Whale Watching Tour

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Amazing Whale Watching Day Cruise


Located next to a sea "boiling" with whales, Tromso City offers you in winter the opportunity to see these enormous animals. Norway is chosen by Humpback Whales and Killer Whales for the vast supply of fish and clean water. Do you remember Keiko from Free Willy? He chose Norwegian fjords the last years he lived. 

Whale watching should be experienced in The Capital of the Arctic in The Kingdom of Norway – in breathtaking fjord landscapes second to none. Scientists have never seen such high whale activity in the fjords as the recent years. Arctic Explorers offers you an exclusive experience in a small group and with the highest quality equipment. We want to give you only the best!

100% HIT RATE!
We have seen whales on all our whale watching trips. Say no more..

WARM AND SAFE BOAT
This is not a freezing, open RIB. We only use a boat with warm cabin, toilet, comfortable seatings, beds, panoramic windows and a secure deck area all around the cabin. The boat has an offshore certificate class B, built for Arctic conditions, and is even fast and can compete with the mobility of a RIB. (See pictures further down.)

ALL INCLUSIVE - YOU SAVE MONEY
We include most of what you need on a Whale Watching Trip. You can save a lot of money since you do not need to buy expensive winter clothes and more you maybe don't even need back home.

LOCAL KNOWLEDGE IS ESSENTIAL
Øystein, owner: "After spending decades exploring this amazing county by sea kayak, skis, bicycle and on foot, I know where the best spots are, where the whales normally are, and how to maximize our chances of seing them."

LIFE LASTING DEPOSIT
Stay calm! If you decide to cancel your trip, you will not lose your deposit. Whenever you want to reschedule an adventure with us, your deposit stays the same. We call it Life Lasting Deposit. Read more about it here.

ECOTOURISM
We offer ecologically sustainable and responsible tours. Travelling in small groups is an essential part of the ecotourism concept, as small groups have lesser impact on nature and will not disturb the wildlife unnecessarily. 

APPROVED BY...
Our Whale Watching Trips are approved by the official Tromso tourist company, Visit Tromso, as well as the official travel company to Norway, Visit Norway.

DESTINATION: Troms county, Norway

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PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Easy.

PRICE: NOK 1995,- per person (NOK 100 discount if you are joining one of our northern lights trips)

WHEN: Between appr. Nov 1st and Feb 10th.

DURATION: 5-6 hours, but can vary depending on the weather. Can be shorter in the dark season, appr. 4 hours.

PICK-UP: In the city centre around 08:30 AM. We will let you know where, when we see where all guests stay. Then a 15 minutes drive to the marina. We will contact you if pick-up time is changed.

DROP-OFF: Usually between 2 and 4 PM at your hotel.

SIZE OF GROUP: Up to 10 guests. A small group allows more freedom, and gives a more personal experience.

INCLUDED
- Pick up at your hotel
- Transport to the boat
- Lunch
- Warm drinks
- Flotation suit
- Warm boots, socks, hats and mittens. (Only clothes for adults)

NOT INCLUDED
- Accommodation
- Flight
- Tripod for camera
- Pictures from the trip (We found out it was hard for the guide to get good pictures so we skipped it, since the best spots on the boat will be taken by the guests, partly blocking for the guide)

WEATHER
We cannot guarantee the weather. The coastal weather in the northern parts of Norway is fascinating, as we can sometimes experience the different weather conditions of a whole year during one day.

OUR GUIDES
All our guides have years of experience, expensive certificates, and extensive safety training. These are professional skippers/guides that have the proper boat licenses, knowledge, education, passion, and personality.

ON TEAM WITH THE WHALES – AND THE SCIENCE
We follow all whale watching guidelines set by scientists. Our skippers have participated in a whale watching course, to learn how to guide this trip on team with the whales.

DARK SEASON – ENOUGH DAYLIGHT
There is plenty of daylight in the dark season, and you might be rewarded with northern light at daytime. Apart from northern lights the unique dark season colors in the sky is also a memorable experience, seen from the water.

AN EXCITING TRIP
You will experience a comfortable and exciting Whale Watching Cruise. We can of course not guarantee you a whale sighting, but you don't need much luck, as we almost always spot whales. These are wild animals that do as they please, but we will do our very best to crown your trip with the sight of these enormous animals.

AGE
Minimum age is 8 years old, but kids must be booked in together with adults.

POSSIBLE TO GO ON NORTHERN LIGHTS CHASE THE SAME DAY?
Yes, many guests do that. We will be back in the city long before your northern lights trips starts, so you will have time to eat and relax before your northern lights chase.

WHALE WATCHING AFTER A NORTHERN LIGHTS TRIP?
Some nights we chase the lights deep into Finland, far away from Tromsø. This means late in bed, often around 02-04 am. Whale Watching needs to start early. So please avoid having whale watching the day after a northern lights chase.

VIDEO OF TROMSØ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxpA3rBPeUk


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