Scenic Whale Watching on catamaran, with marine biologist - Sørøya HavfiskecruiseDate: Saturday 20 jan 2018 - Sunday 21 Jan 2018 Show map
Due to the changing migration and feeding patterns of the whales, we had to adjust our tours and join forces with two other companies, Tromsø Friluftsenter and Nordens Paris Charter, to give you the chance of seeing these magnificent mammals.
Explore the fjords in a catamaran and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. The most common whale species are humpback whales and orcas, but there are also chances of seeing fin whales and possibly harbor porpoises and other species.
One of the exciting and challenging things when you work with nature and animals in their natural environment is that we must be prepared to adapt to their needs – whether this is the magical Northern Lights or the magnificent whales.
Due to the changing migration and feeding patterns of the whales, we have had to adjust our tours in order to give you the chance of seeing these magnificent mammals. The herring, which is the whales’ favorite meal and the reason they are here, have changed their location of arrival. Therefore, instead of coming in the fjords alongside Tromsø like they used to, they are now coming in the fjords alongside Skjervøy, just north of Tromsø.
Because of this, we had to adapt all our whale tours to enable you to see the whales in their natural habitat.
Skjervøy is a small village north west in the county of Troms, approximately a 2.5 hours’ drive by boat or 4 hours by bus. In the winter months, the driving conditions can be challenging and tiring so we have decided to bring in a larger catamaran in order to reach the Skjervøy whale area quickly and in a more comfortable way.
Our philosophy has been to take tours with small groups with smaller vessels to give a close and personal service. We had to adapt this in order to bring in a large enough vessel that could get to Skjervøy quickly, as well as being safe in the arctic weather conditions.
To be able to offer the fantastic experience of seeing the whales, we have partnered up with two other companies to be able to offer you a tour that is safe, enjoyable and within a reasonable price.
Together, we brought the MS Tidelyn to Tromsø, which is a catamaran with place to 125 passengers. We will depart from Tromsø city harbor and cruise north at 25 knots which will bring us to the whale area in about 2.5 hours.
We will have, as we have had on all our tours, a Marine Biologist on board to provide information on the journey. Your safety is our number one priority, therefore you will also receive a safety briefing on board, and we do recommend that you dress extra warm, so you can be outside to witness the whales for the time we are up in the area. Once we have reached the whale area we will do our utmost to provide a magical experience for you as well as creating lifelong memories.
Included: Guide, hot drinks
Duration: up to 7 hours
Level of difficulty: Easy
Number of participants: 6-90
Departure time and place: 8:30am (08:30) In front of Clarion Hotel With /Aurora- Boat Tidelyn
Read the Whale Watching guidelines on: www.visittromso.no/en/guidelines-whalewatching
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Tromsø Tourist Information Office 0.3 km
Tromsø Airport 4 km