Many species of amazing animals can be encountered during your visit to Sri Lanka, and these include perhaps the most majestic animals of all – the great whales. In the deep blue waters off of Trincomalee’s coast, you’ll be able to witness these majestic marine mammals travel in search of warmer waters, and this includes the largest of them all – the majestic blue whale. One of the best ways to catch a glimpse of these leviathans is to book a whale-watching flight and observe their grace and majesty from up high.
The blue whale is a species of baleen whale – it has special structures in its mouth to filter krill and plankton from the ocean water. Being able to exceed lengths of over 25 meters, the blue whale is the largest known living organism to ever have existed on the planet! July, in particular, has proven to be an excellent time to catch sightings of blue whales. It can be quite the exhilarating experience watching these animals breach and flaunt their massive tail flukes in the air. Of course, you’ll be seeing all of this in the comfort and safety of your airplane!
A typical whale watching flight lasts for around 45 minutes to an hour. It isn’t as difficult to spot a whale from the air as you might think – these are mammals after all and they must breach every once in a while, to breathe. Once a whale has been spotted, the plane will hover above the location and you’ll be treated to one of the most amazing sights you’ll see of the coast of Sri Lanka.