15 Things to Do in Mirissa 2020 (Starting from ₹1708 Only)

Mirissa is situated on the coastline of Sri Lanka, and is located at a distance of approximately over 150 kilometres from Colombo. Since it is a coastal town, there are plenty of things to do in Mirissa. If you fancy watching whales and dolphins very close to human habitat, then Mirissa is definitely a destination you should include in your itinerary. As a seafood lover, this place is definitely heaven for you. It is the most famous port situated in the southern coast and offers you the best quality of mullet, snapper, tuna and butterfish.

The best part about Mirissa is that until 1980s, it was almost untouched by tourists. It was only in the mid 90s, then tourists started to explore this offbeat attraction. Today there are plenty of activities for tourists to undertake and in a good budget while in Mirissa. It is actually situated at an elevation of 4 metres above the sea level and has some beautiful opportunities of chilling on uncrowded coast line glistened with beautiful horizon. If you thought beach and sea related attractions is all that Mirissa is famous for, then it’s time to re consider your itinerary.

Mirissa is blessed with a rich culture and has quite an amazing heritage. There are plenty of statues and small museums here which will get you in touch with the intriguing history of southern Sri Lanka. Apart from visiting these famous spots in Mirissa, one can also indulge in activities such as fishing, water sports, sailing and cruising in this beach town. Although, as a foodie you might hardly get the time from exploring the delectable cuisine, you should however fill your itinerary with the most interesting things to do in Mirissa. Spend a relaxing vacation right in the midst of this lovely beach town!

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Blue Whale Watching Tour in Bentota and Koggala Featured
Blue Whale Watching Tour in Bentota and Koggala

8H

About the Activity: Delight in this amazing Blue Whale watching tour, witness these huge sea animals leaping out of the water in an experience like never before.Get picked up from your hotels at around 6 AM and reach the Mirissa Harbor from where at around 6.30 AM the boats will take you to the whale watching locations. The complete activity will take around 2-4 hours, depending up on the sight of the whales.After the whale watching, continue your journey and enjoy the time visiting turtle hatchery point, where you can watch cute little turtles hatching and making their way into the sea.Continue your journey and visit the age old tradition of stilt fishing at Koggala where fishermen sit balanced far from shore atop sticks and twine, hanging fishing rods into schools of fish.Aftermath, visit the famous Moonstone mine place and followed by an exciting shopping trip to the markets of Bentota.End your trip at around 2 PM by getting dropped off to your hotels. 
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33 Ratings

5.0

33 Ratings

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INR 4,083

INR 3,743

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Whale Watching in Mirissa | Book at Flat 25% off
Whale Watching in Mirissa | Book at Flat 25% off

4H

Mirissa

About Whale Watching in Mirissa:- Mirissa Whale Watching is a humbling experience that allows you a glimpse into the underwater world of whales, dolphins, turtles and more - The activity lasts for about 3-4 hours where you get a chance to sail into the ocean and witness sea life in its natural habitat- You must report at the meeting point at 6:30 in the morning - Whale Watching in Mirissa includes a boat ride into the ocean for successful animal spotting - The activity also includes tea and breakfast (both vegetarian and non-vegetarian) at the beach before you hop on the boat - This is a group activity and is undertaken in a group of 10-30 people - The whale watching experience also includes a knowledgeable, English-speaking boat operator who will inform you about all the species that surround you - The boat is packed with all the essential safety gear - The package provides travel insurance for all the participants, which is taken care of by the tour operator - At the end of the tour, you are given a travel souvenir to remember the trip by - Children of all ages are allowed on the Whale Watching Tour - Children between the ages of 0-3 can join for free while children 4 years or older are eligible for an adult ticket - It is a fun experience which is enjoyed by the whole familyAbout Mirissa:Mirissa is a small coastal town, situated on the south coast of Sri Lanka in the Southern Province. It lies approximately 150 kilometres south of Colombo and is a popular tourist destination, mainly known for its beaches, fishing and whale watching opportunities. Whale Watching in Mirissa is a much-loved activity by the tourists and locals alike as the coastline presents opportunities of spotting pygmy whales and sperm whales in the winter and summer months when they migrate. At Mirissa, you can also spot the largest creatures of the planet, namely blue whales, swimming under the calm seas. Not only whales, but these waters are also home to several other creatures of the sea like many types of dolphins, bluefin tuna and flying fish. You can watch the dolphins as they jump around in their pods as your Mirissa Whale Watching guide turns off the motor of the boat to maintain the peace and quiet of the place. Children and adults watch these spectacular sights in equal awe, making it an ideal way to spend your mornings when in Mirissa.Mirissa is a small coastal town, situated on the south coast of Sri Lanka in the Southern Province. It lies approximately 150 kilometres south of Colombo and is a popular tourist destination, mainly known for its beaches, fishing and whale watching opportunities. Whale Watching in Mirissa is a much-loved activity by the tourists and locals alike as the coastline presents opportunities of spotting pygmy whales and sperm whales in the winter and summer months when they migrate. At Mirissa, you can also spot the largest creatures of the planet, namely blue whales, swimming under the calm seas. Not only whales, but these waters are also home to several other creatures of the sea like many types of dolphins, bluefin tuna and flying fish. You can watch the dolphins as they jump around in their pods as your Mirissa Whale Watching guide turns off the motor of the boat to maintain the peace and quiet of the place. Children and adults watch these spectacular sights in equal awe, making it an ideal way to spend your mornings when in Mirissa.
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23 Ratings

4.0

23 Ratings

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INR 5,134

INR 3,850

Whale and Dolphin Watching in the South Coast of Sri Lanka
Whale and Dolphin Watching in the South Coast of Sri Lanka

5H

Mirissa

About the Activity:Embark on a whale/dolphin watching excursion off the southern coast of Sri Lanka. The ideal location for whale watching would be Dondra Point accessible from Mirissa. Get picked up from anywhere in Mirissa and reach the Mirissa harbor at around 6 AM from where at 6.30 AM you will be taken in a boat to the whale watching location.On the way, enjoy a lip-smacking breakfast on the boat with tea and get ready for to witness one of the biggest creature on earth. While aboard, the ever smiling, mischievous dolphins will put on a show while some of the oldest and the largest sea creatures, the humpback and the blue whales, will nonchalantly glide past you in the sea. It will also be made sure that the boat operators, crew and the tourists abide the safety precautions and regulations before and during the tour. End your amazing whale watching tour at around 12 AM by heading back to the Mirissa harbor and getting dropped off to your respective location in Mirissa. 
Superb

37 Ratings

4.0

37 Ratings

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INR 3,310

INR 2,837

Fishing Tour in Mirissa in Sri Lanka
Fishing Tour in Mirissa in Sri Lanka

3H

Mirissa

About the Activity: If you are looking for some enthralling fishing activity in Sri Lanka, this tour is a perfect fit for you.Rent your own boat at the beautiful coastal country of Sri Lanka and embark on an exciting fishing trip at around 3 PM from the Mirissa harbor.You can spot fishes like Grouper, Snapper Emperor, and Bonefish at the coast whereas Indian Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Sheerfish, Kingfish, Barracuda, Baramundi, Queens Fish, Jackfish, Trevally, Tuna are found in the open sea.End your fishing trip at around 6.30 PM in the evening by heading back to Mirissa harbor. 
Very Good

39 Ratings

3.0

39 Ratings

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INR 4,256

INR 3,783

Sail Training for Kids in Mirissa
Sail Training for Kids in Mirissa

3H

Mirissa

About the Activity: Let kids experience the fun and excitement of sailing with a brand new and exciting program.Climb aboard the boat Optimist and enjoy learning how to sail.A group of 3 to 8 kids will receive special attention and will get individual boats to each group.The activity lasts for 3 hours and is a truly enjoyable, exciting and adventurous pursuit and takes place at Mirissa Harbor. 
Very Good

30 Ratings

3.0

30 Ratings

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INR 2,000

Snorkeling in Mirissa | Flat 18% off | Professional Guide
Snorkeling in Mirissa | Flat 18% off | Professional Guide

2H

Mirissa

About the Snorkeling in Mirissa:- Escape in the scenic beauty of Mirissa and meet sea turtles under crystal clear blue waters - Leave the mundane life behind to enjoy a day at Mirissa - a beach town situated on the South coast of Sri Lanka- Stand a chance to swim by the side of sea green turtles that make sure to create magical moments- Go snorkeling in Mirissa where you can witness the best of underwater life along with beautiful beach shores- Discover the flora and fauna by indulging in Mirissa snorkeling as the crystal clean water offers great visibility - Relax, swim, rejuvenate and go snorkeling in Mirissa for a fun filled day out!- Avail gears and life jacket required for swimming and snorkeling from the trip operator- Avail the services of professional guides to avoid hindrances during the adventure activities- Bring your cameras and capture the moments experienced underwater, each worth cherishing a lifetime- Spend early hours of the morning under the water for the best chances of swimming with green turtles and maximum visibility- Spend the rest of the day relaxing on a sunbed, getting a tan and escaping the routine life
Superb

36 Ratings

4.0

36 Ratings

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INR 1,708

INR 1,400

Fishing in Mirissa
Fishing in Mirissa

4H

Mirissa

About the Activity:If you are looking for some enthralling fishing activity in Sri Lanka, this tour is what you are looking for!Rent your own boat at the beautiful coastal country of Sri Lanka and embark on an exciting fishing trip at around 3 PM from the Mirissa harbor.You can spot fishes like Grouper, Snapper Emperor, and Bonefish at the coast whereas Indian Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Sheerfish, Kingfish, Barracuda, Baramundi, Queens Fish, Jackfish, Trevally, Tuna are found in the open sea.End your fishing trip at around 6.30 PM in the evening by heading back to Mirissa harbor. 
Very Good

27 Ratings

3.0

27 Ratings

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INR 30,000

Whale Watching Tour in a Private Yatch in Mirissa
Whale Watching Tour in a Private Yatch in Mirissa

7H

Mirissa

About the Activity:Embark on your very own whale watching cruise with friends, family and loved ones on your very own cruiser.The cruise departs at approximately 06.30 AM and goes through waters where you can see the stunning variety of marine life such as whales and dolphins,On board, you can enjoy a freshly prepared breakfast and head out to the deck as soon as your guide spots whales.You will then head back to Weligama bay and then onward to snake island and Traprobane island.After playing and lazing around here, enjoy a lip-smacking lunch and then it will be time to head back by 1.30 PM.
Very Good

26 Ratings

3.0

26 Ratings

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INR 101,000

INR 100,000

Sunset Mirissa | Private Cruise | Flat 30% off
Sunset Mirissa | Private Cruise | Flat 30% off

3H

Mirissa

About the Sri Lanka Cruise:- Have a private cruise in Mirissa all for yourself or for your group consisting of 25 people at the most- Watch the sun set into the horizons of sea and sky in complete serenity- Spend three hours of quality time with loved ones in the middle of shining blue waters on Sri Lanka cruise- Have your private space without the hindrance of other tourists- Grab some cocktail, lay on the sunbed and enjoy views of the sunset- Indulge into eating delicious hors-d'oeuvres as you relax your body, soul, and mind seeking tranquility on the deck of the ship- Take a dip into the natural clear blue water pool or go snorkeling with fishes- Try some adventure sports like stand up paddle boating for best of fun time with the provision of proper and necessary gears- Enjoy the best of luxury and sunset views in the golden hours by the shores of Mirissa- Rest in spacious indoor quarters munching on the snacks and cocktails being providedLocation: Mirissa Harbour
Excellent

23 Ratings

5.0

23 Ratings

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INR 86,429

INR 60,500

Whale Watching Excursion in Mirissa in Sri Lanka
Whale Watching Excursion in Mirissa in Sri Lanka

4H

Mirissa

About the Activity:Embark on a whale/dolphin watching excursion off the southern coast of Sri Lanka. The ideal location for whale watching would be Dondra Point accessible from Mirissa. Get picked up from anywhere in Mirissa and reach the Mirissa harbor at around 7 AM from where you will be taken in a boat to the whale watching location.On the way, enjoy a lip-smacking breakfast on the boat with tea and get ready for to witness one of the biggest creature on earth. While aboard, the ever smiling, mischievous dolphins will put on a show while some of the oldest and the largest sea creatures, the humpback and the blue whales, will nonchalantly glide past you in the sea. It will also be made sure that the boat operators, crew and the tourists abide the safety precautions and regulations before and during the tour. End your amazing whale watching tour at around 11 AM by heading back to the Mirissa harbor and getting dropped off to your respective location in Mirissa. 
Very Good

41 Ratings

3.0

41 Ratings

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INR 2,866

INR 2,837

Sinharaja Forest Reserve | Trek from Mirissa | Flat 19% off
Sinharaja Forest Reserve | Trek from Mirissa | Flat 19% off

12H

Mirissa

- Sinharaja forest reserve hiking, a biodiversity hotspot and an eco-tourism destination in Srilanka, is one of the greatest tourist attractions in the country. - The activity consists of a 12-hour immersive experience consisting of hiking and trekking through this tropical rainforest.   - Experienced hiking guides are provided during the tour.- The sinharaja forest reserve tours commence with a 3-4 hours spectacular drive through the forest in an air-conditioned vehicle. - While hiking through the forest you will pass by a wide array of dense trees and vibrant flowers and vegetation. The forest is also home to a large number of wild animals living in different strata of the rainforest.- Waterfalls are amongst the primary attractions of this place. Apart from exciting and relaxing activities alike, you will also be able to enjoy breathtaking views of waterfalls during your tour. - The Sinharaja forest reserve is one of the few virgin forests left in the world which guarantees you quality time in peace and isolation away from the bustling city life.
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27 Ratings

4.0

27 Ratings

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INR 4,359

INR 3,530

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Newly Added Mirissa Experience
Beautiful nature walk and waterfall, it was fantastic experience to take a hike here.
it was a wonderful experience, firstly, we felt very safe, all safety regulations were adhered to, there was no overcrowding etc.
The purchase of this package made transportation and discovering Mirissa very comfortable and economical
We were 3 Passangers and we chose the option for 8 hour and this was an amazing experince. Thanx for this wonderful experience.
It was a luxurious experience all together. Great food & drinks with extremely beautiful views of the sea.
Wonderful Experience! It was a hassle free tour of the Sri Lankan sea side town & Mirissa with a professional guide.
The driver was punctual and very much experienced all thanks to thrillophilia for arranging such quality service

People Also Ask About Mirissa Things To Do

  1. What are the activities that can be done in Mirissa?

    The activities that can be done in Mirissa are:

    • Whale Watching
    • Cruise
    • Sailing
    • Snorkelling
    • Scuba Diving
    • Fishing
    • Chilling by the beach
  2. Which places are best for cruising in Mirissa?

    Mirissa has a beautiful southern coast which spreads over the lovely Indian Ocean. It is extremely famous for Whale Watching and luxury cruising. The company which is the most famous for organizing the cruising tours in Blue Water Cruise.

    You can check out the list of activities they offer and the cruises that they organize. They take you through the glistening ocean to the best spots for blue whale watching and even for the other water sports.

  3. Where can we go for whale watching in Mirissa?

    Mirissa is known for being in the vicinity of spots where plenty of blue whales have inhabited the ocean. Blue Water Tours is the most famous company for organizing the whale watching tours in Mirissa which also organizes whale watching activities.

    It is extremely important to go for whale watching with experts as it is a risky activity. But, it is one of the most famous tourist activities carried out in Mirissa. While most tour operators will pick you up from the hotel itself, for some you will need to head to the Mirissa Beach. From here, a lot of tours start for whale watching.

  4. Which are best places for sailing in Mirissa?

    Mirissa is a part of the Indian Ocean entirely. Since, it is a small coastal town, there is only one main harbor in Mirissa. Everybody who wishes to undertake Sailing in Mirissa has to start at the harbor. From here, you can go inside the Indian Ocean and enjoy the beautiful waves of the ocean.

  5. Where can we go for snorkeling in Mirissa?

    Mirissa is a beautiful coastal town. The most famous tourism activities to undertake here are related to watersports. If you want to enjoy snorkeling, a lot of tour operators start their tours from the main Mirissa Beach and take you to the safe spots in the Indian Ocean where you can spot the beautiful aquatic creatures go about their day.

  6. Where can we go for fishing in Mirissa?

    Mirissa has extremely delectable dishes which are made mainly from sea-food. Fishing is quite a common occupation amongst the locals here. To undertake fishing, you can visit the Mirissa Harbor from where you can catch plenty of fish. The guides and locals will also tell you the famous types of fish available in the spots you are visiting for fishing.

  7. Which are best places for scuba diving in Mirissa?

    Blue Water Cruise is the most acclaimed tour operator in Mirissa that offers various water sports such as scuba diving. You need to go with experts who know the waters near Mirissa properly so as to avoid any risks.
    Most tours begin from the Mirissa beach or the harbor. You can start your journey of scuba diving from here and then head for scuba diving with your trainers.

  8. Where can we go for boating in Mirissa?

    Mirissa is famous for its beach and for its harbor. The town is situated in the midst of Indian Ocean and hence offers a lot of opportunities to explore the waters in various ways. One of the safest activities to do in Mirissa is boating. You can enjoy boating at the Mirissa Harbor

  9. Which are some best beaches in Mirissa for water sports?

    Mirissa is an extremely small coastal town. There is only one main beach in Mirissa which hosts water sports. With white pristine sands and clean waters, this is the best place to head to for undertaking water sports. The name of this beach is the Mirissa Beach and you can visit this place to enjoy water sports in the southernmost coastal town of Sri-Lanka.

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