Blue whale safari
Swimming the depths of the ocean with support from only a snorkel mask and fins, you dive beneath the surface to come face to face with the biggest animal ever known to live on planet earth. Coming up for air only when you have to, you enjoy swimming alongside graceful blue whales in constant awe of their sheer size.
The summers in the Polar Regions are the best time to view them in icy climes. Svalbard’s summer lasts from June to August, and it happens to be the best time to navigate via ship in search of bears too. In Antarctica the summer months last from October to March, with February and March being the best time to see whales. Sri Lanka is one of the best places to see blue whales in the world, with the best sightings in December, January and April; February and March are quite good too.
We offer swimming with blue whales in Sri Lanka as one of our specialist led expeditions; just a handful of lucky travellers have the opportunity to join our expert guide, Patrick Dykstra, to accompany researchers helping with their studies whilst swimming with and being photographed alongside the whales.
Swimming alongside the biggest animals ever known to exist on the planet is a real, once in a lifetime experience.