We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great Experience !!”
Review of Raja & the Whales

Raja & the Whales
Ranked #2 of 66 Tours in Mirissa
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: We are a local family, providing environmental and sustainable whale watching in Mirissa, Sri Lanka since 2008. We are very keen on protecting the whales and also have been doing research about them for many years now. We are very proud that we are recommended in the new Sri Lankan lonely planet and by so many users of tripadvisor. For bookings please visit our website. The price for a whale watching trip is 6500 LKR for adults and 4000 LKR for kids. Small kids (<6 years) are free of charge. A refund of 50% is given if we do not see any whales on the day of your trip. Please help to protect the whales!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So glad we booked our tour with Raja and the Whales!

Very friendly, professional and knowledgeable team on our boat who clearly care for the sea life and don't wish to cause any disturbance or hassle them in anyway! We sighted 2 Whales together on two occasions it was absolutely amazing and we also seen numerous dolphins. As soon as we seen the Whales for the second time we left them and headed back to shore which proves they don't continuously chase the Whales, they leave them be. I think the price was a little dearer than other local companies but I would pay this 100 times for a company who respects these Beautiful creatures.

A lovely fresh breakfast is also included! Highly recommend!

1  Thank Daniel P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (1,646)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"omelette"
in 118 reviews
"eggs"
in 107 reviews
"fruit platter"
in 88 reviews
"cake"
in 159 reviews
"juice"
in 118 reviews
"sea sickness"
in 158 reviews
"blue whale"
in 229 reviews
"whale watching"
in 336 reviews
"ginger biscuits"
in 53 reviews
"these guys"
in 97 reviews
"email address"
in 14 reviews
"toast"
in 41 reviews
"marine life"
in 57 reviews
"cooked breakfast"
in 15 reviews
"tea coffee"
in 38 reviews
"picked up from our hotel"
in 15 reviews
"great trip"
in 53 reviews
Filter

37 - 41 of 1,648 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They are toooo good. If you are planning to go for whale watching in Mirissa,you should go with them.The prices might be a little steep but it is worth every penny.Amazing and most helpful staff.Even when half of the boat was seasick,they went out of their way to help everyone with a smiling face.

1  Thank Bappaditya M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Superb whale (and dolphin and flying fish) spotting experience with a company that respected the sea life (unlike a lot of the other boat operators) and gave plenty of time and opportunity to see and photograph the sealife. Great breakfast (fruit, omelette etc) on board too. Really looked after all on board and safety is obviously a high priority. Very professional and a great sea safari !

1  Thank Mark201804
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Raja is an incredibly professional company with a great website that clearly details the entire day and answers any questions you could possibly have. We got picked up from our hotel at 6am as planned and were taken straight to the boat. The moment we got on board we were offered a plate of fresh fruit and tea/coffee which were delicious (we subsequently also got a cooked breakfast, cake and juice throughout the day). As for the whales - an incredible experience! We saw countless breaches and the unforgettable dive back down. We also had spinner dolphins riding the bow on the way back in. Raja and his crew were eco conscious, always maintaining a respectable distance and not “racing” to every single sighting along with the other boats. They also gave us the opportunity to jump into the incredibly blue water once we’ll clear of the marine life. An incredible experience, what a day!

1  Thank Ashlee B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Raja team were very hospitable and did their utmost to ensure everyone enjoyed the trip. Our tour was long but we had been prewarned when we signed in first thing. We were well fed starting with a welcome coffee, biscuit and a plate of fresh fruit, then later after we had spotted dolphins we had an egg, sausage and bread breakfast which was very welcome. There was plenty of water, juice and even some cake (all included in the price). We saw dolphins and a couple of whales which was amazing. the crew were all busy most the of the trip with patrons who were feeling seasick and very attentive to them. It was a long day but something I will always remember. Definitely recommend!

1  Thank jackifm
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Raja & the Whales also viewed

Mirissa, Southern Province
Mirissa, Southern Province
 
Mirissa, Southern Province
 

Been to Raja & the Whales? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing