It’s an early start, as we leave YKD Tourist rest at around 4.45am to catch a boat from Mirissa at 6.30am. The whales usually start to appear after about an hour out to sea. Mostly its blue whales, but sometimes we see killer whales too. Sightings of dolphins are also common on the way out and back. We get back to the hotel in time for lunch. This excursion normally runs from November to April but may be cancelled if conditions are unsuitable.