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Whale watching in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is fast becoming a popular spot to watch whales and dolphins off the Southern, Eastern or the West coast of Sri Lanka. Most tours are gradually including the whale watching experience for travellers.


Eastern Trincomalee said to have one of the best natural harbours in the world, has another unique offering: Probably the only place on earth where you could see the largest land mammal (elephant) and largest ocean mammal (whale) in one place!


According to tourism authorities, the ideal locations for whale watching are Dondra Point (accessible from Galle, Hikkaduwa and Mirissa) and Trincomalee while Kalpitiya on the west coast has an abundance of dolphins.


With whale watching by air or boat, Sri Lanka is among a few countries including New Zealand and South Africa that offers this kind of experience. The tour takes visitors over the coastline with a view of the Galle Fort and the mountain ranges before heading out to meet the whales, about 10 km offshore.