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Whale Watching

Mirissa is one of the areas offering whale watching. Many of the local fishermen now use their boats to take tourists on whale watching expeditions . The whales can be spotted on their annual migration routes at certain times of the year. Whale watching is now also offered on the east coat off Trincomalee.

A typical whale spotting boat

Whale spotters who alert the tourists

The whales are enormous and pass the coast of the island several kilometres out to sea in the deeper international shipping lanes

The Sri Lankan Navy protectively  tour the whale spotting areas ensuring that none of the boats come too close to the whales

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Whale & Dolphin Watching Boat, from Mirissa, Southern Sri Lanka,