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Whale Watching From Colombo provided by Apple Vacations Sri Lanka

Whale Watching From Colombo

Whale Watching From Colombo
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
6–7 hours
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
6
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-7 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Arabic, German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-7 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Arabic, German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 68395P182
Important information
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Breakfast
  • Entry/Admission - Whale Watching Mirissa
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
6–7 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Mandatory to complete 14 days of quarantine for unvaccinated passengers before starting the tour.
  • Vaccinated passengers should stay in Level 1 hotel once arrived in Sri Lanka and obtain negative PCR report, in order to start the tour. (14 Days of quarantine is not required).
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Breakfast
  • Entry/Admission - Whale Watching Mirissa
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6–7 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Mandatory to complete 14 days of quarantine for unvaccinated passengers before starting the tour.
  • Vaccinated passengers should stay in Level 1 hotel once arrived in Sri Lanka and obtain negative PCR report, in order to start the tour. (14 Days of quarantine is not required).
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Whale Watching Mirissa
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    We are the best whale watching tour operator in mirissa Sri Lanka, our boat deep blue & speed Liner has operated over 1000 daily whale watching tours successfully and we have 50ft & 85 seats trimaran boats & 40ft single hull boat with 40 seats & both with observation deck and also high speed boats which can reach the whale in half a hour.we depart out boats from mirissa harbor by right about 7am and while you in the tour you can watch blue whales,bryde whale,sperm whales and spinner dolphins. Boat tour may last 3-5 hours and you will be served coffee,breakfast,water bottles,also our qualified crew will assist you whenever you need.
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    Pass by
    Parrot Rock Bridge
    Colombo
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Joanna P
London, UK11 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Whale watching. We paid Rs6000 each for the 5 hour trip Boat has upstairs deck as well as downstairs. Served tea, a wholesome picnic box and fruit later. The sea was really rough. Fortunately the snug seats kept one secure. if one of the about 7 boats saw a ‘spout’ the boat turned hard and they all chased over, driving over where we’d seen the whale. We saw several spouts and the back of a whale twice. Saw Large Manta Ray and a delightful tightly grouped shoal of fish but was horrified that our boat drove right over both. There’s a sign in English near about respect and keeping 100 meters away but the boat drivers seem more keen to chase. Sad.
Written January 7, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

2015ECL05
Singapore934 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We set off for whale watching with Dansuhka. The ferry takes 70 pax, double Deck, 3 seats on each side. On the upper deck, the front of the ferry, bow were allowed to seat on plastic cushion on the ground. Lower Bow, can stand.
Instructions were given before setting off at 7am. All on board must put on life jackets. When whale is sighted on the left, the left seat pax are to sit, while right side stand to view. Reverse the same if whale is on the right side.
Motion sickness pills were given if required. Light buns, tea were served when the ferry take off. The journey on the ferry is rather rough due to the high speed. So advice to sit as we could
from a far distance. Unlike pictures with whale flipping their tails, it was never the case. Just swim along the edge of the water and then submerged again.
We also saw few dolphins along the way in the sea.
The operators had earlier indicate they will try to view as many whales as possible. Sometimes there is no sighting, they will stayed on for up to 7 hours. The minimum 2 hours if there are sighting until we are all satisfied.
Instead of whale watching, to me is whale chasing. It might cause stress to the whales.
Written February 15, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Louise B
Amsterdam, The Netherlands12 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
The tours are well run but are very long. Ours was 7 hours in very heavy seas and was quite an ordeal. Once out of sight of shore the sea was very rough, we were all very sick and the noise and smell of the engines was hideous. We got scarily close to several massive shipping containers as we were in the shipping lanes. We saw quite a few whales and although our boat was respectful and don’t chase them many other boats did. The whales are amazing but you realise by doing the tour you aren’t helping their conservation. They dive deep to avoid the boats. I think it is better to give money to a sea life charity and watch David Attenborough videos. I wouldn’t recommend the tours.
Written January 3, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

By: Apple Vacations Sri Lanka
162sasam
162sasam
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UNFORGETTABLE
I am so fortunate to have found Apple Vacations on my trip to Sri Lanka. It was a last minute trip with no plan giv
Quiroguilla83
Quiroguilla83
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Amazing experience!
This is an amazing 1-day trip to an exciting adventure! Our guide Niraveen and driver were on time and very accommo
linnmaren98
linnmaren98
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Nice three day trip!
We booked the trip the night before, with good help from the advicor on the site. Our driver picked us up at the ho
marcinp74
marcinp74
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Best choice, great people. Very profesional
Great SERVICE and great people. It was a perfect adventure and we really enjoyed every płace that we stayed in. Ver
emkubes
emkubes
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Manageable price
You don’t need to plan ahead for this—we went to where the taxi’s line up right in the heart of ella and asked thei
watbanl
watbanl
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Awesome experience
The best part of the trip was the rafting experience, plus visiting some of the great sites around Kandy. The staff
leilanilisannah
leilanilisannah
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Perfect trip with Aaron
We had a fantastic tour with our driver Aaron! I asked the tour company for 4 days/3 night tour, starting from Hikk
Despoina T
Despoina T
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A pleasant break from Colombo
It's a long way to Pollonaruwa so better to be prepared for a long ride. Mr. Aaron ( my driver) is well experience
C4906QEcathym
C4906QEcathym
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Thank you Aaron!
Cannot recommend this tour enough! We were a group of 7 and our tour guide Aaron was so helpful and accommodating t
carolgriffin1997
carolgriffin1997
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Great Time with Aaron!
I had an amazing trip with our tour guide Aaron and our driver. I couldn’t recommend them enough. They were so acco
roisink728
roisink728
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Amazing trip with Aaron!
I had the most amazing trip with Aaron and the driver. They were so kind and accommodating and went above and beyon
Lisa B
Lisa B
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Super tour
We were a group of 7 and the trip was very suited to us. Aaron our tour guide and the driver were so helpful and br
l_szl_j2022
l_szl_j2022
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Best of Sri Lanka in 6 days
Well organized tour everything worked. The hotels was good enough. After a rich dayly programme we felt on the bed
C1538OLvictorc
C1538OLvictorc
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Amazing experience to see the best of Sri Lanka!!
I had an amazing trip and Apple vacations made me a very nice itinary with all the things I would like to do in it.
Storyteller763939
Storyteller763939
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A lot of highlights and a great driver
I had three great days with a lot of highlights Alinghi the way. Buddika was an awesome guide who arranged all the
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