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Raja & the Whales

Mirissa Harbour, Mirissa, Sri Lanka
+94 (0) 77 695 3452
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Mirissa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: We are a local family, providing environmental and sustainable whale watching in Mirissa, Sri Lanka. We are very keen on protecting the whales and... more » Owner description: We are a local family, providing environmental and sustainable whale watching in Mirissa, Sri Lanka. We are very keen on protecting the whales and also have been doing research about them for many years now. We are very proud that we are recommended in the new Sri Lankan lonely planet and by so many users of tripadvisor. Please help to protect the whales!For bookings please send us an email (anytime) or give us a call between 2 pm and 8 pm. « less
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Yanbu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is not our first trip with Raja. Previously we were very lucky and saw loads of whales and dolphins. But you always roll the dice with these trips and we were not so lucky this time. The weather was a bit rough and many of the other tourists were throwing up, despite the free sea-sickness pills and ginger biscuits.... More

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Breakfast, snacks, pills for sea sickness, photographs of the whales emailed to us after... all these make up the reason why I would be willing to pay just a tad more to ensure we get what we came for. Other places were quoting us just 2500/ 3000 but we chose to go with Raja & the Whales, and we were... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I enjoyed a whale watch with Raja & the Wales in September 2014. It is quite an amazing activity to do if you're in Mirissa and want to spend one whole morning doing something other than going to the beach or having a massage. The excursion costs 6.000 rupees (about 36 euros) and includes: a) They pick you up at... More

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Rome
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is a most professional and friendly business- they really scouted the sea to find us whales and they did! They are very passionate about whale conservation and very knowledgable about the whales we saw. Breakfast is supplied on board which was very nice- however the sea is rough on the way out so I'd recommend the sea sickness tablet... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

worth every penny. we actually saw whales because of Raja and his crew who ensured that all of us on the boat are comfortable with good food at regular intervals. Raja is very passionate about 'his whales' so you know you are with the right man on this.

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Paris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We took a trip and saw two blue whales. The crew (8) were really good as first they spotted the whales in the middle of the ocean and secondly, we spent plenty of time with them with the motor practically cut off so you could really enjoy the moment. Raja is more expensive than the other boats but they are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Very interesting experience, the boat was big and clean with very good facilities. The staff is young and super friendly. We observed dolphins and some whales. I must say that anti-sickness is a must. Good attention, food and explanations. Overall a very difficult boat ride but and excellent experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Nice Boat tour to watch whales, Service perfect and very kind staff. Breakfast included in price and very good

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We sought these guys out because of the good reviews we saw and were not disappointed. Although it was not the ideal time of year to see whales we had a great sighting of a blue whale (if we hadn't seen anything they would have taken us out the next day for free). They pick you up from your hotel,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

What I loved about Raja and his crew is that they'll make sure you have a great time (bake you eggs for breakfast, are more excited then most of the tourist when they spot a whale and they're just really cool guys), but always respect the whales. Don't go for cheaper trips with former fisherman.

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