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Sri Lanka Navy Whale Watching

#5 of 19 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Galle Features Animals
Galle, Sri Lanka
+94 77 732 3050
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Princess of Lanka - Whale watching

I was a fantastic voyage on the sea with "Princess of Lanka", Sri Lanka Navy's passenger craft and... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Whale watching with safety and skill

Captain Perera and his team will take you to where the blue whales surface after deep feeding... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2017
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

I was a fantastic voyage on the sea with "Princess of Lanka", Sri Lanka Navy's passenger craft and with Sri Lankan Navy who are the professionals at the sea. We had a rare opportunity of close encounter with the largest living mammals and spinning dolphins....More

Thank rvcoorey
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Captain Perera and his team will take you to where the blue whales surface after deep feeding dives. The ship (or boat) is operated with high safety standards and manned by a friendly and welcoming crew who look after you.

Thank pip272015
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Our visit was on the 19th February 2017. We were very well taken care of by the Sri Lankan Navy, with great hospitality, kind service, and good organization. Extremely friendly people of the Sri Lankan Navy was pleasant company in itself. Many thanks for everyone...More

Thank Sandaras P
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

We took the trip with my parents and family including my toddler. Very good experience altogether cruising and watching whales. I Had the privilege to meet the Captain at the cockpit and quite enjoyed the view. They're well experienced and knows where whales are. Well...More

1  Thank dtharakad
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Although there are many other options for whale watching, we opted for the Sri Lanka Navy because of the safety assuarance. The boat was quite big with strict safely regulations and many navy life guards on stand by, ready for any emergency! We saw one...More

2  Thank zapumal
Reviewed 25 December 2016

We travelled with some Chinese friends in Sri Lanka Navy's passenger craft "Princess of Lanka" and had a wonderful experience. We were able to see one (blue) whale (it depends on the day we are travelling, sometimes many whales can be seen) and many dolphins....More

1  Thank Supun A
Reviewed 20 December 2016

The Ship departed from the Galle Navy Ship Yard at 7.30AM. We received a good breakfast at the start. The cabin was air conditioned but it was very low that we sweated a little. The hospitality of the ship crew was very good. After around...More

Thank Madhawa_h
Reviewed 25 April 2016

On 24th April 2016 we have visited. Wonderful experience. The navy staffs were very friendly and trained. We have seen 4 to 5 appearances of whale (perhaps the same one) and on our way back met some dolphins. Overall worth taking!

1  Thank Sivaramakrishna... K
Reviewed 13 April 2016

We had booked to watch the hump back whale on the boat of the Sri Lankan Navy. While the boat and the arrangements on it were good, we found discrimination as a non local, as the boat waited for over 45 minutes for a group...More

1  Thank Priya V
Reviewed 30 December 2015

Boarding from Gale Navy Base in Southern Sri Lanka. Operated and managed by Sri Lankan Navy. Well disciplined and trained staff on board. There is a bar available on top deck if you want to have a drink on board. Snacks provided on board. First...More

2  Thank Manoj D
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How to book the Sri Lanka Navy Whale Watching Cruise?
20 March 2017|
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Response from Madhawa_h | Reviewed this property |
The best method would be by making a call. Most of the time, they will not answer. But try during early morning and evening.
Dechamma M
There doesn't seem to be any latest reviews on whale watching with the Sri Lankan navy. Do the private operators offer a much better experience? ? Please explain
19 December 2016|
Response from Ruckshani | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We just went on board for the second time (Dec 18 2016) and it was good. The difference is that this is a much larger vessel and more comfortable in terms of journey, however its very crowded on board and there isn't... More
Jamie C
Hi can we go on whale or dolphin tour September please ?
26 May 2016|
Response from Manoj D | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jamie, to be honest I am not sure if they run this throughout the year. It is likely there would be a season for it. I suggest you check directly on their website or alternatively second best place for the most accurate... More