Whale & Dolphin Watching around Trincomalee

Following the recent development of Whale Watching Tours in Mirissa, Trincomalee is rapidly emerging as another internationally important whale-watching destination. Blue whales in particular (plus smaller numbers of sperm whales) can regularly be seen around six to eight nautical miles east of Trincomalee (about 30min by boat), Dolphins (mainly Spinner) are also regularly seen. Most sightings occur between March/April and August/September, as whales continue their migrations around the island from the south coast (where they mainly congregate from December to April) – this means that Sri Lanka offers around ten months of continuous whale-watching annually at different points around the coast.

Our Trips

When? From 1. April to 30. September   
What? Whales and Dophin watching around Trincomalee

Departure time: Our boats depart from our Nilaveli Diving Centre (1) at 5 am.
Check In is at 4.45 am at our Diving Centre.

Trip Duration: In average 3 to 4 hours

Sightings: There is a high chance to see whales or dolphins during our tours
(probably of 90 %) and we will give our best to find them for you on
every single day. However, on some days, even with our best efforts,
it is impossible for us to show you dolphins or whales.


Starts from 26 Euro per person to 35 Euro per person (all person above  12 years of age) depending how many people on the boat, max. 6 people per boat.
Minimum age of kids is 4 years old. Kids below 6 years of age are free of charge, kids from 6 until 12 are half price.

Pick Up / Drop Off: Free of charge from anywhere in distance between  Trincomallee and Kuchuveli

Bookings: Please contact us to make a booking. Advance bookings are highly recommended.

Please Note

The Indian Ocean is not a calm ocean. There is always at least a light swell. If you tend to get sea sick or if it the first time for you on a boat in the Indian Ocean, we advise you to take seasick pills on the morning of the trip (about 1 – 2 hours BEFORE you enter the boat). You can find them in every pharmacy in Sri Lanka. We recommend the brand “Avomine” or “Celenid”. Please consult your doctor or pharmacist.