Between December and April both blue and sperm whales can be found close to the coast of Sri Lanka, nearby to Mirissa, which is just 1 hour east of Galle. This region has emerged as one of the world’s major whale watching destinations and during the December-April period whale sightings are fairly likely as the whales annually migrate from the Bay of Bengal. Blue whales are the largest animal on earth, and also one of the most endangered, so this is an incredible opportunity to see them close by. The best way to enjoy these magnificent creatures, along with the resident spinner dolphins, is by boat. Our whale-watching trip takes you out for approximately four-five hours in the morning, in either a 35 or 50-seated boat (depending on the popularity that day). The trip begins at 6.45 from Mirissa Harbour and includes life jackets, mineral water, coffee and a king coconut at the end of the tour.