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Mirissa Water Sports

#4 of 56 Tours in Mirissa
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Address: Harbour Road | Mirissa Harbour, Mirissa 0081, Sri Lanka
Phone Number:
+94 77 359 7731


  "Remember that...


  "Remember that the ocean is the whale's home and we should behave just as we would if we were to visit a friend, with respect."

-Let's Promote Responsible WHALE WATCHING-

THE PIONEER company for commercial Whales and Dolphin watching in Sri Lanka.

Mirissa Water Sports is a responsible whale Watching company which strives to promote responsible, sustainable and an Eco tourism progression in to Whale Watching industry in Sri Lanka.

Why Mirissa Water Sports?

><> Most experienced crew

><> Fastest and biggest boats in the harbor

><> Three hull boats made out of fiber glass and with better compatibility

><> On board sanitary facilities.

><> Biggest Insurance coverage

><> Equipped with all safety requirements

><> Life jackets, Life rings, First aids and Life guards are provided

><> Follows international code of conduct for whales and dolphin watching

><> TripAdvisor winners from 2011 (Travelers Choice award)

Our Team

><> Three captains with Coxswain certificate of competency under the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.

><> Six Life guards who certified under the Life Saving Association of Sri Lanka.

><> Six Fire fighters who certified under Mercantile Seamen Training Institute of Sri Lanka.

><> Six members have attended a course of instruction in first aid and have passed the proficiency examination held by the St. John Ambulance Association.

><> Six members have successfully completed an approved training programme in Personal Survival Techniques under CINEC MARITIME CAMPUS in Sri Lanka.

><> Three members with PADI License.

><> Professional and friendly staff to handle bookings

Additional facilities

><> Free WI-FI and internet facility

><> Card acceptance facility

><> Parking and easy access to the pier

><> Whale watching certificates for children

><> Free tickets for children

><> Hotel booking

><> Tourist information counter

><> Vehicle arrangements

><> Breakfast and resting room for guides /drivers

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fantastic crew

could not find any fault with this trip, crew looked after us non stop, bottle of water and breakfast first then watermelon and a fruit drink followed by a cold flannel on the way... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
Joe C
Falmouth, England, United Kingdom
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Falmouth, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

could not find any fault with this trip, crew looked after us non stop, bottle of water and breakfast first then watermelon and a fruit drink followed by a cold flannel on the way back, everyone got a chance to see the whales, people who were seasick were not made to feel bad and given bags and tissues, luckily I... More 

Thank Joe C
Midhurst, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

I got up very early and made my way to the harbour. Every little detail has been thought through by a very professional team of people. After last night's mother of all thunderstorms I had wondered whether the trip would take place! For those that had not brought their own seasick tablets there were plenty on offer. There was quite... More 

Thank Serenade
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Our agent in the UK booked our whale watching trip with MWS and we were delighted with them. Yes, it's an early start but as soon as you get to MWS, you are offered tea, coffee, sea sickness tablets (yes, really) then once on the boat, you are offered a bottle of water and breakfast (fried egg sandwich, 2 sausages... More 

Thank Jan O
Abu Dhabi
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We went on a private Blue Whale Watching tour in March 17 with Marisa Water Sports. Boat was great, crew were even better but the whales stole the show. Fantastic experience, think we were lucky with very calm weather. If within your budget highly recommend a private tour with Marisa Watersports. One of our highlight experiences in Sri Lanka seeing... More 

Thank Amanda S
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Well-organised, safety-conscious and helpful crew providing excellent service. An enjoyable and exhilarating excursion.

Thank annsowls321
Salzburg, Austria
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

So happy to have done the whale watching with Mirissa Water Sports. The staff is really friendly, I appreciate how they were putting attention on us to find a good place to everyone seeing the whale (I've got some amazing shots). Breakfast is included, as well as some drinks and fruit. Also they give a pill to prevent seasickness (which... More 

Thank anamrtnz21
Stuttgart, Germany
2 reviews
Reviewed 31 March 2017

The staff was very experienced and friendly. They offered us a nice breakfast, water and juices. I felt very comfortable and seeing a blue whale was an incredible experience.

Thank ninafroelich
2 reviews
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

It was very impressive to see the whale. The employees were very kind and helpful and our boat was always very close to the whale. Nice experience! I would highly recommend it.

Thank Ayla R
2 reviews
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Whale watching was great. We were warmly welcomed with a nice coffee and afterwards guided to the boat. There were life vests for everybody and the bpat has a lot of space. We were given water and a nice breakfast (fried egg on 2 slices of bread, sausage and a banana). Once we were at the sea, the whale watching... More 

Thank Floor S
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

We groaned at the thought of a 5am start from our hotel and questioned our mental state at the prospect of such an early start. Was it worth it? You bet it was. As soon as we arrived at the office we were offered coffee and, if you were worried about "mal de mer", tablets were available. On board there... More 

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