Water activity

Trincomalee: Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour

4.3 / 5

3 reviews

Trincomalee: Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour

From £23.21 per person

Enjoy a whale and dolphin watching tour near the Mirissa Drift. Marvel at blue whales, sperm whales, orcas, turtles, killer whales, dolphins, and other marine life.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Valid 1 day
Check availability to see starting times.
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German, French, Russian, Chinese


  • Spot blue whales, sperm whales, orca, killer whales, turtles, dolphins and other marine life
  • Admire the Hindu Temple from the perspective of the ocean
  • Enjoy a boat cruise off the East Coast of Sri Lanka
Full description
Depart from the diving center in Uppuveli section of Trincomalee at 6:00 AM. Cruise in a speed boat from Mirissa Harbor nine nautical miles out to the Mirissa Drift. Spot blue whales as they feed in the ocean. Keep an eye out for other marine life such as sperm whales, orca, turtles, and dolphin. Journey with an experienced crew of whale watching specialists who can boast a 95% chance of spotting a blue whale.  The crew takes care to follow international whale watching standards and guidelines for approaching whales and has your safety as first priority. Take in a scenic view of the nearby Hindu Temple as you return to shore.
  • Speed Boat
  • Guide
  • Water and biscuits
  • Life Jackets

    Select participants and date



    Prepare for the activity

    Meeting point

    Trinco Bay Dive Center (41 Alles Garden, Trincomalee 13000, Sri Lanka) located in Aqua Hotel next to the Fernando's Bar.

    Open in Google Maps ⟶
    Important information

    What to bring

    • Sunglasses
    • Towel
    • Camera
    • Sunscreen

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • The tour duration is 2-3 hours.
    • This tour follows international whale watching standards and guidelines for approaching whales.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 /5

    based on 3 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
    • Transportation
    • Value for money

    Sort by:

    Traveler type:

    Star rating:

    it was not very easy to find the meeting point. but Fernandosbar is great =) around the bar there are diving schools everywhere and none of them had a sign with Trinco Vay. Then we just asked at some diving school that looked like they were going to get ready and they somehow phoned back and forth and then we sat in their boat. We have not seen whales. wrong season (March). but an incredible number of dolphins. it was impressive! the dolphins have been right next to our boat!

    Read more

    6 March 2020

    We didn't actually see Whales but had great fun anyway. We saw lots of dolphins and other wildlife. Totally worth the money. Great morning

    10 September 2019

    30 October 2019

    Organized by

    Product ID: 246582