Kalpitiya is regarded as one of the best location for dolphin watching in Sri Lanka. Usually, dolphin watching tours are conducted early morning; You can witness massive pods of Dolphins in there natural habitat. Spinner Dolphins are the most commonly seen dolphins in kalpitiya but in addition to them, you can also witness Risso, Bottlenose, Indopacific and Humpback Dolphins. The best period to visit Kalpitiya for whale watching is October through March.
You can also watch whales in addition to Dolphins at Kalpitiya. Sperm whales are very common in this area, You can also witness the worlds largest mammal, the Blue whale, here too. Several other species of whales can be found too.