I had done a lot of research before taking on the trip and though hesitantly coz the cost here was 6000 LKR and I had an option for only 3500 LKR,I chose Raja and he proved that I have taken a great decision.
The tour starts at 7 am and we were picked from our hotel by a tuk tuk at 6:20 am.The tour starts with tea/coffee provided onboard and explaining about the life jackets and sea conditions.
After commencement of the trip,Rajesh explains about the different types of whales,dolphins,the the route we will be traveling,the channels we will be passing and the places where we will be seeing the water creatures.Believe me,this guy knows a lot about the ocean and the life there and also his explanation is very interesting.
He made a statement "I love all onboard but I love whales more,so please dont ask me to go closer to the whales ".We saw fin whales,bryte whale,a baby whale,hundreds of bottle nose and spinner dolphins,flying fishes,sea birds,turtle but unfortunately couldnt see any blue whale(dnt think Raja can be blamed for that).We saw other boats chasing the whales but Rajesh always turned off the engine when we saw any whale and told us to look at a particular direction and he was always spot on.Some of the boats even followed our boat as they knew Raja knows the best.The trip is amazing and once in a lifetime opportunity(at least for me).Rajesh always asked all people onboard whether they are satisfied and only after everybody's consent,he moved on.Fruits and breakfast are provided on board.Our crew also took out a long net in the sea where turtles,sharks and dolphins were stuck.
I would recommend Raja n the Whales without any doubt and can assure that nobody will repent after going with them......... Good Luck
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