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Kumara and Whales

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Mirissa, Sri Lanka
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About Kumara and Whales
Our boat is specifically designed for whale watching and comfort. The interior cabin has seating for over 110 passengers and boat is well equipped with safety kits. Our trips offer 3-4 hour trips guided by our experienced naturalists. A presentation is given on each trip that is geared for both young and old and that is just the start to your adventure.
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Gemunu D wrote a review Apr 2022
Colombo, Sri Lanka280 contributions61 helpful votes
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Experience of a life time! Within 15 -20 miniutes we were following a pod of Bottlenose Dolphins. Spent about 10 minutes with them swimming all around us including right next to us. Next we went in search of whales into the deep sea. After about 45 min. - 1 hr from the dolphins we had our 1st whale sighting. It was a Blue Whale!! We saw it come up to breath many many times including quite a few tail flips when it was diving deep. We were lucky to have had a few sightings close to us with no other boat in the way. The Boat pilot did a very good job of getting us in very good positions to see the whales, as we were not the only boat around (approx 6-7 more boats in the same area) The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. They we giving us information on what we were seeing and looking for. The boat left on schedule and returned within about 3 hrs. There were sandwiches and hotdog type buns served, water and bananas were also served and lastly fresh Watermelon and pineapple were served. The Boat was very clean and there was a upper deck and lower deck. It was a twin hull boat which felt more comfortable than the smaller single hull boats.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Nick R wrote a review Apr 2022
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Went on Sri Lankan New Year’s Day. Mirisa harbour was a riot of colour with all of the fishing boats tied up. The crew were helpful, attentive and knowledgeable. We saw Pilot Whales and spinner dolphins. Sad not to see any larger whales but that’s the luck of the draw, no one’s fault. There was a decent 2m swell that day and a bunch of the passengers were sea sick but the twin hull vessel fared considerably better that the rolling motion of the single hulled boats.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Hemant K wrote a review Apr 2022
Mumbai, India5 contributions
We went for whale watching..... It was a wonderful experience.....They r really professional and spotted the whale quite quickly..,
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Lotte B wrote a review Apr 2022
11 contributions1 helpful vote
Great vist and great team. We were lucky and Saw dolphins and the blue whale 🐳 The boat is clean and with a good view. Good atmosphere and informative facts about whales from the team. They were trying to locate the animals in a non-stressed way Sandwich and fruits are being served
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Ryo He wrote a review Apr 2022
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Early morning wake up pays off!! Lifetime experience to see blue whales and dolphins living in the wild ocean of south SL. The staff is super commited to spot them. Highly recommended!!
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Date of experience: April 2022
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