04 Places to Witness Dolphins in Sri Lanka

Only a very few experiences in life can take over your heart and mind in a way that cannot be forgotten; Dolphin watching in Sri Lanka is one of them. Witness the dolphins in Sri Lanka swim alongside you, swim with you, swim under you and take your breath away.

Sri Lanka is not only endowed with stretches of endless sandy beaches, but it’s warm and tropical sea water is home to various species of endemic and migratory marine life; Dolphins only are some of them. Watch these dolphins twirl, dance and leap out of the water in perfect synchronization and put on a joyous display for you at the following destinations;

1. Kalpitiya

The Kalpitiya beach is a tourist hotspot famous for the stretches of sandy beaches, however, the seas of Kalpitiya are famous for large pods of spinner dolphins that have found their home in our seas. Get your adventure on and journey into the deep seas to witness these magnificent and playful creatures. The best season for dolphin watching in Kalpitiya starts mid-November and goes on till the end of March.

2. Mirissa

Set out on a dolphin watching excursion in Mirissa and you’re most likely to witness a large gathering of dolphins that will warm your heart. Not only can you see them, you can also swim with dolphins in Sri Lanka, which is an experience never to be forgotten! Visit Sri Lanka between November and April to make sure you catch a glimpse of these beautiful creatures. Stay at Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon and make a short trip to Mirissa for this once in a life time experience.
mirissa dolphins
Photo Credits: Sahan Cooray

3. Trincomalee

Witness the majesty of the ocean by setting out on a Dolphin Watching adventure in Trincomalee. The sun and the sandy beaches are going to make you want to lay on the beach all day but dolphin watching in Trincomalee is a must-do. Let the staff at Trinco Blu by Cinnamon take care of your short excursion out to be amazed by the spinning and dancing dolphins. Make your trip between July and September which is the best time to witness Dolphins in Trincomalee.
Photo Credits: Chiara Davanzo Zamarian

4. Point Dondra

Widely known to be the southernmost point in Sri Lanka, it is also famous for Dolphin spotting. Wake up with the rise of the sun and set out on an adventure of a lifetime. Be amazed by the dancing and spinning of the dolphins that will put on a spectacular show for you. You can make a quick trip from Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon and our staff will put together the perfect dolphin watching excursion for you!

You can easily escape the hustle and bustle of the city, truly relish in the wonders that the aquatic life has to offer and enjoy it in true comfort with Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts. Do not miss out on this great opportunity when you visit Sri Lanka. Let your heart, mind and soul be overwhelmed with the beauty of these creatures that have found a home in the waters of our little island nation.

Author: Shenella Fonseka

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