Whale Watching In Sri Lanka

Seeing gigantic blue whales is always exciting!
I too wanted to feel that excitement at least once in my life.  And that moment finally arrived when I saw couple of them in the middle of the Indian Ocean. During my recent trip to Sri Lanka, I booked a whale watching trip with a tour operator called ‘Raja & the Whales’ .

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Together with a group of 15 people, my journey set off from the harbor of Mirissa.

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We were desperately waiting to catch a glimpse of the world’s most fascinating creature. After traveling few kilometers into the middle of the Indian Ocean, we did not see anything. The only thing that we saw was just incredible bluish water and few cargo ships.

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Sticking with the famous saying “Patience is key to success”, we decided to sit patiently for few more hours with a hope of catching a glimpse of a whale. And suddenly our guide called us. It was hard to believe that finally I saw them. To be honest, they were huge in size, equivalent to the length of a Boeing.

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We saw two blue whales – one mother and her baby. My joy did not end here. While returning, we also saw a pod of Bottlenose dolphins, jumping and swimming in the water. It was an absolutely exhilarating experience which I will cherish forever in my life.

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Tips about whale watching: Though whales are found in many parts of Sri Lanka, tourists prefer to start their journeys from Mirissa harbor. A pair of binoculars and a zooms lens is a must if you look forward to a more exciting whale watching experience. There is a strong possibility that you may become a victim of sea sickness. Better take a pill before jumping into the boat. Mirissa is well connected to major Sri Lankan towns and cities. Buses are frequently available to reach this destination.

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17 thoughts on “Whale Watching In Sri Lanka

  1. I’ve been privileged to see whales and Orcas in Puget Sound along the coast of Washington State,
    magnificent fails to do justice – in the adjoining community of Ballard sea lions and seals are numerous
    and approachable – excellent photos and blog.

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  2. You were quick with the shutter. It’s one thing to see them, yet another matter to get off a shot. We’ve had some visits from blue whales in recent years here in southern California, in addition to the California Gray Whales that regularly migrate up and down the coast. It was a longtime dream realized to see the world’s largest creature, so I understand and share your excitement. Thank you for the photos.

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