Well-organised whale watching tour Kalpitiya-Sri Lanka

Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka

Motor Boat

Watercraft Type

Motor Boat

Experience Type

Max. Person

4 person


Kalpitiya is a separate lagoon in the Puttalam district of Sri Lanka's North Western Province, consisting of 14 islands with a total size of 16.73km2. The majority of the population in this area are fisherman, and it is the country's leading dry-fish producing location.

Furthermore, Kalpitiya was historically known for its pearls. However, after being identified as a hotspot for marine mammals, this location is now blossoming as a stunning tourist destination. It is a magnificent maritime environment with a wide range of habitats including bar reefs, flat coastal plains, saltpans, mangroves, salt marshes, and gigantic sand dunes.

The Kalpitiya peninsula, the Kalpitiya Islands, and the Kalpitiya Beaches are popular tourist attractions in Sri Lanka. Kalpitiya is 130 kilometers north of Katunayake's Bandaranayake International Airport, and it is an amazing coastal location in the Western coastal belt, north of Colombo. Kalpitiya is a peninsula located between Puttalam's vast lagoon to the east and the gorgeous Indian Ocean to the west.

The Kalpitiya region is quickly becoming a popular tourist attraction. Furthermore, it is designated as a marine sanctuary with a diverse range of ecosystems including bar reefs, flat coastal plains, saltpans, mangrove swamps, salt marshes, and large sand dune beaches. Many kinds of fish and crustaceans use it as a breeding place. Spinner, bottlenose, and Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins, whales, sea turtles, and even the elusive dugong live in the coastal waters, making them very appealing to potential tourists.

It is also regarded as one of the top places in Sri Lanka for whale and dolphin viewing. We provide you with the opportunity to witness hundreds of dolphins swimming alongside and diving under your boat, riding waves, jumping, spinning, twirling, and leaping out of the water in a stunning performance, which is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you will never forget.

The Spinner Dolphin is the most sought-after dolphin to observe since it continually breaches. Here in Alankuda, they come in thousands rather than hundreds, especially when the'super pod' forms. They are the most sought-after species because they constantly breach and like bow riding.

You could spend an hour or two watching them play with you and show off their aerobatic talents without feeling like you're invading nature. They are extremely social creatures. Something occurs every now and then that alters your vision of life and the world around you. Watching the playful dolphins may accomplish exactly that, and you will leave with a better appreciation of the waters around us and why we must do all in our power to conserve them and these amazing animals "like no other." Bottlenose, Spotted, Striped, Humpback, Risso, and Fraser dolphins are occasionally spotted here.

Six different varieties of whales may be found in the deeper seas off the coasts of Alankuda and Kalpitiya. The largest of Sri Lanka's big five can be spotted surfacing from time to time, and the sight of these mysterious cetaceans is both spectacular and fascinating, offering a genuinely humbling experience.

We'll get together at 7 a.m. You will be escorted to the boat after being briefed on the excursion and safety procedures at our center., and the dolphin viewing excursion usually takes place during the early morning hours and lasts around 4-5 hours.

Our boat is an 18.5m Fibreglass boat with a canopy and a 40 hp outboard motor. The number of passengers onboard will be strictly limited to the seating capacity.It can carry a maximum of 4 persons. Each customer will be given a lifejacket, which must be worn throughout the tour. Clients must follow all safety instructions given by the crew.

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Manufacturer : Neil Marine
Model : custom model
Length (meters) : 5.6
Width (meters) : 2
Engine: in HP : 40
Max Auth. Capacity: 8

Booking rules

Booking Rules

Included- Boat Transfer, Drinking Water, Life Jackets and Wild Life Ticket.


Transportation to/from location, which could be arranged on request (for an additional fee) Optional activity costs Any personal effects not mentioned in this description Tips for the staff

Cancellation policy

We do tours if the weather condition is proper only. FREE Cancellation prior 1 day of arrival. Each person (even child) in the boat will be counted as an adult.

Insect repellents, sun protection lotions, and other similar products are strongly suggested. Suitable casual clothing/footwear for outdoor activities. » Emphasis on the importance of the safety standards we give. - Passengers limited to the number of seats available. - Lifejackets for all clients. - Lifejackets for all clients. Follow all safety instructions from the crew. Dolphin sightings: There is a 90 to 95% chance of seeing whales on our cruises. On every dolphin viewing expedition, we do our best to locate them for you. However, even with our best efforts, we are unable to show you the dolphins on certain days. It is critical that we understand that we will encounter wildlife in the blue seas. Seasickness: There is usually some swell in the not-so-calm Indian Ocean. If this is your first trip on a boat in the Indian Ocean, or if you are prone to seasickness, we recommend that you take the seasickness drug Avomine, which is readily accessible at any pharmacy. No wild animals should be fed (Yes, they are wild animals). They are not interested in your food if they are swimming near your boat. Make your guide/boatman take the boat too near to them.

Charter Options

This listing is listed for following charter options.

With Captain and Crew both

Note for guests:

Based on the choice of charter option set for this listing and your choice to avail these options under the process of booking this charter, an extra fee may be applicable, for eg; for availing Crew service.


Exact directions to the departure location will be provided after a confirmed booking.

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