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Whale Watching Mirissa

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We are the best whale watching tour operator in mirissa Sri Lanka, our boat deep blue & speed Liner has operated over 1000 daily whale watching tours successfully and we have 50ft & 85 seats trimaran boats & 40ft single hull boat with 40 seats...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Hill Side, Mirissa 81740, Sri Lanka
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+94 71 312 1061
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Unlike other whale watching trips I've been on there was no entertainment or bar on the boat, so for the long hours between sightings there is nothing to do or see. There's not even a sun deck. But unlike other trips they did keep going...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank LoneBrit
Reviewed 5 days ago

Having spent 19 magical days in the wonderful Sri Lanka 'Whale Watching' left a very sour taste in our mouths! This is a very expensive disappointment... We left shore at 6:35 and were back ashore less than 2 hours later. We got to see a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Davidgolf
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent place to see the dolphins and whales. our guests very happy with whale watching trip. they recommend to others.

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank Mallawa T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The have bugged the whales so much we had to go 3 hours out, and saw them from a long way off. Save your 100 bucks unless you like seas sicknesses and a bad sandwich. If you do go take your own food!!!! And you...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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ganidu26, Public Relations Manager at Whale Watching Mirissa, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sorry you had a bad day...or there werent anything good...please mention boat company name as all operators not same... Thanks

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I feel they love our closeness. Never try to harm us. let us got as much as possible photos. Some times our boats goes closer than we like but still it's safe

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MAMPP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are lots of boats leaving from Mirissa but they all charge the same because the price is controlled by the government. You get picked up early in the morning from your hotel, taken to Mirissa and board your boat. The trip lasts a good...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MichaelF321
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my 2 friends picked this company from tripadvisor reviews and we were not disappointed. We saw 5 whales and loads of dolphins. The guides were very knowledgable, they made sure everyone on the boat had a good view which meant people were not...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 791charlottem
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing experience. The team on the boat was professional- courteous, caring, and not missing any opportunity to spot the whales. They explained each and every person on board about the whales, help taking pictures, providing break-fast, cold drinks, coconut water, fresh fruits. The best part...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Damini J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

7 hours on a boat and we saw a splash of water that was supposed to be a whale. No guarantee you'll see anything but there's a high possibility you'll get sea sick. Also, the boats are crowded and so loud they'd scare animals miles...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank xtinatheexpat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me, my husband and daughter went out in the early morning with these guys. We were served hot tea firstly. The boat wasn’t overcrowded. They got us up close to firstly dolphins and then they followed us in their hundreds. It was amazing. They slowed...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank Alison H
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552raymondg
20 January 2019|
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Response from CyprusGrumpy | Reviewed this property |
We have just returned from Sri Lanka and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. One of the highlights was the Whale Watching Trip. We went with Mirissa Water Sports. There are a lot of negative reports fielded on trip... More
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Rahul B
19 December 2018|
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Response from iyeraarthi | Reviewed this property |
We had quite a bad experience here when we went in June. Any boat you take would end up guaranteeing you the sightings.. they would even give you a 2nd free chance in case you miss out in the first sighting.. But our... More
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Parth S
12 December 2018|
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Response from nandi2016 | Reviewed this property |
Dear sir, Following part will be better:- 1) Dambulla (2) Anuradhapura (3) Sigiriya (4) Nuwara Elliya (5) Mirissa (6) Ella
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