Kalpitiya is well known for sightings of spinner dolphins and due to the deep water channel that runs close to the peninsula, whales are often seen too. Birdwatchers also take note, for it is one of the best places in South Asia to see Persian shearwater, wedge-tailed shearwater, brown noddy and pomarine skua.
- Where: North Eastern Province
- Ideal for viewing: blue whale, sperm whale, spinner dolphin, spotted dolphin, gull-billed tern
- Excellent for: Whale watching, Dolphin watching