Leave for a Whale & Dolphin Watching Trip after and early breakfast around 7.00am.
WHALE & DOLPHIN WATCHING: Sri Lanka is situated within the International Whaling Commission's protected zone in the Indian Ocean. Of the 80 species of cetaceans observed and identified worldwide, 26 are found in the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal. Whale and dolphin watching is a seasonal activity in Sri Lanka, available on the west coast in locations from KALPITIYA and along the SOUTH WEST COAST from November to March while the east coast off TRINCOMALEE is preferable from June to September.
Whale and Dolphin watching is a seasonal activity and sightings are certain on the west coast in locations from Kalpitiya which is a lesser known paradise within a paradise, its natural beauty, close knit fishing community, fresh sea food, provide interesting and varied possibilities for the visitor. Whale & dolphin watching tours are arranged by various organizers in Kalpitiya and the ideal season is November to March. Whale and dolphin sightings are additionally available in the western coastal cities of Alutgama, Ambalangoda and Hikkaduwa & Dondra.
Whales seen include:-
Common Blue Whales , Bryde's Whales , Sperm Whales , Killer Whales , False Killer , Dwarf , Melon Headed Whales , Cuvier's Beaked Whales and if lucky, the elusive Indian Blue Whales.
Dolphins seen include:-
Spotted Dolphins, Spinner Dolphins, Fraser's Dolphins, Risso's Dolphins, Common Dolphins and the Bottlenose Dolphins
Back to the Campsite after the boat ride.
(If you are staying only 1 night, you will leave the campsite once you finish the Whale Watching Boat Trip)
Lunch at the Campsite.
Visit the Kalpitiya Town and fishing villages in the evening.
Visit the Dutch Fort that was constructed in 1676 on the spot where the Portuguese had a stockade and a Jesuit chapel. The Fort is located approx. 1 km from town’s entrance, at the extreme tip of the peninsular. Roofless, but otherwise in reasonable condition, the fort is four-sided with two whole and two half bastions. The walls are about 4 meters high and inside are the remnants of the chapel, a commander's house, barrack rooms, a prison and several go downs.
Visit the local Dutch church (connected to the ort by an underground tunnel). The church, called St. Peter’s Kerk lies about a half-mile west of the fort. Although the church is Dutch in origin, it now displays the architecture of the British who rebuilt the church in 1840.
Back at the campsite for dinner and overnight stay.