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Fishing in Kalpitiya

Sri Lanka is an excellent location to participate in, and enjoy the exciting sport of inland and deep sea fishing. Inland fishing where the Barramundi and Mangrove Jack (both sought after Sport Fish) are found.

Deep sea fishing however, as with all sea-based activities in Sri Lanka, is seasonal, with the Western and Southern coasts accessible from November to April. Venture out to sea in a purpose built boat to try your hand at trolling. All required equipment is available at Dolphin Beach. Fishing expeditions can be arranged as day tours or as part of a longer itinerary.

Whale watching in Kalpitiya

The deeper waters off Kalpitiya’s coastline are the haunt of five types of whales. The biggest of Sri Lanka’s big five can be seen surfacing from time to time and the sight of these enigmatic cetaceans is both breathtaking, spellbinding and offers a truly humbling experience. There are peaks in the movement of whales between November and December and again between March and April. Sperm Whales are most common (the second largest species of the whale), other Whales you could see include the blue (largest whale and mammal in the world), Minke, Melon-Headed and Dwarf Sperm whales.