We are in Hikkaduwa now, planning to go whalewatching one day soon. Prices we've been quoted for 2 people, transport + whalewatching, range from 10,200Rs to 21,000Rs. At least one of these quotes (but not the lowest) was to travel by tuk tuk (too far to be comfortable I guess!) but they all claimed to be with one of the main advertised providers (& yes, I realise this may not turn out to be correct!) What main pitfalls should we be looking out for?
One other option we considered was to get one way transport to Mirissa, with or without boat tickets, and then make our own way back after also spending the afternoon in Mirissa. I guess that should be easy enough? By train or bus?