Ocean Safari and Whale Watching
Can you name all the whale species recorded in Sri Lanka's waters?
After the monsoon rains in November, the ocean calms to allow us to venture out to the edge of the continental shelf in search of the world’s largest mammal – Blue Whales. While both Sperm and Blue Whales are seen off our coastline, Blue Whales are more common in the south. Our ocean safari is a four-hour excursion (timings may vary depending on sightings) that also gives guests the chance to see a broader range of marine biodiversities such as turtles, rays, dolphins and different types of fish. It is important to note that whale sightings are not guaranteed.
Borderlands, our adventure partner, runs a selection of vessels that can accommodate an intimate group of guests seeking a private experience to large boats – and as such, can be customised to guest needs.
“Whale watching season” runs from December to April and excursions start around 0700 hrs and guests return around lunchtime.