5 Great Places for Whales and Dolphins Watching in Sri Lanka, 3rd Place is Wonderful!

Sri Lanka is a great spot for watching whales and dolphins because Sri Lanka is situated in the international whale watching commissions protected zone in the Indian Ocean. Whales and dolphins watching in Sri Lanka have always been a very interesting activity. Below these places (mostly south and east/north) in Sri Lanka are famous to watch whales and dolphins. Several tourist agencies, companies and even Sri Lankan Navy have their services for this fun activity.

1) Mirissa


This is the ideal place for whales and dolphins watching because normally you can watch five types of whales, they are blue whales, bryde’s whales, sperm whales, killars whales and pilot whales and also you can watch four kinds of dolphins, they are spinner dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, striped dolphins, risso’s dolphins in Mirissa. Many whales and dolphins like to live this area.

2) Kalpitiya

Kalpitiya dolphin watching

Kalpitiya is one of the Sri Lanka’s best whales and dolphins watching place. It gives you the opportunity to watch whales and dolphins just a short distance from the island’s shore you can find here most common whales that are sperm whales, whilst the blue whale, minke, melon-headed and dwarf sperm whales can also be spotted surfacing from time to time. In addition to that you will see pods of 1000 dolphins.

3) Trincomalee (Excellent Spot!)


Trincomalee is a famous place in the world to witness the huge mammals of the sea. It is a top place to watch blue whales, sperm whales and dolphins. The best period is from March to June. As well as there are nice beach hotels in Trincomalee so you can enjoy very much.

4) Jaffna


It is a nice place if you are interested in watching whales and dolphins. In addition to that sometimes you can watch turtles and various fish species, for example Bluefin tuna and flying fish. Most visitors are fond of going there.

5) Mannar

manner whale watching

Watching whales and dolphins in their natural habitat are something only a few of us can dream of and Mannar offers you this chance. Variety of whales and dolphins can be seen in Mannar. If you visit there, you can get unforgettable experience.

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