Following the recent development of Whale & Dolphin Watching Tours in Mirissa, Trincomalee is rapidly emerging as another internationally important whale-watching destination. Blue whales in particular (plus smaller numbers of sperm whales) can regularly be seen around six to eight nautical miles east of Trincomalee (about 30min by boat), Dolphins (mainly Spinner) are also regularly seen. Most sightings occur between March/April and August/September, as whales continue their migrations around the island from the south coast (where they mainly congregate from December to April) – this means that Sri Lanka offers around ten months of continuous whale & dolphin watching annually at different points around the coast.
When? From 15. April to 10. October
What? Whales and
Departure time: Our boats depart from our TRINCOMALEE DIVING CENTRE at the Blue Sand Beach Resort in Uppuveli at 6 am. Check In is at 5.45 am. You will be back at our Diving Centre around 9 am.
Trip Duration: In average 3 hours
Sightings: There is a high chance to see whales or dolphins during our tours the whole season round (probably 50 % of Whales, 90 % of Dolphins) and we will give our best to find them for you on every single day. However, on some days, even with our best efforts, it is impossible for us to show you
Starts from 22 Euros per person to 30 Euros per person (all person above 12 years of age) depending how many people on the boat, max. 6 people per boat. Minimum age of kids is 4 years old. Kids below 6 years of age are free of charge, kids from 6 until 12 are half price.
Pick Up / Drop Off: Free of charge from anywhere in distance from
Bookings: Please contact us to make a booking. Advance bookings are highly recommended.
The Indian Ocean is not a calm ocean. There is always at least a light swell. If you tend to get sea sick or if it the first time for you on a boat in the Indian Ocean, we advise you to take seasick pills in the morning of the trip (about 1 – 2 hours BEFORE you enter the boat). You can find them in every pharmacy in Sri Lanka. We recommend the brand “Avomine” or “Celenid”. Please consult your doctor or pharmacist in advance before using these drugs.
The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever. - Jacques Cousteau