What has now become one of the premier hotspots for whale and dolphin watching in the world, the island of Sri Lanka is a perfect place to embark on an exciting voyage in search of marine mammals. One of the best sites for such excursions is the South Coast and if you are looking for a Sri Lanka beach resort in the region then consider Ranna 212. One of the leading Tangalle hotels, it provides an ideal base from which to visit such destinations as Mirissa which is a whale watching hotspot.

Visitors have the opportunity to see a wide range of whales and dolphins when in Sri Lanka. While you are not guaranteed of whale sightings, experienced boat captains generally know the best places for spotting these majestic creatures. Dolphins are more common and relatively easier to spot when on your adventures including varieties such as bottlenose, spinner and common dolphins. The whale watching season is generally from November to April, with sperm, blue and fin whales amongst the species that can be spotted on your excursions.