Sri Lanka and its Whales
Without any hesitation, we can say that the best thing about Sri Lanka is its whales. Along Sri Lanka’s coastline, you can observe 13, (yes, 13!) species of whales and 8 species of dolphins. Unique snorkeling expeditions take place on the west coast (Colombo region) from November through April and the east coast (Trincomalee region) from May through October. The true stars are definitely the blue whale and the sperm whale. You can also see humpback whales, beaked whales, melon-headed whales, pilot whales, false killer whales, and others.
Sri Lanka Aggressor offers to its guests Whales & Dolphins Cruises. Guests will have the opportunity to snorkel with up to thirteen species of whales and eight species of dolphins. Over the last 15 years over 3000 whale sightings has been documented around Sri Lanka. Thirteen species of whales reside around the island of Sri Lanka including blue whales, sperm whales, humpback whales, beaked whales, melon headed whales, pilot whales, and false killer whales. Two of the predominant species that are resident in Sri Lanka, are the sperm whale which averages 40–60 feet and the blue whale which averages 60–100 feet long and weighs up to 200 tons. During the Whale & Dolphin weeks, guests may also see up to eight different species of dolphin.