Swim with whales in Sri Lanka
Description of Swim with whales in Sri Lanka
2022: 15 Mar
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PlanetWe work only with fully licensed whale-watching operators who are dedicated to conserving the marine environment and taking guests to meet marine mammals in the most respectful way possible.
We have over 20 years of experience in taking guests to meet marine mammals and we know whale and dolphin behaviours well. We offer package tours with a minimum of 5 days on the water because we know that being out for multiple days with the same group of people allows you to learn how to be with the whales in the most respectful way. We also make sure that we only use the best boats and have the best skippers. A good whale-watching skipper and guide knows that the best way to get great encounters is to be gentle around the whales and, whenever possible, take the time to let the whales get used to the boat and for the swimmers to be an un-intrusive as possible. We can do this because we have the time to teach our guests the best way to be with the whales and we have multiple days to swim with them.
The tour accommodation is beachfront and whale-watching departs directly from the resort, minimising transport requirements. We encourage guests to undertake additional any sight-seeing using relatively low impact local transport.
Guests are asked to minimise their carbon footprint wherever possible and are provided with information regarding local environmental challenges and ways to assist local marine rescue and environmental regeneration projects.
PeopleWe work directly with Sri Lankan owned accommodation providers and whale-watching operators who employ local staff and take pride in providing employment and provisioning opportunities for local people.
We provide guests with recommendations for locally owned restaurants, transport providers and appropriate cultural events. We encourage guests to explore the myriad of other wildlife, historical cultural education experiences available and support them in connecting with local operators who can provide these services. We ensure that our tour leaders are well informed about what the country has to offer and the best ways that we can support local businesses, arts and crafts initiatives and cultural events available. Our tour leaders take care to ensure that guests have information regarding local customs and etiquette and safety issues.
Guests are are aware that our tours have strong environmental priorities are are provided with information regarding local environmental challenges and ways that they can assist local marine rescue and environmental regeneration projects.