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Raja & the Whales

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Mirissa Harbour, Mirissa 81740, Sri Lanka
+94 71 333 1811
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Good service, be prepared for rough waves

On the day of the trip, I was picked up by tuk tuk from my accommodation at 6AM and taken to the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
London, United Kingdom
Anyone debating whether or not to do whale watching - DON'T do it!!!

We did a whale watching trip with this company in Sep 2017. Although not really this specific... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Mirissa Harbour, Mirissa 81740, Sri Lanka
+94 71 333 1811
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Reviewed yesterday

On the day of the trip, I was picked up by tuk tuk from my accommodation at 6AM and taken to the company office where I paid (6500 Rupees per person) and was given a sea sickness tablet (you'll need it!). We left the harbour...More

Thank Faithalicious_x
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We did a whale watching trip with this company in Sep 2017. Although not really this specific company's fault, it was a horrendous experience and we wished we had not done it. The sea is so incredibly rough that basically the whole boat spends the...More

1  Thank Amy H
Reviewed 3 days ago

The staff are really enthusiastic about whales and very knowledgeable. Sadly no-one could really hear the introductory talk because the ocean and the engine are too noisy. We saw plenty, plenty of whales. Although the blue whale is solitary it seems when they are about...More

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very very nice staff! We had a great time out on the sea and saw a lot of whales. We saw the back and the tails of the whales but nothing more.

Thank 201annettan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Raja and the Whales are an incredible bunch of people. Not only are they really passionate about what they do and ensure their guests get the best from the experience but they are ever so attentive with those who fall sick and there were many...More

1  Thank travelolust
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on one of Raja and the Whales’ trips during our holiday and we definitely didn’t regret it! Unlike other whale watching excursions in the world the ocean off the south of Sri Lanka is very rough. A lot of the people on our...More

Thank amyjhoward
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chose Raja and the Whales due to their excellent reputation and Trip Advisor reviews. We were not disappointed! The free tuck-tuck pick up from our guest house at 5.55am went to plan. Sign in was easy. Nice to be given anti-sickness pill before boarding...More

1  Thank clairewinship
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dear Raja and your team, thank you for perfect day at your boat. The servis was amazing - hot tea or coffee and ginger biscuits as a start, then plate full of delicious fruit, omelete or rice cake and more. We were so lucky and...More

Thank Josefina D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself partner and parents went on this trip whilst travelling around Sri Lanka. The trip was recommended to me by a friend and I was not disappointed. We booked the trip in advance via email and the staff emailing were professional, polite and friendly. When...More

Thank JessAsh1989
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although the see was rough we had a great trip with Raja and the Whales. We saw at least 6-7 blue whales and also some dolphins. The service and knowledge of the crew was just great! Above that, the team works together with scientists and...More

Thank jr4three
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June G
3 October 2017|
Response from yellowsubmarine117 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Maybe see the reviews of February to find out AND ask the contributors if they saw wales in "full" out of the water or just part of their back while cruising in & out of the water.
4 May 2017|
Response from Sarahnliam49 | Reviewed this property |
Apparently it is still a good time to see the whales and possibly dolphins still. Cost is about 6000 Sri Lankan rupees. You can contact Raja himself by email and he responds very quickly! Hope that helps!