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Mirissa Water Sports

#3 of 51 Tours in Mirissa
Certificate of Excellence
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Address: Harbour Road | Mirissa Harbour, Mirissa 0081, Sri Lanka
Phone Number:
+94 77 359 7731


  "Remember that...


  "Remember that the ocean is the whale's home and we should behave just as we would if we were to visit a friend, with respect."

-Let's Promote Responsible WHALE WATCHING-

THE PIONEER company for commercial Whales and Dolphin watching in Sri Lanka.

Mirissa Water Sports is a responsible whale Watching company which strives to promote responsible, sustainable and an Eco tourism progression in to Whale Watching industry in Sri Lanka.

Why Mirissa Water Sports?

><> Most experienced crew

><> Fastest and biggest boats in the harbor

><> Three hull boats made out of fiber glass and with better compatibility

><> On board sanitary facilities.

><> Biggest Insurance coverage

><> Equipped with all safety requirements

><> Life jackets, Life rings, First aids and Life guards are provided

><> Follows international code of conduct for whales and dolphin watching

><> TripAdvisor winners from 2011 (Travelers Choice award)

Our Team

><> Three captains with Coxswain certificate of competency under the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.

><> Six Life guards who certified under the Life Saving Association of Sri Lanka.

><> Six Fire fighters who certified under Mercantile Seamen Training Institute of Sri Lanka.

><> Six members have attended a course of instruction in first aid and have passed the proficiency examination held by the St. John Ambulance Association.

><> Six members have successfully completed an approved training programme in Personal Survival Techniques under CINEC MARITIME CAMPUS in Sri Lanka.

><> Three members with PADI License.

><> Professional and friendly staff to handle bookings

Additional facilities

><> Free WI-FI and internet facility

><> Card acceptance facility

><> Parking and easy access to the pier

><> Whale watching certificates for children

><> Free tickets for children

><> Hotel booking

><> Tourist information counter

><> Vehicle arrangements

><> Breakfast and resting room for guides /drivers

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Such a wonderful company. Friendly, Ethical and Kind

I was recommended this company as the most dedicated to whale conservation in the area. They keep to the whale watching rules and regulations. The skipper and crew are extremely... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was recommended this company as the most dedicated to whale conservation in the area. They keep to the whale watching rules and regulations. The skipper and crew are extremely knowledgeable about the whales and dolphins. The service is top quality, they offer teas and coffee before you leave, bottled water and breakfast on the boat. Then fruit when you... More 

Thank Spav1984
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mirissa water sorts are really the best. We saw a pair of blue whales surface about 4 times and many more. I think we had the record for numbers of dolphins - must have been over 200 . The captain got us into a great position to see everything , but not to close to cause the whales stress. The... More 

Thank MandIMunich
Colombo, Sri Lanka
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Spotted two blue whales, their water sprouts were breathtaking. MWS highly professional & responsible.

Thank nepulhd
Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We have chased sightings of whales and dolphins for years and were beginning to wonder if they were a myth. Early start and a slightly bumpy 2 hour ride out to sea. Everything was going as expected; an empty ocean. Then a water spout in the distance and a first blue whale sighting followed by 5 or 6 more, amazing.... More 

Thank myholiday65
Colombo, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

It was a solo adventure that I took which is definitely one of the best moments in my life! I didn't feel unsafe or uncomfortable for a minute thanks to the wonderful people from Mirissa Water Sports & Mirissa were very hospitable. We took off from the Habour by 6.30 AM & sailed in to the ocean for around 2... More 

1 Thank natalie8984
Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We were up at 4.30 to travel to Mirissa others left their hotels much earlier. So it makes for a long day especially as you spend around 2 hours getting near to the whales. But that's the way it is. And when you see the whales it makes the early start all worthwhile. We were lucky and saw 4 whales.... More 

Thank adturner2016
Stutensee, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

We saw at least two blue whales on out trip. The sea was rough but the staff were all very helpful to those feeling sick. We also had Chatara a film star on board making a documentary so that was exciting. We had to sail almost 15 nautical miles to see the whales but they were magnificent!

1 Thank Spoeckie
Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent whale watching trip. On the way out. We were treated with a fresh omelet, had great observations of Blue whales, a manta ray, tuna jumping out of the water and flying fish. This all, with respect for the sea and without disturbing the whales.

Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I've always wanted to see these wonderful creatures and never had the opportunity. During our honeymoon our tour guide mentioned this and we took this opportunity. We arrived at around 6:30 in the morning, we were offered tea and coffee as well as motion sickness tablet which were complimentary, (and in our case this was greatly needed). It took us... More 

1 Thank Ben R
AsangaC, Manager at Mirissa Water Sports, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Ben, Your review says it all and thanks for being such a humble guest of ours. As you mentioned, we were doing evening tours but later realized that it doesn't seems to be successful as we do it in the morning. Nevertheless, not to disturb whales and their freedom. Hope to see you again in Mirissa ! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Had an amazing morning out looking for whales. It took us about a couple of hours until we spotted some, and they were really amazing to see in real life. We stayed in the area for a while (keeping a respectful distance from the whales) watching them come up for air, spouting and then splashing their tails once they dive... More 

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