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Mirissa Water Sports

#4 of 59 Tours in Mirissa Features Animals
Harbour Road | Mirissa Harbour, Mirissa 0081, Sri Lanka
+94 77 359 7731
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Great excursion

We went out to look for blue whales and we were lucky enough to see six - two of them close up. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
Excellent Staff

The staff was well trained and very friendly. And we got a nice breakfast and drinks all along the... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
via mobile
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-------:HAPPY WHALES & HAPPY TOURISTS:------- "Remember that the ocean is the whale's home and we should behave just as we would if we were to visit a friend, with respect." -Let's Promote Responsible WHALE WATCHING- THE PIONEER company for commercial Whales and Dolphin watching in Sri Lanka. Mirissa Water Sports is a responsible whale Watching company which strives to promote responsible, sustainable and an Eco tourism progression in to Whale Watching industry in Sri Lanka. Why Mirissa Water Sports? ><> Most experienced crew ><> Fastest and biggest boats in the harbor ><> Three hull boats made out of fiber glass and with better compatibility ><> On board sanitary facilities. ><> Biggest Insurance coverage ><> Equipped with all safety requirements ><> Life jackets, Life rings, First aids and Life guards are provided ><> Follows international code of conduct for whales and dolphin watching ><> TripAdvisor winners from 2011 (Travelers Choice award) Our Team ><> Three captains with Coxswain certificate of competency under the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. ><> Six Life guards who certified under the Life Saving Association of Sri Lanka. ><> Six Fire fighters who certified under Mercantile Seamen Training Institute of Sri Lanka. ><> Six members have attended a course of instruction in first aid and have passed the proficiency examination held by the St. John Ambulance Association. ><> Six members have successfully completed an approved training programme in Personal Survival Techniques under CINEC MARITIME CAMPUS in Sri Lanka. ><> Three members with PADI License. ><> Professional and friendly staff to handle bookings Additional facilities ><> Free WI-FI and internet facility ><> Card acceptance facility ><> Parking and easy access to the pier ><> Whale watching certificates for children ><> Free tickets for children ><> Hotel booking ><> Tourist information counter ><> Vehicle arrangements ><> Breakfast and resting room for guides /drivers
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Harbour Road | Mirissa Harbour, Mirissa 0081, Sri Lanka
+94 77 359 7731
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went out to look for blue whales and we were lucky enough to see six - two of them close up. We also saw many spinner dolphins and a Brytes whale. The boat was excellent and not at all crowded. The crew was very...More

Thank VoltageBallarat
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

The staff was well trained and very friendly. And we got a nice breakfast and drinks all along the trip. The boat was spacious and love the upper deck where you can sit on mattresses on the floor. Really enjoyed it specially the part where...More

Thank SenuriDissanayake
Reviewed 8 July 2017

The first thing that impressed me was the staff, who were incredibly nice and helpful! We got offered coffee and were able to have breakfast on the boat. The drive out to the open sea is scenic and beautiful and I enjoyed it very much....More

Thank NiNu2812
Reviewed 14 April 2017

could not find any fault with this trip, crew looked after us non stop, bottle of water and breakfast first then watermelon and a fruit drink followed by a cold flannel on the way back, everyone got a chance to see the whales, people who...More

Thank Joe C
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I got up very early and made my way to the harbour. Every little detail has been thought through by a very professional team of people. After last night's mother of all thunderstorms I had wondered whether the trip would take place! For those that...More

Thank Serenade
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Our agent in the UK booked our whale watching trip with MWS and we were delighted with them. Yes, it's an early start but as soon as you get to MWS, you are offered tea, coffee, sea sickness tablets (yes, really) then once on the...More

Thank Jan O
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We went on a private Blue Whale Watching tour in March 17 with Marisa Water Sports. Boat was great, crew were even better but the whales stole the show. Fantastic experience, think we were lucky with very calm weather. If within your budget highly recommend...More

Thank Amanda S
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Well-organised, safety-conscious and helpful crew providing excellent service. An enjoyable and exhilarating excursion.

Thank annsowls321
Reviewed 31 March 2017

So happy to have done the whale watching with Mirissa Water Sports. The staff is really friendly, I appreciate how they were putting attention on us to find a good place to everyone seeing the whale (I've got some amazing shots). Breakfast is included, as...More

Thank anamrtnz21
Reviewed 31 March 2017

The staff was very experienced and friendly. They offered us a nice breakfast, water and juices. I felt very comfortable and seeing a blue whale was an incredible experience.

Thank ninafroelich
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12 December 2015|
Response from AsangaC | Property representative |
Dear Sir/Madam, Sorry for the late response. Kindly call on 0773597731 to discuss more. Yes we do have Spirit of Dondra Too available for private charter.
Sandra L
14 March 2015|
Response from SeasonedTraveller23 | Reviewed this property |
We didn't go snorkelling, but it might be worth asking Mirissa Watersports for their advice as the quality of their whale watching tour was excellent, so hopefully they can help you find good snorkelling too!
15 January 2015|
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Response from AsangaC | Property representative |
Dear Sir/Madam, Looking forward to meet you in mid feb. Menawhile, please see our facebook page for more updates ! Cheers ! Asanga