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Best Things To Do in Mirissa

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
    h8 Hours

    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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    Mirissa
    h5 Hours

    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. 

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    Mirissa
    h5 Hours

    About the Activity:Whale and dolphin watching are amongst the most exciting activities that you can embark upon in Sri Lanka, and what better place to start than Mirissa.The whale watching tour begins as you reach the Mirissa at around 6.30 AM from where the boats take you around the coast as well as the deep sea.On the way to the whale watching location, enjoy a lip-smacking breakfastLasting for over 5 hours, it is here that you can see various species such as Blue whales, Bryde´s whales, Sperm whales, and Killer whales.You can also spot rare species such as common dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, spinner dolphins, Risso's dolphins and Striped dolphins.End your amazing whale watching tour at around 12 AM.

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    Mirissa
    h2 Hours

    About the Activity: Rivet in this amazing underwater activity in one of the best destinations in Sri Lanka – Mirissa for truly blissful and breathtaking experience.Explore the aquatic life under the supervision of trained professionals who will consider your safety as their priority.Swim while witnessing beautiful corals and various colored fishes that will provide you with a dream-come true experience.Turn your senses up by imagining an awe inspiring adventure that stretches for 2 hours where sea is really calm and nice to you.

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    Mirissa
    h3 Hours

    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. 

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    Mirissa
    h3 Hours

    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. 

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    Mirissa
    h7 Hours

    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.

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    Mirissa
    h4 Hours

    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. 

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    Mirissa
    h4 Hours

    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. 

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    Mirissa
    h2 Hours

    About the Activity: Explore the exciting seaside at Mirissa and spend your day enjoying a gorgeous sunset cruise.Board a boat from the Mirissa harbor that will take you to shallow as well as deep sea where you can enjoy the stunning sight of the horizon.Spend your anniversary or special day with your loved ones with the background of beautiful sunset in Mirissa Sea.So, gather up your buddies and take off on this exciting escapade.

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    About the Activity:Just married? Planning for the best international honeymoon tours? Then check this out. A wonderful package tied up for honeymoon couples in a quintessential land, Sri Lanka.On this 5 day tour, you will get to spend a quality time with your better half; adventure as well as fun activities, sightseeing tour, heritage tour and what not.Basically, you will be getting a detailed itinerary to explore the mainlands of Sri Lanka starting from Colombo to Mirissa.The trip is perfectly woven with in land and off land activities; covering the famous beaches, historically important places and natural extravaganzas.The package includes food, accommodation and transportation which is inclusive of pick-up and drop-off.

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What You Should Know More About Things To Do in Mirissa

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 snorkelling, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 southern most coastal town of Sri-Lanka.

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