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Experience Bergen harbor and the fjords on this 1.5-hour cruise with the veteran boat MS Showboat. The tour also offer a delicious local seafood buffet on board.
Now you can experience the city of Bergen from the sea on board Showboat. Climb on board at the quay beside Fish Me and Mathallen, at the Bergen Fish Market. The tour takes us through Vågen bay and out into the Byfjorden (city fjord), into the bay of Eidsvågen with its beautiful fjord and mountain views, before turning round to cruise alongside Askøy island, and then heading back to the Fish Market. When we tie up at the Mathallen quay at the Fish Market again, our guests have had the opportunity to enjoy beautiful views of the city of Bergen and all seven of its stunning mountains, while breathing in the fresh sea air in the beloved archipelago of which the city is rightfully proud. You can experience all this as one of our guests on the hour and a half cruise.
The city`s funnies boat has succeeded in becoming a well-known feature in Bergen. Showboat was built in 1958 as a ferry for cars and public transport in the fjords, was rebuilt in 2002 and she has been renovated and upgraded in the last year, and now appears as a nice maritime boat. Showboat offer cozy lounge with bar and good outdoor areas. There is room for 160 passengers on board. We are happy to listen to your wishes and together plan your next trip, such as, business party, events & kick off and private gatherings for groups and individual. We can arrange entertainment and anything else according to your wishes.
TOUR INCLUDING SEAFOOD BUFFET at 13:00 and 15:30:
During the trip, we serve a magnificent and varied seafood buffet, including sushi, sashimi, fish soup, lobster soup, caviar, an assortment of herring dishes, and much more. Naturally, there is plenty of shellfish too, with snow crab, king crab, prawns, crab claws, crab meat and langoustine being only some of what we have to offer. We also provide a splendid selection of smoked fish, all from our own smokehouse, where we use the traditional method of smoking in open brick ovens; you can choose from hot smoked salmon, herring, mackerel, etc., as well as smoked salmon and scrambled egg, gravlax, beetroot, salmon marinated in aquavit – the list goes on. There is also hot food such as baked cod and salmon, mussels steamed in white wine, etc. Just like the Fish Me shop and restaurant, our focus is on local, natural and fresh seafood. We also have plenty of side dishes such as home-made aioli, bread, salad, potatoes, boiled rice, etc. You can eat as much as you like of all this and more on the trip.
If you are not a great seafood lover, or prefer alternatives such as vegetarian food, or have allergies, but would still like to join us on a lovely fjord cruise with your family and friends, we will be happy to prepare alternatives for you. Just write a short request in the comments section telling us what you would like; we can manage almost everything.
Price adults: NOK 999
Price children: NOK 499
TOUR WITHOUT SEAFOOD BUFFET at 11:00:
Enjoy a beautiful fjord cruise with views of Bryggen, the seven mountains and the beautiful islands and fjords around Bergen.
It is possible to buy fish soup, lobster soup, waffles, tea, coffee and other drinks on board.
Price adults: NOK 399
Price children: NOK 199
We are also proud to provide local beverages in our onboard drinks selection. We recommend trying our many local varieties of beer and cider. However, of course we also have a wide selection of excellent wines from all over the world. These include sparkling wines and champagne. We also have Norwegian aquavit, or other varieties of strong traditional Norwegian spirits. And of course we also have coffee, tea, mineral water, soft drinks, local and natural juices, etc. (Drinks are not included in the price).
The owner, Arnfinn Djukastein, has been selling fish at Bergen Fish Market since 1990, and has extensive experience with seafood in all its variations. The Fish Me Seafood Buffet & Fjord Cruise is part of Fish Me, which has a fish shop and restaurant inside the new Mathallen at the Fish Market. Because we have become so popular, and it is difficult to accommodate all our guests in Fish Me in the busy summer season, we have decided to offer the extra option of the Fish Me Seafood Buffet & Fjord Cruise, which also gives you the chance to enjoy a lovely trip around the fjord.
Wheelchair users are welcome. We lift them on board manually, where they will only have access to the upper deck, and we ask every wheelchair customer to bring an assistant.
Just outside the Tourist Information Office at the Fish Market (at the opposite end of the building to the Tourist Information Office entrance). Extremely central and easy to find.
You can buy tickets online here on visitBergen.com, in the Bergen Tourist Information Office, in the Fish Me restaurant in the Fish Market, by sending an email to email@example.com, or you can buy them when you get on the boat (subject to availability).
Your email confirmation is your ticket, which you show when you get on board. You can bring a printout or just show the confirmation on your mobile.
Online booking with the Bergen Card:
If you use the Bergen Card, you will get a discount. Select the number of children/adults and then apply the discount. Remember that you will have to show a valid Bergen Card when you board. One discount per Bergen Card.
You can cancel the trip up to 48 hours before departure free of charge. Any cancellations after this will not be refunded. If you want to change your reserved time to a different time, we may be able to help you with this, depending on availability.