Mirissa is slowly gaining popularity as a tourist spot for whale and dolphin watching using boat services available in the town. Travellers can see Blue whales, Sperm whales, Fin whales, sometimes Killer whales, and Common dolphins, Bottlenose dolphins, Spinner dolphins, Risso’s dolphins and Striped dolphins.
Best season to see whales is November to April and the whale watching tour costs between Rs 4000-8000.
Mirissa beach is very popular among tourists for its gentle waves, laid back attitude, beautiful sunrises and sunsets, golden sand. Travellers can enjoy just sitting on the beach to enjoy sunrises and sunsets, or drink beer on the palm fringed sandy beach. There are also possibilities of snorkelling and surfing for tourists.