National Park Fact Sheet

Mirissa is a small town on the south coast of Sri Lanka is the largest fishing port on the south coast and is known for its tuna, mullet, snapper and butterfish..  Mirissa Beach is beautiful.  Palm trees lined the outskirts, clean sand and the water an incredible combination of blue and green. Mirissa is also popular for whale watching.

The Sri Lankan blue whales are encountered along the south coast of Sri Lanka, off Dondra Head, near Mirissa.   The best time for whale watching in Mirissa of Sri Lanka is from November to April
The deep waters of the continental shelf that lies between Mirissa and Dondra , have recently gained international recognition for their reliable blue whale sightings. The area was even featured in the BBC’s Ocean Giants wildlife documentary and over the years, sightings here have become more and more reliable. Blue whales arrive in this area in late November and spend the months of December, January, February and March feeding on krill in the deep waters.
Given Mirissa is one of the recorded resident blue whale colonies in the world; it is considered one of the best places to see blue whales. The main whale watching season is during November to April with recorded 95% of the sightings. Aside from the blue whales Mirissa waters is famous for dolphins, orcas, sperm whales, whale sharks, turtles 

Best Season : November to April

Main Attraction :  Blue Whales

Shortest Route : Fly to Colombo  & drive to Mirissa

Nearby :  Kalametiya (70 km), Sinharaja (85 km), Bundala (101 km), Yala (133 km)

Province :   Southern Province

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Vegetation :  

Major City: Galle (41 km)

Airport : Colombo (170 km)

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Colombo : 170 km


Best Time to visit
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1 Night 2 Days Available on request
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