Dune Towers – beach resort, Sri Lanka

Dune Towers – beach resort, Sri Lanka

Dolphin Watching

Kalpitiya dolphin watching is the best in Sri Lanka

Dolphin watching

Kalpitiya dolphin watching is one of the best location in Sri Lanka. The boats leave from various locations but the dolphins actually live in Alankuda area around 3km from the shore.Kalpitiya is home to more than 1.000 dolphins which makes it much better location than Mirissa dolphin watching. On top of that Alankuda offers widest species variety of whales in Sri Lanka.

Daily dolphin watching boat trip

We organize dolphin watching boat tour daily for our guests. We use small private boat and we usually start around 7.30 am directly from our beach 5 minutes walk from Dune Towers. We arrange the wildlife ticket for every passenger at cost of 8,80 USD (according to current government rate). The same ticket is needed for the scuba diving trips in Kalpitiya.

Kalpitiya dolphin watching price

Dolphin watching Kalpitiya price consist of boat hire with boatman and guide, bottle of water and wildlife (government) ticket.

Base price is 110 USD (for 2 foreign adults)

Kalpitiya dolphin watching price for locals

is reduced by the price of wildlife ticket, the price of the boat and service remains the same.  

Kalpitiya Dolphin Watching Season

The season in Kalpitiya area starts in October and last until April. The dolphins usually stay throughout the year, but during other months the wind gets stronger (good season for kitesurfing in sri lanka) and the waves become little bigger – so the boats prefer not to take any tourist on the sea. 

At the beginning and end of dolphin watching season you have good chance to sea whales which are passing by Kalpitiya. You can see more details in our article When to go to Sri Lanka.

Dolphin watching 2022

Want to see and nearly touch the dolphins? Book your stay and we arrange the rest.

Kalpitiya Sri Lanka dolphin watching

Kalpitiya, situated on the north-western coast of Sri Lanka, is a popular tourist destination, known for its pristine beaches and diverse wildlife. One of the most exciting activities that visitors can enjoy in Kalpitiya is dolphin watching. In this article, we will take a closer look at dolphin whale watching in Kalpitiya, and what makes it a must-try experience.

Kalpitiya is blessed with an abundance of marine life, including several species of dolphins that call the waters surrounding the peninsula their home. The most commonly spotted dolphins in Kalpitiya are spinner dolphins, which are known for their acrobatic displays, and bottlenose dolphins, which are larger and slower but equally fascinating to watch.

Kalpitiya dolphin watching trips

Kalpitiya Dolphin watching typically takes place early in the morning, when the dolphins are most active.  You can have early breakfast and then enjoy the dolphin watching from private guided boat which takes you out to sea from our dolphin beach Kalpitiya. The boat ride itself is an enjoyable experience, as you get to take in the stunning views of the coastline and the vast expanse of the Indian Ocean. During most trips you can also see turtles on surface and sometimes even watch whales

Once you reach the dolphin spotting area, the real excitement begins. As the boat moves closer to the dolphins, you can hear them communicating with each other through high-pitched clicks and whistles. Then, all of a sudden, the dolphins leap out of the water, spinning and twirling in mid-air before splashing back into the sea. It’s an unforgettable sight that is sure to leave you breathless.

Responsible doplhin watching

While watching dolphins is an amazing experience, it’s important to remember that we need to be responsible tourists and not disturb the natural habitat of these beautiful creatures. Our guide adhere to strict guidelines set by the Department of Wildlife Conservation to ensure the safety and well-being of the dolphins. Visitors are also advised to avoid feeding or touching the dolphins, as this can disrupt their natural behaviour and cause harm to both the dolphins and the environment.

What else to see in Kalpitiya

In addition to dolphin watching, Kalpitiya also offers other exciting water activities such as kitesurfing, snorkelling, and scuba diving. Visitors can also explore the nearby Wilpattu National Park, which is home to a diverse range of wildlife including leopards, elephants, and sloth bears.

In conclusion, dolphin watching in Kalpitiya is a must-try experience for anyone visiting Sri Lanka. It’s an incredible opportunity to witness the beauty of these intelligent and playful creatures in their natural habitat. By choosing a responsible tour operator and following guidelines, we can ensure that this amazing experience remains available for future generations to enjoy.

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