Kalpitiya is one of the best locations in Sri Lanka for dolphin and whale watching. Kalpitiya gives you an opportunity to watch hundreds of dolphins swimming alongside and diving under your boat, riding waves, jumping, spinning, twirling and leaping out of the water in a magical display, is a magnificent experience you will never forget in your lifetime.
Dolphin watching and whale watching are ideal options as it is one of the best spots to watch massive pods of dolphins swimming alongside and diving under your boat. The most sorts after species of dolphin to watch is the Spinner Dolphin because they constantly breach. Here in Alankuda you find them not in hundreds but in thousands particularly when the ‘super pod’ is formed. They are the most sorts after species because they continuously breach and love to bow ride.
You could spend an hour or two as they play with you and show off their aerobatic skills and not feel at all you are intruding on nature. They are such sociable mammals. Every once in a while, something happens and maybe even changes your perception of life and the world around you. Watching the playful dolphins could do just that and you will return with a greater understanding of the oceans around us and why we need to do all we can to protect it and these wonderful animals “like no other”. Other species of Dolphins seen here at times are Bottlenose, Spotted, Striped, Humpback, Risso and Fraser.