Whale Watching In Sri Lanka
Whale watching Sri Lanka
The deeper waters off Kalpitiya’s coastline are the haunt of five types of whales. The biggest of Sri Lanka’s Big Four can be seen surfacing from time to time and the sight of these enigmatic cetaceansis breathtaking and spellbinding and a truly humbling Whale watching Sri Lanka in experience. There are peaks in the movement of whales in Nov-Dec and again in March-April. The continental Shelf comes in close to Alankuda Beach and for this reason you do not need to travel very far unlike other whale watching destinations. Sperm Whales are most common the (the second largest species of the whales) other Whales you could see include the blue (largest whale and mammal in the world), Minke, Melon-Headed and Dwarf Sperm whales.
During November to March is the best season, when at times, literally thousands of dolphins can be observed in large pods. To watch dolphins it’s best to take a boat at sunrise and from November 2010 to early April 2011, over 3000 guests went to see dolphins and whales in 2009/2010. Sightings are so certain that we offer a free dolphin safari the next day if you are unlucky on your first outing.
Dolphin and Whale watching Sri Lanka first entered the public consciousness in 2007 when Alankuda Beach Resort started its operations with providing accommodation and boats. This was followed by Mirissa in the South and Dolphin Beach. Spinner Dolphins are the most common and are the most spectacular due to its engaging in acrobatic leaps out of the water. Whilst airborne it rotates along its longitudinal axis, hence the name spinner dolphins. Other Dolphins to be seen are Bottlenose, Risso and Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphins or popularly known as