Whale Research Safari - Wild Seas

Address: Hjalmar Johansens gate 12, 9296 Tromsø Show map

Address: Hjalmar Johansens gate 12, 9296 Tromsø

Become an explorer: track whales; take photos while listening for the captivating songs of the wild. Fund whale conservation projects by choosing Wild Seas and get a free entry to Polaria aquarium!

Every winter off the coast of Tromsø, the gateway to the arctic, a great number of orcas and humpback whales gather to feast on rich feeding grounds. Our unique Whale Research Safari combines one of the most incredible displays nature has to offer with a captivating, in-depth research experience.

We meet at Polaria aquarium where our marine mammal scientist will introduce you to the whales of Norway and the research program through an engaging presentation. At sea, our guests have the possibility to take part in the research and become a marine biologist for the day.

Those who wish to sit back and enjoy the show are welcomed to, but guests who are eager to help can assist us in collecting:

- Behavioural observations
- Photo-identification
- Underwater footage
- Vocal recordings

When the conditions are right, we deploy our hydrophone and listen to the enchanting songs of the whales.

After the trip, enjoy an afternoon at Polaria, the world’s northernmost aquarium, and discover Norway’s fascinating marine life.

Our enclosed boat with heated cabin will ensure you have a comfortable journey. For those of you wanting to live this wild Arctic adventure to the fullest, we have an open boat that will be available once our enclosed boat is fully booked. To be on our open-boat waiting list, contact us at [email protected]

* Add-on a Northern lights cruise and get a discount: contact us at [email protected]

What’s Included:

- Whale Research Safari
- Whale research presentation
- Warm floatation suit
- Hot beverages & snacks

What To Bring:

- Warm cloths and boots
- Camera and binoculars


Merino wool base layers (tops and long-johns) and socks, warm boots, gloves and hats are highly recommended. Appropriate winter gear should be windproof, waterproof and hefty enough to withstand the elements and keep you warm.

Trip Information:

Meeting time: 8:30 a.m.
Meeting Place: Polaria Aquarium
Duration: 4-5 hours
Level of difficulty: Easy
Number of participants: 4-25


Adult: 1295 NOK
Youth/Students: 1100 NOK
Child (5-12 years):

Age Restrictions:

- Children between the ages of 5 and 12 must join our boat with heated cabin
- Children 13 years and older can join our open boat

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About this activity

  • Phone booking
    +47 900 78 896
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  • Web
  • Eat & Drink on site
    Tea/coffee/biscuit included
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    1295 NOK
  • Price information
    per adult