Whale & Dolphin Watching in Trincomale
Overview of the tour in Trincomalee
You will have to wake up early and travel to the Trincomalee Harbour where you will be met by our friendly crew at 6 a.m. You will then take a boat along with your guide and travel for around half an hour out to sea where you will be able to see dolphins, turtles and maybe even blue whales and sperm whales. It is a truly unique experience and a brilliant opportunity to witness the earth’s largest mammal – the blue whale.
Our experienced crew will take you to where you can observe the friendly Spinner Dolphins in their hundreds as they play, dance and show off their acrobatic skills. The best time to see them would be from May to September.
If you arrive between March and May, you will be able to catch a glimpse of Blue Whales and Sperm Whales that are considered to be some of the largest creatures on earth.
Whale watching is one of the most popular things to do while in the east of Sri Lanka during this season.
We operate safe and reliable purpose-built boats that are equipped with all the necessary safety devices including GPS, nautical charts, compasses and a UHF radio for whale watching. The boats also include onboard washrooms, resting facilities, etc.SKU: LK60220500
This activity includes:
- Harbour view bungalow
- Charges of the boat for half-day Dolphin and Whale Watching in Trincomalee activity
- Lifejackets – Lifejackets for every size and age are kept aboard for our whale-watching guests
- Drinking water and a light snack during the tour
- Current prevailing Government taxes and service charges
- First aid if you get seasick
Trincomalee fishing harbour.
Meeting point – Trincomalee fishing harbour. You will have to wake up early and travel to the Trincomalee Harbour where you will be met by our friendly crew
Things to note
- Transportation to/from location (to the Harbour) could be arranged on request
- Optional activity costs
- Tips for the staff
- Anything that is not mentioned above
Personal effects for windy, rainy, warm weather conditions should be considered
Suitable casual clothing/footwear for outdoor activities
Insect repellents, sun protection creams etc. are highly recommended
Emphasis on importance of safety standards we provide
Passengers according to the number of seats and not more
Lifejackets to each and every client
Do not feed any wild animals (yes, they are wild animals) that come near your boat as it doesn’t mean they want your food
Do not compel your guide/boatman to take the boat too close to them
Obey all safety rules given by the crew
*Whale sightings: There is a high probability to see whales during our tours. We do our best to find them for you on every single whale watching excursion. However, on some days, even with our best efforts, it is impossible for us to show you the whales. It’s important that we are aware that it’s wildlife that we are going to see in the ocean.
*Getting seasick: There is always at least a light swell on the Indian Ocean. If it’s the first time for you on a boat in the Indian Ocean or if you tend to get seasick, we advise you to take medication recommended by your doctor, on the morning of the trip (about 1-2 hours before you enter the boat). We use Avomine and it’s freely available in any pharmacy.
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. Late cancellation or your non-arrival is not refundable.