Mirissa Beach

Sri Lanka’s Indian Ocean waters host a dizzying diversity of sea life. Admire some of the most majestic marine creatures of all – blue and sperm whales, and bottlenose, striped and spinner dolphins – on a boat safari. Mirissa, an hour south of Galle (or about two-and-a-half hours west of Yala) offers incredible whale-spotting between December and April. There are plenty of options when it comes to whale-watching vessels: pick from large boats (but be prepared to join a crowd), or brave the choppy waves in a smaller vessel with fewer fellow explorers.

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