Whale Watching by Air
Climb aboard a 3-seater plane and fly over the beautiful, unspoilt coast of southern Sri Lanka in search of magnificent whales in this once-in-a-lifetime experience! The 1-hour flight takes off from Koggala Airport and is a 1-hour drive from Lunuganga. Upon arriving at the airport, you will be escorted to F-Airway’s caravan for a safety briefing by the pilot. After take-off, you will head 20 miles south-east over the Indian Ocean, which should take 10-15 minutes, and is one of the best locations to spot whales. Once the pilot has spotted a whale, he will descend the aircraft down to approximately 600 feet and continue circling around so that you get to witness these wonderful whales in all their glory, and take as many pictures as your heart desires! Once you’ve had plenty of time with the whales, you will also be given a breath-taking view of the south coast and its pristine golden sands, palm trees, the famous Dondra Lighthouse and Galle Fort.