We have created a daily schedule which maximises everything the area and ocean have to offer. We start early and finish late, and in between, offer many different activities.
Sri Lanka is home to a rich and unique marine ecosystem which is home to the world’s largest animal – the Blue whale.
this trip is run right in the middle of the high season which greatly increases the chances of swimming with at least two types of whales – Blue whales and Sperm whales.
You can read about the area on the Sri Lanka page
Please read on to see how the trip will be run.
Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
We will pick you up at the airport and drive you to a hotel where we will spend the first night.
After breakfast at the hotel, we will make the 5 hour drive to Trincomalee which is located at the Eastern end of Sri Lanka. On the way, we will stop to watch the view and grab lunch.
Dinner at the resort
Check-in at the hotel following by a briefing to go over some regulations in order to make sure everyone understands the plan.
After breakfast, We will board the boat at 06:30 and head out to look for whales. Whales can regularly be seen within 20 minutes from the marina but it may take longer. We may have to cover a very long area to find the whales, and once we do, there is no guarantee we will be able to swim every time. Our biggest concern is for the wellbeing of the animals and will only get into the water with relaxed whales.
We may run a snorkelling / Freediving session next to one of the many reefs. This depends on the desire of the group.
Lunch will be served on the boat.
Boat returns to the resort around 13:30
Yoga sessions (optional) will be run at the resort around 17:00
Dinner at will be at 19:00
*We may include other activities in the afternoon
Breakfast will be served at 08:00
After breakfast we will drive up to Colombo where we will have a tour of the city and visit some iconic landmarks.
We will drop you at the Airport in time for your flight. International flights leave Colombo late at night
there are many options of getting to Sri Lanka. there are no direct flights, but SriLankan Airlines (https://www.srilankan.com/) runs daily trips via Melbourne. Average cost is around AU$1250. there are many other airlines which may be cheaper and fly via KL
There are many options of getting to Sri Lanka. there are no direct flights, but QATAR Airlines (www.qatarairways.com) runs daily trips via Qatar. Average cost is around 830USD. there are many other airlines which may be cheaper.
There are many options of getting to Sri Lanka. there are no direct flights, but AIR INDIA (www.airindia.in) runs daily trips via Delhi. Average cost is around 715USD. there are many other airlines which may be cheaper and fly via KL
there is no need to book a domestic flight in Sri Lanka.