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Take a boat trip with Leif. You can fish or just enjoy the ride. Leif who is also a chef can show you how to prepare your catch for dinner.
We are a small family business. Our goal is to give our customers a memorable experience in the tranquil archipelago of Arendal, a place of simple means, locally sourced food and sustainable living practices.
The boat: Askeladden
A classic vessel, our Askeladden 16-4400 was made in Os, Hordaland some miles south of Bergen in 1983. This model was selected for its ability to get close to the waterfront offering both a stunning view as well as access to prime fishing and foraging locations. Though modest in size, she is a highly seaworthy, safe and comfortable boat in the sea.
Leif is a trained, passionate chef with many years of experience as a steward and fisherman on a variety of fishing vessels both small and large. His culinary expertise is inspired by the local food movement and puts a nouveau twist on traditional Norwegian fare. As a chef, he was trained at Le Gordon Bleu in 2008 and has gone on to work in restaurants including Østkantfolk and Fazer Food AkerBrygge His maritime work has taken him as far west as Flemish Capo outside Labrador and as far north as Spitzbergen. Among his experiences, Leif spent 3 seasons as a fisherman for the famous winter fisheries in Lofoten, the largest cod fishery in the world.
Leif’s wonderful wife Olga will be your host on shore. An educated lawyer from Russia, Olga is a proud mother of their 6 year old daughter Laila (who helps out when she feels like it)
Our trips can be catered to your personal wishes - whether you prefer to sit back and simply enjoy the ride or to take a more active role in catching our meal.
We will catch what is best according to season, mussels,crabs,variety of fish
Trip 1 - Arendal Gourmet Cruise
Includes a 3 course meal and drinks. We’ll pick you up at the location of your choice and begin our journey to the fishing grounds. Once we arrive, we will try our luck. After we catch our food, we will head to shore where we then prepare your meal in our camp. After dessert we will return to the place where we originally picked you up.
This trip takes approximately 4 hours.
Price: 5990 NOK for up to 4 people.
Trip 2 - The Fisherman’s Foray
Includes a [1 course meal, prepared ahead of time by Leif, and drinks. We will pick you up at the location of your choice and enjoy a fishing trip, scenic ride, and delicious meal together. Afterwards, we will return to the original pick-up site.
This trip takes approximately 2 hours.
Price: 2990 NOk for up to 4 people.
Trip 3 - Create-Your-Own-Adventure
Design your own trip. Let us know what you want to see, do, and eat, and we’ll help you create a unique experience, tailored to your liking.
Price: 1500 NOK per hour for up to 4 people.