Sri Lanka is one of the best three whale watching destinations in the world. Set out after these marine giants to nearby Mirissa only one hour from Tropical Garden.
Whales return to the southern coast from November to April. The cruise itself is an exciting experience. The swaying boat will test your resistance to seasickness. A trip usually takes 3 to 4 hours and starts early in the morning. Sri Lanka belongs to the most suitable places for whale watching and, thus, it has become a mass leisure activity here.
If you wish to experience real whale watching rather than whale “chasing”, go preferably at the beginning or very end of the season and choose the provider carefully. Those who are responsible and not interested only in money act considerately not to expose the whales to stress. They follow the guidelines set by WDC (Whale and Dolphin Conservation). When browsing the Internet or Trip Advisor, search for words like “responsible” or “ethical whale watching”.
The car ride from Tropical Garden to Mirissa will take around an hour. You can spend the rest of the day on the beach in Mirissa, or hit some other places of interest – the temple in Matara, Dondra Lighthouse on the southernmost point of Sri Lanka, the Seated Buddha Temple or the Blow Hole.
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