This tour is conducted by Arctic Whale Tours. 2 hours from Tromsø to the whales - responsible whale watching with experienced and qualified guides, small groups, fast boat, whale guarantee
We take you to the whales quickly and smoothly from Tromsø. Enjoy the beauty of the mountains, fjords and colours of the polar night while we make our way towards the feeding grounds of killer whales (Orcinus orca) and humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae). We strive to provide our guests an unforgettable, safe, informative and inspirational day out at sea, while giving wildlife the respect and space they deserve and require.
We depart at 9am (9:00) and head north towards Skjervøy. You will be taken care of by our friendly and experienced guides, who have many years of first-hand knowledge of the nature and wildlife of Northern Norway. Our guides will be looking out for other wildlife as well, including other cetacean species such as harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) and white-beaked dolphins (Lagenorhynchus albirostris), and birdlife such as little auk (Alle alle), common eider (Somateria mollissima), long-tailed duck (Clangula hyemalis) and the majestic white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla).
We have tea, coffee, hot chocolate and biscuits available throughout the whole day, and an option to have a light warm soup lunch on the way back to Tromsø. Soft drinks, wine and beer are available for purchase.
Our safari success rate is around 99%, but occasionally, it happens that we fail to spot any whales (we are dealing with nature, after all). For such rare days, we have a whale guarantee: If we do not see whales, guests who are interested can join another safari free of charge (winter or summer season).
Included: Experienced, friendly guides, tea, coffee and biscuits, light soup lunch. A selection of soft drinks, wine and beer available for purchase.
Please bring: warm clothes, camera, extra snacks
Number of participants: minimum 10, maximum 30
Level of difficulty: Easy
Departure time and place: Meet at 8:45am (08:45) for 9am (9:00) departure. Tromsø Harbour, in front of Clarion Collection Hotel Whit, Sjøgata 37 (harbour side). We will have the boat ready for departure from 8:30am (8:00) onwards, and as soon as everyone is onboard, we head out to the whales.
Duration: Approximately 6-7 hours (+- 1-2 hours depending on weather and location of whales)
Note: if you are prone to sea sickness, please take a sea sickness tablet at least 30 minutes prior to departure. Our boat is fast and stable, but some people might still experience sea sickness.