It has been known that Mirissa is one of the top places to go whale and dolphin watching in Sri Lanka as they swim so freely close to land. Since of late it has become the best place in the world to observe the mighty Blue Whale, as it has come to be that unlike other places where they roam, most of the Blue Whales in Sri Lanka do not migrate. They can be found residing among other whales and all kinds of dolphins. Tours are available throughout the year as there are boats along the shoreline waiting to take you to the sea for a small fee. However, some precautions are necessary for the safety of the audience and of the sea life. Please make sure life jackets are available and no flash photography, no reaching out, no touching and no sudden loud noises.