Swim with whales and dolphins on the Blue Whale Safari
This exclusive safari offers you a unique opportunity to swim with mighty Blue Whales, Sperm Whales, Humpbacked Whales, Pilot Whales and several Dolphin species! Seeing a Whale in the wild is a rare privilege, but to swim alongside these massive, yet gentle giants is an experience like no other.
Groups are limited to just 4 guests per departure, thus maximising each guest’s exposure to the whales, while not putting pressure on the whales themselves. Adopting a let-them-come-to-you approach, you will have the opportunity to interact with the more curious individuals of the pod.
Returning to shore after an eventful day swimming and snorkelling with whales you can kick back and relax at an authentic seaside lodge set right upon the white sandy beaches amongst a grove of palm trees. Spectacular sunsets accompany flavourful food and friendly service.
Sri Lanka is so rich in wildlife biodiversity that you don’t need to travel far to extend this safari, and have close encounters with leopards, elephants and sloth bears! Contact our safari specialists to help you plan your dream safari!
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Suggested itinerary for The Blue Whale Safari in Sri Lanka
Upon your arrival in Colombo you will be met by a local guide and transferred to a modern lodge set right on the beach where you can spend the rest of the day taking in the wonderful sea views, and relaxing on the beach.
Day 2 - 8
You will set off early each morning aboard the expedition boat and spend 7 magical days searching the ocean for Blue Whales, as well as Sperm Whales, Pilot Whales, Risso’s Dolphins, Striped Dolphins and many more wonderful marine species that also abound in the region.
Sea and weather conditions permitting, you will have the unique opportunity of swimming with the world’s largest mammals and experiencing them in their natural habitat. Returning to your lodge for a well-deserved lunch, you have an afternoon of rest on the beach with a cocktail or two.
After enjoying a well-deserved morning lie-in and a great breakfast, you will be transferred back to Colombo in time for your onward journey.
Highlights from The Blue Whale Safari in Sri Lanka
Best time to go:
This safari is available in March and April
8 nights / 9 days
5-star resort right on the beach front
Colombo International Airport
Blue Whales, Sperm Whales, Risso's Dolphins, Spinner Dolphins, Turtles
Full board accommodation
All internal transfers
All scheduled safari activities
Drinks (excluding premium brand alcohol)
A La Carte:
If you would like to get that perfect shot, why not ask our professional photographer to guide you on this safari, and show you how! Make it a Photographic Safari!