The Tropical waters of Sri Lanka are home to a resident population of Blue whales. It is the best place on the planet to regularly see Blue whales and have the chance to swim with them. Sperm whales are also a migratory visitor with “super pods” of up to 200 whales gathering around April.
As well as Blue and Sperm whales, we commonly see Sei whales, fin whales, Brydes whales, Minkes, pilot whales, false killers and several species of dolphins. It really is a cetacean super highway !! We are also likely to encounter mobula rays and turtles.
We operate out of smaller, tiller steer boats about 7-8 metres in length, launching off the beach at sunrise into the rising sun and the glassy Indian Ocean.
Tropical water temperatures are above 28 degrees C , a light neoprene or lycra suit is all that is required to protect you from the sun and wind.
Our skippers are experienced ex fishermen with great local knowledge and a network of fishermen who update us hourly of whale activity. Typically we are back at our hotel by midday for a gourmet buffet lunch . That’s 5-6 hours on the water each day.
Our hotel is a luxury, waterfront resort with very comfortable rooms, air con and wifi. All rooms overlook the ocean. Meals are included and the food is beyond fantastic, catering for western and asian tastes with plenty of vegetarian and vegan options as well as a wide selection meat dishes and fresh seafood! The dessert options are decadent and divine.
We offer daily afternoon yoga classes with Kristina to relax and unwind. Scott offers Freedive and underwater photography workshops to help improve your water skills.
The area is rich in cultural history, nearby is an ancient cliff top Shiva temple mentioned in the Ramayana well over 1000 years old. There is a spectacular Kali temple in town that has to be seen to be believed. All the sites are a close tuk tuk ride from our hotel. Ayurvedic massage and therapies are walking distance from the hotel.
We are also close to several national parks where you can see wild elephants, deer and monkeys in their oasis. A safari tour can be arranged by request.
Trincomale is on the north east coast of Sri Lanka. The international airport is Colombo on the west coast, and it is approximately a 5-6 hour transfer.
Our group size is limited to 6 guests, thats just 3 guests in each boat to maximise your ocean encounters. Our package is 7 nights with 5 days on the water and plenty of afternoon relaxation time for massages, shopping at the markets and relaxing.
7 nights accommodation
5 days boat charter
Freedive and Photography workshop
Shiva Temple and Kali temple tour
Whats not included
Transfers from Colombo
Any extra purchases or services in the hotel
A 50% deposit is required to hold your spot on the tour. Full payment is required 3 months prior to departure. No refunds are available 90 days before commencement.