2 blue whales, a sea turtles and a bunch of dolphins, a bit long boat trip 5 hours.

  38. :

    After reading good reviews on their website, we too were not disappointed with our whale watching trip, and one-day Galle trip. All arranged through WhatsApp, very simple and very quick to respond. Great job Seerendipity.

  39. :

    Walking tour in the Galle Fort is a fantastic experience, we saw blue whales too, overall very nice trip

  40. :

    I never knew about Moonstones, learned something new and thanks for the opportunity to buy jewellery on an affordable rate

  41. :

    Never had such as closer loom into whales in the life time, what a wonderful experince

  42. :

    We had seen a lot within a short period of time, beaches, whales, Galle fort, sea turtle, Mangroves and masks

  43. :

    We hade encounter the first whale after about 2 hours of boat trips and later the other animal showed up, all the people in the boat saw 5 whales.

  44. :

    I did the tour from Bentota and it was an amazing experience to see blue whales if we could leave at around 6 it would have been excellent

  45. :

    It was amazing experience watching whales so closely

  46. :

    We did two days after our amazing a Galle Trip from the beach hotel. It was a bit early leave as we supposed to reach the Mirissa harbour at least by 06.30m. It was a nice experience in the ocean on a big boat. Heard it took a few hours to get back on some days, but it was a better day as we returned to harbour by. 10 am. We saw a few whales & more dolphins. The boat crew was so super friendly and always smiling and caring. Kids were a bit tired after the boat trip and we straight return to the hotel. Thank Silva for caring & driving us for two phenomenal excursions also thanks again to Seerendipoity for organising another amazing day for us.

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