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Sri Lanka Navy Whale Watching

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Galle, Sri Lanka
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A very well-organised, enjoyable, and memorable half day whale watching

We had a very enjoyable, highly organised and memorable half day with the Sri Lankan Navy. Based... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2018
Nimitta
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UK
Amazing Experience!

The whole cruise was great. The entire crew was extremely nice and hospitable. We didn't see whales... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2018
visal217
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Galle, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

We had a very enjoyable, highly organised and memorable half day with the Sri Lankan Navy. Based in Galle port, this was organised by my wife and from the moment we entered the port we were treated extremely well by the very friendly, professional and...More

2  Thank Nimitta
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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

The whole cruise was great. The entire crew was extremely nice and hospitable. We didn't see whales immediately but Captain Jagath Kumara didn't give up, and we ended up seeing two whales and a lot of dolphins up close. Highly recommended

1  Thank visal217
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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

It was sudden plan to watch whales and lucky us that we could make the reservation at the last minute. We were provided a fruit pack and some snaks before starting our journey to the deep sea. There were few suffered from sea sickness which...More

Thank Kalani J
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Service is great from the beginning to end. Good food is served on board. Most people get seasickness. Therefore always ready for that. Staff help you on that case by providing vomiting bags. Security is up to standard. Navy divers is also on board for...More

Thank Hesitha W
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

it was one in a million experience! thanks to the Navy crew and of course the captain Mr. Perera. we went to the navy base around 7.30am and we had the privilege in staying around the area for a while

1  Thank sachie89
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

I was a fantastic voyage on the sea with "Princess of Lanka", Sri Lanka Navy's passenger craft and with Sri Lankan Navy who are the professionals at the sea. We had a rare opportunity of close encounter with the largest living mammals and spinning dolphins....More

Thank Ramal C
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

Captain Perera and his team will take you to where the blue whales surface after deep feeding dives. The ship (or boat) is operated with high safety standards and manned by a friendly and welcoming crew who look after you.

Thank pip272015
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

Our visit was on the 19th February 2017. We were very well taken care of by the Sri Lankan Navy, with great hospitality, kind service, and good organization. Extremely friendly people of the Sri Lankan Navy was pleasant company in itself. Many thanks for everyone...More

Thank Sandaras P
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Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We took the trip with my parents and family including my toddler. Very good experience altogether cruising and watching whales. I Had the privilege to meet the Captain at the cockpit and quite enjoyed the view. They're well experienced and knows where whales are. Well...More

3  Thank dtharakad
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Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Although there are many other options for whale watching, we opted for the Sri Lanka Navy because of the safety assuarance. The boat was quite big with strict safely regulations and many navy life guards on stand by, ready for any emergency! We saw one...More

3  Thank zapumal
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dinukahetti
20 March 2017|
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Response from Madhawa_h | Reviewed this property |
The best method would be by making a call. Most of the time, they will not answer. But try during early morning and evening.
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Dechamma M
19 December 2016|
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Response from Ruckshani | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We just went on board for the second time (Dec 18 2016) and it was good. The difference is that this is a much larger vessel and more comfortable in terms of journey, however its very crowded on board and there isn't... More
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Jamie C
25 May 2016|
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Response from Manoj D | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jamie, to be honest I am not sure if they run this throughout the year. It is likely there would be a season for it. I suggest you check directly on their website or alternatively second best place for the most accurate... More
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