whale whatching in mirissa
Travelers from all over the world come to Sri Lanka specifically to see Mirissa’s whales.
Mirissa is a bay with exotic beaches full of coconut trees and soft sand to walk on.
Its turquoise blue sea and waves invite you to relax and watch whales and dolphins.
Mirissa: concentration of whales
Mirissa is one of the best places in the world for whale watching.
The reason? Well, in 80% of cases you can see Mirissa’s whales.
In addition, Mirissa whales are often found very close to the shore, at a distance of between 6 and 9 nautical miles.
What makes Mirissa’s whales so special?
In this coastal area of southern Sri Lanka we find a great concentration of the largest animal that ever existed on our planet Earth: the blue whale.
These gigantic cetaceans can be up to 30 meters long.
Its weight can be around 200 tons.
The blue whale is so large that its tongue weighs as much as an elephant.
His heart is roughly like a car.
Some of their blood vessels are so wide that a person could swim between them.
Its tail is the size of a small plane.
Its aerodynamic design allows it to swim at 20 knots, about 37 km per hour.
Indeed, the blue whale is one of the fastest animals in the world.
When is the best time to spot Mirissa’s whales?
The best time to see blue whales is from November to April.
Although we have customers who came in May and were able to see whales too.
Other interesting marine species that populate Mirissa are…
Other mammals that populate the coasts of Sri Lanka are sperm whales and different types of dolphins.
In addition, we have several species of turtles and flying fish.
Sri Lanka is indeed the perfect place for children and for people who like animals and nature.
This country is incredibly green.
It is impossible not to find elephant herds on safari or even on the same road traveling.
It is also very easy to see leopards, macaques and other types of monkeys, giant squirrels, jackals, etc. etc
Furthermore, walking with children and adults through the Peradeniya Botanical Garden is a delight. Along with the giant trees and millions of plants, we will also find monkeys and other animals in this immense place.