Orca playing in the water
Orcas on the move
Humpback whale feeding, while birds wait for leftovers
Orca and birds hunting fish
Humpack whale waving

Whale & Arctic Wildlife Safari

Arctic Explorer

From October and to the end of January you can joins us on an organized boat tour to watch orcas and the humpback whales
This tour is conducted by Arctic Explorer.

From october and to the end of january, we organise a Whale & Arctic Wildlife Safari from Tromsø by boat. The tour begins at 09:00 from Tromsø centrum harbour; the direction we cruise will depend on the weather conditions and the most probable whale and wildlife sightings. Some days we need to travel up to three hours to reach the whale sighting area. The route is beautiful – we cruise between islands and pass through vast fjords with excellent mountain views. Once we have spotted the whales, we spend at least one hour in the sighting area. We drift along with the whales during this time, and we gently follow their path with awareness of our presence in their natural environment. The duration of the tour is between 5 - 7 hours. Our boat is spacious with a comfortable, warm lounge with panoramic windows, a small kiosk, lavatories and several outside decks. We provide you with a winter suit to keep you warm on the colder winter days.

Disclaimer: Please note! We cannot guarantee whale sightings – the sightings might be affected by weather conditions or sudden whale migration.

Scenic transport by boat (Up to 3 hours one way)
Safety instructions
Knowledgeable English-speaking guide
Local history, nature and culture
Short presentations about the whales and their habitat
Thermal winter suit (S to XL)
Life jacket
Hot coffee, water, tea
Food and drinks: You can buy cold drinks and warm food onboard (waffles, hot dogs, expedition meals – including vegetarian alternative)

What to bring: Warm clothes: boots, hat, scarf and mittens

Note: If you don't see any whales on your tour, you can book a second tour for free. (Subject to availability on the next tour)

Availability: October to end of January (subject to whales migration)
Meeting time and place: Minimum 15 minutes before departure (08:45) at the harbourside of Kystens Hus, Stortorget 1
Departure: 09:00 am (09:00)
Duration: 5 - 7 hours
Level of difficulty: easy/for everyone
Number of participants: up to 145

Please note: The weather in the Arctic can be rough. If you think you might get seasick, we recommend taking seasickness medicine half an hour before the tour starts

When can I book it?

07 feb 2023
Whale & Arctic Wildlife Safari 07 February 2023
08 feb 2023
Whale & Arctic Wildlife Safari 08 February 2023
09 feb 2023
Whale & Arctic Wildlife Safari 09 February 2023

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