Easily ranked best among the most exhilarating excursions, holidaymakers can enjoy whale watching in Trincomalee. Sri Lanka is one of the prime spots in the world for whale watching and blue whale sightings. The Eastern shores of Sri Lanka are ideal to catch a glimpse of the blue whale – the largest animal on Earth – in their natural habitats. Whale watching is a once-in-a-lifetime, awe-inspiring experience that most can only dream of.

Trincomalee, being one of the finest natural deep water harbours in the world, is one of the most recommended locations in Sri Lanka for whale watching. The whale-watching season officially begins in March and lasts until August, and those who stay at Amaya Beach Hotel in Pasikudah can spot sperm whales, blue whales as well as dolphins, including the always-playful spinner dolphin who enjoys doing acrobatics in the water. During this period, the ocean is very calm, providing an idyllic environment for whale-watching.