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Snorkelling With Whales in Mirissa Sri Lanka

The opportunity to swim with a whale is a privilege!


One Pax Two Pax Season Trip Length Description About The Season
contact for price contact for price November - April 3 - 4 Hours Best Season for Snorkeling with whales
contact for price contact for price July - September 3 - 4 Hours Normal Season for Snorkeling with whales
45$ 75$ November - April 1 - 2 Hours Snorkeling at Polhena Beach(Corals,Sea Turtles)

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On any given day we will never guarantee swimming with a whale. We are at the mercy of the whales themselves and other influencing factors such as weather and sea conditions. We will never harass a whale to get a swim and we will abide by the Laws of Sri Lanka in permitted interactions.

We do have very experienced Crew that are well versed in working with the whales and identifying those that may want to interact with us. It is very important to understand that we recommend that people spend a minimum of 4 days on the water to get the interaction they are hoping to get. Every day is different and presents new and exciting forms of whale behaviour, above and below the water. The more days on the water the chance of witnessing all the different behaviours.

The art of swimming with whales


The opportunity to swim with whales is a privilege. The act of swimming with whales is an art. Every day is different on the water, and every encounter is unique. We swim with whales most days, but on some days this may only be briefly. Other days we swim for longer periods. We have known days where we have not swum with whales and that’s the reason we advocate multi-day trips– so that by the end of your tour we expect to have helped you experience a range of encounters with these incredible animals.

Weather and sea conditions for Snorkeling with whales Sri Lanka


Sitting in the middle of Indean Ocean, Sri Lanka has a maritime climate. Whale season is November to April(High Season) and July- September(Law Season). There are cloudy days. Sometimes it rains. The wind can blow, hard at times. It can also be sunny, still and hot. We whaleswim in all conditions, the whales don’t seem to mind about the weather. We look for whales over an area of approximately 300 square nautical miles. This is a mix of calm sheltered waterways, areas effected by wind chop and sometimes we are in open sea swells. The areas we search on particular days are determined by the-previous-days encounters, the weather and sea conditions and sometimes gut instinct. The clearest water is often (but not always) well off-shore.

Group size for Snorkeling with Whales Sri Lanka


There will be a maximum of 8 guests on your tour and you will be split into two groups of 4. Each group takes alternate swims, and the group on the boat helps get cameras and people out of the water. This ensures efficient group changes and gives you a chance to catch your breath. We aim to ensure everyone has similar experiences across the week. The whale swimming guidelines allow for 4 people in the water.

Fitness Level

You don’t need to be an elite athlete to take part in a WhaleSwim Tour. But you DO need to have a good level of fitness to get the most of your tour. You will be required to swim reasonable distances (+/- 100metres) in sometimes choppy sea. Sometimes this may happen multiple times in a day. It can be draining. You should start a program of walking or regular swimming to ensure you are ready to get the most out of your trip..

Snorkelling experience

Ensure you are comfortable snorkelling BEFORE you come to Mirissa. In most instances you will be in water where you can not see the bottom.

"We had a great time on our trip, and I'd recommend Mirissa Whale Watch to any other groups, definitely." ~ Dave Woodfield (Aircraft Engineer in British Airways) from England

About Our Snorkeling & Diving Tours

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Rates & and Seasons


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Rates for Snorkelling With Whales Under Water Tours in Mirissa Sri Lanka

One Pax Two Pax Season Trip Length Description About The Season
contact for price contact for price November - April 3 - 4 Hours Best Season for Snorkeling with whales
contact for price contact for price July - September 3 - 4 Hours Normal Season for Snorkeling with whales
contact for price contact for price November - April 1 - 2 Hours Snorkeling at Polhena Beach(Corals,Sea Turtles)

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