World’s Largest Blue Whale Colony
“In 50 things to do before you Die” BBC viewers made Whale Watching Number 4 and over 13 million people go Whale watching every year. Located in Mirissa, 20 km south of Unawatuna, the sightings of Whales are 90% guaranteed & 80% for dolphins. It is an exciting water activity and will be one of the lifetime achievements if you are able to catch the sightings of these marvellous Whales leaping high.
Sri Lanka is an island surrounded with the beautiful seas. Under these blue seas, there are so many things that are hard to be explored with one lifetime. There are colourful variants of Coral Reefs, countless amounts of gorgeous tropical fish, cute Turtles and mysterious shipwrecks under the sea.
Whales, like humans, are warm-blooded mammals and breathe air despite living in water. These gigantic mammals roam throughout the world’s oceans. Among the existing Whale species, Blue Whales are the largest animals ever known to have lived on Earth. They grow up to 100 feet long and upwards, whilst their tongue weighing as much as an elephant. Whales usually swim alone or in pairs. They occasionally swim in small groups. Living up to 80 to 90 years, the continuous hunting of Whales have driven them to the brink of extinction. Although they came under the protection with powerful organizations making an effort to safeguard them.
In Mirissa, there are many varieties of Whales that you can check out. Whales such as Bryde’s Whales, Sperm Whales, Killer Whales and Fin Whales. Even different kinds of dolphins like Common dolphins, Bottlenose dolphins, Spinner dolphins, Risso’s dolphins and striped dolphins can be seen swimming.
It is recommended to watch the Whales and dolphins during the months of December to January. One can see pods of Dolphins frequently accompanying the boats during these months.
We can arrange visits to the world’s largest Blue Whale Colony and make your journey simply a memorable one. Our package includes transfers in AC vehicle, recommended Whale watching agencies which are fully insured and breakfast on board. The experienced local guides will check for a good time watching the Whales. Do not forget to take sun lotion, a cap/hat and a sunglass with you. The travelling time depends on the time to see the very first Whale, which normally is 3-5 hours. One should not miss this great opportunity of checking the wonderful creatures along with a touch of adventure, comfort and luxury. For any inquiries and reservations, please email to the resort at [email protected]