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Rajendra Reddy

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It was a beautiful experience watching whales infront of my eyes. I was mesmerized by its beauty. It was a nice experience.

Overview

About Whale Watching in Galle:


- Whale watching in Galle is an exciting tour that lets you experience thrill, relaxation, and amusement on the southern coast of Sri Lanka in a single day

- This 12-hour tour starts at 6 am when you will be picked up from your hotel or the specified pick up location and ends at 6 pm when you will be dropped off to your hotel

- The major activity on the tour is whale watching in Galle with breakfast on the boat which is a real treat for anyone, followed by a traditional fishing session

- A visit to Unawatuna jungle beach for some fun moments and then exploration of Galle fort for a historical experience are also part of the tour

- English-speaking driver guide will accompany you throughout the tour for ease of communication

- For transfer you can choose between sedan and minivan as per your convenience and the member strength

About the Unawatuna Jungle Beach:

Whale watching tour at Unawatuna jungle beach is a perfect way to discover the wealth of natural and man-made attractions the region boasts. Located on the southern coast of Sri Lanka, Galle has some picturesque sites like Galle Fort, Unawatuna Jungle Beach, and Hikkaduwa which you will be covering in this package. 
You will get to enjoy the serene atmosphere of Hikkaduwa early morning, where you will be boarding a private boat for whale watching tour.

After spending some exciting moments in the Indian Ocean, watching the mighty whales, enjoying breakfast and indulging in fishing, you will be transported to Jungle Beach. In addition to admiring the golden sands and cluster of tropical trees, the beach is perfect for swimming and sunbathing with shallow waters. The next destination on your schedule is the majestic 16th Century Portuguese fort called Galle Fort.

Exploring this fort will add a flavour of history on your otherwise nature exploration trip. You will be accompanied by an English-speaking driver guide who will educate you about the history of the fort.  

Other Inclusions

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  • Breakfast
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  • Lunch
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  • Fishing equipment
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  • Transportation by air conditioned car or van
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  • English speaking driver
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  • Hotel pick up and drop off

Transport

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  • Car (up to 3 people): Toyota Axio, Prius Hybrid, Premio/Honda Fit Shuttle or similar
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  • Mini Van (4-7 people): Toyota KDH/Nissan Caravan or similar

Things To Carry

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  • Voucher received by Thrillophilia
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  • Camera
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  • Extra pair of cloths
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  • Swimwear
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  • Medicine (if any)

Advisory

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  • You can only avail this package on the given time and date specified on your voucher
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  • Kids below 3 years of age are not allowed to join the tour
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  • Kids between 4 to 11 years of age with child ticket are allowed to participate in the activity
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  • You are required to carry a valid ID for proof of identity if you are a Non-Sri Lankan passport holder
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  • Be at the selected pickup point at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled pick up time. Due to unforeseen events pertaining to traffic and weather, delayed pick up is possible
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  • Weather conditions may lead to change in itinerary sequence of the tour

Tour Type

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  • This is private group tour

Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made 15 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
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  • If cancellations are made 7-15 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-7 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.

Refund Policy

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  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days

Confirmation Policy

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  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed.

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    It was a beautiful experience watching whales infront of my eyes. I was mesmerized by its beauty. It was a nice experience.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. How to redeem the voucher?

      Whenever you booking is confirmed, you will be receiving the voucher via email. You can redeem the voucher by presenting a print out or showing the mobile voucher. It is to be noted that your voucher will only be valid for the time and date specified on the voucher.

    2. When is the best season to go for whale watching in Galle?

      December to March is considered to be the best time for whale watching in Galle. During this time of the year, whales migrate to the southern coast of Sri Lanka, making it the most suitable spot for whale watching safari in the country.

    3. If I visit at Unawatuna, what other activities I can do?

      In addition to whale watching in Galle, Unawatuna also offers its visitors with opportunities to indulge in activities like swimming, sunbathing, beach swing, and surfing. Besides, visiting Galle Fort and watching a sunset are also some recommended leisure activities you should try when in Unawatuna.

    4. Is whale watching is safe in Galle?

      Yes, whale watching is safe in Galle as high safety standards are employed by operators and all measures are taken to keep the partakers safe. The boats are equipped with safety equipment and jackets. Furthermore, there are experienced and trained personnel who accompany you during the activity to ensure your safety.

    5. Is morning or afternoon better for whale watching?

      As per the experts, early morning is believed to be the best time of the day for whale watching as the probability to spot whales is much higher as compared to the afternoon tours. Thus morning whale watching safari is a better option.

    6. I have a child, Can I go for this activity?

      Kids belonging to the age group of 0 to 3 are not allowed to go for this activity. You can only take your kid along if he/she is at least 4 years of age.

    7. Is is safe to dive with Whales?

      Yes, it is safe to dive with whales. However, to ensure you safety, you must consider some preconditions like maintaining a safe distance from whales, following the safety instructions, and avoiding startling the whales as they may get aggressive.

    8. What do I wear for whale watching in Galle?

      Although there is no exclusive outfit for whale watching in Galle, it is advisable to wear comfortable clothes in layers and flat shoes suitable for outdoor activities. Besides, you are recommended to carry sunglasses, sunscreen cream, and hat/cap to protect yourself from harsh sunlight.

    9. Are we covering any other places also in this package?

      Yes, as per the package, after whale watching you will be taken to Jungle Beach where you can indulge in swimming and spend some time relaxing. The next destination on your schedule after Jungle beach is Galle fort where you can spend some quality time exploring the fort and enjoying great views from its top.

    10. Is it worth doing whale watching Safari at Unawatuna Beach?

      Yes, Unawatuna Beach is extremely famous among tourists, and is a rewarding spot for whale watching safari on the southern coast of Sri Lanka. You are definitely going to have a memorable whale watching safari at Unawatuna Beach provided you plan your trip between November and April.

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