Whale Watching Cruise From Galle & Mirissa

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    05:30 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Send us your staying hotel name and address to arrange hotel pick up.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Embark on a thrilling 6-hour whale watching cruise along Sri Lankas southwest coast. Depart from your hotel in Galle or Unawatuna early in the morning and strap on your life vest on a 50-foot (15-meter) vessel. Enjoy complimentary breakfast and the beautiful ocean while spotting blue whales, humpback whales, killer whales, whale sharks, dolphins, or sea turtles.


  • Family friendly
  • All entrance fees included
  • Breakfast included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Small-group tour by minibus

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Depart from your hotel in Galle or Unawatuna bright and early at 5:30am for this 6-hour whale watching cruise. Arrive at Mirissa Harbor and board the comfortable 50-foot (15-meter) passenger vessel. The ship is equipped with life jackets and all necessary safety equipment.

With the warm southwest breeze blowing and the bright blue ocean unfurling below, enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast with morning tea onboard. Take plenty of time to gaze out on the water and spot blue whales, humpback whales, killer whales, and whale sharks. Perhaps youll also be able to see dolphins or sea turtles.


Hotel pick up and drop off from your staying hotel around Galle

Breakfast - Continental breakfast

Cruise fee

Wildlife department tax

Bottled water

Pills for sea sickness will be provided if need.




Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

A maximum of 12 people per booking

There may be a supplemental transportation charge if booked for 1 person, contact tour operator after booking

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Toilet available onboard

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 24-Feb-2020

    6h de bateau pour zéro baleine, zéro cachalot….le savaient ils ?? aucune explication, juste de la navigation en mer et retour. Décevant.

  • 23-Jan-2020

    We got a bit unlucky having to wait around 3hours. Nevertheless, the crew persisted and we were able to see some dolphins and a blue whale. Our transfer driver Abey was very professional and warming

  • 19-Jan-2020

    5.30am pick up by tuktuk, don’t think it quite matched a comfortable car collection, but as i’d never been on a tuktuk it was a great experience. Certainly wouldn’t drive here myself, it’s not for the faint hearted. Arrived in Mirissa for 7am and boarded the boat. The cruise itself was great and we were lucky enough to find whales within the first 30 minutes and then the next 2/2.30 hours were spent trying to guess where they would come up next. It was an amazing experience to see these fantastic creatures up close, but I couldn’t help thinking I wonder what the Whale thinks being chased by so many boats. However aside from the moral dilemma, this was a really well organised and knowledgeable tour, so if you want to see Whales why you’re in Sri Lanka I would recommend these guys and you’ll also get to a spectacular sunrise 😎

  • 02-Jan-2020

    Very good organization of the cruise, we had a Person to pick us up from Hikkaduwa. The actual cruise took around five hours plus travel to/from the hotel. The boat was very new one and the staff knew pretty well where to find the whales and What they where. We saw around 3-4 blue whales and dolphins as well on this trip, very good!

  • 12-Dec-2019

    Did a safari to Yala and whale watching with Summer Dew Tours and they were brilliant for both, Ravi emailed me all the details with prices and was very quick to reply to all my questions, the driver was exactly on time picking us up from our hotel with private transfer and was very courteous and polite. Both trips are a must from the Galle/Koggala beach area, and after looking around online Summer Dew Tours are very reasonable, one place we looked at wanted over $120 for the whale watching we paid only $80 each and the boat was almost new and the crew stayed out longer to make sure we saw a whale. Overall a great experience. Thanks Ravi.

  • 20-Aug-2019

    Blue Whales sure save the best for last!!!!!, About 2 hour away into the Indian Ocean, I got my first glimpse of a blue whale... two actually... a mother and her calf. It was just two sprouts of water into the air, one bigger than the other. Then it was over.. Until the whales surfaced up again.. 3 more times in the space of 10-15 minutes between each surfacing. And I got to see parts of the whales. I was already satisfied.. and the boat started to head back.. But the whales have one big surprise for us... maybe for me.... somehow it resurfaced right next to me..about 3 meters away from me...showing its mid-hump.. and then dived down.. That was the best goodbye I got today... and it was from the largest animal on earth!!!! And to make things better.. our boat was then followed by a pod of Spinner Dolphins for a good 5 minutes.. Amazing day indeed...

  • 30-Mar-2019

    Was toch wel gevaarlijk, omdat alle mensen van links naar rechts liepen. Soms werd er geroepen dat de mensen moesten blijven zitten. Wel waren er reddingsvesten voor iedereen. Sommige zeeziek aan bord. Maar in de verte walvissen en van dichtbij dolfijnen,. Na 3 walvissen directe terugkeer. geen walvissen volgende dag gratis nog een keer.

  • 12-Feb-2019

    Activité sans aucun intérêt, c'est cher pour apercevoir le dos ou la queue d'une baleine dans un bateau bondé de touristes. Il y a mieux à faire

  • 12-Feb-2019

    I went on a whale watching cruise with summer dew tours and had a very pleasant experience...the driver was exactly on time and spoke good english...he was also very informative about the whales and other aspects of the tour...when we reached the harbour there were two types of boat...the driver managed the bigger boat for us and it was not very shaky during the journey...they gave us sandwich and juice for breakfast and also an anti emitic pill..inbprevious reviews i read that the boat would be jerking a lot but during my journey the boat was not wobbling a lot and it was only about 45min before we could spot the whales...we also watched dolphins on our way back...it 50$ per person for whale watching and 40$ more for hotel pickup and transfer

  • 14-Jan-2019

    fabulous experience just seeing the beautiful Blue up close.however I think that too many boats rush to a sighting and scares the whale away. port authorities should stagger the departure of boats so as to give viewers a good experience.

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