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Address: Mirissa Harbour, Mirissa 81740, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94 71 333 1811
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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We are a local family, providing environmental and sustainable whale...

We are a local family, providing environmental and sustainable whale watching in Mirissa, Sri Lanka since 2008. We are very keen on protecting the whales and also have been doing research about them for many years now. We are very proud that we are recommended in the new Sri Lankan lonely planet and by so many users of tripadvisor. For bookings please send us an email (anytime), give us a call (between 2 pm and 8 pm) or visit our office in Mirissa Harbour (2 pm to 6 pm). Our price is 6000 LKR for adults and 3000 LKR for kids. Small kids (< 6 years) are free of charge. A refund of 50% is given if we do not see any whales on the day of your trip. Please help to protect the whales!

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I never thought it would be this close!

This experience is worth having. It was almost 6-7 hours in the sea. 3 hours boat ride to the feeding ground of whales....and the same time back. Almost 40-455 min of sheer awe... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

This experience is worth having. It was almost 6-7 hours in the sea. 3 hours boat ride to the feeding ground of whales....and the same time back. Almost 40-455 min of sheer awe near the big blue whales. I liked the experience because: 1. The team on boat was completely professional. They seemed to be knowing exactly where they are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Professional staff, great boat, excellent service and WHALES! We were very lucky but saw over 8 blue whales today and some Bryde's whales too. We were even back by 11am. Rajas was highly recommended and we could see why. All the guys were great, they give you loads of food and the boat is pretty comfortable with plenty of space... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Well organised trip, 6000 rupee each. Picked us up at 6.00 am from our mirissa hotel as part of the deal. (Make your own way back) saw 10 blue whales and guide was very knowledgeable with good English. They do not crowd either the boat or the whales as other companies do and work to international whale watching guidelines. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We didn't book in advance, although the folks from Raja and the Whales insisted. Came to know from our local driver that competition in the Mirissa harbor means pre-booking is absolutely unessential. And he was right. But once we chose to go with Raja and the Whales, it was marvelously intriguing. Started at 6 am, and the crew's hospitality was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We chose Raja and the whales based on their respect to animals and nature. Didn't dissapoint, values were carried out as described. We were very lucky to see several (7 or 8) whales and it was so impressive. Never forget. Take their advise about the sea sick pills. Eventhough it was not windy you will easily feel sick otherwise. Breakfast... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We arranged our tour through email two days before, they responded very fast to your emails. We were picked up at 5.50am by tuk tuk and driven to the office near the harbor. This is where you pay and are offered sea sickness tablets, take them!! Once on the boat, we were offered tea or coffee and ginger biscuits. There... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

These guys really know what they are doing. There was a big swell the day we went on the tour but I still felt very safe. There was not many whales on this day but they still managed to find a beautiful big Blue Whale. Other boats seem to watch these guys because as soon as we stopped to watch... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose Raja because it's said it would be the best company and that's why we were willing to pay a really high price. The stuff was friendly, the boat okay but they decided to go out on the sea despite the worst sea conditions imaginable (for one who is just a normal guy not one working on a boat... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a whale watching tour on November 26th. The staff was very well organized and provided sea sickness pills for everybody. The boat was decent and we took a seat on the upper deck. The weather wasn't really good (windy and rain) so the ocean was quite rough at the beginning until it cleared up (they say the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Rajah and the Whales were simply great! Passionate, experienced and informative (excellent English) guys who really care about their marine wildlife. They were hospitable and friendly: welcoming us with a fruit platter, tea and biscuits, then giving a valuable and informative talk about whales as we chugged out - on a thankfully relatively calm - sea. They were way ahead... More 

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