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Whale Watching

Whale and dolphin watching experiences in Sri Lanka.

Whale Watching

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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 world 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 often 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.  We offer post safari activities such as banana boating, snorkeling, sea kayaking and paddle boarding upon request.

FILM CREWS:

Borderlands has been supporting international film crews since the whale tourism industry started.  We have been the first choice for crews from CNN, BBC and Nat Geo.   Teams come with special permits to film the whales and dolphins in their natural environment which we help facilitate. Observing and documenting whale behavior 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 adhere to international codes of conduct when interacting with whales to minimize any negative impact on these magnificent giants.

OUR BOATS

ARAYLIA II

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Araylia II is 10.5 meters in length powered by twin 150 HP, 4-stroke Mercury engines. Her top speed is 25 knots, reaching the shipping lanes in 30 minutes. She has an on-board toilet, a stereo, cooler, and kitchenette, 15 pax + 2 Crew.

MANDALA II

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Mandala II is a 10 meter Cabin Cruiser. Powered with twin 200 HP Suzuki  Four stroke outboard engines. Mandala can travel at speeds of around 35 knots. There is also a stand up bathroom, kitchen and cabin for wet days out at sea. Excellent for Deep Sea Fishing.

15 Pax + 2 Crew. We provide all necessary gear including Rods and bait for Deep Sea Fishing.

IAIN

iainIain is 8.5 meters in length.150 horsepower, 4 stroke engine. 10 pax maximum. On- board toilet.

THE RIB

the-ribThe Rib is 6 meters in length. 90 horsepower engine. 4 adults maximum, or 2 adults with 3 kids. Ideal for dive and research teams.

*All our Ocean Safaris are weather dependent. 

  • 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.)

(Enquire Us for Rates)

    • MANDALA –
      8 pax maximum.
      Whale watching/Sunset cruises
      Deep sea fishing (*We provide all necessary gear including rods and bait for deep sea fishing.)

(Enquire Us for Rates)

    • 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.)

(Enquire Us for Rates)

  • 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
  • Included
    Whale Watching
    First Aid Kit
    International Standard Safety Equipment
    Optional Support Gear
    All other necessary equipment
  • Not Included
    Experienced river guides who are trained in certified in CPR and First Aid

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