Location: Weligama
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Just off the coast of Sri Lanka, the jewel in the Indian Ocean, swims the majestic blue whale, the largest creature on earth. Nowhere in the wold is it possible to see these ocean giants so close to shore. Borderlands Ocean Safaris give you the opportunity to see blue whales along with sperm whales, orcas, playful spinner and bottlenose dolphins, turtles and whale sharks in their natural environment. It is guaranteed to be an experience of a lifetime.

Borderlands Ocean Safaris are exclusively available on our high specification private boats, giving you the opportunity to enjoy your trip in comfort and away from the hustle and bustle of the overcrowded public boats.

 

FILM CREWS:

Borderlands has been supporting international film crews for 3 years. Teams come with special permits to film the whales and dolphins in their natural environment which we help facilitate. Observing and documenting whale behaviour in their underwater natural habitat is critical in our understanding and conservation of the species. “The Mandala” and “The Rib” are the preferred boats used by wildlife documentary makers and underwater wildlife photographers. Borderlands strictly adhereS to international codes of conduct when interacting with whales to minimise any negative impact on these magnificent giants.

OUR BOATS

ARAYLIA II

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Araylia II is an 10.5 meters in length. Twin 300 HP, 4-stroke engines. Speed 42 knots, reaching the shipping lanes in 15 minutes. Has a stereo, fridge, and kitchenette, 15 pax. On-board toilet.

MANDALA II

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Mandela II is 10.06 meter , Cabin Cruiser. 300 HP Volvo diesel engine. 12 people maximum and can travel at speeds of around 35 knots. There is also a stand up bathroom, kitchen and cabin for wet days out at sea.

LAIN


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Lain is an 8.5 meters in length.150 horsepower, 4 stroke engine. 8 pax maximum. On- board toilet.

THE RIB

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The Rib is a 6 meters in length. 90 horsepower engine. 4 adults maximum, OR 2 adults with 3 kids. Ideal for dive and research teams.

    • Location: Weligama
    • Suitable for: All Ages
    • Duration: Half to Full Day Excursions
    • ARAYLIA II-
      10 pax + 3 crew maximum for whale watching,
      15 pax +3 crew maximum for sunset cruises
      Whale watching/Sunset cruises
      Deep sea fishing  (*We provide all necessary gear including rods and bait for deep sea fishing.)
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    • MANDALA –
      8 pax maximum.
      Whale watching/Sunset cruises
      Deep sea fishing (*We provide all necessary gear including rods and bait for deep sea fishing.)
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    • THE LAIN –
      8 pax maximum.
      Whale watching/Sunset cruises
      Deep sea fishing  (*We provide all necessary gear including rods and bait for deep sea fishing.)
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    • BY AIR – (Enquire Us for Rates) 
    • International Standard Life Jackets
    • GPS
    • Waterproof Phone
    • Comprehensive first aid kit
    • Flares
    • Certified Skipper
    • Full insurance
    • Drinking water and picnic breakfast
    • Snorkeling gear

*All our Ocean Safaris are weather dependent.