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Raja & the Whales

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I am one of the tourist guides who take their guests to Raja Whales. They are the no.1 because they... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Amazing experience

So there are many whale watching companies which you can choose from but I will definitely... read more

Reviewed June 12, 2018
Mamta S
Mumbai, India
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We are a local family, providing environmental and sustainable whale watching in Mirissa, Sri Lanka since 2008. 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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Mirissa Harbour, Mirissa 81740, Sri Lanka
+94 71 333 1811
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am one of the tourist guides who take their guests to Raja Whales. They are the no.1 because they are the best.. Comfortable boat, good breakfast and good service.. Better to reserve two days before because they get full even before a day

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Reviewed June 12, 2018

So there are many whale watching companies which you can choose from but I will definitely recommend raja and the whales. we had a wonderful experience, the staff was amazing and very attentive and knowledegable. Also one thing I would call out specifically they wait...More

2  Thank Mamta S
Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

I would thoroughly recommend Raja and the Whales to anyone. It was a really wonderful experience. Staff were very attentive, the food tasty and plentiful and the wildlife we saw was just amazing. The day we went we saw about 200 dolphins and four play...More

Thank claire992
Reviewed May 8, 2018

We were the first boat out of the harbor and the last one that came back, so the extra 500 Rupees they charge compared to other companies is worth it. The boat was far from full so we had plenty of space to move around....More

1  Thank JonasG_76
Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

Going in off peak season for whale watching worried me a bit- mainly because I get seasick and knew the sea would be pretty choppy. Initially I booked with Atlantis but doing some research online I changed my mind to raja and the whales. We...More

3  Thank ayesha c
Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

We booked a whale watching trip with Raja the Whales . While we did get lucky and spotted 10+ dolphins, 2 brede whales and 1 huge blue whale, it has to be said that whale watching is highly dependent on nature, similiar to most wildlife...More

1  Thank aditya_ravikumar
Reviewed May 7, 2018

From start to end the crew at Raja & the Whales were excellent. They sent a tuktuk to our hotel to pick us up before 6am. Arrived at their office within 5mins and got in line to make payment. Payment can we made via credit...More

1  Thank Charmaine_Ezra
Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

Professional and knowledgeable staff. We were lucky to spot the whales early so were only out from 6am - 11am (we were told we could be out until as long as 4pm until the whales were spotted). The crew kept us fed and watered throughout...More

1  Thank Emzzilla
Reviewed May 2, 2018

I would recommend this as an excursion if someone has a few days on the beach and doesn't mind the early morning (meet at 6am in Mirissa) with a long journey out to the whale watching locations way out to sea (2 hours on a...More

Thank Tony461
Reviewed May 2, 2018

As a family of 9, we had an awesome trip with Raja and the Whales. Very proffessional and slick operation. We were warned from the outset that the trip could be anything from 2 hrs to 8hrs long, and ours was a long one but...More

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May 4, 2018|
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Response from WorldtravelCalgary | Reviewed this property |
I found this online. In Mirissa, the best time for whale watching is from November to April next year; in Trincomalee, the best time is from May to September as whales continue their migrations around the island from the... More
March 19, 2018|
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Response from Chris C | Reviewed this property |
There were young children on the trip but due to the nature of the sea they were constantly cradled in their parents arms. No reason not to take a two year old but be mindful they are not able to roam.
February 2, 2018|
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Response from WorldtravelCalgary | Reviewed this property |
2-3 hours. The seas can be rough at times.