7 nights accommodation
7 nights accommodation in a luxury, waterfront resort with very comfortable rooms, air con and wifi. Meals included. Daily Yoga.
5 days on the water
5 days on the water on our fast and comfortable 7-8 m private boat, perfect for long days on the water. Photography Workshops. Lunch and refreshments included.
World class freediving
Plenty of opportunities for World class free diving and visiting the spectacular Pigeon Island marine sanctuary.
The Tropical waters of Sri Lanka are home to a resident population of Blue whales. It is the best place on the planet to regularly see Blue whales and have the chance to swim with them. Sperm whales are also a migratory visitor with mythical “super pods” of whales gathering around April.
As well as Blue and Sperm whales, we commonly see Sei whales, Fin whales, Brydes whales, Minkes, Pilot whales, and sometimes Orcas. There are several species of dolphins including Rissos, Pan Tropical Spotted and Spinners, Frasers, Bottlenose and Humpback dolphins- It really is a cetacean super highway !! We are also likely to encounter Mobula rays and Turtles.
GUEST CETACEAN BIOLOGIST
We are very fortunate to have resident Phd Biologist Ranil Nanayakkara on board for our tour!
Ranil has been studying Sri Lankas whales, dolphins and Dugongs for 20 years, he will be on board with us to continue his research and whale ID program to protect the blue whales. Ranil is a wealth of knowledge and experience in these waters and happy to share his whale wisdom with us. Any photos or videos we take will contribute to building a database of individual whales and geotagged locations futhering our knowledge of where and when these whales are moving around Sri Lanka. Part of your tour cost is a contribution to cetacean research in Sri Lanka and protecting these magnificent creatures.
We operate out of smaller, tiller steer boats about 7-8 metres in length, launching off the beach at sunrise into the rising sun and the glassy Indian Ocean.
Tropical water temperatures are above 28 degrees C , a light neoprene or lycra suit is all that is required to protect you from the sun and wind.
Our skippers are experienced ex fishermen with great local knowledge and a network of fishermen who update us hourly of whale activity. Typically we are back at our hotel by midday for a gourmet buffet lunch . That’s 5-6 hours on the water each day.
Our hotel is a luxury, waterfront resort with very comfortable rooms, air con and wifi. All rooms overlook the ocean. Meals are included and the food is beyond fantastic, catering for western and asian tastes with plenty of vegetarian and vegan options as well as a wide selection meat dishes and fresh seafood! The dessert options are decadent and divine.
We offer daily afternoon yoga classes with Kristina to relax and unwind. Scott offers Freedive and underwater photography workshops to help improve your water skills.
There are no COVID-19 restrictions in place for travel to Sri Lanka. There is no requirement to present certificates of vaccination/testing for COVID-19.
The area is rich in cultural history, nearby is an ancient cliff top Shiva temple mentioned in the Ramayana well over 1000 years old. There is a spectacular Kali temple in town that has to be seen to be believed. All the sites are a close tuk tuk ride from our hotel. Ayurvedic massage and therapies are walking distance from the hotel.
We are also close to several national parks where you can see wild elephants, Leopard, deer and monkeys in their oasis. A safari tour can be arranged by request.
Trincomale is on the north east coast of Sri Lanka. The international airport is Colombo on the west coast, and it is approximately a 5-6 hour transfer.
Our group size is limited to 8 guests between 2 boats .The trip is 7 nights with 5 days on the water and plenty of afternoon relaxation time for massages, shopping at the markets, visiting cultural sites and relaxing.