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Whale watching by private speedboat – Mirissa

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Just off the coast of Sri Lanka, swims the majestic blue whale, the largest creature on earth. Nowhere in the world is it possible to see these ocean giants so close to shore than in Weligama. Borderlands Ocean Safaris presents the opportunity to see blue whales along with sperm whales, false orcas, playful spinner and bottlenose dolphins and turtles in their natural environment

Experience Overview

Borderlands Ocean Safaris offer exclusive private boats, giving you the opportunity to witness the largest marine mammal in its natural habitat. The boats are fast and can take you to the shipping lanes (where the whales and dolphins are) in about half an hour. Along the way you’ll see other marine life; sea turtles, flying fish, pods of spinner dolphins and much more.

Includes:  - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style

Boat ride, guide, light snack such as biscuits/crackers, fruits water and soft drinks

Duration:  - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style

Approx. 3 hours

Difficulty:  - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style

Moderate. We categorize this as moderate because of the heat.

Suitable for children:  - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
Suitable for children:

Yes, if they are not prone to sea sickness!

Times:  - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style

To be discussed with your driver

What to wear or bring along:  - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
What to wear or bring along:

Cool, light clothing, a cap, sunscreen, your camera and your swimmers as there might be an opportunity to get into the water.

Important to know:  - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
Important to know:

Depending on the weather, the ride can be a little bumpy. If you are seasick, the crew has plastic bags to help and bottled drinking water. Take anti-sickness For safety reasons, you are compelled to wear the life jacket at all times.

Private or not?  - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
Private or not?

The boat experience is private but we cannot manage crowds closer to the sightings.




Managing Expectations

It is important to remember that, whilst they are experts in their field, the people who run or host our experiences are not necessarily used to working in the tourism industry and may not offer the level of service you would find at a five-star hotel. For example, instead of a formal lecture, you may get a relaxed conversation where open discussion is encouraged. All of our hosts are, however, extremely engaging, knowledgeable and passionate about educating visitors about their chosen subject and we have worked with them to ensure that they deliver worthwhile, fulfilling experiences. We welcome feedback, so please let us know what you thought and if you think any improvements could be made to the experiences we offer.

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