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Weligama Whale Watching

Just off the southern coast of Sri Lanka near Weligama lives the majestic blue whale, the biggest creature on earth. Take a boat out to the middle of the Indian Ocean for the opportunity of a lifetime: to witness blue whales at play. See if you can also spot the sperm whales, orcas, playful spinner and bottlenose dolphins, curious turtles and whale sharks!
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Note: Weligama Whale Watching is closed from 1 May 2020 to 31 October 2020

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"> The experience starts at Fisherman's Bay, Weligama. The great thing about Weligama is that there are plenty of options on how to get there. If you would like to take public transport from Colombo, you can get a train or a bus. If going by train, you will need to take a train to Weligama station, which takes approximately 3.5 hours. If going by bus, you will need to take a bus to Mataram station, which takes approximately 5 hours. From the bus or train station, you wil need to take a tuk tuk to Fisherman's Bay, the start point of whale watching. You can also hire a private car and driver from Colombo for a day - it will take approximately 2.5 hours each way to get to Fisherman's Bay by car. We have listed some great car and driver hire options <a href="https://www.seeksophie.com/experiences/driver-and-car-hire">here</a>.
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Do I need to go with a guide?
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Yes, you'll need a guide to take you out on a boat to where the whales are. Ideally do choose a sustainable guide (like the one we have listed here), who cares about the welfare of the whales, and who ensures that the whale watching takes place at a comfortable distance for the whales.
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Do I need to train up?
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Nope. You only need to sit back and enjoy!
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What's the best time to go?
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The best months to visit are January, February, March, April, November, December
We recommend the above period because you would have better chance to spot animals.
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Any tips for what to do in the area?
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"> While spending some time in Weligama, make sure to visit a few of the best restaurants in town (and arguably in the country!). Head to Aloha Weligama for a mix of Western and Sri Lankan food. Aloha is run by a Russian transplant who really knows how to cook! Also check out Hangtime for good Western fare. 🌊🏄🏾‍♀️🏄🏻‍♂️Of course Weligama is famed for surfing - so, if you have a day or two, do try to catch a few waves! 🌴You may also be interested to take a day trip to the UNESCO Sinharaja Rainforest for some hiking, or to one of the nearby national parks such as Yala or Udawalawe National Park. You can book a car and a driver to take you there after your whale watching trip here <a href="https://www.seeksophie.com/experiences/driver-and-car-hire">here</a>
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