Whale and Dolphin Watching

Whale and dolphin watching in Sri Lanka is one of the island’s biggest seasonal attractions. The waters off the coast of Uga Jungle Beach offer some of the best spots in the world to catch a glimpse of the world’s largest ever mammal – the Blue Whale.

Furthermore, the deepest diving whales and the largest predators on Earth – Sperm Whales – are also plentiful in these parts and are often spotted traveling in super pods of 40 or more. These bountiful waters are also feeding grounds for large numbers of Spinner Dolphins who are known for their joyous acrobatic displays.

  • Time of Departure – At 5:30 am from May to October
  • Duration – Three-and-a-half hours including approximately one-and-a-half hour travel time
  • Distance – Approximately 40 nautical miles to reach whale watching location
  • What to bring/wear – Comfortable and cool clothes covering entire body if possible, sun hats, and your waterproof camera
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