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Northern Norway Troms og Finnmark TROMSØ

Polar whale safari from Tromsø by boat

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This tour is conducted by Polar Adventures AS they will welcome you aboard their boat Polar Adventure to Skjervøy as you travel to one of the most central feeding grounds for the whales and orcas.

One of the best places in Norway to see humpback and killer whales is in the
mineral-rich water off the Skjervøy coast, where a large population of herring
and plankton is supported. While a guide describes the unique ecosystem
beneath the waves and the fish and whale species found near Skjervøy, choose
a spot on the deck to look for the whales.

We start the experience at 8 am in the morning so you are one of the first to
arrive in the whale area and you also get to spend more time than other boats
which depart from Tromsø. On the way north, we will pass beautiful mountains
such as the Lyngen Alps and you can enjoy the landscape while drinking a hot
coffee from the open bar. A variety of snacks and other refreshments are
always also available in the bar.

Once we have arrived at the whale area, we will spend a long time with the
orcas and the humpback whales so you can get an extraordinary view of the
majestic animals. On the way back to Tromsø, you will be able to enjoy a warm
lunch that is served by the crew on board.

Additionally, keep an eye out for sea birds, particularly the distinctive sea eagle,
whose wingspan can exceed 8 feet (2.4 meters). Head below decks to the
lounge, which also has windows that allow you to view wildlife, if you prefer to
stay warm and out of the wind.

Note that you must expect some movement of the boat while at sea, so if you
do get easily seasick, we recommend bringing with you seasick pills. If the
weather is too bad or there are any other changes, we will contact you directly,
so please be available for contact within 24 hours before departure.
Each guest must have one seat on board, and you cannot reserve any seats.

Time of year tour runs: 1st of November - 5th of January

Meeting time and place: 7:40 am (07:40) outside Polar Adventures office, front pier, Killengreens gate 7-11
Departure time and place: 8.00 am (08:00) from Polar Adventures office, front pier, Killengreens gate 7-11
Included: coffee, tea, water, hot chocolate drink, biscuits, snacks, a hot meal
(soup), warm clothing, one seat
Duration: 8 hours
Number of participants: 10-65

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