Being an Island in the Indian Ocean Sri Lanka possesses some of the most beautiful coastal cities around. And Dolphins and Whales of kinds that are not easily spotted elsewhere show up. Tricomalee in the East, Galle in the South and Kalpitiya in the North West coast are the three main places noted for watching these sea creatures. However, each spot has its season for these marine kinds come at particular climes only. Also Blue Whales do not move in collective groups unlike the Sperm Whales except for food. Calves are seen with the mothers off Galle that is Mirissa to be precise. This is a very popular whale watching haunt especially during September and April.
Come May and till October it is the ideal season for Whale and Dolphin watching off the Trincomalee coast. Here too it is the opportunity to observe Blue and Sperm whales and of course the delightful dolphins and you are assured a lifetime treat. The Blue whales enjoy the month of July the most it seems. The port is 250+ km from Colombo.
The Dolphin lovers have an exclusive and exceptional chance of experiencing them at close ranges while they are up to their antics. They gather in thousands at the Kalpitiya coastal habitat. You could see them alongside the boat or even crouching under it. The observation trips are facilitated by boats into the sea. In fact a long length of the coast is now nicknamed the ‘Dolphin Line’ SO much is the invasion of these friendly marine kinds. The typical season is between November and March or even till April for the sea is relatively calm and is safe for boat rides. The varieties of dolphins found here are Spinner (mostly), Bottlenose, Risso, Humpback etc. So, cameras and video cams are vital equipment to retain the adventurous experiences pictorially. The boats are doctored for safe and comfortable excursions.