Top 3 Things You Should Know When Whale Watching in Trincomalee

We guarantee that Whale watching in Sri Lanka should be right at the top of your to-do list of things to do when you’re in Sri Lanka. Trincomalee is situated 257KM north-east of Colombo, and is one of the world’s best deep-water natural harbors. It is also home to many tranquil and breathtaking beaches and also a place to spot some of your favorite marine mammals in their own beautiful habitats.

Whale watching season in Trincomalee

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The months between April to July is the peak season for whale and dolphin watching in Sri Lanka. During this time whale watching Trincomalee is extremely popular and your chances of seeing whales are at the optimum. While you’re on your whale watching tour, keep your eyes open to spot sperm whales, blue whales and even spinner dolphins. You will be lucky to see these creatures roam the seas only around eight nautical miles east from Trincomalee, this is only around 30 minutes by boat!

whale off Trinco

If you’re not a fan of boat rides, or is averse to seafaring in general, head on over to Swami Rock, a very tall and steep cliff which provides a great vantage point from which you might be able to catch a glimpse of a whale fluke breeching the waters of the Indian Ocean.

Tips for your whale watching journey

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Whale watching is most definitely for the early birds, so make sure you depart the shores at least around 6/6.30a.m. to guarantee a sighting. While you’re at it, you can also indulge yourself to the view of the rising sun right from your boat! Don’t forget the usual beach gear such as your sunglasses, beach hat and sunscreen to keep you safe from the sun, and anything else you might need as you will be at sea for around 5-6 hours.

Where to stay

Blu_Chalet with beach view

We have the best place for you to stay while you prepare for your whale watching journey in Trincomalee. Stay with us at Trinco Blu by Cinnamon where we will ensure that you have the most comfortable and plush stay with the most delectable array of both local and international dishes. We will also make arrangements for your whale and dolphin watching adventures, just reach out to our in-house naturalists from Cinnamon Nature Trails and let us make your tour all the more memorable. Cinnamon Care will also ensure your safety and well-being with the stringent safety and distancing protocols in effect. So, book your stay, we’re waiting to explore with you!

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