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Address: Mirissa Harbour, Mirissa 81740, Sri Lanka
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+94 71 333 1811
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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We are a local family, providing environmental and sustainable whale...

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 send us an email (anytime), give us a call (between 2 pm and 8 pm) or visit our office in Mirissa Harbour (2 pm to 6 pm). Our price is 6000 LKR for adults and 3000 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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Raja staff explained how they work, showing with diagrams how they try to minimise the disturbance to the whales. Whenever they spotted a whale, they would align the boat... read more

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Panjim, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Raja staff explained how they work, showing with diagrams how they try to minimise the disturbance to the whales. Whenever they spotted a whale, they would align the boat alongside at a reasonable distance, rather than try to chase or block it. They are helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. The upper deck is better, for views and space, but you may... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We tried this due to the hype but was disappointed. They leave the harbor at 7 am. Still you need to arrive around 6 am to get a good seat on the upper deck. Once in the open sea the boat rocks heavily against the waves. If you are likely to get seasick, you need to take medications an hour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided for Raja and we do not regret. It was very well organized, crew was very helpfull, good service and food. But the most imortant part of the trip was, that we saw many blue wales, also very close to the boat. No other boats around us chasing the whale. If you want to go for the whale watching... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This trip was fantastic. The crew were extrordinary good at tracking the whales and did there best to make everyone satisfied with the trip. We saw about 7 blue whales and lots of dolphins.

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Abuja, Nigeria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

From the beginning, this was very professional and welcoming. Free anti seasickness pills offered (and they are needed by some). Boat: good. Moderately busy but not overpacked. Raja and the Whales had run two boats due to demand and that actually meant that there was more space in each. We could move around quite freely. Modern and clean. New life... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went whale watching with raja and the whales. Despite being slightly more expensive than most, the experience and service were second to none. We went out and saw about 10-15 different whales. Most of which were blue whales. Also along the way we had 3 meals and tea. A great experience!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We saw lots of Blue Whales come to the surface for air and travelled along in our boat parallel to them. We saw dolphins swimming in groups and jumping and even saw them come close to the boat. They are very playful. The crew fed all us passengers really well with fruit, fresh cooked breakfast and cake. The information on... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our group got lucky, and we managed to spot a whale within an hour of setting off. Subsequently, we had more sightings of whales and turtles for the rest of the trip. Despite so many sightings within the first 3 hours, the ship did not go back early, and crew still tried their best to spot more animals. When we... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We arranged the trip evening before, were explained all the details and paid the deposit. The tuk-tuk picked us up in our hotel at 6:00 in the morning and took us to the harbor. We paid the rest of the price (possible with credit card), were offered a sickness pill and went on the boat. The top floor was full... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

These guys are experts! They take you out on a large boat (helps for those who may be prone to sea sickness) and have a wonderful staff to take care of you along the way. We were served a lovely plate of fruit to start out towards the whales. Along the way we saw some sea turtles! And then the... More 

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