Whale watching with a marine conservationistBack
Sri Lanka’s unique location just underneath a giant continent and touching three different oceans (the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean, and the Arabian sea,) means that many migratory marine species can be found in the waters surrounding the island. Dolphins and whales, in fact, have become such a common sight in Sri Lanka that a sighting is almost 90% guaranteed during the whale watching season. Sri Lanka’s waters are filled with a diverse array of fascinating animals such as dugongs, whale sharks, and rare species of marine turtle, but on a whale watching trip you can expect to see something a little larger: blue whales, bryde’s whales, eden’s whales, sperm whales, spinner dolphins are all common sights and, if you are lucky, you might even see an orca whale. On this expedition you will set out with Sri Lanka’s leading marine conservationist for an opportunity to get up close and personal with the giants of the ocean.
Leaving shore at 6.30am you will head out for your whale watching expedition under the guidance of your host, a marine conservationist who knows the Sri Lankan oceans like the back of his hand. As you sail out to sea, your host will begin to introduce you to the many forms of marine life living in Sri Lankan waters and explain about whale conservation and tracking. Your host is a top marine conservationist in the country who has conducted extensive research on marine life and contributed to many scientific publications. He has also a discovered several mammal and spider species in Sri Lanka. He loves offering up stories about the abundant marine life to make your whale watching excursion even more interesting. Seeing these giant mammals in the wild whilst getting to know more about them is an unforgettable experience.