Whale and dolphin watching
Kalpitiya is becoming popular for its presence of sperm whales, dolphins and the occasional blue whale. Boat trips regularly take off from the Kalpitiya peninsula to off-shore sites to catch a glimpse of majestic sperm whales and dolphins. The best months to witness these gorgeous creatures in action are between December and mid-April.
Kalpitiya is a bird watchers paradise where one can glance upon many species of migratory and indigenous birds that frequent the Kalpitiya peninsula. The coastal habitats in the area provide the perfect nesting and feeding grounds for the hundreds of species that come to roost here.
Snorkeling and diving in Bar reef
Bar reef, the largest coral reef (307 square km) in Sri Lanka is an hour’s boat trip from Kalpitiya. The stunning reef which is exceedingly rich in bio-diversity is home to an incredible variety of tropical fish and also offers the occasional sighting of manta rays and reef sharks.
Divyaa offers an ideal getaway for those wishing to experience an exciting safari to Wilpattu national park, with its close proximity via both boat and road, Divyaa lagoon is the perfect choice when visiting Wilpattu national park.
The coastline at Kalpitiya
Boat Rides up the lagoon and canoe trips down the river are a pleasant way of exploring the coastline, whilst 4WD jeep rides along the deserted sand dunes between the ocean and the lagoon offer a unique way of watching the colorful evening sunsets. Boat trips are regularly taken off the beach at Divyaa Sand Bank which heads out to sea to see sperm whales. The best sights to see are the lovely dolphins. Half a day excursions are available from the sand bank opposite Divyaa Lagoon Beach.
There are several options and choices for One-day Excursions from Kalpitiya: Wilpattu Sanctuary, Historical Dutch Fort, and Church Anuradhapura – Ancient City.