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Raja & the Whales

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Address: Mirissa Harbour, Mirissa, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94 71 333 1811
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Description: We are a local family, providing environmental and sustainable whale...
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.
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Great tour with eco-friendly and responsible guides

Would recommend as a responsible locally operated tour guide. Easy to book, good communication and friendly staff. The trip was great and we stayed out until we had seen plenty of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Would recommend as a responsible locally operated tour guide. Easy to book, good communication and friendly staff. The trip was great and we stayed out until we had seen plenty of whales and dolphins. Other operators seemed to be much shorter trips and were also not following the whale watching guidelines so support this firm if you can. Highly recommended.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I visited Mirissa and chose Raja based on the reviews. The reviews were absolutely spot on. I visited when it was just off season in the beginning of May 2015. But it was the most Incredible experience topped off with great hospitality and care.To our good fortune we saw a big pod of dolphins and followed by a couple of... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Overall, this was a great tour. The company works with marine scientists collecting data. The boat is double decked, and from the top deck not only was the view great, but we could watch the staff counting and noting GPS coordinates for different sightings. There was one tour guide who was the obvious lead - not only was his English... More 

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Royal Leamington Spa, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

There are many tour operators to go with all advertising several different whales and dolphins to see and offering a free tour if no whale sightings are made. We booked with 'Rajah and the Whales' online from England as it claimed to be whale friendly and following the state guidelines to cause the least stress on the whales. For 6000... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I would recommend this company in the first place because they seem to care and do respect the law concerning the animals protection, which makes them professional, unlike many other boats which seemed to be chasing the whales and did not respect the minimum distance at all. They took good care of us, making sure we would not get sea... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This was our first time on a whale watching trip and Raja and the whales have done everything right to make it an experience of a lifetime!! Key highlights of our trip: 1) Our first interface with them was through their website - very informative and provides all the necessary inputs for your to prepare well for the trip 2)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We booked Raja and the Whales on the recommendation of our guest house owner in Unawatuna and I am so glad we listened to them. The crew was very professional and very determined to make the experience a memorable one. What really impressed us was the way they felt about the whales. We spotted a blue whale with in 20... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We booked this trip before we went by email based on reviews. I am so glad we went with this company. Very professional. The staff were great. We were given sick tablets before we left. We then seemed to eat and drink for most of the trip. We saw a blue whale within 20 minutes of being on the boat.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Raja and the Whales are the ones to go with if whale watching. You get treated very well. Food and sickness pills and bags are provided. They know what they are doing and are ethical too. I will choose these guys every time and without doubt. We saw many Dolphins and few Whales. I was more than happy with my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

First time on a whale watching boat and my expectations have certainly been raised. Everything about the trip was fantastic from the knowledge of the crew to the food and drink onboard. We were the first to spot the magnificent Blue Whale and always seemed to be in the best position when it rose to the surface for the photo... More 

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Address: Mirissa Harbour, Mirissa, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94 71 333 1811
Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Mirissa

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