This is a whale safari combined with a RIB tour. You will join us on the regular Fjord Cruise & Whale Safari by catamaran from Tromsø. Just before reaching the area where the whales normally are, jump onto the RIB boat for a unique close-up experience.
Dress warm and jump onto the RIB boat for a unique close-up experience with these beautiful large mammals. From late October to mid-February, whales visit the coast outside Tromsø to feed on herring. The most common whale species we see are the humpback whale, killer whale (orca), harbour porpoise and sometimes even the fin whale. You are invited to come on board to take a close-up look.
Please note that whale sightings cannot be guaranteed. The arctic weather is unpredictable and can change quickly and wildlife behaviour is affected by weather, food resources, temperature, and undiscovered causes. Due to these changes the tour can be amended at short notice. This can make the route, duration, and destinations different from day to day.
Whether or not the whales show up as early as we expect, or leave earlier than expected, we will still offer the fjord cruise. The catamaran has comfortable seating inside for 146 guests as well as spacious decks outside on two levels for excellent viewing and photo opportunities. There is a kiosk on board to purchase hot expedition meals, snacks, and cold drinks.
NB: The winter weather in the Arctic changes quickly. Due to these changes the tour can be amended at short notice, even during the trip. This can make the trip shorter or longer, in addition to the use of different areas from day to day.
Season: Daily from 25 October 2019 to 31 January 2020 (subject to whales).
We depart every day at 09:00 from Tromsø city centre – Kystens Hus.
Once we reach the whale feeding site, we stay for 1 hour – 1 hour & 30 minutes.
What to wear: Warm boots, hat, scarf and mittens
What is included:
• Scenic transport by comfortable catamaran (Up to 3 hours one way)
• Safety instructions
• Knowledgeable English-speaking guide and host
• Local history, nature and culture
• Short documentaries and presentations about the whales and the eco-system in the Arctic
• Thermal winter suit and life jacket
• Hot coffee, tea and biscuits
Number of guests: Maximum of 146
Duration: 5-7 hours
Level: Medium - Family Friendly
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