From the small town Mirissa on the South coast of Sri Lanka, we sail out in the early morning light to watch dolphins and whales in their natural environment. Sri Lanka is home to the world’s largest population of blue whales, the largest ever living animal on our planet. But also killer whales, humpback whales, minke whales, sperm whales and fin whales can be watched in the Indian ocean, near to the srilankan coast line. Bottle-nose dolphins, spinner dolphins and sea turtles are also among the interesting animals we can watch on these Dolphin & Whale Watching trips.
About the Whale Watching companyThe company we use has a high security among the passengers. Life jackets for every size and age are supplied. Crew is well educated with life saving certification as well as knowledge of the marine wild life. The personal space of the whales is respected. Breakfast and bottled water are included in the price. Comfortable seats and western toilet facilities. Arrival at the harbour at 6:30 AM. Departure time 7:00 AM, daily from September to May. The voyage duration is approximately 3-5 hours. Sea sick pills are provided as the Indian ocean can be pretty rough.
Unawatuna is known for the fine sandy beaches, and is a beloved town for beach holidays.
In Unawatuna You can visit the Buddha temple, located on top of a cliff with a spectacular view.
The Elephant Transit Home in Udawalawe is the foster home of young elephants of different age and size.
These great animals have been found injured or left abandoned in the wilderness.
We see them being fed, but from a distance that will allow the young elephants not to be to used to human beings.
As the elephants when they are ready, will be released into the wildernes of Udawalawe National Park.
Unfortunately humans are the elephants worst enemy, and it is therefore in the best interest of the elephant babies that only their care givers come to close.
We at Fernando Tours really appreciate that the care of the elephants comes before care of the tourists.
Please note that there is a small entrance fee to The Elephant Transit Home.
Pigeon Island is one of Sri Lanka’s two marine national parks.
The reef here is shallow, making snorkeling almost as satisfying as diving. It is home to dozens of corals, hundreds of reef fish incl. blacktip reef sharks and turtles.
To make the most out of Your trip to Pigeon Island, bring fins and mask for snorkeling. Snorkeling gear can also be hired from the boat.
Please note there is an entrance fee and tickets for boat hire.
Trincomalee is home to the fine beaches of Nilaveli, Uppuveli and the off-shore Pigeon Island.
In Trincomalee (Trinco) You can visit the colorful hindu temple Koneswaram, located on top of a cliff with a spectacular view. The Koneswaram Temple can be visited free of charge.
Recently Trincomalee has become popular as a Whale Watching destination as well.
The beach town Negombo is located on the west coast of Sri Lanka, very close to Colombo Airport, and therefore it is often the first and the last town tourists stays in when they visit Sri Lanka.
Negombo has long wide sandy beaches and lots of hotels, restaurants and shops along the main road. The town is known for the fish market and the many fisher boats.
Two times a week there is a market, where you can buy everything from vegetables to clothes and kitchen knifes.