Guests are invited to discover an array of marine mammals, including the opportunity to watch the largest animal ever to inhabit the Earth in its natural environment – the blue whale.
With nothing but an expanse of ocean separating Sri Lanka from Antarctica, the waters off the island’s south coast are home to an array of marine mammals, including dolphins, sperm whales, pilot whales and blue whales. With the breeding ground for a 200-strong pod of blue whales lying just six miles offshore, there are few better places to see the largest animal ever to inhabit the Earth in its natural environment.
With the geographical position of Sri Lanka and the warm currents, flows, undertows and rivers feeding the sea, the waters create one of the most ideal breeding grounds for turtles and blue whales in the world. Guests at luxury hideaways, Cantaloupe Aqua and Cantaloupe Levels, will be looked after by an expert guide and offered a series of energising multi-day experiences that also include visits to the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery – dedicated to the conservation of five of the seven recognized species of sea turtle worldwide.
PACKAGES & BOOKING INFORMATION: At Cantaloupe Aqua, the Big Blue experience starts from £670 for a three-night/four-day package, and at Cantaloupe Levels, the experience starts from £840. Packages include accommodation with daily breakfast, airport transfer, a whale-watching experience, a visit to the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery, plus a Sri Lankan dining experience for two.