Whale watching in Mirissa

Get up close and personal with the giants of the deep

The essence of whale watching in Mirissa

Spend a morning admiring magnificent blue whales rising from the depths of the aquamarine seas, breach tranquil waters and frolic with their calves. Mirissa is a small fishing port on Sri Lanka’s South Coast, popular for surfing and whale watching. The waters around Mirissa are particularly rich in plankton, a group of micro-organisms that whales feed on. Watch pods of spinner, bottlenose, risso and striped dolphin, super pods of sperm whales, Bryde’s whale and the spectacular black and white orca, one of the planets prime predators. Mirissa is one of the world’s top locations for watching blue whales and sightings occur on most mornings during mid-November through to early April.


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