Whale Watching Club
Whale Watching Club
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Boat Tours • Eco Tours • Private Tours • Dolphin & Whale Watching
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6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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hi friends, Mirissa is one of the best places in the world for whale watching, especially for the largest marine mammal "Blue Whales". Actually it takes only six to nine nautical miles from Mirissa harbor to reach whale habitats. We are "Whale Watching Club'' ( not mirissa whale watching club ) operating whale watching tours for last five years and though our experience, we can guarantee 50% of whale sights in our visits.
Mirissa, Sri Lanka
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2022

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5.0
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nirvan
Sri Lanka1 contribution
Dec 2022 • Solo
The captain (Mr Manoj ) or the skipper of the boat was very talented and knowledgeable including the staff. They educated us about the wales, sea rules and wild life.
saw dolphins and a whale 6 times . the crew were nice and friendly, Really we enjoyed lot and friendly staff and they are very helpful and much trying to satisfy the guests, Trip was very fantastic, Breakfast Fruits and we recommend them if you want to enjoy such enjoyments just go with them. We will inform our friends also to visit Mirissa whale watching club (WWC). Worth what i paid
Written December 31, 2022
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❤❤❤👍🙏🐋🐬
Written January 10, 2023
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Mark H
5 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Excellent experience. Booking was very straight forward with rapid replying via WhatsApp. They explained everything clearly and even organised a TukTuk for a good price (we were outside of the free pick up area, and they paid half).

The actual boat and premises are really modern and clean and looked to be the best of any of the companies in the area.

The captain and crew were friendly and absolutely nailed finding and then seeing a blue whale! We also saw loads of dolphins. Food and refreshments were nice too.
Written January 21, 2022
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My dear friend 🤝 Thank you for your help. 🙏 See you next time ❤ Kind regards. Manoj 🙋‍♀️
Written February 18, 2022
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Siroman Guruge
4 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
I have been in past years even with other companies around Mirissa but trust me, this one is the best. They really believe in respecting the sea and all the whales varieties , dolphins, turtles you have the chance to see while doing a trip of 4 and more hours. Food and drinks are served all along the trip. Unique whale watching club. Thank you for the owner Mr. Rangana that is even the Captain who transmits his love & respect for wildlife as if it were his first day. Thank you and take care. 🙏🏽
Written January 19, 2023
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🙏🙏🙏❤🐬🐳❤❤❤
Written January 20, 2023
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Nadeera B
14 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
WWC operates one of the most professional whale watching companies in Mirissa. " Queen Whale "boat is well kept and new boat. there is food and drinks and enough space on board. He never fully loads it. But most important of all, he knows and respects the whales, Because of his deep knowledge of the behavior of whales he knows where to look at and to be at the right spot at the right moment..I highly recommend this club for whale watching! Special thanks to the captain and his assistants.
Written October 27, 2022
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❤❤❤❤🙏🙏🙏👍
Written January 10, 2023
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Randul Arampola
Gampaha, Sri Lanka1 contribution
Dec 2021
On December 31st, 2021, the tour with the crew Whale Watching Club, Mirissa was fantastic, and what a way to start a new year! It was simple and straightforward to make the reservation. In comparison to other whale watching boats, the boat is exceptionally big and clean. The staff is extremely kind and friendly. They have a thorough understanding of what they are doing. We saw Wahels a total of five times, as well as a large number of dolphins. The crew's comments regarding whales and dolphins improved the sightings even more. Thanks to the captain's efforts, we were able to get a closer look at the whales. Thank you again, and I highly recommend you to plan your future excursion with Whale Watching Club Mirissa.
Written January 1, 2022
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Samantha S
17 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
We had the pleasure of going whale watching with the Whale Watching Club in Mirissa. The owner Manoj and his wife and their team were fantastic to deal with, from the booking process (we booked over the phone and all our questions were answered at all times of the day whether we called at 8pm or 5.10am, these guys work hard and are so professional).

We set out from Colombo and arrived early- being the first ones on the boat and got the best seats being right at the front on the top deck. The sea was choppy but loads of fun. We all had lifejackets, including my 3 year old.

We saw so many beautiful whales, dolphins and even turtles within minutes of setting sail. Initially the space in which we saw these whales were spread out but as the day progressed we saw heaps. I really appreciated how respectful the team was of the beautiful creatures, maintaining a safe distance from them to as not to intrude in their space.

There were so many beverages and food that the crew prepared, a cup of tea/coffee upon arrival, breakfast (we didn't eat this as we didn't want to eat too much during the rocky seas), bottled water, banana, and a bit later on, watermelon, roti with sambal and water from a fresh coconut.

The service, knowledgeable and caring crew, a modern and big boat that was clean and well maintained and the fact our boat seemed exclusive as there weren't too many passengers compared to other boats we saw made this throughly enjoyable and so worthwhile.

Thank you for a fantastic experience Manoj and team! We highly recommend this experience by the Whale Watching Club 🙏🙌
Written January 10, 2020
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Bhargav Challagundla
1 contribution
Mar 2022
Choose Whale Watching Club blindly for the best whale watching experience. They have the best in class boat, captain, staff and service. Boat is maintained really clean and is spacious to freely roam on the upper/lower deck to get the best views. The captain and staff are so friendly and helpful that you feel like home. Snacks served is of great quality.
And the most important thing, they ensure that you have a sight of whales during the trip.

I absolutely recommend them for anyone looking for whale watching experience
Written March 9, 2022
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Kirstyovx
3 contributions
Jan 2023 • Friends
The staff on this boat are super friendly, they come round and provide you with food throughout which is very welcomed. They have been doing this tour a while now and it shows because they know exactly what spots to go to and we saw dolphins throughout. They did not rush back when other boats did and tried so hard to search for a whale and we saw one!!! The driver did not rush back when we saw the whale and we kept finding it. Was out for whole 6 hours. We saw many different dolphins and Finn whale. The staff would come round with information on the different dolphins and whale to. Defo recommend this tour!!! The boat is super comfortable and not as jam packed as other boats.
Written January 19, 2023
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🙏🙏❤❤❤❤🐬
Written January 20, 2023
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Roman
Rome, Italy2 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
It goes without saying, these guys are professionals!
We detected blue whale, a lot of dolphins, turtles and flying fish! There were no crowds on the boat (approx. 30-35 people overall), organisers cared about the comfort of the group not about the profit.
Breakfast and lunch were included, as a great bonus!

Price: 5000+ 3500(commission) = rs 8500 per person
Written February 7, 2022
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My dear friend. Thank you for your help. See you next time. Kind regards. Manoj
Written February 18, 2022
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Adam Y
3 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
We chose this company from the reviews and true enough they are well worth their rating, we booked them just the night before and Mr Manoj (also the boat captain) responded and was really friendly and made us feel very welcome.
We stayed in Mirissa and he organized us a tuk tuk for free and picked us up at 5.40 am. We were at the office near the harbour just before 6am and the boat departed at 6.15am.
From the get go everything was really well organized and professional, sea sickness pills were offered but were ultimately not needed as the sea was calm that day. Breakfast offered just after departure and the boat took us along the coast approximately until Galle ( depends where the whales are ) and there we found the whales. After a little bit of searching here and there we managed to follow a blue whale for around 20 minutes where it would periodically show itself every 5-10 minutes, really really cool. Later on the day we were offered more food and coconuts. By the time we got back to the harbour it was around 11am.
Also worth noting that the boat has a large capacity but they keep the passengger capacity to about half so it was really comfortable and not having to fight for the view of the whales while the other boats we saw were packed like sardines. Also the captain was very enthusiastic and seems to love his job and the rest of the crew were friendly and very knowledgeable as well. Damage, 7000 rupees, worth it, absolutely.
Written March 7, 2020
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my dear friend. ♥ Thank you for your feedback. It's good help other people and our future. Kind regards. Manoj. Stay safe...
Written November 25, 2021
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