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Raja & the Whales

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Mirissa Harbour, Mirissa 81740, Sri Lanka
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Amazing experience

So there are many whale watching companies which you can choose from but I will definitely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mamta S
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Mumbai, India
Fantastic day out!

I would thoroughly recommend Raja and the Whales to anyone. It was a really wonderful experience... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2018
claire992
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Oxford
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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 visit our website. The price for a whale watching trip is 6500 LKR for adults and 4000 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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Mirissa Harbour, Mirissa 81740, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So there are many whale watching companies which you can choose from but I will definitely recommend raja and the whales. we had a wonderful experience, the staff was amazing and very attentive and knowledegable. Also one thing I would call out specifically they wait...More

1  Thank Mamta S
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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

I would thoroughly recommend Raja and the Whales to anyone. It was a really wonderful experience. Staff were very attentive, the food tasty and plentiful and the wildlife we saw was just amazing. The day we went we saw about 200 dolphins and four play...More

Thank claire992
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

We were the first boat out of the harbor and the last one that came back, so the extra 500 Rupees they charge compared to other companies is worth it. The boat was far from full so we had plenty of space to move around....More

1  Thank JonasG_76
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Going in off peak season for whale watching worried me a bit- mainly because I get seasick and knew the sea would be pretty choppy. Initially I booked with Atlantis but doing some research online I changed my mind to raja and the whales. We...More

2  Thank ayesha c
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

We booked a whale watching trip with Raja the Whales . While we did get lucky and spotted 10+ dolphins, 2 brede whales and 1 huge blue whale, it has to be said that whale watching is highly dependent on nature, similiar to most wildlife...More

1  Thank aditya_ravikumar
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

From start to end the crew at Raja & the Whales were excellent. They sent a tuktuk to our hotel to pick us up before 6am. Arrived at their office within 5mins and got in line to make payment. Payment can we made via credit...More

1  Thank Charmaine_Ezra
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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Professional and knowledgeable staff. We were lucky to spot the whales early so were only out from 6am - 11am (we were told we could be out until as long as 4pm until the whales were spotted). The crew kept us fed and watered throughout...More

1  Thank Emzzilla
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

I would recommend this as an excursion if someone has a few days on the beach and doesn't mind the early morning (meet at 6am in Mirissa) with a long journey out to the whale watching locations way out to sea (2 hours on a...More

Thank Tony461
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

As a family of 9, we had an awesome trip with Raja and the Whales. Very proffessional and slick operation. We were warned from the outset that the trip could be anything from 2 hrs to 8hrs long, and ours was a long one but...More

1  Thank Jackie S
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Very professional and a great experience from registration, payment to boarding and then the trip with great spotters on the bridge we chased and we're patient till the blue whale surfaced a few times. 6 long hours but they passed on choppy seas and we...More

Thank Captjun
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Spooti
4 May 2018|
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Response from WorldtravelCalgary | Reviewed this property |
I found this online. In Mirissa, the best time for whale watching is from November to April next year; in Trincomalee, the best time is from May to September as whales continue their migrations around the island from the... More
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FyshyD
19 March 2018|
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Response from Chris C | Reviewed this property |
There were young children on the trip but due to the nature of the sea they were constantly cradled in their parents arms. No reason not to take a two year old but be mindful they are not able to roam.
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madyniel84
2 February 2018|
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Response from WorldtravelCalgary | Reviewed this property |
2-3 hours. The seas can be rough at times.
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