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Whale and Dolphin Watching in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s whale and dolphin populations were relatively unknown until quite recently owing to the civil war that gripped the nation’s north and east for nearly three decades. Now people can even take whale watching holidays to this paradise island, and have the experience of a lifetime among some of the largest animals ever to have existed.

Sri Lanka’s waters are home to blue whales, the largest animal in the world; seeing a blue whale up close and personal is an experience that cannot be described in words. Blue whales are thought to live as long as 200 years, and subsist on a diet of krill and other types of plankton. Off Sri Lanka’s coast is the largest known pod of blue whales in the world, with over 1000 whales. Among the other types of whales you might encounter in Sri Lanka’s blue waters on whale watching holidays include sperm whales, Bryde’s whales, and if you are really lucky, killer whales (also known as orcas).

In addition to whales, dolphin watching in Sri Lanka is also popular. If you are lucky, you might get to see both whales and dolphins. Among the species of dolphins you may see are Bottlenose Dolphins, Spinner Dolphins, Risso’s Dolphins, and Striped Dolphins. Dolphins are playful and will swim alongside boats, jumping out of the water and being playful.

Sri Lanka Day Tours will ensure that your whale and dolphin watching tour is provided with a knowledgeable guide and that all safety equipment is provided.

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