Embark on a voyage into the Indian Ocean off Cape Weligama, one of the best places on earth to witness Blue Whales, Sperm Whales and Dolphins. Sri Lankan waters are very rich in cetacean species with twenty-seven species being recorded to date. Watch Blue Whales, as big as two city buses placed bumper to bumper, surface as they forage for food, a picture perfect moment of Earth’s largest mammal.
A truly Resplendent Experience, we invite you on our Cape Luxe Whale Safari, an exclusive excursion on our 50 foot, twin engine luxury Catamaran with dining facilities and a spacious deck for lounging. The double hull and wide stance on the Catamaran makes for a more comfortable voyage.
You may also witness Fin Whales, Orcas, Bryde’s Whales and Pilot Whales, or even a rough-toothed dolphin, species that are rarely seen by humans, but grace the waters of Weligama and occasionally surf bow waves. Watch Bottle Nose Dolphins and Spinner Dolphins dance around our Catamaran as it makes its way into deeper waters! The Safari includes an opportunity for canoeing, stand-up paddle boarding and a dip in the blue ocean.
With catering and a dedicated team on board, the Cape Luxe Whale Safari is designed for the connoisseur, it is not merely a whale watching expedition, but a carefully crafted day of adventure, frolicking with the gentle giants of the sea.
Price for Cape Weligama guests US$ 128.00 per passenger plus taxes & service charge. Departures are every Wednesday and Saturday morning from 24th December to 15th April, the ideal time to witness these magnificent creatures as they migrate from the Bay of Bengal to the Arabian Sea. The duration of the voyage is approximately six hours.
This premium whale watching experience includes:
- Welcome mocktail or cocktail
- Freshly prepared breakfast and lunch served on board
- A Cape Weligama sports centre team member to brief you on whale and dolphin behaviour
- Transfers to and from the harbour
- Bottled water
Facilities on board:
- Upper and lower deck
- Fresh-water shower
- Sundeck and sunbeds
- High edged, child friendly
- Drinks menu on board (extra charge)
- Safety equipment
Guests are reminded to bring sun-hats, bathing suits, sunscreen and rubber-soled slippers!
Departure from resort every Wednesday and Saturday at 0630 and return on the same day at 1330 – 24 December to 15 April. The excursion operates with a minimum of 6 and maximum of 40 passengers.
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