We had a great trip of Sri Lanka of 7 N/ 8D duration. I will like to write a detailed trip report. But for the sake of those who are just reaching Srilanka, I am writing this post.---So that they can consider including whale watching in the trip plan -if possible.
We were a group of 38 persons and amongst other itineraries, we had planned to visit Mirissa for a boat trip to view Whales.
We had a good time of 5-6 hours of boat ride and could view 5-6 Blue whales in deep sea may be 10 nautical miles south Dondra-Mirissa. It was indeed thrilling to see these giant mammals with vertical jet fountain and long body. It was worth seeing them summersaulting with the bifid tails turning upside down. there were 2 blue whales with single kid ffollowing the ?mothers. our boatmen from Mirissa water sports whirled around theese and other whales for about 1.5 hours and followed -chased them in non aggressive manner so as not to alert them or cause panick in the whales.
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There are other operators also, in and around Mirissa, e.g. Raju, Samantha and others who can be contacted by getting their web sites/phone numbers by googling. I can provide the contact numbers, if any one is interested.
I thank trip advisor posters esp. Hans_DEN who showed us the way. I also thank our great tour operator, Rammuni, who has been a great find. We had stayed at Ahangama-hotel Insight, where the location was excellent, but the services and food were not up to the mark, but still recommendeble.
Hope to come out with detailed trip report soon.
P.S. We were near the Dikewella, and now I feel, we could have included the visit of Blowhole.