Exciting Whale Watching in Sri Lanka
Of the many activities to do on a beautiful isle like Sri Lanka, whale watching is something that has gained significant popularity recently. Being surrounded by the Indian ocean, the island is lucky enough to possess not one, but a number of coastal areas where the sighting of this magnificent sea mammal is possible and has been experienced with delight by many.
Initially, it was thought that Trincomalee, the eastern coastal area of Sri Lanka was the place to view dolphins and whales. But the later realization or rather the emergence of the theory that whales cross from the Bay of Bengal to the Arabian Sea, the route which incidentally traversed along the southern coast, led to many coastal spots being identified as premier areas for this awe inspiring experience.
Mirissa and Dondra Point down south as well as the Alankuda beach in Kalpitiya are some of the best locations to undertake this exciting expedition. The best period for sighting is claimed to be from December to January as well as in March and April. Different kinds of whales could be observed from Sperm Whales, Fin Whales and Blue Whales as well as different species of dolphins from the bottle necked variety to Spinner dolphins.
A typical whale watching expedition starts early in the morning at around 6 AM. The most famous locations offer specifically arranged boat rides that take in visitors by boat and provide breakfast on board as well. It is advised to wear plenty of sunscreen and anything to avoid the sea sickness would come in handy! A good camera with plenty of memory can allow you to capture some great sightings without regret. An encounter with this mighty sea creature is truly an incredible experience. The sight of this incredible mammal that rises sharply out of the sea, while making its strange sound is an experience that cannot be described easily. Watching dolphins is a slightly different experience as these cute creatures often want to get close to humans.
Whale watching is an activity that is included in many packages of Sri Lanka tours. One can find this service being offered at Sri Lanka’s premier hotelier and hospitality partner, Jetwing Travels. With well known excellence as well as dependability in all their services, they offer some of the best packages for those interested in Sri Lanka travels.