The majestic Blue Whale can truly be recognized as the king of the oceans. These giant beings are the largest animals that planet earth has possessed. It can reach up to 100 feet in length and the sight of these regal creatures of the depths can truly leave one mesmerized.
The Blue Whale has a deep, petrol blue skin. They feed mostly on krill. It is estimated that a single Blue Whale can consume up to 6 tonnes of krill in a day!
Unfortunately in the 20th century, a large number of these precious beauties were mercilessly killed by man. And today, it is estimated that only about 15,000 Blue Whales exist in the world. A few of them visit the shores of the paradise island of Sri Lanka, and those who are interested in witnessing their breathtaking splendor can easily do so by embarking on whale watching tours.
Mirissa, which is an enchanting town located in very close proximity to Galle offers great opportunities to witness Blue Whales in action. The best time to embark on these delightful tours is regarded to be between the months of November and April. Do get in touch with Green Holiday Centre if you want to have a whale watching tour arranged.