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Raja & the Whales

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Mirissa, Sri Lanka
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About Raja & the Whales
We are a local family, providing environmental and sustainable whale watching in Mirissa, Sri Lanka since 2008. Protecting the marine wildlife of the Indian Ocean and doing research about "our" whales is our passion. We are very thankful that we are recommended in the Sri Lankan Lonely Planet and by so many users of tripadvisor. For bookings, price information and our money-back-policy please visit our website. Please help us to protect the whales!
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Elke R wrote a review May 2022
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Whale watching trip in April 2022. It was such a pleasure to be on board with your lovely team and watch the incredible animals and how careful and professional you have approached these fantastic creatures. Also, thanks again for your resilience which made it possible that we could eventually see a blue whale, certainly one of the highlights of our trip. Thank you very much!!!! Elke from Ireland
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Date of experience: April 2022
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O7271KUmandyb wrote a review Apr 2022
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Had an amazing day with Raja and the whales…. It was a life long dream for me to see the Mighty Blue whale and this place made that happen in a wonderful way. We were lucky enough to see 4 Blue whales on the day but even if you were not they look after you so very well….. we were well fed, watered and kept up to date on the whole trip. If you book with this team I assure you they will try their best and do it in the right way!!!!!!! Loved our day
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Date of experience: April 2022
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tesscountydurham wrote a review Apr 2022
county durham115 contributions3 helpful votes
An amazing experience. Saw lots of dolphins, turtle, stingray and the one we all wanted to see the big blue whale. The staff are lovely and knowledgeable. They don’t hunt the whales or dolphins down at all. The whole point of going on the trip is of course to see them but they most certainly do keep their distance. The food was lovely and plenty of it. The staff are friendly and highly recommend going if in mirissa
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Date of experience: April 2022
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David wrote a review Apr 2022
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We saw a finnwhale and some dolphins. Problem is in my opinion, that they say "eco tourism" but still seem to behave like the other 8 big boats hunting the Whales and dolphins together. They didn't keep the 100m distance and and it really felt like we hunted the dolphins. So in my opinion, if you don't want to stress the whales, dolphins: Don't do any tour. They are all More or less the same. But food was good and people were nice.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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grzegorz wrote a review Apr 2022
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After careful check of the internet we picked up Raja & the Wales for our whale watching adventure. And that was the perfect choice. Starting from the boat - very well maintained double-decker, very comfortable seats or mattresses, a lot of space for all passengers. After boarding, we were welcomed with nice coffee, cake and a plate of fresh fruits. Then we were informed by the crew what sea-life we could see during our trip. The main guide had very deep knowledge about fauna of surrounding waters. Few minutes after departure from the port the all crew started to watch whales and dolphins. It seemed that they really wanted to find them to please the passengers. It took almost seven hours till they finally gave it up. But since we had not see whales that day we were kindly offered to have a trip next day for free. The boats of Raja were followed by other boats, so they are really leaders of whale watching in Mirissa. During this trip we were also offered with very tasty lunch as well. We would recommend Raja & and Whales to everyone, who wants to have this adventure with very professional company and very kind staff.
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Date of experience: March 2022
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