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Hamsini Gowda

4.0

it was a wonderful experience, firstly, we felt very safe, all safety regulations were adhered to, there was no overcrowding etc.

Overview

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 family

About 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.

Activity

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  • Whale watching

Other Inclusions

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  • Boat trip
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  • Insurance provided by the operator
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  • Safety essentials
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  • Morning tea
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  • Breakfast
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  • Travel souvenir

Things To Carry

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  • Voucher received by Thrillophilia
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  • Camera
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  • Sunscreen
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  • Sunglasses
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  • Medicine (if any)

Advisory

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  • All tour times include the time taken to walk to the tour coordination point
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  • Keep a government photo ID with you at all times
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  • The ticket is non-transferrable
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  • The ticket is valid only for the date and time of booking
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  • Children between the ages of 0-3 are allowed for free
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  • Children 4 years old or more need to buy an adult ticket
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  • The rates of the tour do not include pick up and drop off to hotels
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  • It is advisable to wear comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses/sunscreen, hats, or a scarf
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  • The breakfast menu is rotating and set and no special requests can be accommodated
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  • In case the activity gets cancelled due to bad weather, you are eligible for a full refund or a reschedule for another day
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  • This tour is not recommended for people with walking disabilities or those requiring the use of a wheelchair

Tour Type

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  • This is a 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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    Story by Hamsini Gowda

     Rated : 4.0

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    it was a wonderful experience, firstly, we felt very safe, all safety regulations were adhered to, there was no overcrowding etc.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. How to redeem the voucher?

      You can redeem your Whale Watching in Mirissa voucher at the meeting point of the tour by showing your e-ticket or a printed copy of the same to the boat operator/guide.

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

      The best season to go Whale Watching in Mirissa is from November to April when the whales migrate towards warmer waters. Boating during the monsoons can be hazardous therefore not many tours leave in the monsoon months.

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

      Mirissa is known for its beaches and nightlife. When in Mirissa, you can - Simply sunbathe in the sand - Go dolphin and whale watching on a boat - Go fishing for tuna in the waters - Party into the night with Mirissa’s vibrant nightlife - Spot turtles and other creatures on the beach

    4. Is whale watching safe in Mirissa?

      Whale Watching in Mirissa is safe and performed keeping the safety of the tourists and whales in mind. The tour operators keep Sea Mammals Observation, Regulation and Control Regulations in mind which specify the distances to be maintained, methods of approach, and maximum boat speed to ensure safety. In case of bad weather or rough weather, tours do get cancelled.

    5. Is it worth doing whale watching in Mirissa?

      Mirissa is a natural home to hundreds of whales who flock to the coastline during the migratory season and thus provides excellent opportunities for whale and dolphin watching. Mirissa Whale Watching is an activity which is performed in a group of 10-30 people, where you can enjoy a relatively intimate experience with your family and friends.

    6. Are we covering any other places in this package?

      The only places being covered are a beach where you get to enjoy morning tea and breakfast before sailing out into the ocean.

    7. What do I wear for the Mirissa whale watching trip?

      In order to enjoy the trip, you must wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Do keep headgear that covers your head like hats or scarves with you. Also, don’t forget to apply sunscreen or sunblock before coming for the activity.

    8. Is morning or afternoon better for whale watching?

      Whale watching has got more to do with the time of the year than the time of the day of your visit. Generally, mornings are considered better because the temperatures are a little cooler as compared to the mornings. As far as the whales are concerned, there is an equal probability to spot whales in the morning as there are in the afternoon.

    9. Can I swim with whales in Sri Lanka?

      Swimming with the whales in Sri Lankan waters is dangerous and forbidden by law. If you still want to swim with the whales, you need to have an official permit stating the same.

    10. I have a child, can I go for this activity?

      Children of all ages are allowed for this activity. Children between the ages of 0-3 can come for free whereas children 4 years or older need to get an adult ticket.

    11. Are meals included in this package?

      Yes, morning breakfast and tea are included in the package. There are options for a vegetarian and a non-vegetarian breakfast. The menu is rotating but fixed and no special requests can be accommodated.

    12. Is hotel pickup service included in this package?

      No, hotel pickup or drop off service is not included in this package. You must arrange for your own pickup and drop off and ensure that you are at the given location on time.

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