Photography of whales Sri Lanka


Please note: Terms and conditions of Underwater photography with Whales

  • You must be a strong swimmer to join this trip and have a real passion for marine-life and blue whales.
  • 5 hour total time ( travel time + swimming time) (additional hours will be charged).
  • Maximum 4 people for a group.
  • We do not provide any swimming guide.
  • No Refunds Once you Completed the photography Tour.
  • This is Natural wild life tour, it’s not like going to zoo and watch animals, for example: Some days sea may not clear, whales may active etc, So we do our best but you need some luck , there are some explorers who success on their first day and some get success on their 4th or 5th day.
  • The displayed Price is the last price 10% discount for total bill if your doing more than one day.
  • The whales come to us, we do not “chase” or harass the whales. Our technique is to read the whale and its pattern and position the boat in the right spot with the engine off for the whale to come to us.
  • We do not provide snorkeling equipment(mask, fins etc.).
  • Touching / disturbing the animals are prohibited.

snokerling with whales-in-MirissaOn any given day we will never guarantee swimming with a whale. We are at the mercy of the whales themselves and other influencing factors such as weather and sea conditions.We will never harass a whale to get a swim and we will abide by the Laws of Sri Lanka in permitted interactions.

The art of photography with whales

The act of snorkeling with whales is an art. Every day is different on the water, and every encounter is unique. We swim with whales most days, but on some days this may only be briefly. Other days we swim for longer periods. We have known days where we have not swim with whales and that’s the reason we advocate multi-day trips– so that by
the end of your tour we expect to have helped you experience a range of encounters with these incredible animals.

Weather and sea conditions for Snorkeling with whales Sri Lanka

Sitting in the middle of Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka has a maritime climate. Whale season is November to April(High Season) and July- September(Law Season). There are cloudy days. Sometimes it rains. The wind can blow, hard at times. It can also be sunny, still and hot. We whale swim in all conditions, the whales don’t seem to mind about the
weather. We look for whales over an area of approximately 300 square nautical miles. This is a mix of calm sheltered waterways, areas effected by wind chop and sometimes we are in open sea swells. The areas we search on particular days are determined by the-previous-days encounters, the weather and sea conditions and sometimes gut instinct
. The clearest water is often (but not always) well offshore.

Group size for Snorkeling with Whales Sri Lanka

There will be a maximum of 8 guests on your tour and you will be split into two groups of 4. Each group takes alternate swims, and the group on the boat helps get cameras and people out of the water. This ensures efficient group changes and gives you a chance to catch your breath. We aim to ensure everyone has similar experiences across the week. The whale swimming guidelines allow for 4 people in the water.diving and snokerling in Sri Lanka

Fitness Level

You don’t need to be an elite athlete to take part in a Whale underwater photography Tour. But you DO need to have a good level of fitness to get the most of your tour. You will be required to swim reasonable distances (+/- 100 meters) in sometimes choppy sea. Sometimes this may happen multiple times in a day. It can be draining. You should start a program of walking or regular swimming to ensure you are ready to get the most out of your trip. Snorkeling experience Ensure you are comfortable snorkeling BEFORE you come to Mirissa. In most instances you will be in water where you can not see the bottom.

About Our Snorkeling & Diving Tours

  • Our Team is absolutely passionate about whales and the beautiful islands of Sri Lanka and its people.We do what we do every day – from that passion!
  • We are totally committed to have every one of guests have the best in-the-water experience with the whales (and other marine life) during their time with us!
  • We are the longest running packaged eco-tour operator on Mirissa, with 6 years of experience.
  • We absolutely LOVE what we do!

Rates & and Seasons
* Make sure to Bring your Passport or NIC for the harbor security reasons.

Rates for Snorkeling With Whales Underwater Photography.
Tours in Mirissa Sri Lanka

  • Tours not recommended for those suffering from neck/back problems, persons in frail health or pregnant women
  • Rates and departures subject to change without notice
  • We reserve the right to cancel any trip due to weather conditions, mechanical problems or unforseen circumstances
  • We reserve the right to substitute vessels
  • We Do not provide a swimming guide to guide you in the water, if you need a swimmer with you, extra charge will be added


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