Whale & Dolphin Watching (Aqua Dreams), Trincomalee

Whale & Dolphin watching tour

In recent years, Trincomalee has been recognized as a great spot for whale and dolphin watching. Sperm whales, blue whales, and spring dolphins can be spotted off the eastern coast of Trinco from March to September. Within ten nautical miles to the east of the Trincomalee coastline whales and dolphins can be spotted.  

Join Trinco Thussi for a thrilling and amazing whale watching experience!

Trinco Thussi is very popular among locals and tourists in the Uppuveli and Nilaveli areas for his vast experience in providing/guiding excellent whale/dolphin watching boat tours in the local waters. 

We recommend a 5:30 am start, which virtually guarantees that you will see dolphins and whales because they are most active at sunrise and easier to find. Expect to see approximately 50 spring dolphins at play. Blue whales will also be seen in these waters.

The 20 HP motorboat will travel 45 minutes offshore to see these spectacular creatures. We will return to shore around 9:00 am so you can enjoy a hearty breakfast.

A complementary pack of water, biscuits, and fruits will be offered by Aqua Dreams!

Please abide by the safety measures during the whole tour. We'll provide life jackets. Bring your high resolution/high zooming camera to spot the whales from a distance. A hat and a good sun guard will be of great use during the tour. Always follow the instructions of the guide.


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About the Vessel

Fully-insured fiberglass boats with six seats. Powered by a 20 HP outboard motor insured to carry up to seven people. Every boat is accompanied by an experienced boatman and a lead guide. 

Seasons Open and Departure

March to August is the normal season. High season is March to May. Departure is between 5:00 and 5:30 am from Uppuveli Anchoring Point.

Length of Tour

Around 3.5 to 4 hours.

Costs and Fees

Rates are available on request

Appropriate Age Groups

Appropriate for youth and middle age groups.

How to Find the Departure Point

Look for the sign at Uppuveli beach. Or just give us a call. Our staff will take you to the boat. Or just inquire at the lobby at New Lotus Park Hotel. We are there.

Locally or Family-Owned Business

Aqua Dreams is locally owned by a team of residents from the Trincomalee and Uppuveli areas.

Accessibility Notes

The Uppuveli departure point is located at Uppuveli beach, around 4 km from the Trinco town. Drive to the Public Entry point to Uppuveli Beach or drive to New Lotus park Hotel. You would easily locate the departure point.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are not allowed during this tour. 

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