We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Whale Watching Mirissa

#9 of 51 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Mirissa Features Animals
Hill Side, Mirissa | Mirissa, Mirissa 81740, Sri Lanka
+94 71 312 1061
Review Highlights
Once in a life time Experiance

I have gone on this trip with my family in this year. Beauty of this is if the whether is good you... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sanka H
Pass this off!!!

I visited Lanka with family and friends last year December and visited Mirissa primarily for the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Manoj K
via mobile
Read all 373 reviews
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good26%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible18%
Travellers talk about
“sandwich” (13 reviews)
“sperm whales” (11 reviews)
“bucket list” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Hill Side, Mirissa | Mirissa, Mirissa 81740, Sri Lanka
+94 71 312 1061
Write a Review
Reviews (373)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 373 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

I have gone on this trip with my family in this year. Beauty of this is if the whether is good you will be able to see Dolphins and Whales both. You have to go in to deep sea and spend about 2hrs. full trip...More

1  Thank Sanka H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited Lanka with family and friends last year December and visited Mirissa primarily for the Whale Watching experience that turned out to be quite disappointing!! This whole thing is a sham. There are 20-30 boats, loaded with over 100+ travellers do roughly 2k-3k tourists....More

Thank Manoj K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got to see 4 whales this morning and I was ecstatic! The crew gave us seasickness pills and a bit of food beforehand, and even had plastic bags at the ready. They constantly looked out for the passengers and offered them plastic bags once...More

1  Thank Nurul Ayuni N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a wonderful experience watching those Dolphins and Whale's. We were a 14 member family group. The cruise members ensured to show us those Whale's - they have never give-up attitude. Their service was good - as Whale watching starts early in morning -...More

Thank Vijay_Kr_Rao
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a whale watching ride yesterday and it was very fun! We reserved a ticket for the upper deck to have a better spot scouting the ocean for a blue whale. Which we did. Numerous of times. Friendly crew who prepared snacks!

Thank Stijn P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great opportunity to see Blue Whales. We saw about 4 or 5 whales. The only downfall was the the boat was crowded and the people on the other side of the boat would have had an obstructed view, but well worth experiencing.

Thank Heidi S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our hotel organised this trip for us for a discounted price and it was well worth it. We saw three wales and 4/5 big groups of dolphins. Amazing day, got breakfast and soft drinks included. Well worth it. Only downside was that the sea was...More

Thank James A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The very best there is! The kaptein and his crew are very careful for the whales and the visitors. Good care, good service! You wil always see blue whales with the whale watching club. Nice breakfast, drinks and food. We can recommend them for the...More

Thank henriette v
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

It was a very poorly run operation, boat overloaded, crew not helpful and blocked passengers views of whales by standing in front of them taking their own photos. Waste of time and money better things to experience in this beautiful country

Thank moondog108
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Try your luck with whales and dolphins. Pick a good tour company to do the tour! Great for all ages especially the kids.

Thank Mohamed K
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Dimali Inn
224 reviews
.23 km away
Little Tuna Sushi Cafe
219 reviews
.58 km away
Zephyr Restaurant & Bar
1,108 reviews
.39 km away
Coco loco
57 reviews
.22 km away
Nearby Attractions
Mirissa Beach
1,868 reviews
.46 km away
Raja & the Whales
1,186 reviews
.63 km away
Whale Watching Club
470 reviews
.48 km away
Whale Watching Mirissa with Geeth
320 reviews
.33 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
i plan to visit srilanka in end may. which is the best location for whale watching mirissa or tricomalee. Will it be raining at Mirissa.What are rates and do we need advance booking.
2 May 2017|
Answer Show all 7 answers
Response from Manoj K | Reviewed this property |
Sankar, Lanka is a beautiful place with lots of things to do. I recommend out of my experience to drop the whale watching, you spend 2-3 hours with 100+ people in a boat and get to watch 2-3 seconds of a Whales tail from... More
Hi, could you tell which company boat you hired and how much they charged?
15 March 2017|
Answer Show all 6 answers
Response from blovesd2013 | Reviewed this property |
Good Boy Whale Watching and I have paid 4000 rupees
Kazi R
Hi! I am planning for a trip on 1st/ 2nd week of May, I understand that is off season and I have no option unfortunately. Do the operators stop whale watching trips then?
19 February 2017|
Answer Show all 6 answers
Response from Dumeen A |
Certainly you can, sea might be a bit rough and could experience heavy rain fall. Shoot any questions you may have...