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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 yesterday via mobile

Unfortunately the weather wasn't great, it was really choppy so we 'only' saw 1 blue whale. Raja's crew were all really nice, although the guy who does the introduction could use a microphone. They provided plenty of breakfast and water and were respectful of keeping...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

When we booked the tour at Raja & the Whales the told us that during the last days they hadn't seen so much whales. Maybe one per trip. it is about a 50 percent chance to see one. So we started on the next day...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sebdie01
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a great morning trip out on the Raja and the Whales. We had our first sighting of 2 blue whales, and we saw Spinner dolphins, Green turtles.it was awesome! The crew were patient and knowledgeable in seeking out the whales and this helped...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sebestian m
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The trip is long but worth it for the chance to see blue whales. We were luck enough to see 8 blue whales during our trip but I am trying to write this review without letting that cloud my view of the company (as this...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank muckhartdave
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had such a great time watching whales on Raja and the Whales.The Crew were extremely knowledgeable about the whales and other sea creatures.They served breakfast like fruits plate tea and Lankan omelet and sandwiches .They immediately send photos of our tour that was great...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank brendon m
Reviewed 3 days ago

I went with this company as i felt it was the most responsible of all the companies that go out to sea looking for whales. We went out on a very blustery day....and went further than normal but were treated to an amazing sight of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kingdomDublin
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a great day with Raja & The Whales. The crew really look after you, know about the whales and dolphins and genuinely seem concerned about their welfare. On the day we went out we saw Blue Whales and Bryde Whales as well as...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tripsgallore
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

In short - this company is incredible. For the price of 6000 LKR you get the following: - tuk tuk from mirissa accommodation to boat - ticket to go whale watching - coffee on arrival to boat - fruit once they’ve set off - a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Lanolin12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We Have had a whale 🐋 of fun in Sri Lanka. Amazing day yesterday Blue Whale everywhere & would highly recommend Raja the Whale! The crew where all fantastic. Thank you all for a great day out!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank OuterReef
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a big whale watcher: i did around 20 watching tours for whales around the world (Canada, Iceland, Alaska) and this tour in Sri Lanka was the most disappointing. In any other tour, I was able to see from 10 to 20 whales. This...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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January 2, 2019|
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Response from rajaandthewhales | Property representative |
Free Pick up from anywhere in Mirissa is included as well as a fresh breakfast , Fruit plate ,KOTTU and water on the boat
December 23, 2018|
Response from rajaandthewhales | Property representative |
The price for the trip is 6000 Sri Lankan Rupees per adult (all persons above 12 years of age) and 3000 Sri Lankan Rupees for kids from 5 until 12 years. Kids below 5 years of age are free of charge.
November 21, 2018|
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Response from RohanM1980 | Reviewed this property |
I never used this as we were close by but the people at raja and the whale are super helpful and I'm sure they would. They have some space there. Best thing is to call them and they normally always answer after 2pm Hope this... More