The Whale Watching Pearl
Watching enormous Blue Whales in the Indian Ocean is a unique experience – one, though, potentially diminished if you’re stuck in a baying crowd, on board a well-packed boat.
The alternative, a sedate cruise aboard a spacious catamaran, breakfast and lunch served, with whale- and dolphin-watching as a the morning’s highlight is infinitely preferable. Pearl offers just that – from October to March shored in Mirissa, in southern Sri Lanka and available on private boat basis; from April to September based at Trincomalee with bookings available on a per person rate.
The seas around Sri Lanka are famed for their whale and dolphin populations – Blue whales, Sperm whales, Bryde whales can all be spotted regularly, as can Common, Bottlenose and Spinner dolphins.
Comfort & Style
Pearl, launched in December 2014, is a 14m, extremely spacious double-decked catamaran. A hybrid catamaran, she has an open plan design, making her perfectly suited for the tropical climate of Sri Lanka. A large sundeck hosts a trampoline and sun-beds and upstairs there are more sun-beds and tables to sit 24.
A typical whale watching trip includes...
At 6:30 guests are welcomed onboard Pearl and the skipper sets course to the whales. En route you will be served a freshly prepared three-course breakfast. The moment the guide spots the whales you will be invited to the front of the boat or the top level for the best views.
After enjoying the whales you’ll set sail again and head to a quiet remote spot where you have the chance to hit the water for swimming, kayaking and paddle boarding. Having built up an appetite you’ll be rewarded with a two-course lunch while you admire the view back to shore.