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Raja & the Whales

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Mirissa Harbour, Mirissa 81740, Sri Lanka
+94 71 333 1811
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Pros: - Great overall experience - Good sized boat - Fairly priced - Knowledgeable staff... read more

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As good as all the comments

We had a great time out at sea with the crew.. saw 2 blue whales, 2brydes whales and a pod of... read more

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We are a local family, providing environmental and sustainable whale watching in Mirissa, Sri Lanka since 2008. We are very keen on protecting the whales and also have been doing research about them for many years now. We are very proud that we are recommended in the new Sri Lankan lonely planet and by so many users of tripadvisor. For bookings please visit our website. The price for a whale watching trip is 6500 LKR for adults and 4000 LKR for kids. Small kids (< 6 years) are free of charge. A refund of 50% is given if we do not see any whales on the day of your trip. Please help to protect the whales!
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Mirissa Harbour, Mirissa 81740, Sri Lanka
+94 71 333 1811
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Pros: - Great overall experience - Good sized boat - Fairly priced - Knowledgeable staff - Pro-active in trying to ensure you see the larger whales (two boats in constant communication) - Seasickness pill available on arrival (FOC) Cons: - None

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a great time out at sea with the crew.. saw 2 blue whales, 2brydes whales and a pod of dolphins feeding with tuna in tow and the fishermen chasing the tuna.... great day out

1  Thank Chrisb131084
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Sea was rough. I vomited but there was others who were worse. The guy who was looking after us downstairs was fantastic. Calmly taking my sick bag and helping to clean me up. Bless. They must get it a lot. They feed you too. Coffee...More

1  Thank tjb38
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This trip was great. We ended up seeing 10 whales in the low season. Food is provided on the boat, fruit and an omelette breakfast with bread as well as cake and juice on the way back. They are careful not to disturb the whales...More

Thank Lily-Mae F
Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the most exciting tour during my stay in Sri Lanka. Very well organised trip. Helpful and very kind staff. Thanks to their experience we had possibility to see one of the biggest mammal on the earth. Very good service during the trip, tasty...More

1  Thank Małgorzata K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a great day with these guys. Early pickup at 05:55 from our hotel. Payment by credit card and registration and then on to the boat. Lovely breakfast of 10 different fruits and then an omelette a little later. Cake and biscuits on way...More

Thank Q8484HVstephenb
Reviewed 4 days ago

Firstly. Take a travel sickness tablet... really. You have been warned. Apart from the very choppy water making a lot of people seasick, this was an amazing trip. It was wonderful to see the largest living creature on the planet in its natural environment and...More

Thank DebbieH1984
Reviewed 4 days ago

We'd been told that Raja & the Whales was the best choice locally by friends and they were right. We were second boat out of harbour in what is, locally, a competitive market. Ours turned out not to be perhaps the best day to find...More

1  Thank johnconrad465
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The stuff is really friendly and the breakfast is really good! We saw a blue whale for six times, that was only possible because of the staff of the boat. The staff really knows everything about the behaviour of the whale and so we got...More

1  Thank 10FS10
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Was a brilliant trip. Tea and coffee on arrival, then breakfast and snacks as the day went on. Saw blue and sperm whales and lots of dolphins! Loved how they don't use technology which could interfere with the whales!

Thank Adam B
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16 November 2017|
Response from Tony L | Reviewed this property |
You can Google Raja and the Whales find the contact and send him an email. He usually responds within 1 day. They will take your booking and you pay on the day. They accept cash or credit/debit card for payment
16 November 2017|
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Response from Tony L | Reviewed this property |
We went on the trip in rough weather. In our party were two adults and a young boy (9 years) and we all took one of the pills offered to us when we got on the boat. Two of us were fine but my wife suffered from seasickness... More
10 November 2017|
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Response from rajaandthewhales | Property representative |
Hello! Yes, it is possible! The whales are here year round. Please visit our website for further information. Hope to cu soon in Mirissa!
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