On arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport you will be met by your zoologist escort and your Sri Lankan guide/driver and transferred in our private air conditioned vehicle to our accommodation in Mirissa (3-4 hours), level – 3* (Hotel Mirissa). Once here you will just relax and enjoy the beach-side property and have a good rest after your flight and before your first trip into the blue.
Today you will start early and head to the harbor for around 06:00am. From here you will board your whale watching vessel with your expert zoologist guide and local whale watching experts. You will head around 6-10 miles offshore to where the continental shelf drops off and the upwelling brings nutrient rich water to surface which in turn brings the krill, fish and whales! The concentrations of blue whales here are second to none and it is not unusual to see 4-5 blue whales together. This usually lasts 5-6 hours and we will have breakfast on board before coming back to the accommodation, level – 3* (Hotel Mirissa) and the rest of the day will be free for you to relax and maybe enjoy some snorkeling along the shoreline.
This morning you will once again be taken to the harbor in the morning for another whale watching trip. Alongside blue whales the continental shelf here is also a hotspot for sperm whales as they travel through the Indian Ocean. When they are spotted by their distinctive angled blow it is not uncommon to be surrounded by a large feeding pod. We will return around midday and enjoy the rest of the day at the accommodation, level – 3* (Hotel Mirissa).
Today you can have a lie in and relax all day, there is the chance of snorkeling further down the coast on some of the coral reefs around Unawatuna. You will have your meals at the accommodation, level 3* (Hotel Mirissa) and prepare for tomorrow and another day at sea.
This morning will be spent back at sea and this time trying to find some of the many dolphin species of the area. The species most likely to be seen are common bottlenose dolphins, topical common dolphins and the spectacular spinner dolphins. You will be back at the accommodation, level 3* (Hotel Mirissa) in time for lunch and your evening meal will also be at the hotel.
Today you can either join the boat crew and have one last chance at seeing the blue whales and the other marine life of the Sri Lankan coastline or you can have the day to yourself if you wish. You meals will be at the accommodation, level 3* (Hotel Mirissa).
This morning we can rise a little later than usual and head towards Negombo (3-4 hours) and along the way visit Galle and the 400 year old Dutch Fort before arriving at our accommodation, level 3* (Paradise Beach Hotel) in Negombo for your farewell dinner.
After breakfast you will be transferred to International Airport so you can catch your return flight home.
Please note that the itinerary stated above is correct as our planned intentions for the tour. However adverse weather conditions and other local considerations can necessitate some modifications of the itinerary during the course of the tour; any changes will be made to make the best of the time and weather conditions available to us.
This tour is available on different date (subject to availability) please contact us for more details about running this tour on a date which suits you more.