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Ocean Explorers

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An amazing time!!

My wife and I had an amazing trip with the crew from Ocean Explores. Yes it was a long trip out to... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2018
Cathal M
via mobile
Amazing experienc

The staff at Ocean Explorers were helpful, friendly and knowledgeable from start to finish. They... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2018
London, United Kingdom
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Ocean Explorers Mirissa is the pioneer whale watching and snorkeling service provider in Down-South Sri Lanka started in 2006. Over 700 whale watching tours, about 500 Diving and snorkeling tours and more than 300 fishing tours has been conducted by...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Galle Road, Mirissa 81740, Sri Lanka
+94 71 717 3442
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had an amazing trip with the crew from Ocean Explores. Yes it was a long trip out to sea on the boat but surely that is to be expected when you are trying to find a beautiful animal such as the...More

Thank Cathal M
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

The staff at Ocean Explorers were helpful, friendly and knowledgeable from start to finish. They came and got us by tuk tuk. We were provided water, cake, bananas and later watermelon which was great. The guys on the boat were obviously enthusiastic and keen on...More

Thank HopeAnscomb
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We went on this boat trip on the way back from a Jeep safari. It was a very early start but this was fine because we were all very excited to see the whales. When we got on the boat it was already extremely full...More

Thank Gemmac128
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

This is the worst company I have ever come across! My son(5 years old) and I had booked a fishingtrip for Deepsee fishing (price 300$). The owner showed me a picture of the boat, and promised me that there was good fishinggear for Big fish...More

3  Thank Jakob B
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Had a great experience with this group that was recommended by a friends who keeps a boat here and supports responsible animal tourism. They sent a rickshaw to pick me up at 545 and had one waiting when I returned. Boat was clean and great...More

Thank A J
Reviewed 26 March 2018

OMG! I had a terrible experience here...! I and my boyfriend were looking for the company to take us to the ocean for snorkeling trip with the blue whales. So we went to the Ocean Explorers and met one guy. He was super friendly at...More

Reviewed 17 March 2018

We got really wet, burnt and sea sick but even after all of that it is one of the best days of our lives. Snorkelling with 25m+ blue whales is an incredible experience and these guys do it with respect. Would love to do it...More

Thank AdamandNaoko
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

We had the best experience snorkeling with blue wales. For sure it is expensive, but it is worth every penny. We saw the whales very up close. Since we had a hard time to find the whales at first, we stayed on the boat for...More

2  Thank sandra l
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Nice guys! Saw so many whale and turtels. We ha an awssome time everyone can a good breakfast!!!!! :)

Thank Mikael K
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

The day was lucky that we went..captain was much experience gye..this is the number 1 wheale watching in mirissa ...Highly recommend crew & the boat..

Thank pathum e
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Response from Ocean E | Property representative |
Hello, I'm the boat owner. we have the biggest and luxury kind of boat in mirissa. we will provide you breakfast, cool drinks, biscuits, banana and all other refreshments in the boat. there is 2 decks on the boat upstairs... More